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  • THAILAND

    Desalting som tum, the silent killer

    News, Published on 09/03/2019

    » A 50-year-old som tum (papaya salad) vendor who works outside some flats in Din Daeng in Bangkok was stunned when her medical check-up three years ago revealed she suffered from high blood pressure, which prompted doctors to advise her to urgently cut back on her sodium intake.

  • OPINION

    What happened in 2017, stays in 2017.

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 01/12/2017

    » It's just the beginning of December but I'm already thinking about the year is about to pass and what it has brought with it. There are certainly some things that I will miss, yet there are also some things that I would like us all to leave behind when we say our final farewell to 2017. Let's see if you agree.

  • LIFE

    All I need is the air that I breathe

    B Magazine, Normita Thongtham, Published on 20/11/2016

    » 'Please introduce air plant farms in the Bangkok area," an email I received recently requested. I am sure there are hobbyists growing air plants in their gardens or balconies, but because of high land prices, I doubt it if there are plant nurseries in Bangkok. Be that as it may, I went to my favourite haunt, the Chatuchak midweek market, last Wednesday to ask around.

  • BUSINESS

    Weakness in europe keeps global equities subdued

    Business, Published on 31/10/2016

    » Recap: Global equities were affected by poor sentiment led by European stocks, which fell for the entire week on disappointing corporate results. The European Central Bank is expected to now consider further stimulus to spur the lacklustre euro zone. The US Federal Reserve, meanwhile, is seen as moving closer to raising interest rates as third-quarter GDP growth of 2.9% exceeded expectations.

  • THAILAND

    Purple Line to run from August

    News, Amornrat Mahitthirook, Published on 01/01/2016

    » This year, people in Bangkok and its outskirts will enjoy riding on the Purple Line electric trains running from Nonthaburi's Bang Yai district to Bang Sue district in Bangkok.

  • BUSINESS

    Emerging markets gain as US rate worries recede

    Business, Published on 12/10/2015

    » Recap: Disappointing US jobs data and minutes of the September Federal Reserve meeting triggered speculation that US interest rates will not rise until sometime next year, prompting capital flight back to emerging markets last week. Thai shares surged past 1,400 points, a level not seen since August.

  • BUSINESS

    Key challenges for 2015

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 05/01/2015

    » Thais are hopeful that the Year of the Goat will be an easier and more prosperous one than the rough and bumpy Year of the Horse. 

  • THAILAND

    Drivers parked 'too long' face fines

    Online Reporters, Published on 24/03/2014

    » Bangkok Traffic Police on Monday announced yet another imminent crackdown on both private and public vehicles found parked illegally in 10 busy commercial areas already suffering huge rush hour traffic jams.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Loan shark victims fight back

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 27/03/2013

    » Loan shark gang attacks old lady selling sweets in market, late with repayment. Friends fight back, stabbing gang leader 4 times in back with knife.

  • THAILAND

    Highlights of the Week

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 31/08/2012

    » Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwannatat appears to have resolved his conflict in his ministry with his abrupt transfer of three generals. But Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi is caught in a three-way war of words with the City Hall and a group of water experts on the flood prevent plan. In the deep South, militants went on bomb-planting spree to mark their national day.

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