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  • BUSINESS

    Finance Ministry to hold 99% of IBank

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 31/05/2018

    » The government is set to inject 2 billion baht into state-owned Islamic Bank of Thailand (IBank) as soon as there is an announcement of the amended Islamic Bank of Thailand Act in the Royal Gazette, allowing the Finance Ministry to hold more than 49% of the bank.

  • BUSINESS

    Nok Air to see overhaul

    Business, Boonsong Kositchotethana, Published on 19/09/2017

    » Nok Air's new supremo says his task is to stop losses at the cash-strapped budget airline and turn its business around in no time.

  • LIFESTYLE

    How did it start?

    Life, Published on 09/02/2017

    » It's hard to say who was the first tourist in Siam, because tourism as we know it didn't exist until a few centuries ago. Indian merchants sailed here in the 5th century, the Chinese came to trade and later to settle, and one of the earliest European travellers were the Portuguese, arriving in Ayutthaya in 1511. In 1680, Ibn Muhammad Ibrahim, a Persian, visited the land and recorded his impressions -- "All around us were trees that never feel the withering touch of autumn" -- while the first guidebook to the Kingdom was written by local resident J. Antonio in 1904. (Its most highly recommended activity is the shooting of birds and mammals.)

  • LIFESTYLE

    Soft spot for superstition

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 27/01/2016

    » On Monday, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha weighed in on the current national obsession. 

  • BUSINESS

    Six launch growth plan

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 16/09/2014

    » Thailand's newly appointed economic ministers yesterday outlined a policy platform aimed at boosting short-term growth and rebuilding confidence while also tackling longer-term structural reforms, narrowing economic inequality and wiping out corruption.

  • BUSINESS

    China worries keep lid on global equity gains

    Business, Published on 25/08/2014

    » Recap: Asian stock markets marched up early last week amid eased concerns over a Russia-Ukraine confrontation and upbeat US economic readings, but a sell-off kicked in on renewed concerns over China's economy after tepid manufacturing figures were released. The Thai stock market stayed firmly above the resistance of 1,550 points on hopes that the economy will recover now that NCPO leader Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has been chosen as the new prime minister.

  • NEWS

    Government House seizure next

    Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 29/11/2013

    » Anti-government protesters will seize Government House and other state agencies on Sunday and most state enterprises will go on strike on Monday, protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban vowed on Friday night.

  • LEARNING

    Be skinny and white!

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 04/03/2011

    » The "skinny and white" ideal pushed by ad agencies and Thai Airways is a health hazard and discriminates against many regions in the country.

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