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  • NEWS

    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

  • BUSINESS

    Scotiabank holding on to TBank

    Business, Somruedi Banchongduang, Published on 06/04/2017

    » Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) is still committed to a long-term investment in Thanachart Bank (TBank), a top executive of the parent firm says.

  • BUSINESS

    Scotiabank shelves TBank divestment

    Business, Somruedi Banchongduang, Published on 07/09/2016

    » Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), Canada's third largest lender by assets, has shelved plans to sell up to a 49% stake in Thanachart Bank (TBank) because of the fragile global economic recovery, according to a source in the banking circle.

  • OPINION

    Crash and burn

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 09/12/2016

    » The Dec 7 comment on the roadworthiness of double-decker buses, "Laxity on big buses causes threat to lives", is commendable, but not quite correct.

  • NEWS

    Erawan bombing defendant: 'I'm not an animal'

    Reuters, Published on 17/05/2016

    » One of two ethnic Uighur Muslims from China accused of involvement in the deadly bombing at the Erawan shrine last year broke down in front of the cameras on Tuesday as he made his way into a Bangkok court.

  • BUSINESS

    Guarded hopefulness

    Asia focus, Published on 16/11/2015

    » John Micklethwait is a newspaper man seized by fear and hope for the future of journalism. To be sure, "newspaper man" is a bit of an anachronistic description for the new editor-in-chief at Bloomberg News, where no ink is spilled on paper. Across 325,000 Bloomberg terminals, headlines splash upon screens in seconds, bumping stale events much faster than one wraps fish with yesterday's page one.

  • NEWS

    Miss Honduras, sister shot dead

    AFP, Published on 20/11/2014

    » SANTA BARBARA, HONDURAS - Miss Honduras was fatally shot as she tried to escape her sister's jealous boyfriend, police and reports said, hours after the siblings were found dead beside a river.

  • NEWS

    Bitcoin exchange halts withdrawals

    Bloomberg News, Published on 12/02/2014

    » Bitstamp, one of the biggest online Bitcoin exchanges, suspended withdrawals in the latest setback for the virtual currency following a service disruption at a Tokyo-based exchange last week.

  • LEARNING

    Obama visits Myanmar

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 19/11/2012

    » Lasting only a few hours, US president Obama's short trip to Burma was the first for a US president & rich in meaning for the Burmese.

  • LEARNING

    Bangkok dry, elsewhere wet

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 15/10/2011

    » The inner areas of Bangkok are still dry despite day two of the high tides and some heavy rain last night. The situation just outside the city is critical, however.

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