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  • ADVANCED NEWS

    What's new in business news: May 9, 2014

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 09/05/2014

    » Airport City commercial zone planned for Phuket Airport, Thai rice exports rising on lower prices & world drought & digital TV success for Channel 8 after one month.

  • THAILAND

    Planned polls in doubt, says EC chief

    Patsara Jikkham, Published on 09/05/2014

    » Election Commission chairman Supachai Somcharoen on Friday cast doubt on a planned election due to concern over escalating political tensions after anti-government protesters launched a major rally.

  • WORLD

    Indonesia races to count parliamentary poll results

    AFP, Published on 09/05/2014

    » Indonesian officials raced against time Friday to finish counting votes from last month's legislative polls before a midnight deadline, as fears grew the announcement of the results may have to be delayed.

  • WORLD

    US condemns N.Korea's 'ugly' racist Obama remarks

    AFP, Published on 09/05/2014

    » The United States has condemned "ugly and disrespectful" racist comments directed at Barack Obama by North Korea's official KCNA news agency comparing the US president to a black "monkey" in a zoo.

  • BUSINESS

    Political strife hits property market

    Online Reporters, Published on 09/05/2014

    » Increased political uncertainty will have a negative impact on investment sentiment in Thailand’s real estate market as it has dampened investor confidence, according to international international property services and consultancy firm JLL.

  • LIFE

    Dim sum fun

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 09/05/2014

    » THE SET-UP: Sure, you can get your dumplings or salapao from 7-Eleven or a mobile vendor uncle, but their offerings are mainly for sustenance only. Luckily enough, we Bangkokians have many options to take the dim sum experience to a savoury level with the all-you-can-eat options from the hotel restaurants out there. Chyna is one such place and, as suggested by its name, it tries to put new spins on Chinese dishes. Behind the tall windows of Chyna lies a spacious and airy main dining area. There are two private rooms that can be merged once the partition is retracted, in case your clan wants to organise an annual gathering (so everyone remembers where they are in the complicated family tree). The outdoor area overlooks a nearby temple and the city beyond in case you want a view. The regular patrons during weekdays are businesspeople while friends and families come in the evenings and on weekends. Chinese and French hotel guests staying at Centra Central Station also stop by.

  • THAILAND

    Capo threatens 'decisive legal action'

    Online Reporters, Published on 09/05/2014

    » The government’s Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (Capo) stated Friday afternoon that all leaders and followers of the anti-government People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) would face decisive legal action.

  • LIFE

    Hot dog!

    Guru, Richard Mcleish, Published on 09/05/2014

    » THE SET-UP: With the pizza and burger scene of the city a little saturated, perhaps it was only a matter of time that the hot dog race began in earnest. After success at Nana BTS station, Superdog has opened a dine-in location in Thong Lor to up the dog stakes just round the corner from rival Bangers. The cosy space has enough room for about 12 diners, who probably won’t hang around too long to notice the gaudy decor and direct lighting. (It ain’t called fast food for nothing). But the visitors are probably there for one thing. The hand-made dogs come courtesy of James, a Californian who spent enough time in New York to develop a serious affinity with the dog. Spend 10 minutes with the guy and you’ll soon know he is serious about his product.

  • WORLD

    Putin hails 'all-conquering' Russian patriotism at Victory Day parade

    AFP, Published on 09/05/2014

    » Thousands of Russian troops marched through Red Square on Friday as Moscow put on a powerful show of patriotism and military might following its annexation of Crimea.

  • WORLD

    Vietnam arrests official in bribery case

    Published on 09/05/2014

    » HANOI - Another senior Vietnamese railway official has been arrested for his role in an alleged US$780,000 (25.35 million baht) bribery case involving a Hanoi urban railway project funded by Japanese official development assistance, a local newspaper reported Friday.

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