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  • OPINION

    When shortwave radio was my best friend

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 12/03/2017

    » After 20 years the BBC is ending its foreign-language shortwave transmissions from Nakhon Sawan after failing to renegotiate its agreement with the Thai authorities. The transmissions were directed mainly at places like Afghanistan and Pakistan where radios are sometimes still the only source of news.

  • OPINION

    Re-learn education

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/03/2017

    » Re: "Mathayom 3 students fail all five O-Net subjects", (BP, March 26).

  • NEWS

    Drivers, passengers face harsh penalties for breaking traffic laws

    News, Published on 23/03/2017

    » Motorists and passengers now face stricter penalties if they violate traffic laws, according to an order issued under the sweeping powers of Section 44 of the interim charter issued on Tuesday.

  • NEWS

    Bitten by the bitcoin bug

    Spectrum, Published on 19/03/2017

    » Atit Lertkiatpanit does not carry bundles of banknotes, but his wealth is assured by his digital wallet. The 26-year-old entrepreneur is an active cryptocurrency investor. He remains unfazed by the fact that bitcoins are not recognised by the Bank of Thailand. He started collecting bitcoins a couple of years ago and the intangible currency now accounts for 70% of his portfolio.

  • BUSINESS

    US newspapers aim to ride 'Trump Bump'

    Business, Published on 17/02/2017

    » NEW YORK: The Trump administration's combative view of traditional news media as the "opposition party" and "fake news" is turning out to be the best hope in 2017 for newspapers struggling to attract more digital readers and advertisers.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Out for the count

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 29/01/2017

    » I met Owen on my recent trip to Nakhon Phanom, a border province way, way up in the far Northeast. Owen is eight years old. He's in Grade 4 at the local primary school. Owen sat with his mother and when the novelty of having a farang in the house started to wear off and conversation waned, I turned to Nong Owen and asked in Thai:

  • BUSINESS

    New minimum wage rates and how they apply

    Business, Published on 03/02/2017

    » The minimum wage in Thailand has been driven -- both theoretically and historically -- by the cost of living, inflation and work efficiency, which often vary from province to province.

  • OPINION

    Beijing plays, Hun Sen dances

    Asia focus, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 13/02/2017

    » The ever-contentious One China policy has flared up again, but this time the spark did not ignite over the Taiwan Strait or across the Pacific Ocean. Rather, it was here in Southeast Asia, Cambodia to be specific, when Prime Minister Hun Sen banned the Taiwanese and Tibetan flags.

  • BUSINESS

    Mers and air safety concerns push down SET

    Business, Published on 22/06/2015

    » Recap: Stock markets around the world rallied last week after the US Federal Reserve signalled that interest rates would rise more slowly than expected. However, the SET slid back below 1,500, led by tourism and aviation stocks, as Thailand reported its first case of Mers, and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) red-flagged the country for failing to address safety issues.

  • BUSINESS

    Investors keep the party going in year's first week

    Business, Published on 09/01/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets started the year on a strong footing, rising in response to more upbeat sentiment about the global economy and indications that the US Federal Reserve might not be as aggressive in raising interest rates as earlier predicted. The Thai stock market joined in the rally.

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