Thu, 25 Apr 2019 01:00
Over Bt130 bn eyed for new ‘innovation ministry’
THE GOVERNMENT is expected to allocate at least Bt130 billion per year for the new ministry of higher education, research and innovation.
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 01:00
Early rote-learning disables children for life
On becoming education minister in 2016, Teerakiat Jareonsettasin launched a mission impossible: reversing the top-down management of an education system that was failing badly. The stakes could not be higher – education reform presents the only hand to play if the Kingdom is to escape the middle-income trap and join the developed world.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:00
Investing in learning for a continuous return
THE TERM “investment” is one we’re all familiar with, one way or another. You may have invested in the stock market, real estate or even gold, but we all understand that the money put into these choices are just long-term investments for higher return in the future.
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:00
Oil smuggling rises since tax reform law
THE FEDERATION of Philippine Industries claimed that the country’s revenue losses due to oil smuggling have increased by about 30 per cent since higher excise taxes were slapped on the product.
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 01:00
New land and building taxes will not increase tax rates, says Treasury Department
The Treasury Department has reassured that a new method for appraising land and buildings will not result in higher land and building tax rates as several parties have suggested, while the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) estimates about Bt40 billion per year in additional government revenues for the first two years from 2020 when the taxes bill takes effect.
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 02:16
People return home after 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Central Sulawesi
The situation in Banggai Raya in Central Sulawesi has returned to normal following a 6.9-magnitude earthquake that hit the province on Friday evening, as people have started to return to their homes after seeking higher ground in anticipation of a tsunami.
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 01:00
Tsunami warning lifted after strong quake hits off Indonesia
Luwuk, Indonesia - A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia Friday, the United States Geological Survey said, triggering a brief tsunami warning that sent panicked residents fleeing to higher ground.
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 01:00
The ‘yield curve’ has inverted
THE “YIELD curve”, or the gap between long-term and short-term interest rates, inverts when short-term rates are higher than long-term rates.
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 01:00
Thais lead world in travel this year
THAI people plan to travel overseas by an average 3.9 trips in 2019 – higher than other countries in the Asia Pacific and even across the globe, according to the latest survey by Visa.
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 01:00
Who are the real ‘monkeys’ of Thai education?
A few years ago the Foreign Correspondents Club hosted a seminar entitled “Globalisation and the Role of the Thai State in Higher Education Reform”.
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 12:02
Inflation still edging upward
Inflation was 1.24 per cent higher in March than the same month last year, the Commerce Ministry reported.
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 01:00
Chatrium eyes stronger growth in Myanmar
Despite tourism has yet to rebound in Mynamar, partly due to international outcry over the conflicts in Rakhine State on the western coast , the management of Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon expects higher growth and a better performance this year.
Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:31
Chiang Mai public transport van drivers petition against GPS speed detectors, for higher speed limit
Some 50 representatives of Chiang Mai’s public transport van association on Monday showed up at the provincial transport office, calling for sympathy and help by either cancelling the requirement for public transport vans to be installed with speed-detecting GPS devices or increasing the current 90 kilometres/hour speed limit to 110km/h.
Sun, 24 Feb 2019 18:19
North chokes in dangerous smog
THREE PROVINCES in the North, including Chiang Mai, faced PM2.5 levels higher than the standard safe levels for health.
Sun, 24 Feb 2019 12:59
Fear and hoping: expectations surge ahead of new US-Taliban talks
The US and the Taliban are to meet in Qatar for fresh talks Monday seeking an end to 17 years of grinding conflict in Afghanistan, with the stakes ratcheting higher as the spring fighting season approaches.