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  • BUSINESS

    Myanmar business mood darkens amid Rakhine outrage

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 24/09/2018

    » Myanmar is stepping up efforts to attract foreign investment and spur economic development. A diplomatic offensive to improve the country's tarnished international image is part of the campaign, but western companies are not being swayed.

  • BUSINESS

    Back in Beijing's orbit

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 17/09/2018

    » The Beijing-backed China Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC) took a major step forward last week with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries. While it signals a commitment to strengthen economic cooperation and lay the foundation for greater interconnectivity, the devil is in the details.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Isis destroyed

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 06/09/2018

    » As most of the hijackers responsible for the 9/11 outrage were Saudi Arabian, it stands to reason that the US would take the kingdom to task. Instead, Washington turned its ire on Afghanistan and Iraq. How could that be? In fact, it made sense. America is Saudi's biggest oil customer and didn't want it to stop flowing, the more than 3,000 dead at New York's Twin Towers notwithstanding.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The power of quiet

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 04/05/2018

    » Malaysian-born Vijay Eswaran is a well rounded personality who carries out his responsibilities as entrepreneur, philanthropist and author to a T.

  • OPINION

    Is Ma's 'magic' really worth weaving?

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 26/04/2018

    » Jack Ma makes a phenomenal success again. During his high-profile trip to Thailand which gained heavy media attention, the businessman announced he would invest more than 11 billion baht in the country.

  • NEWS

    Regime woos South with billions of baht

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 20/08/2018

    » The government is expected to try to appease the southern region by approving a 200 billion baht budget during mobile cabinet meetings in Ranong and Chumphon province, according to a source.

  • NEWS

    Cops in hunt for Malaysian

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 02/02/2018

    » A Thai security agency said Thursday mystery still shrouds the whereabouts of Low Taek Jho, a Malaysian businessman who was embroiled in the scandal-plagued 1MBD, a Malaysian state development fund in Thailand.

  • BUSINESS

    Game changer

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 06/08/2018

    » Myanmar's new Companies Law has come into force amid widespread acclaim. It will eliminate layers of bureaucracy and streamline the company registration process, which will also offer greater investment opportunities for foreign businesses.

  • LIFESTYLE

    House RCA retrospective honours Japanese Palme d'Or winner

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 27/07/2018

    » Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters will open in Thailand on Aug 2, two months after the film won the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival. Among modern Japanese filmmakers, Kore-eda has amassed the strongest following in Thailand, largely due to the fortunate fact that most of his films -- not all, mind you -- have opened commercially here since 2004. To pave the mood for Shoplifters, a gem of a family drama that finally brought the 56-year-old director one of the highest honours in international cinema, the Thai distribution Mongkol Major brings back seven films by the master in a Kore-eda Retrospective programme at House RCA, starting today.

  • NEWS

    Mu Ham's dad loses drugs case

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 29/08/2017

    » Businessman Kan-anek Pachimsawat who is facing a prison sentence of two years and nine months for possessing just over half a gramme of crystal methamphetamine lost his court appeal yesterday.

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