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  • Bringing her home

    Jumsri Seekanya (second right) shows a document authorising Setthinari Venes, the Thai Women Network in the UK chairwoman, to handle all ceremonies for her daughter, Lamduan, at her house in Phen district on Thursday. (Photo by Yuttapong Kumnodnae)

    General -Women network in UK is mobilising funds for "Lady of the Hills" to bring her remains home in Udon Thani.

  • Hopes gone

    Workers at Ban Prophado School in Umphang district repair the roof of the school's 38-year-old wooden main building - again. (Photo taken from  Montri Jina Facebook page)

    General -Everyone at a run-down old school in the Tak highlands was overjoyed when told they were listed for funding for a new building. Then they waited...and waited...and waited.

  • Final farewell

    His Majesty the King presides over the cremation of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at Wat Debsirindrawas Ratchaworawiharn on Thursday. (Pool photo)

    Sports -HM the King presided over the cremation of former King Power and Leicester City boss Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter crash near its stadium.

  • No ill intention

    Chonsawat Asavahame arrives at the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases in Dusit district, Bangkok, on Thursday. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu)

    Politics -Appeal Court upholds acquittal of former Samut Prakan mayor Chonsawat Asavahame on charges of irregularities in issuing 5-year garbage contracts in 2003.

  • Unexpected rise

    Domestic car sales rose in February due to improved economic growth and investment. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

    Business news -Exports rose for the first time in three months and domestic car sales also jumped in Febuary from a year earlier on improved economic growth.

  • Prayut and 'cobras'

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha leads state officials to inspect construction of the Bang Sue electric railway station in Bangkok on Wednesday. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

    Politics -Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's chance of reclaiming the premiership seems to be on the upswing as several politicians have hinted willingness to back his bid.

  • Split concessions

    Worawoot: Calls for ToR revision

    General -A group of Thai retailers has threatened to team up with leading foreign duty-free shop operators to protest against AoT's ToR, which appear to encourage unfair competition.


Special Report


  • Come clean on assets


    Come clean on assets

    The plan by Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit to voluntarily transfer his assets to a so-called "blind trust" prior to becoming an MP is a welcome move, even...

    21 Mar 2019 at 04:00

  • CLM must prepare for 'Industry 4.0'

    Than Tha Aung

    CLM must prepare for 'Industry 4.0'

    The phrase "Industry 4.0" has become a buzzword in Thailand. From agriculture to education, every sector aims to upgrade to "smart" status. This means the Thai economy is going to be...

    21 Mar 2019 at 04:00

  • At Hyundai, it's still very much a man's world

    Anjani Trivedi

    At Hyundai, it's still very much a man's world

    Shame. One of the world's biggest investors and some of the most influential proxy advisory firms just stuck another nail in the coffin of corporate governance reform in South Korea.

    21 Mar 2019 at 04:00

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Feb exports unexpectedly rise 5.91% year-on-year

Feb exports unexpectedly rise 5.91% year-on-year

Customs-cleared exports unexpectedly rose in February, after contracting for three consecutive months, due to one-time shipment of arms and weapons, the Commerce Ministry said on...


  • BoT tempers GDP outlook

    BoT tempers GDP outlook

    The Bank of Thailand is less optimistic about the country's economic outlook, trimming its 2019 growth forecast to 3.8% from 4% amid sluggish export demand.

  • Fear of impact

    Fear of impact

    Promises to hike the daily minimum wage will incentivise investors to relocate production bases to offset the higher wage burden.

  • ESTAR lines up projects worth B4bn

    ESTAR lines up projects worth B4bn

    SET-listed developer Eastern Star Real Estate Plc (ESTAR) plans to launch five new projects worth a combined B4bn in Bangkok and Rayong, aiming to have B3bn in presales.

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