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  • BUSINESS

    Apisak talks up govt e-payment scheme

    News, Chiratas Nivatpumin, Published on 30/07/2016

    » The government's national e-payment project will boost economic efficiency, reduce waste and corruption and help improve access to financial services for small businesses and the poor, according to Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong.

  • OPINION

    There seems to be little to smile about

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Let's smile. It's something the state, in particular the Culture Ministry, is promoting in a campaign on decent Thai values -- it wants to see the younger generation smile properly.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Ain't no 'one nationality' movie

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 17/07/2015

    » Cataloging movies by their nationalities is convenient, though it's getting less practical and less relevant, in this age of internationalism and cross-border influences. We have a shining case in point this week: P Chai My Hero, or How to Win at Checkers (Every Time), looks, speaks, and feels Thai, though its genealogy is truly international. The film is based on two short stories by US-based Thai writer, Rattawut Lapcharoensap and directed by Korean-American Josh Kim, who moved to Thailand two years ago and successfully mounted this independent production.

  • BUSINESS

    SET fails to advance despite surprise rate cut

    Business, Published on 16/03/2015

    » Recap: US and global stock markets climbed for most of last week, propelled by eased worries over a US rate increase following a report of disappointing retail sales in February. In the Thai stock market, the Bank of Thailand's unexpected move to cut its policy rate improved investors' risk appetite but stocks still failed to advance.

  • OPINION

    Same story with Tibet

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/02/2016

    » Re: "China not in the wrong", (PostBag, Feb 25).

  • BUSINESS

    India's 'Good Sense Tax'

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 15/08/2016

    » Mangal Singh Rawal is finally seeing some light at the end of the dark tunnel that he and many other businessmen have been navigating for years.

  • OPINION

    Proustian questions for our leaders

    Oped, Kong Rithdee, Published on 26/12/2015

    » What is your idea of perfect happiness? When 99.5% of respondents in a government-sponsored poll think that the government is the best thing that ever happened for this country. Or maybe in the all of the universe, because such figures are even higher than God's rating.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Leaving a Thai impression

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 01/01/2016

    » Once again, a small Thai film blew over Cannes Film Festival like a graceful lover. On Monday, Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cemetery Of Splendour (or Rak Ti Khon Kaen) was screened to a thundering 10-minute standing ovation in the Un Certain Regard section, where the film's elegant formalism and aching beauty, deeply rooted in the northeastern spirit and post-coup reflection, shook up the festival slumber.

  • OPINION

    NCPO risks letting coup go to waste

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 19/08/2014

    » The prevailing feeling among military supporters of Ya Hai Sia Khong, or do not let a coup go to waste, will be the bane of Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha throughout his year-long attempt at national reform.

  • LIFESTYLE

    On and off the screen

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 03/08/2015

    » With the aim of learning from an established agency, representatives of the Thai film industry met with executives of the British Film Institute (BFI) in June during the inaugural Thai Film Festival in London, organised by the Ministry of Culture.

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