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  • BUSINESS

    Global gas demand seen rising

    Business, Published on 08/06/2019

    » Global gas demand is expected to grow at a rate of 1.6% a year until 2024, fuelled by Chinese consumption which will account for over a third of the demand growth during the period, according to the International Energy Agency.

  • BUSINESS

    Chairman of Wipro to retire

    Business, Published on 08/06/2019

    » India's second-richest man, Azim Premji, announced his retirement as chairman of Wipro Ltd on Thursday, the company that he transformed from a small cooking fat firm into a global IT powerhouse.

  • OPINION

    Brave MPs a ray of hope

    News, Published on 08/06/2019

    » With political parties fighting tooth and nail for key cabinet portfolios and doing whatever it takes to have a chance to join a coalition government, two of them have let their principles and honesty take a back seat to the power grabbing.

  • BUSINESS

    TAT targets Eastern European market in bid to boost yacht tourism

    Business, Dusida Worrachaddejchai, Published on 08/06/2019

    » The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) aims to increase yacht tourism from Europe, especially from landlocked Eastern European countries.

  • OPINION

    Corruption endemic

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/06/2019

    » In my 30-plus years in Thailand, it has become quite obvious that corruption in its various forms has had a disastrous effect on the country through the failure of its institutions. Look up the effect of corruption on Google and immediately you will find that politicians, police and the judiciary are the institutions named as most affected. I have watched with disbelief as politicians, wealthy individuals and military leaders have broken laws, engaged in illegal activities and even caused deaths without any repercussions for their actions.

  • BUSINESS

    Racing back after a short detour

    Business, Kanana Katharangsiporn, Published on 08/06/2019

    » Thongchai Busrapan made one of the biggest decisions of his life in 2012, deciding to set up his own business at age 43.

  • BUSINESS

    Trade friction on two fronts dents equities

    Business, Published on 08/06/2019

    » Recap: Global stock markets remained torn between trade war worries and hopes of more easing from central banks. Uncertainty surrounding trade negotiations -- the US is now at odds with both China and Mexico -- sent many traders fleeing to safer investments such as bonds and gold, while they awaited US jobs data to assess the health of the economy.

  • THAILAND

    Goodbye Abhisit, or see you later?

    News, Published on 08/06/2019

    » When Abhisit Vejjajiva stepped down as leader of the Democrat Party over its failure to retain most of its constituency seats in the March 24 election, some critics went as far as to call on him to give up his party-list seat to take responsibility for the party's worst election defeat.

  • THAILAND

    Boating into a clean atmosphere

    News, Published on 08/06/2019

    » Getting around these days is heavily dependent on using motorised transport, which in turn contributes to air pollution. That air pollution is becoming increasingly dangerous. Outdoor air pollution exposes our bodies to toxic particles and kills around 4.2 million people per year.

  • OPINION

    Why is Eastern Europe honouring suspect national figures?

    News, Published on 08/06/2019

    » When is a hero not really a hero? When a country resurrects a tainted figure to serve the needs of a new national mythology. Consider the case of Latvian national hero Herberts Cukurs and his role in the Holocaust.

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