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  • BUSINESS

    Headwinds ahead

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 29/04/2019

    » Amid unfavourable external economic conditions and political uncertainties at home, the outlook is dimming for Thailand and other Asian countries facing an export slowdown linked to weak trade and demand growth globally.

  • BUSINESS

    Euro ministers fail to agree over Greece

    Published on 12/07/2015

    » BRUSSELS — Eurozone finance ministers failed Saturday to agree on reforms Greece has pledged in return for a new bailout, with talks due to resume the following day, as the window closes for Athens to reach a deal that could rescue the country from bankruptcy.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian markets tepid, Europe stocks slump

    Published on 12/05/2015

    » SEOUL/HONG KONG/LONDON — Asian stock markets were tepid Tuesday after the latest talks between Greece and its European creditors failed to reach agreement on bailout terms as the Greek government runs low on cash.

  • BUSINESS

    Trump comments, 'hard Brexit' talk depress stocks

    Business, Published on 23/01/2017

    » Recap: Donald Trump's comment that the US dollar was too strong and blunting the country's competitiveness rattled global stock markets last week, as did fears over the impact of a "hard Brexit" as outlined by British PM Theresa May. As well, confusion about Mr Trump's political and economic agenda made investors step back from risky assets ahead of his inauguration on Friday. The Thai stock market tracked the global trend, but the magnitude of its fall was limited.

  • OPINION

    Theft out of need may not be crime

    News, Published on 05/05/2016

    » Stealing food from a supermarket may not be a crime in Italy if you are homeless and hungry, the nation's highest appeals court has ruled.In a case that has drawn comparisons to Les Miserables, the Supreme Court of Cassation threw out the conviction of a homeless man from Ukraine, Roman Ostriakov, who was caught trying to take €4.07 (about 164 baht) worth of cheese and sausage from a store in Genoa without paying for it. A trial court sentenced him in February 2015 to six months in jail and a fine of €100.

  • BUSINESS

    Year in Review

    Asia focus, Published on 29/12/2014

    » Asia rose to new heights in 2014 despite the many challenges that beset the region. Headline-making developments ranged from China dethroning the United States as the world's largest economy, subject to vigorous debate as that may be, to the tragic mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    What's new in business news: August 26, 2013

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 26/08/2013

    » Govt refuses to buy farmer's rubber at above market prices, elections and Greek debt dangers & rejected rice safe, FDA insists.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Burma: Hillary Clinton's historic visit

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 02/12/2011

    » Analysis of Hillary Clinton's historic visit to Burma by scholar Ernest Bower of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Singapore.

  • BUSINESS

    World economic news summary

    AFP, Published on 05/06/2012

    » The top world economic stories on Tuesday:

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