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    Authorities prepare New Year blessings

    Business, Chadamas Chinmaneevong, Published on 15/12/2015

    » The Tourism and Sports Ministry will submit to the cabinet on Tuesday three requests for measures aimed at encouraging domestic and foreign tourists.


    Alibaba reveals 'hefty' price for SCMP

    Business, AFP, Published on 15/12/2015

    » Hong Kong: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will pay US$266 million for Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, far higher than analysts' estimates in a deal that has sparked fears the paper will lose its independent voice.


    Coup no obstacle to Hun Sen trade visit

    News, Published on 15/12/2015

    » Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's visit to Thailand this week reaffirms brightening relations between the two countries after the Cambodian premier sent a delegation to extend his goodwill to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) in July last year.


    Maruzen steeps B450m to brew up green tea output

    Business, Pitsinee Jitpleecheep, Published on 15/12/2015

    » Maruzen Foods (Thailand), a joint venture between Boonrawd Brewery and Japan's Maruzen Tea, will spend 450 million baht to expand its green tea production capacity in Chiang Rai over the next three years to serve export markets.


    No need to rush on TPP

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/12/2015

    » The government is rushing to join the US-led Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). It claimed to be studying the treaty, but in fact has asked Japan to help it gain membership. The only reason given is, in essence, other countries are doing it. This is strange reasoning. In fact, one should ask if it is worth paying the high price it will cost to belong to the TPP, or any Pacific-oriented trade group that excludes China by design.


    Egco eyes Asean expansion

    Business, Published on 15/12/2015

    » SET-listed Electricity Generating Plc (Egco) has started construction of its San Buenaventura coal-fired power plant in the Philippines.


    Ajarn Ben's Southeast Asian analyses still enlighten

    News, Philip J Cunningham, Published on 15/12/2015

    » When I studied with Benedict Anderson at Cornell University in 1974, he seemed the quintessential absent-minded professor; at once erudite and bookish, idealistic and dreamy-eyed. The fact he had just been kicked out of Indonesia only added to his aura. Giving lectures about coups and counter-coups and revolutionary martyrs, he'd pace the front of the classroom in clunky boots and mismatched outfits, captivating class attention with his soft but mellifluous Irish-accented voice.


    ID card fuss offers perfect distraction

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 15/12/2015

    » It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! A promise from none other than Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha himself assures that although Thais may not get to vote next year, the junta has found new, ingenious ways to use the ID card for national entertainment.

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    Korean virtuoso shines

    Life, Published on 15/12/2015

    » An enthusiastic and appreciative audience was privileged to witness musicianship of the very highest order last Thursday when 27-year-old South Korean violin virtuoso Ye-Eun Choi took to the stage at the Thailand Cultural Centre for the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Foundation's annual "Royal Celebration Concert" in honour of His Majesty the King's 88th birthday.


    Eight lessons from Paris

    News, Published on 15/12/2015

    » It took years of careful planning by the United Nations and the 195 countries involved to reach the historic deal on climate change agreed in Paris on Saturday.

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