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  • OPINION

    Agriculture 4.0: Obstacles and how to break through

    News, Published on 30/06/2017

    » Thailand 4.0 is the Thai government's new economic model aimed at pulling the country out of the middle-income trap. For agriculture, it means a seven-fold increase in average annual income of farmers from 56,450 baht to 390,000 baht within the next 20 years -- an extremely difficult, if not impossible objective to be achieved -- a task that would require a drastic shift in strategy to encourage adaptation and adoption of modern technologies.

  • BUSINESS

    Big future for Thai tech startups

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 30/06/2017

    » Thai tech startups are in a good position to expand throughout Southeast Asia as the local ecosystem proceeds to the next level, says Singtel Inno8 Ventures Pte.

  • BUSINESS

    Mid-year economic outlook: Growing with a bubble?

    Business, Tientip Subhanij, Published on 30/06/2017

    » For the first time in several years, the World Bank has not adjusted its global growth forecast downward, even though there are signs of new risks. It foresees the world economy recording solid growth of 2.7% this year, improving to 2.9% in 2018 and 2019 -- thanks to the improving performance of large emerging economies such as China, India and Russia and a recovery in world trade after two bad years.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Our friend

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 30/06/2017

    » Don't let his simple kitchen fool you. Jérôme Coldefy has cooked unforgettable dinners in more unusual settings and offbeat locations, from the pavements of Chinatown to a yacht off an island near Koh Samui.

  • OPINION

    Hong Kong handover: 20 years on

    News, Chris Patten, Published on 30/06/2017

    » While I was governor of Hong Kong, from 1992 until the handover of the city to China in 1997, I kept a diary. Consulting that diary over the last few months, as I write a book partly about my experience there, I have discovered several passages describing China's "struggle" school of diplomacy -- one that endures even today, as we approach the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty.

  • OPINION

    Sino rail deal nothing to be proud about

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 30/06/2017

    » When Chinese engineers lay the foundation work for the Thai-Chinese railway project later this year, I can imagine a flurry of applause, and some celebrations. Our leaders may feel pride in the project that is aimed at boosting the country's economy.

  • OPINION

    China must stop meddling

    News, Editorial, Published on 30/06/2017

    » Upon his arrival in Hong Kong yesterday afternoon, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged that his government would support the territory's economic development and improvement of people's lives and that he "wishes Hong Kong can once again achieve splendour".

  • BUSINESS

    31% of mid-year budget disbursed

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 30/06/2017

    » Some 31% of the 160-billion-baht mid-year budget for the 2017 fiscal year has already been taken out, the Fiscal Policy Office's (FPO) head says.

  • BUSINESS

    Happy 10th birthday, iPhone

    Business, Published on 30/06/2017

    » Apple Inc's iPhone turned 10 on Thursday, evoking memories of a rocky start for the device that ended up doing most to start the smartphone revolution and stirring interest in where it will go from here.

  • NEWS

    SSO introduces no-pay dental scheme

    News, Penchan Charoensuthipan, Published on 30/06/2017

    » Social Security Fund subscribers will be able to receive dental treatment without having to pay and wait for reimbursement at more than 19,000 state hospitals across the country from tomorrow, according to the Social Security Office (SSO).

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