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  • TRAVEL

    New Chon Buri zoo zone

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 17/08/2017

    » The zone is home to 45 animals in 13 categories, including red-shanked douc langurs, yellow-throated marten, Malayan gharial, Malayan tapir and Siamese fireback pheasant. There are also many types of trees and plants of tropical rainforest, dry evergreen forest and mixed deciduous forest.

  • BUSINESS

    Energy-Heavy set slips as equities surge elsewhere

    Business, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Recap: Asian and European stocks rallied after a record-breaking run on Wall Street, propelled by American hiring data that bolstered confidence in the global economy. Japan's Nikkei ended Friday above 20,000 for the first time since December 2015. Oil headed for a three-week low, however, capping gains on the energy-heavy Thai stock market.

  • BUSINESS

    Regional rail contender

    Asia focus, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 10/10/2016

    » The rail technology leader Bombardier is seeking a stronger presence in Asia through its headquarters in Bangkok, says the company's vice-president for Asia Pacific.

  • BUSINESS

    Oil rout drags down shares ahead of fed talks

    Business, Published on 19/09/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets plunged last week as investors cashed out ahead of this week's much-awaited US Federal Reserve meeting. Worries over the oil glut also triggered selling of energy stocks, but the Thai market picked up following a recent steep fall.

  • BUSINESS

    Charter vote lifts set in good week for stocks

    Business, Published on 15/08/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets advanced last week, buoyed by a big gain in US jobs in July and a slowdown in the decline of Chinese producer prices. The Thai stock market rallied as investors' confidence in political stability improved after voters endorsed the draft constitution by a margin of 61% to 39% in the Aug 7 referendum. The SET was closed on Friday so there has been no market reaction yet to a series of deadly bombings that hit five southern provinces.

  • LIFE

    Parading 'Thainess'

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 15/06/2016

    » Last year, it was the tuk-tuk dress for the Miss Universe contest, hailed as innovative and also raising eyebrows for its curious design. This year, the original idea for the national costume to be worn by our beauty queen at the Mrs Universe pageant caused giggles rather than uproar: a Suwanna Chedi dress, or imagine our contestant wearing a golden pagoda on her body. The organiser decided to scrap it after much public ridicule, and on Monday unveiled a new design based on pla tapien, or a tropical carp-like fish.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Smart buses: Bus tracking to tell commuters bus arrival times

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 24/05/2016

    » Bangkok bus stops to display which buses are coming & when (arrival information) starting in September.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks Gain as US job market roars back

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 09/11/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets moved up at the end of the week as US jobs data showed a bigger-than-expected rise in non-farm payrolls in October after two months of weakness. As well, a drop in the unemployment rate to 5% increased the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month for the first time in almost a decade. The Thai market also advanced.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks rally after black monday as rate fears ease

    Business, Published on 31/08/2015

    » Recap: China's Black Monday sparked a sell-off in global stock markets before a relief rally took hold across the world amid hints that the US Federal Reserve would not lift interest rates in September given fragile global conditions. Stimulus measures proposed by the Thai government's new economic team also improved investors' appetite for local shares.

  • BUSINESS

    Upbeat global mood helps keep set in black

    Business, Published on 22/09/2014

    » Recap: Asian stock markets advanced early last week on speculation that China will introduce monetary stimulus measures, but stocks pulled back after the US Federal Reserve surprisingly increased its estimate for its benchmark interest rate by the end of 2015. However, persistent offshore fund inflows helped the Thai market trade in positive territory.

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