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  • BUSINESS

    A powerful statement

    Business, Published on 17/09/2018

    » For industrial operators, a loss in power supply for even a split second could lead to catastrophic damage to their business. But an even greater fear for some operators would be if their power supply contracts were controlled by a monopoly, extracting high prices without competition.

  • BUSINESS

    In Bangkok and its shadows, housing hums

    Business, Kanana Katharangsiporn, Published on 17/09/2018

    » The residential property sector in Greater Bangkok is set to sprint along throughout the year, with growth of 11.7% in the number of newly registered units and 9.7% in new transfers, buoyed by an expanding economy and state investment in infrastructure, says the Real Estate Information Center (REIC).

  • BUSINESS

    Back in Beijing's orbit

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 17/09/2018

    » The Beijing-backed China Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC) took a major step forward last week with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries. While it signals a commitment to strengthen economic cooperation and lay the foundation for greater interconnectivity, the devil is in the details.

  • BUSINESS

    Sustainability gathers buzz

    Business, Chiratas Nivatpumin, Published on 17/09/2018

    » A common definition for business sustainability is how well companies manage their finances while also improving social and environmental conditions, or more succinctly, "profits, people and planet".

  • OPINION

    Fake goods a growing scourge

    Asia focus, Published on 17/09/2018

    » Listening to the news and enjoying a half-hour bubble bath are part of my morning routine. But a news item I heard recently got my day off to a bad start. I rushed through my post-bath preparations without touching any of the products I normally use.

  • BUSINESS

    Big wheel

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 17/09/2018

    » Jeremy Clarkson, the outspoken former host of the hit BBC show Top Gear, once observed that a Lamborghini is for "people who want to move about in a big pantomime, massive West End musical full of colour and noise, and to hell with how fast you can go around the corner".

  • BUSINESS

    The road to 5G

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 17/09/2018

    » The next great technological transformation is under way as 5G telecommunication systems undergo testing prior to commercial deployment in many markets. Mobile operators will be at the forefront of creating a new platform capable of transforming industries and becoming a catalyst for global economic growth.

  • SPORTS

    Ronaldo off the mark as Juventus maintain 100% record

    AFP, Published on 17/09/2018

    » MILAN: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first competitive goals for Juventus on Sunday, with a second-half double that ensured a 2-1 win over Sassuolo to make it four victories from as many Serie A games.

  • OPINION

    The high price of delusion

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 17/09/2018

    » For almost three weeks, we have been hearing a string of updates about 40-year-old Surasit Palasak, who was charged with the rape of a 17-year-old girl. This is not a straightforward rape case, by the way, because Surasit, a native of Si Sa Ket province, has claimed to be spirit medium of Fiery-Eye Hermit. A surprise twist here is that Surasit has suffered from polio since birth, at least according to his mother.

  • LIFE

    How not to regulate

    Life, Published on 17/09/2018

    » It's 6.30pm on Khao San Road. A backpacker runs in his flip-flops, racing the rain to reach a hostel. Another tourist stands under a canopy, waiting for the downpour to end and catch a tuk-tuk. Nearby, a vendor sits idly in her tent, hoping for a customer, any customer, to come by.

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