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  • BUSINESS

    Baht surges to 5-year high near 31

    Business, Published on 21/02/2019

    » The baht soared to its highest level against the dollar in more than five years on Wednesday, on hopes that the US and China would be able to secure a trade deal and avert retaliatory tariffs. Analysts expect the local currency to continue marching past the 31-baht mark.

  • LIFE

    The sound of Isan on your TV

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 02/08/2019

    » When TV drama Dok Khoon, Sieng Khaen was planned to be screened on GMM25, the announcement received positive response. Featuring locations in Thailand's northeastern region and characters speaking Isan, the show was expected to be an enjoyable programme.

  • THAILAND

    Bad education?

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 11/02/2019

    » Sex is rarely a topic we discuss freely in Thailand. Shunned in our conservative culture, sex -- as a topic of discussion -- is received with either embarrassment, shame or laughter, not to be taken seriously or with a straight face.

  • BUSINESS

    TMB, TBank talk merger

    Business, Published on 28/12/2018

    » Talks of a potential merger between TMB Bank and Thanachart Bank (TBank), including the possibility that the Finance Ministry will inject fresh funds to maintain its shareholding in TMB, are expected to be concluded by the end of January.

  • LIFE

    A global meeting for music buffs

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 30/07/2019

    » The 45th International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) was held at Chulalongkorn University earlier this month. The premier global meeting for ethnomusicologists was held in Southeast Asia for the first time in its history. As the secretary-general of the ICTM Prof Ursuka Hemetek said: "This is a special occasion for us to be in Southeast Asia for the first time."

  • OPINION

    Food for thought

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 29/07/2019

    » Som tam is a staple that I eat almost every day, but always skipping the tomato and long bean that end up in the restaurant's bin. The other day, I started drinking soya milk -- it was too sweet. The remaining amount was discarded in the kitchen sink. I often have to throw away rotten carrots and other vegetables as well as unconsumed kub khao in plastic bags. Those ready-to-eat foods became expired items in the fridge.

  • THAILAND

    Prayut to focus on military reshuffle

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 22/07/2019

    » Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will put this year's military reshuffle among his first priorities when he starts working at the Defence Ministry on July 30.

  • THAILAND

    Prayut confirms pre-election dialogue

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 06/11/2018

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reiterated Monday pre-election talks on the lifting of the political ban would take place after the organic law on the election of MPs takes effect next month.

  • OPINION

    The moon and the city noodle shop

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 21/07/2019

    » Unless you have been in hibernation you will be aware that yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Every newspaper and television network has been bombarding us with tales featuring small steps, giant leaps, eagles landing, lift-offs and splashdowns.

  • LIFE

    Life in the Spider-Man web

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 11/01/2019

    » Despite having been released for only a month in the US, Sony Animation's Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has already proved a massive success, grossing over US$275 million (8.8 billion baht) worldwide, with glowing critical response. The film, released in Thai cinemas this week, also won for best animated feature at the recent Golden Globes.

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