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  • TECH

    Busy 2012 ahead for data centres

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 09/01/2012

    » Surging demand for backup sites after the floods plus the government's One Tablet per Child scheme and emerging cloud service opportunities should fuel data centre growth of up to 50% in 2012.

  • WORLD

    Chinese resort planned for rural Wales

    AFP, Published on 07/01/2012

    » Developers are planning to create a luxury holiday resort in rural Wales designed specifically for Chinese tourists, with the aim of bringing 20,000 to the country each year, they said on Saturday.

  • THAILAND

    Is the end of the world a good time to invest?

    Spectrum, Published on 08/01/2012

    » Hopefully the film 2012 won't prove prophetic. In 2012 we saw the end of the majority of human life. A perfect prequel might be called 2011 with floods, earthquakes and near global financial collapse. Anyway, it might be a good idea to keep Dec 21, 2012 free on your calendar, as this is the date some say the Maya predict the world will end.

  • WORLD

    Polish air crash prosecutor in apparent suicide bid

    AFP, Published on 09/01/2012

    » A military prosecutor probing the source of media leaks from the investigation into the 2010 air crash that killed the Polish president apparently attempted suicide on Monday.

  • OPINION

    Losing out for lack of English

    News, Published on 10/01/2012

    » The failings of Thailand's education system are well known and heavily documented. Students who do not read, write or figure very well are released from school rooms into the market, where they do poorly. Salaries as a whole remain low, compared with many countries with similar economic development. Employers literally line up at conferences and media events to list the failings of job seekers and the system that prepares them.

  • OPINION

    All you really need to know about primaries

    News, Robert W Fitts, Published on 10/01/2012

    » The US presidential primaries form a lengthy contest to determine the presidential candidates for the Democratic and Republican parties. The events stretch a full six months from Jan 3 in Iowa to June 26 in Utah. Though the news media will do their best to portray the primaries as a multi-faceted horse race worthy of close attention, the results are almost certain.

  • WORLD

    Buyers target Hong Kong's 'haunted houses'

    AFP, Published on 10/01/2012

    » It may not be everyone's idea of a dream home, but for bargain hunters in Hong Kong's turbocharged property market apartments that belonged to the recently deceased are proving irresistible -- and the more gruesome the occupant's demise the better.

  • WORLD

    Buyers target Hong Kong's 'haunted houses'

    AFP, Published on 10/01/2012

    » It may not be everyone's idea of a dream home, but for bargain hunters in Hong Kong's turbocharged property market apartments that belonged to the recently deceased are proving irresistible -- and the more gruesome the occupant's demise the better.

  • WORLD

    Clinton blasts 'chilling' Assad as journalists hit

    AFP, Published on 10/01/2012

    » President Bashar al-Assad vowed Wednesday to defeat a "conspiracy" against Syria, as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton branded a rare speech he delivered the day before as "chillingly clinical."

  • LIFE

    Emotion detox ification

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 13/01/2012

    » After his retirement Dr Boonyong Vongvanij assigned his second son to develop a plot of land in Mae Rim, Chiang Mai. It was like a puzzle to Luenchay Vongvanij, who wasn't quite sure what his father wanted him to do on or with the hilly terrain rising some 400 metres above sea level.

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