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  • OPINION

    Varawut's ignorance

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/08/2019

    » After the death of yet another dugong, Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa, a former investment banker and football enthusiast, offered a public apology for failing to save Jamil's life.

  • THAILAND

    HM King endorses cabinet

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 11/07/2019

    » The coalition government, which has been royally endorsed, will not have the luxury of "a honeymoon period" as the country's economy is in bad shape and is in need of urgent action from the new government, observers in the private sector said.

  • OPINION

    Admit errors, cure the ills

    News, Editorial, Published on 29/06/2019

    » Unlike China's communist dictatorship, which has delivered rapid and sustained high economic growth since 1979, Thailand's authoritarian rule over the past five years has presided over only slow growth in the economy.

  • THAILAND

    Prayut 'sorry' for outburst

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 02/02/2019

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday apologised for his emotional outbursts in response to calls by political parties for him to step down if he becomes a prime ministerial candidate on the ticket of a political party.

  • OPINION

    Over-charged utilities

    News, Postbag, Published on 30/12/2017

    » Prices for solar-generated electricity provided by commercial firms are falling dramatically. A Mexican solar power company just won a bid to produce electricity for a wholesale cost of US$17.70 (580 baht) per megawatt hour. The next two lowest bids were by Saudi Arabian and Italian firms.

  • THAILAND

    Moving forward in global trade

    Business, Phusadee Arunmas, Published on 16/02/2018

    » Thailand has entered into negotiations for a number of free trade agreements (FTA). Its first FTA was the Asean Free Trade Area, signed in 1992. The country has six FTAs with India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Peru and Chile.

  • BUSINESS

    Investors heartened by signals from Fed

    Business, Published on 31/07/2017

    » Recap: US and European stock exchanges picked up last week after the US Federal Reserve kept its interest rate at 1.25% and reaffirmed plans for a gradual tightening of its monetary policy and tapering of its balance sheet.

  • BUSINESS

    Trade game-changer

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 19/02/2016

    » As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is poised to change the landscape of international trade and more Southeast Asian nations consider joining it, experts are concerned that the world's largest trade pact will divide Asean and overshadow the arrival of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) at the end of this year.

  • BUSINESS

    Two-year report: Could do better

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 23/05/2016

    » After setting up the National Council for Peace and Order on May 23, 2014, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha announced an ambitious mission: to "return happiness to the country" through economic, social and political reforms.

  • OPINION

    Ukraine is free

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/05/2016

    » In his April 30 commentary, "Clowning around is no joke anymore", Kong Rithdee claimed that: "From Ukraine to Egypt, from Myanmar to Malaysia, satirists have been threatened, charged and sometimes jailed."

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