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    TFEX limits rubber to one contract

    Business, Darana Chudasri, Published on 27/10/2015

    » The Thailand Futures Exchange (TFEX) can introduce only a single agricultural rubber futures contract on its trading board this year, as other products remain under study, says managing director Rinjai Chakornpipat.

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    Malaysian exports contract

    Published on 06/03/2015

    » KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia's exports contracted by 0.6% on an annual basis in January due to a decline in demand for petroleum and palm-oil based products, the government said Friday.


    Contract farming: Broken dreams

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 18/06/2012

    » Farmers dreaming of stable incomes find that contracts lead to debt & getting used by large agribusiness companies. Farmers cover both investment & the losses.


    Tablets: Chinese company wins contract

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 06/03/2012

    » A Chinese company will supply 900,000 tablets for Prathom 1 students at US$81 (2,482 baht) each. Mathayom 1 students next in line.

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    Govt pushes to scrap city bus concessions

    News, Amornrat Mahitthirook, Published on 28/10/2016

    » The Transport Ministry is pushing ahead with its proposal for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to exercise his special power under Section 44 of the interim charter to scrap 111 public bus service concessions held by private operators in a radical overhaul of the structure.


    How 3D printing is disrupting supply chains

    Business, Published on 04/10/2017

    » The future has arrived: 3D printing is now a proven manufacturing and supply chain technology, from product design right through to the end customer. From engineering and space-station resupply to automotive parts and healthcare prosthetics, there is universal acceptance that 3D printing has created the opportunity to "do things differently".


    Taking care of the nation's lifeblood

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 22/05/2017

    » The recent news of a planned mass resignation by state sector nurses came as a shock to society. Nobody expected it. Not even the cabinet that initially rejected the listing of over 10,000 contract nurses as civil servants, which prompted resignation threats by a network of nurses who feel they are not getting what they deserve for all the efforts they've been putting in to care for people.


    Escape from poverty

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/09/2017

    » It was a cold winter night when Ji Seong-ho lost both of his left limbs. He was trying to jump onto a moving freight train to steal coal being transported from North Korea to China. He slipped on the snow and tumbled under the wheels of the carriage.


    Very slow learners

    News, Postbag, Published on 09/09/2017

    » In his Sept 8 letter Songdej Praditsmanon writes that student Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal "was already condemned by fair-minded individuals and cursed by many alumni" but what he doesn't explain is why. To some of us simple minded non-Chula graduates it appears that Mr Netiwit has clearly understood the message from King Rama V given in 1873 when he expressed "the necessity of rebuilding a more equal relationship between different groups in society". What isn't apparent is that the administrators running the university have understood this message and taken steps to advance these opinions.


    Slaves at sea

    Asia focus, Alexi Demetriadi, Published on 04/09/2017

    » "Working on a boat faced with violence and abuse, in the middle of the ocean where you couldn't see the shore, it seems like there was no future for us at all."

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