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  • THAILAND

    Billionaire Bangkok Bank boss leaves solid legacy

    News, Oranan Paweewun, Published on 26/06/2018

    » As the former chairman of Bangkok Bank Plc, late Thai billionaire Chatri Sophonpanich was not just a prominent figure in Thailand but Asia as a whole.

  • OPINION

    Bells of tolerance

    News, Postbag, Published on 09/10/2018

    » Re: "'Big Joke' targets foreign lady who griped about bell ringing", (BP, Oct 6).

  • OPINION

    Down the rabbit hole

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 03/02/2018

    » Help me, somebody, I think I must have fallen down a rabbit hole and found myself in a world as crazy as Alice did. In this strange, topsy-turvy world the people who ousted an elected government, an action usually considered more serious than sedition is now arresting protesters and dissidents for actions and speech inciting people to rebel against their government.

  • LIFE

    Valentina Lisitsa's outspoken words, outgoing music

    Life, Harry Rolnick, Published on 12/12/2017

    » Wonderful news for music lovers who hate Tchaikovsky symphonies. On Friday, the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (RBSO) will be performing a Tchaikovsky symphony.

  • BUSINESS

    SET up 0.2%, global markets cringe over trade war fears

    Business, Published on 03/03/2018

    » Recap: Global stock markets fell to two-week lows yesterday, with steelmakers taking a pounding after US President Donald Trump said he would impose hefty tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, reviving fears of a trade war.

  • LIFE

    Tremendous trombone

    Life, Harry Rolnick, Published on 30/01/2018

    » 'Never look directly at a trombone player," said the great composer Richard Strauss. "It only encourages them." Then again, the German composer was hardly being honest about an instrument which Felix Mendelssohn called "the most sacred and noble instrument in the orchestra".

  • LIFE

    The music of James Bond

    Life, Harry Rolnick, Published on 02/11/2017

    » If you want to win a sure-fire bet, just ask any moviegoer, any fan of the James Bond films: "Who composed the theme that goes through every single James Bond movie? The one that goes dum di-di dum dum dum?

  • BUSINESS

    BoT tightens belt on consumer loans

    Business, Published on 30/06/2017

    » The Bank of Thailand is set to announce tighter regulations governing unsecured loans next month as part of its effort to discourage consumers, particularly low-income earners, from accumulating further debt.

  • BUSINESS

    US politics dent sentiment but energy shares lift set

    Business, Published on 22/05/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets retreated in response to a ballooning political crisis in Washington, with reports that President Donald Trump tried to interfere with an investigation into his campaign's links with Russia before firing his FBI chief. The Thai stock market outperformed a bit as buying in heavyweight energy stocks offset a selling spree in banks expected to be hurt by lending rate cuts.

  • LIFE

    Of rice and ramen

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 04/11/2016

    » The setting: Silom isn't shy of Japanese restaurants and ramen joints. Laden with hole-in-the-wall izakayas, tonkatsu dens and ramen stalls, you could do a Japanese food crawl just walking inside Thaniya Plaza. While office workers in other parts of the city enjoy their bowls of boat noodles, the Silom ones are probably tucking into piping-hot ramens during their lunch breaks.

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