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  • NEWS

    A spike in the fruit trade

    Spectrum, Patpon Sabpaitoon, Published on 14/01/2018

    » Driving around Chanthaburi, it's almost impossible not to notice ubiquitous warehouse-like structures lining the roads in the eastern province.

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    Romance, by the numbers

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 14/01/2018

    » Aaron is a physically active man in his late 50s. He owns a distribution company and is a widower, his wife having passed away from cancer six years ago. They were high school sweethearts. He has tried to move on and meet new women, including by signing up with a speed dating company, but says he found he was at "the bottom of the dating barrel" at such events due to his advanced age.

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    Breathing uneasy: smog spurs health problems in New Delhi

    Spectrum, Published on 07/01/2018

    » When air quality levels in New Delhi rose over 40 times above the World Health Organisation's (WHO) safe limit, Rai, former president of the Indian Tour Agents Association, suffered a major asthma attack.

  • BUSINESS

    Building a more livable Bangkok

    Spectrum, Published on 07/01/2018

    » Global urban population growth is expected to skyrocket by 2050 with an anticipated 70% of the world's population living in cities, according to a recent article in Blueprint, a global magazine presented by CBRE.

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    Long fight against a hidden killer

    Spectrum, Published on 07/01/2018

    » The conflict may be over, but the danger lives on. Landmines left by insurgents and government forces have contaminated Thailand for more than four decades. Buried just beneath the surface, these weapons are designed to kill and injure those who misstep. They hide just off of well-worn paths, in fields, forests and sometimes dangerously close to places people call home.

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    The passion of Phra Phayom Kalayano

    Spectrum, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 07/01/2018

    » The name of Phra Phayom Kalayano -- the famous abbot of Wat Suan Kaeo in Nonthaburi -- has various connotations. For religion, he is a prolific sermon giver whose lively oratory style lures the younger generation to listen to the Lord Buddha's teachings. For social development, the 68-year-old monk is a living example of a Phra Nak Pattana -- or a developing monk who works to improve the lives of poor people.

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    The movers and rule-breakers marking 2017

    Spectrum, Published on 31/12/2017

    » From flooding and fugitive former prime ministers to murders, unexplained deaths and a bitter row over coal-fired energy, these stories made the headlines in Thailand this year By Paritta Wangkiat and Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai

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    Bangkok's bargain offices offer firms room for growth

    Spectrum, Suphin Mechuchep, Published on 24/12/2017

    » It was the talk of the town when a leasing deal at Park Ventures Ecoplex, a premium office building on Wireless Road in Bangkok, closed at 1,000 baht per square metre per month in 2013. Today, rents at several Grade A office developments priced at above 1,000 per square metre are no longer a surprise. Even so, Thailand's capital remains one of the world's cheapest locations for Grade A office rents.

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    Cutting through the haze

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 24/12/2017

    » By the end of the year, the northern provinces of Thailand will be put on high alert for summer haze. The conditions from February to April are dry, increasing the risk of wildfires. But it's also the period when farmers light fires to clear their land for crop cultivation -- flames which could spread into forest areas, sending up haze and acting as a huge source of carbon emission.

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    China wrestles mantle of climate change leadership

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 24/12/2017

    » Climate research in China is thriving. With generous government funding and the country's signing of the Paris Agreement, Chinese researchers are gradually taking the lead in the world's climate science.

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