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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.

  • OPINION

    Authoritarian cryptocurrencies are on the march

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 18/10/2017

    » With Russia and China both embracing the idea of sovereign cryptocurrencies, it's time to ask a simple question: Why is a technology threatening to decentralise money so attractive to highly centralised, authoritarian regimes?

  • LIFESTYLE

    Selling points

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 15/10/2017

    » In making any type of business investment, the most important thing to consider is your customer base. This can be tricky as you have to guess what your target group wants. You might have to ask yourself these questions: What can people not live without? Where do people pass by in their daily lives? How can we accommodate those who prefer payment in cash?

  • OPINION

    Religious business

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/10/2017

    » Re: "Monks told to stop selling holy items in ubosots", (BP, Oct 3).

  • 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

    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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Defining the scene

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 30/08/2017

    » What exactly is being referred to when we talk about "contemporary art"?

  • NEWS

    Dozens hurt as S. Koreans protest THAAD launchers

    Associated Press, Published on 07/09/2017

    » SEOUL -- Dozens of people were injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police Thursday as the US military added more launchers to the high-tech missile-defence system it installed in a southern town to better cope with North Korean threats.

  • 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.

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