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  • NEWS

    Making your home smog-proof

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 11/02/2019

    » Although it looks like the PM2.5 crisis has subsided in Bangkok and nearby areas, it is still predicted that a slight increase in air pollution will return again by the middle of this month. Hopefully, the toxic haze should dissolve around March and April. Yet areas outside Bangkok especially in such northeastern provinces as Nakhon Ratchasima and Khon Kaen are still being severely hit by the hazardous smog as of now.

  • BUSINESS

    Delivering success

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/12/2017

    » Asia's first driverless trucks began operating in October at the ExxonMobil plant on Jurong Island in Singapore, while fleets of autonomous delivery vehicles are expected to get rolling on Great Britain's motorways next year. These are just some of the headline-making developments in the brave new world of transport being promoted by the likes of Google, Tesla, Uber and major vehicle manufacturers.

  • TRAVEL

    Ride to Khong's Legendary

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 22/10/2015

    » The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will organise "Ride to Khong's Legendary", the road bicycle race through four provinces along the Mekong River, from Oct 29 to Nov 1. The aim is to promote sport tourism and to see the potential to organise the event as an annual international bicycle race, according to TAT chief Yuthasak Supasorn. TAT invested about 13 million baht in the event, which is expected to attract more than 1,000 participants.

  • BUSINESS

    'New age' airline

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 02/11/2015

    » As Southeast Asia's skies grow increasingly crowded, it's getting harder for airlines to stand out, let alone make money, when rivals are slashing fares to fill seats. But that hasn't deterred VietJet Air from staking its claim to a piece of the pie.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks suffer from Yuan shock before late rally

    Business, Published on 17/08/2015

    » Recap: The move by China's central bank to devalue the yuan by adjusting its reference rate sent the currency down 4.6% and sent shockwaves through global financial markets. The Thai stock market slipped below 1,400 on Thursday before a bargain-hunting rally on Friday.

  • PROPERTY

    A better place to work

    Spectrum, Suphin Mechuchep, Published on 29/07/2018

    » The tremendous value that organisations place on their people extends to real estate, as executives realise that a workplace is a strategic asset that can help their organisation to attract, nurture and retain talent.

  • BUSINESS

    Terror in Spain, turmoil in Washington dent stocks

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 21/08/2017

    » Recap: US political instability and a terrorist attack in Spain put pressure on global stock markets, with Wall Street hitting a three-month low and European and Asian bourses also sinking, though Thailand managed a small gain.

  • BUSINESS

    Equity rally pauses as investors contemplate Fed

    Business, Published on 06/03/2017

    » Recap: Equity markets jumped last week in the US and are up 10% since the presidential election in November, as consumer confidence hit a 15-year high, further supporting the case for higher interest rates when the US Federal Reserve meets on March 14-15.

  • LEARNING

    A crisis to help sell coal power plants?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 22/02/2013

    » Scheduled maintenance on Myanmar gas fields & energy shortfall in April known since last year, now used to sell coal plants that people don't want.

  • OPINION

    'Happiness' is here to stay

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 31/07/2015

    » Earlier this week, I watched a morning TV news programme showing a video clip of Thai soldiers effortlessly dancing to a catchy luk thung number, after performing slower and more precise movements to Khuen Kwam Suk Hai Prathet Thai (Return Happiness To Thailand) — the theme song of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).

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