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  • NEWS

    Zero hour: Indonesia debates rupiah redenomination

    Asia focus, Published on 09/01/2017

    » What would eliminating three zeroes from Indonesian rupiah banknotes mean to people? For many, it would make calculation a lot simpler. It would also change perceptions of what things really cost.

  • BUSINESS

    Maintaining growth with effective innovation

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 06/04/2017

    » Since human beings are always looking for new things in life, businesses should be very good at offering new products and services as well. The great dramatist George Bernard Shaw summed up the quest for the new this way: "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."

  • BUSINESS

    Towering in Thailand: Pace chief reflects on his firm's ascent

    Business, Published on 09/05/2016

    » When Sorapoj Techakraisri, chief executive of Pace Development, first struck out on his own in real estate, he didn't expect to make it this far.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Five things you need to know this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 24/09/2016

    » 1 Treat yourself to some of the best short films in recent Thai history with Lost In Blue, a collection of three student-made films revolving around various types of heartbreak. The three films (Wannan Kong Duen -- That Day Of The Month, Rain and Glowstick) -- directed by recent graduates of Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Communication Arts -- have collectively won various awards both in Thailand and abroad. The long list of accolades includes the White Elephant Film Award, the Young Thai Artist Award, and, most prominently, the Special Jury Mention award from the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. The latter is known as one of the most prestigious short-film competitions in the world, and that makes Wannan Kong Duen one of only two Thai short films ever to win an award at the competition. The film is being shown exclusively at SF World Cinema, CentralWorld.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Looking up, not down

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 16/10/2015

    » Each year, between 800-1,000 children in Thailand are born with Down's syndrome, a genetic condition associated with physical growth delays and moderate intellectual disability.

  • NEWS

    7 dead as suicide attackers strike Jakarta

    AFP, Published on 14/01/2016

    » JAKARTA -- Suicide attackers struck the Indonesian capital Thursday, with a series of explosions and gunfire that tore through a Starbucks cafe and shook an embassy district in the Muslim-majority nation.

  • NEWS

    Japan gets taste for 7-Eleven coffee

    Business, Bloomberg News, Published on 03/08/2015

    » TOKYO: The fastest-growing drinks market in Japan isn't craft beer or fruit smoothies. It's US$1 cups of black coffee from the local 7-Eleven.

  • LEARNING

    One-hour limit for McDonald's

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 19/12/2012

    » Buy your food, enjoy it and then leave please, says McThai, which has now given its customers a one-hour time limit.

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