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  • BUSINESS

    Guidelines back shareholder rights

    Business, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 11/08/2018

    » Capital market regulators have jointly issued guidelines for shareholders to exercise their right to convene a shareholders' meeting, aiming to empower shareholders in circumstances where company executives refuse to hold such a meeting.

  • BUSINESS

    Report rules for holders expanded

    Business, Published on 09/08/2018

    » The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday announced new regulatory reporting requirements for holders of securities and derivatives, expanding the scope of the reporting and securities categories.

  • NEWS

    How two young reporters shook Myanmar

    Reuters, Published on 09/08/2018

    » YANGON: Late in the afternoon of Dec 12 last year, Wa Lone's cell phone rang. It was a man named Naing Lin, a lance corporal in Myanmar's 8th Security Police Battalion.

  • NEWS

    Rights groups call for end to child marriage

    News, Patpon Sabpaitoon, Published on 31/07/2018

    » Rights activists have called on the government and Muslim leaders to take legal action against a 41-year-old Malaysian man who controversially married an 11-year-old girl from Narathiwat province and prevent such a case from happening again.

  • BUSINESS

    China's currency Catch-22

    Asia focus, Published on 30/07/2018

    » Officials at the People's Bank of China (PBOC) have long insisted that "China won't weaponise the renminbi". And yet, implicit in their promise not to manipulate the currency for strategic ends is their ability to do so if they so desire.

  • BUSINESS

    How can we retain the benefits of globalisation?

    Asia focus, Koichi Hamada, Published on 16/07/2018

    » In the last few years, for many people and their leaders, globalisation has become a scourge to be purged in favour of greater protectionism and unilateralism. This represents a sharp departure from the recent past, when globalisation was widely regarded as a positive force. What changed, and why?

  • LIFESTYLE

    Call me by her name

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 13/07/2018

    » While the interest and market for gay-themed stories continue to grow -- on online channels, on television series and in cinemas -- the sub-genre of lesbian movies has still got some catching up to do, especially in Thailand. Once in a blue moon, a lesbian film would drop on our cinema or TV screens, and the ones that had an actual cultural impact can be counted on one hand. At last week's LGBT Film Festival, which saw an enthusiastic turnout, there was then just one lesbian film among a dozen gay-themed international titles. All of this seems to signify that truly fair representation of gender and sexuality in the media still has quite a way to go.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Trial and tribulation at German Film Week

    Life, Published on 28/06/2018

    » The German Film Week began on Monday and continues until Sunday. Among several titles in the programme, a couple of highlights stand out, and the good news is you can still catch them at this weekend at Cinema Oasis, Bangkok Screening Room and Goethe Institut.

  • NEWS

    South Sudan foes agree 'permanent' ceasefire within 72 hours

    AFP, Published on 27/06/2018

    » KHARTOUM - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his arch-foe Riek Machar agreed Wednesday to a "permanent" ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours, raising hopes of an end to four-and-a-half years of war.

  • NEWS

    Chechen leader makes Salah honorary citizen

    Sports, Published on 24/06/2018

    » MOSCOW: Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov has made Egypt's talismanic striker Mohamed Salah an honorary citizen of the southern Russian region at a farewell banquet held for the eliminated World Cup side.

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