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  • NEWS

    Makkasan land handover hits obstacle

    News, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 12/09/2016

    » The planned handover of the 497-rai Makkasan area by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) to the Finance Ministry to clear huge debts has been suspended until legal concerns are settled.

  • NEWS

    Bangkok United keep pressure on Muang Thong

    Sports, Tor Chittinand, Published on 12/09/2016

    » Title-chasing Bangkok United provisionally moved alongside Muang Thong on 71 points at the top of the Thai League after a battling 4-2 win in Si Sa Ket last night.

  • OPINION

    Climate path is clear

    News, Postbag, Published on 12/09/2016

    » There are actions Thailand and the European Union need to take, because it is only a few months before countries will gather in Marrakech for a conference.

  • NEWS

    New setbacks in the South

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/09/2016

    » It has been another bad week for the government in the deep South. Separatists are believed to be behind a vicious bombing attack that killed a five-year-old schoolgirl, her father and another bystander. It shocked the nation and drew outrage from around the world. Another bomb blew apart a railway car and stopped all rail traffic between southern Thailand and Malaysia. Then, men claiming to represent the bombers, told the press they were trying to sabotage efforts to negotiate peace in the violent region.

  • OPINION

    New sugar policy has a bitter taste

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 12/09/2016

    » Last week, the government announced a policy to expand the sugar industry. The strategy, initially, sounds good, because it will catapult the Thai agriculture sector from a raw material supplier to a high value industry. FarmVille version 4.0, if you will.

  • OPINION

    Weevils in the rice scheme get fumigated

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 12/09/2016

    » A sense of vindication overcame me last Friday when the Anti-Money Laundering Office announced the seizure of about seven billion baht worth of bank deposits and land plots in Bangkok, Phuket, Phangnga, Lamphun, Ayutthaya and Ang Thong from two companies: Siam Indica Co and Srilalai Co (later changed to Kitha Properties Co) and various individuals closely connected to Apichart Chansakulporn, or Sia Piang, an influential rice exporter who was close to the Pheu Thai Party.

  • OPINION

    Kim won't stray from nuke ambition

    News, John Nilsson-Wright, Published on 12/09/2016

    » The announcement last Friday that North Korea has carried out its fifth test of a nuclear device has once again raised fears of regional instability and the prospect of a potential armed conflict on the Korean peninsula. However, coming on the heels of the last test in January of this year, cynics might ask "what's new?"

  • BUSINESS

    RCEP aims for pact in 13 months

    Business, Phusadee Arunmas, Published on 12/09/2016

    » Trade ministers from the 16-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will meet on Nov 3-4 and seek to resolve unsettled issues, mainly on market access for trade in goods and services, and investment.

  • BUSINESS

    Global shares mixed, Set has worst week of year

    Business, Published on 12/09/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied last week, propelled by fading prospects for a US rate increase this month and upbeat Chinese import data. However, markets sank on Friday after North Korea reported a nuclear test and a senior Federal Reserve official said waiting much longer to raise rates could hurt the US recovery.

  • BUSINESS

    CMG slashes more brands in portfolio

    Business, Pitsinee Jitpleecheep, Published on 12/09/2016

    » Central Marketing Group (CMG), the distribution arm for fashion, cosmetics and electrical appliances under Central Group, is adjusting its product portfolio to increase its brand management efficiency and boost profits.

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