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    Thailand, China to revive moribund trade, investment forum

    Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 18/09/2014

    » Thailand and China on Thursday agreed to revive a forum aimed at boosting mutual trade and investment as Beijing continues to court the kingdom.

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    China worries hit stocks as blast deepens set pain

    Business, Published on 24/08/2015

    » Recap: A fresh Chinese equity rout triggered by weak manufacturing data and accelerating outflows, plunging oil prices and sabre-rattling between North and South Korea roiled stock markets across the world last week. The deadly bombing at the Erawan shrine in Bangkok further rattled nerves in Thailand, where stocks plunged well below 1,400 points.

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    Giving wings to the elusive aerotropolis

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 29/08/2018

    » John D Kasarda is the director of the Center of Air Commerce at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School, president and chief executive of Aerotropolis Business Concepts LLC, president of the Aerotropolis Institute of China and editor-in-chief of Logistics, an international scholarly journal. He has also published more than 100 articles and 10 books on airport cities, aviation infrastructure, urban economic development and competitiveness.

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    Myanmar renews SEZ push

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 02/10/2017

    » Myanmar's special economic zones (SEZs) are a central part of a revitalised economic strategy in which increased manufacturing activity will play a key role. And breathing renewed life and energy into stagnant or stalled SEZs has moved to the top of the government's agenda.

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    The Pheu Thai circus

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/08/2017

    » How many times have Pheu Thai politicians shot themselves in the foot. I've lost count. This time they just shot themselves in the mouth, blaming the government for the floods in the Northeast (BP, July 31). Have they forgotten what they did in 2011?

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    How is Vatana? Fine, thanks

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 23/07/2012

    » Vatana Assavahame made his first public appearance at a Buddhist temple he commissioned in China on Friday after fleeing a jail term for bribery four years ago.

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    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

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    Footwear industry strategy

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 16/05/2011

    » China faces environmental and dumping problems, so Thailand has high potential as a center for high-end footwear production.

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    Chearavanont family keeps crown as rich Thais get richer

    Business, Published on 01/06/2017

    » The Chearavanont brothers, led by Dhanin Chearavanont, honorary chairman of Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group, Thailand's agriculture and food conglomerate, remain the wealthiest family in Thailand this year, according to Forbes magazine.

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    A bitter pill to swallow

    Spectrum, Published on 07/05/2017

    » In December last year, rocker Artiwara Kongmalai completed a 400-kilometre charity marathon to raise funds for Bang Saphan Hospital in Prachuap Khiri Khan. Better known as Toon Bodyslam, the lead singer of rock band Bodyslam ran from Bangkok to Bang Saphan in 10 days during which he hoped to raise 63 million baht. The donations are still coming in.

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