Tue, 11 Jun 2019 01:00
Farmers seeking govt aid on rise
MORE and more farmers are coming forward to register for government subsidies as well as an occupation-shifting allowance this year, Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) secretary-general Jariya Sutthichaiya said yesterday.
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 01:00
Sathorn offers diverse options for active lifestyles
SATHORN STANDS out in Bangkok for having successfully undergone a major realignment, shifting from a commercial zone to a lifestyle-oriented neighbourhood boasting a wide range of choices – in residences, dining options and entertainment lures – to engage travellers and locals alike, a Nation survey has found.
Fri, 07 Jun 2019 01:00
The warning in the bubbles
Amid constantly shifting economic trends, central bank right to try and slow steady rise in household debt
Thu, 06 Jun 2019 01:00
Nibbling on luscious lavender
Up & Above Bar at The Okura Prestige Bangkok is crafting refreshing Lavender Afternoon Tea delights that will be available from July 1 through September 30.
Sun, 02 Jun 2019 11:38
King comes to aid of injured sport student
His Majesty the King has arranged for a 15-year-old who was injured while lifting weights at her school to be flown to Bangkok for treatment.
Fri, 24 May 2019 04:49
Auto shipments hit 24-month low in April
AMID the escalating trade war between the US and China , Thailand’s car exports hit a 24-month low in April, according to the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).
Mon, 13 May 2019 01:00
Concern grows over lifting ban on elephant exports
ANIMAL-RIGHTS activists are up in arms over the Commerce Ministry’s plan to legalise the export of live domesticated elephants, saying the elephants could be harmed during transportation abroad – and wild elephants would likely pay a price too.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:00
Murky mega-projects are shaping new govt’s formation
Political power is shifting unseen under pressure from three multibillion-baht schemes
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:00
China’s accountability system offers unique alternative to Western democracy
China has made unprecedented contributions to global economic growth and green innovation in recent decades, lifting close to 800 million people out of poverty since it launched reform and opening-up four decades ago. China – and the world – owes this success to the Chinese authorities’ experimental approach to policymaking, characterised by trial and error and constant adaptation.
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 01:00
Army chief is mobilising against the tide of progress
Army chief Apirat Kongsompong’s comment concerning leftist ideology derived from abroad is targeted mainly at Future Forward’s political agenda and is further dividing the country.
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 01:00
‘Giving seats to smaller parties the only formula’
A FORMER MEMBER of the now-defunct Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) said yesterday that there was just one formula to calculate the number of party-list MPs – it is the one that gives Parliament seats to smaller parties despite them getting a significantly low share of votes.
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 01:00
Army chief’s comments a threat to democracy: scholars
ARMY chief General Apirat Kongsompong’s provocative comments against foreign-educated politicians with leftist leanings and activists is a threat to democracy and could lead to social unrest, violence and even collapse of the regime, prominent scholars and rights defenders warned yesterday.
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 21:07
Hike in minimum wage will cause more losses than gain: FTI
The Federation of Thai Industry (FTI) is urging the next government to work more closely with the private sector in crafting key economic policies, stating that further hiking the minimum wage – a policy proposed by several political parties – will hurt the low-income sector and be harmful to the economy.
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 01:00
Uncertainty over new govt may delay investments, hit consumer spending
SEVERAL FACTORS contributing to political uncertainty could delay investment decisions and stop consumers from spending, business leaders warn.
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:49
FTI chief calls for pro-growth policies from next government
The chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), Supant Mongkolsuthree, said after casting his vote on Sunday morning that the election was the best way to drive the country forward.