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    Armed robberies spur banks into action

    Business, Published on 08/05/2019

    » JOHANNESBURG: Repair work on one of Johannesburg's major highways has had an unexpected impact on South Africa's major banks.

  • BUSINESS

    LA officials call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotels

    AFP, Published on 03/04/2019

    » LOS ANGELES: Officials and LGBTQ leaders in California joined Tuesday a growing chorus of people calling for a boycott of Brunei-owned hotels in the Los Angeles area.

  • BUSINESS

    Washington embraces cash-free living -- but at what cost?

    AFP, Published on 28/10/2018

    » WASHINGTON: As the US capital traded stifling summer heat for cool autumn breezes, signs began appearing at bus stops, asking Washington commuters: what do you think about buses going cash-free?

  • BUSINESS

    Forewarned is forearmed: staff safety training

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 31/10/2016

    » In our series on security, safety and risk mitigation, we have highlighted various risk situations along with preventive measures. But despite every precaution, risks can always arise. We need, therefore, to be prepared to protect ourselves, our colleagues and our families. To obtain guidance on how we can train ourselves and others to confront risk situations when they arise, we invited Stefan Spiess, a martial arts expert and operator of Advance Conflict Training (ACT) to explain how he trains security professionals, business groups, families and children in security awareness and response. Stefan can be reached at stefan@global-safety.net Web site: www.actinthailand.com Stefan offers the following advice:

  • BUSINESS

    Retirement is only a dream for many

    Business, Associated Press, Published on 25/10/2016

    » It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez works long hours every day selling the treats because he couldn’t afford to retire. The photo and his story went viral and thousands of people donated more than US$384,000 for his retirement.

  • BUSINESS

    Meet 'The Punisher'

    Asia focus, Published on 14/03/2016

    » "My God, I hate drugs. And I have to kill people because I hate drugs. If I become president, there would be no such thing as bloodless cleansing," promised Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte in Manila last January. More than once, you could hear gasps: The crowd was as astonished as Duterte was resolute.

  • BUSINESS

    Why is the US reluctant to bomb Islamic State oilfields?

    Business, Published on 23/12/2015

    » There has been some revealing new information coming out recently regarding the strategy against the Islamic State (IS). One aspect many find troubling is the apparent failure of US and coalition forces sufficiently to target and destroy oil infrastructure located in IS territory, which accounts for a significant portion of the terror group's annual income.

  • BUSINESS

    Charging you to get stuck in traffic

    Business, Published on 01/11/2013

    » Bangkok made global headlines again recently when a BBC report put the city on a list of "10 monster traffic jams" along with Jakarta, Manila, Mumbai and six others. The report featured one man who spent about an hour travelling from Pathum Thani to central Bangkok via a commuter van on weekdays. Many people would say that's fast.

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    Got him! Kohl arrested outside embassy (Updated)

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 31/05/2013

    » Without a passport, German fugitive arlo Konstantin Kohl was having problems surviving in Bangkok after his escape from the airport. An attempt to get one, put him back in jail. Today's he showed police how he escaped.

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    Tourism court floated

    Business, Chadamas Chinmaneevong, Published on 30/04/2013

    » The Tourism and Sports Ministry floated an idea to establish a tourism court to increase confidence by expediting the judicial process for visitors.

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