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  • NEWS

    Rising baht puts BoT on its toes

    Business, Published on 25/04/2017

    » Nervousness that the US Treasury will add Thailand to its list of countries to be monitored for currency market manipulations could compel the Bank of Thailand to hold off from intervening in the foreign exchange market and seek other measures to curb the baht's rapid gain. The central bank's tapering of its short-dated bond sales has had a small impact in stemming the influx of capital, a main reason for the appreciation of the baht.

  • NEWS

    Ringgit slumps most in Asia

    Published on 26/08/2015

    » Malaysia’s ringgit sank to a 17-year low on Wednesday as concern about the finances of a state investment firm at the heart of a political scandal worsened the outlook for an economy rocked by plunging oil prices and an emerging-market selloff.

  • BUSINESS

    Online trading evangelist

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 12/06/2017

    » It was quite a leap from a home-cleaning business to foreign-exchange trading, but Mario Singh has since channeled his curiosity and enthusiasm for the world of currencies into a rewarding career as a high-profile investor and educator. Now one of the prominent forex analysts and trading coaches in Southeast Asia, the founder of the online brokerage Fullerton Markets loves sharing his insights with others.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks trade in narrow range as investors comb us data

    Business, Published on 07/08/2017

    » Recap: Global investors remained concerned last week about US political developments and economic data that could influence a Federal Reserve interest-rate increase, amid signs that the Fed was growing more cautious. Wall Street staged a revival on Friday after the US reported strong employment numbers for July.

  • LIFESTYLE

    La Vie En Rose

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 06/08/2017

    » Amid the dusty Americana iconography and unshakable gloom, Lana Del Rey's fourth album manages to be her most optimistic output yet.

  • NEWS

    China downplays US admiral’s nuclear strike threat

    Associated Press, Published on 28/07/2017

    » MELBOURNE – A spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry has downplayed a US admiral’s stated willingness to use nuclear weapons in a US-China conflict.

  • BUSINESS

    Good neighbours

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 27/03/2017

    » Exports from Thailand and Malaysia will continue to grow thanks to the rapid economic expansion driving demand in the CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) countries and weak currencies, while economic recovery in both countries will continue to support bilateral trade, say experts.

  • BUSINESS

    Share investors tread cautiously ahead of Fed meeting

    Business, Published on 24/07/2017

    » Recap: Most global stock markets moved sideways last week as investors kept an eye on the US interest rate outlook ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting this week, though most observers do not expect any move until September.

  • TRAVEL

    Shanghai rhapsody

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 06/07/2017

    » Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On was playing loudly on a large walkway at Xiangyang Park in Shanghai, the financial hub of China. A group of elderly Chinese ladies, wearing their high-heel shoes, danced in pairs like they were preparing for a contest.

  • NEWS

    Thanong: 'I'd do the same again'

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 02/07/2017

    » Former finance minister Thanong Bidaya has insisted he made the right decision in opting to float the baht in July 1997.

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