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  • BUSINESS

    Fitch: Life segment set for steady growth this year

    Business, Published on 14/03/2018

    » Thailand's life insurance industry in 2018 is likely to grow at a similar pace to the previous year, underpinned by potential sales growth from new bancassurance partnerships and larger teams of licensed agents who are eligible to sell investment-linked insurance products, Fitch Ratings says.

  • OPINION

    After dissing disabled, Skytrain must lift its game

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 14/03/2018

    » Enough is enough, wheelchair-bound Manit Intharapim must have told himself before smashing the glass elevator door of a BTS lift at Asok station.

  • BUSINESS

    B.Grimm making solar farm deals across region

    Business, Piyachart Maikaew, Published on 14/03/2018

    » SET-listed B.Grimm Power Plc, the power generation arm of B.Grimm Group, is upbeat on its overseas outlook in Asean countries this year with new solar farms in Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia.

  • BUSINESS

    Apple buys digital magazine subscription service

    Business, Published on 14/03/2018

    » SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc said on Monday that it would acquire Texture, a digital magazine subscription service that lets users subscribe to more than 200 magazines for US$9.99 a month.

  • BUSINESS

    Bank for International Settlements warns of crypto invasion

    Business, Published on 14/03/2018

    » FRANKFURT: Digital currencies are a revolutionary tool that central banks should consider, but they remain far too risky to be used as legal tender any time soon, according to the Bank for International Settlements.

  • OPINION

    Poor need homes, not monuments

    News, Mihir Sharma, Published on 14/03/2018

    » Here in the City of London, you can step out of Bank underground station and walk a few hundred metres in any direction to see what Pritzker Prize-winning architects can do when they push themselves. At Bank intersection itself, breaking up the heavy imperial-era neoclassicism of Soane, Baker and Lutyens is James Stirling's Number One Poultry, whose postmodern curves softly echo the other buildings' grandiose lines. Stirling won the Pritzker, "architecture's Nobel Prize", in 1981; Number One Poultry, still controversial, is nevertheless now the youngest building to be officially protected, or "listed", by the British government.

  • OPINION

    The political economy of a regime

    News, Suranand Vejjajiva, Published on 14/03/2018

    » The bottom-line performance of any government is measured by its success in managing the economy and putting money into its citizens' wallets. In Thailand, as long as the current ruling regime can deliver on the economic front, it can remain authoritarian and generally safe from mass uprisings against it.

  • OPINION

    Smashing on deaf ears

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/03/2018

    » Manit Intharapim probably shouldn't have hit and cracked the glass door to the elevator entrance at Asok BTS station. But if he had not "lost it" in frustration on Monday, would the wheelchair-bound activist have got the attention of the media, City Hall and the BTS operators?

  • OPINION

    Will Premchai show?

    News, Postbag, Published on 14/03/2018

    » In the March 13 online news story, "Tycoon must report to cops", the statement by police officers gave an impression that accused leopard poacher Premchai Karnasuta must appear for questioning Wednesday -- or else.

  • BUSINESS

    Aapico seeking to make Japan inroads

    Business, Piyachart Maikaew, Published on 14/03/2018

    » SET-listed auto parts maker Aapico Hitech Plc (AH) is studying the feasibility of entering the Japanese market after acquiring a 25.1% stake in Indian holding company Sakthi Global Auto Holdings Limited (SGAH) last May.

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