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    World Bank trims East Asia outlook

    Business, Published on 12/04/2016

    » Singapore — China's economic slowdown would hit growth in developing East Asia and the Pacific from this year until at least 2018, the World Bank said yesterday, warning of volatile global markets and urging caution.


    Rate cuts 'narrow margins'

    Business, Published on 12/04/2016

    » The recent cuts in banks' lending rates are credit-negative because they will narrow their net interest margins (NIMs), given that banks' funding costs are likely to remain unchanged over the next two or three quarters, according to Moody's Investors Service.


    Women seen as effective suicide bombers

    News, Tobin Harshaw, Published on 12/04/2016

    » On a list of history's most notorious assassins, alongside John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald and Gavrilo Princip, the name Thenmozhi Rajaratnam would probably draw mostly blank stares. But in her way, the Tamil Tiger terrorist -- who blew up herself, the Indian leader Rajiv Gandhi and 13 others in May 1991 -- has perhaps had the largest lasting influence.


    Long road to a phony democracy

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 12/04/2016

    » The "extra question" to be attached to the charter referendum can be a game-changer -- it has laid bare the military regime's attempt to go the extra mile in prolonging its power after the election.


    Facing the army's shame

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/04/2016

    » It was a shocking revelation that the commander of today's Royal Thai Army had to publicly order his officers not to murder or torture fellow soldiers. Yet that was the order issued last week by army commander Gen Teerachai Nakwanich, and shown to the public. After 142 years of serving the nation, the army has officers and men capable of killing their own service members. Clearly, the army must clean house on this despicable matter.


    Actions speak louder

    News, Postbag, Published on 12/04/2016

    » Re: "Democrats deal double blow to CDC draft", (BP, April 11).

  • LIFE

    Monking around on the big screen

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 12/04/2016

    » Men in saffron robes are a force to be reckoned with; in life, in headline news, and in Thai cinema. At a time when monks scuffle with monks, and sometimes with the authorities, a new Thai film about a funny monk is raking it in at the cinemas.

  • LIFE

    The twilight zone

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 12/04/2016

    » April 13 isn't just the start of Songkran -- it's also National Senior Citizen's Day, observed to bring attention to the elderly. With Thailand on a path to becoming the highest-aged society in Asean -- the percentage of elderly among the total population is estimated to rise to 20% in 2020-21 -- there has been increased public and private interest in developing programmes to help senior citizens get out of the house, socialise and become as independent as possible, exercising their physical, emotional and physical well-being in the process.


    Foremost maker milks farm partnerships

    Business, Krissana Parnsoonthorn, Published on 12/04/2016

    » FrieslandCampina (Thailand) Plc, a dairy producer under the Foremost brand, is playing a vital role in improving the capability of Thai dairy farmers, with an eye towards controlling half of the domestic dairy market by 2020.

  • LIFE

    Less is more

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 12/04/2016

    » American researcher James R. Mitchell, associate professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, runs a lab with the primary goal of understanding how nutrition affects longevity and health.

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