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  • NEWS

    Nalinee says US blacklist won't affect her portfolio

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 19/01/2012

    » A newly appointed cabinet member blacklisted by the United States Department of the Treasury for alleged business dealings with Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe insists the US ruling is "inconsequential" to her role in the Yingluck Shinawatra government.

  • NEWS

    Iran warns Gulf oil states as sanctions mount

    AFP, Published on 15/01/2012

    » Iran has starkly warned Gulf states not to make up for any shortfall in its oil exports under new US and EU sanctions, adding yet another layer of peril to the international showdown over its nuclear programme.

  • NEWS

    Suspect Atris claims he's been set up by Mossad

    News, Published on 21/01/2012

    » The Swedish-Lebanese terror suspect Hussein Atris has told a Swedish newspaper he is an ordinary hairdresser and trader who was set up by the Israeli secret service.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Roaring Success in 2012?

    Life, Published on 02/01/2012

    » Mohdu Paisarn's horoscope is based on Thai sidereal astrology, so your sign may be different from in the Western astrological system.

  • TECH

    Oracle fined $200 million for overcharging US govt

    AFP, Published on 07/10/2011

    » Business software and hardware giant Oracle was fined nearly $200 million dollars for overcharging the US government, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

  • TECH

    Google facing wide-ranging US antitrust probe: WSJ

    AFP, Published on 24/06/2011

    » The US Federal Trade Commission is poised to open a formal antitrust probe into whether Internet search giant Google has abused its dominance on the Web, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

  • TECH

    US regulators looking into Twitter: reports

    AFP, Published on 01/07/2011

    » US regulators are reviewing Twitter's dealings with firms that build applications and services for the popular messaging service, according to published reports.

  • TECH

    Taxing woes

    Database, Published on 20/10/2010

    » Cabinet approved a draft law for a "green tax" on all industries, to kick in by 2012; there is still some work to do but proposed rates are in the neighbourhood of 10,000 baht per tonne of waste water, 2,500 baht per tonne of emissions and 15 percent of 1,000 baht per tourist; Big Business enthusiastically welcomed the environmental tax proposal, but had a couple of teensy weensy little worries, hardly worth mentioning but still... such as about consumer resistance when they push the new taxes onto the public because no way will business absorb the costs; and also there's unfairness of, say, shops along the Chao Phraya dumping pollution and not having to pay any tax; also, there is concern over calling tourists "pollution"; but really, all in all, an excellent idea.

  • LEARNING

    Hold your Tongue

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 25/07/2010

    » Back in 2004, the then prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, hit on a bright idea.

  • TECH

    PM needs to become more Twitter-savvy

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 07/04/2010

    » As Bangkok ground to a halt during the first few days of the current protests, the number of fans of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on social networking sites shot up, averaging over a thousand new fans a day and now stands at just over 120,000. Finance Minister Korn Chartikavanij similarly saw a rise in followers and now stands at around a third of that, at 33,000.

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