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  • LIFE

    Into the strange forest

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/09/2016

    » The dirt road is dry and red, scorched by the Isan sun. The headmaster is wary, sardonic, and enervated by the heat. The students, or at least some of them, are bored and ironic ("What do you want to be when you grow up?" a teacher asks. "A bank robber," he deadpans.) Next to this poor state school is a forest, sun-dappled, mysterious and probably haunted. Girls are warned not to go in there because they may never come back out.

  • LIFE

    Asean films receive special showcase

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/07/2018

    » The riches of Southeast Asian stories and images are celebrated at the 4th Bangkok Asean Film Festival, which opens tonight at SF CentralWorld and runs until Sunday. Hosted by the Thai Ministry of Culture, this year's edition marks the 51st anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the regional body whose primary mission is economics and which increasingly pays more heed to cultural promotion.

  • LIFE

    EU film fest brings many shades of modern Europe

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 18/05/2017

    » The stories of Europe are told in the 13 films at the European Union Film Festival 2017, which begins tonight at SF CentralWorld.

  • BUSINESS

    Weak China outlook keeps shares on back foot

    Business, Published on 07/09/2015

    » Recap: Downbeat factory activity data in China cast a dark cloud over global stock markets as investors' concerns over the world's economic health mounted. However, economic stimulus measures to help low-income earners and SMEs shielded the Thai bourse.

  • BUSINESS

    Chinese share plunge and fed keep traders on edge

    Business, Published on 03/08/2015

    » Recap: Another plunge in Chinese stocks and a growing belief that the US will start raising interest rates in September pushed down global bourses before a recovery late in the week. Asian currencies also sank against the greenback with the Thai baht slipping below 35 to a 14-year low. The SET fell close to 1,400 before a rally led by buying of blue chips that had become bargains.

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