Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:00
Is higher pay the way to fix Indonesia’s corruption problem?
Indonesia’s National Police chief General Tito Karnavian announced recently that police officers’ allowances would be increased by up to 70 per cent and that raised the question of whether a higher pay may help fix Indonesia’s graft problem.
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:28
Travel: Welcome to Pakistan
For China, Pakistan’s friendship is higher than the Himalayas and deeper than the seas. But for Pakistanis, the 1,300km-long China-Pakistan Friendship Highway is a one-way thoroughfare.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:00
MPC not expected to change rate, while window dressing in first quarter unlikely
In midMarch, the US Federal Reserve decided to raise its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 0.751.0 per cent and expects to raise it two more times this year, provided inflation is higher. The US inflation rate was 2.7 per cent in February, which made the real interest rate minus1.7 per cent.
Sun, 15 May 2016 13:08
Malaysia’s looming economic woes
KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian economy is slowing down and indications are that the risks for a further slowdown is higher now despite the central bank’s more optimistic forecast for a better second-half economic performance.
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 01:00
Govt focuses on air quality
THE PUBLIC Health Ministry has instructed provincial health officials in the North to closely monitor air-quality reports and at-risk groups after the latest figures show the number of affected people is higher than in the same period last year.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:37
Most people support 10 per cent rate of inheritance tax: survey
Up to 69.58 per cent of people surveyed by the National Institute of Development Administration support the Finance Ministry's plan to collect inheritance tax at the 10 per cent rate from the sum which is higher than Bt50 million.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 01:00
Proposal to put LPG on price-control list
The Department of Energy Business will discuss with the Commerce Ministry the possibility of putting liquefied petroleum gas for the transport sector on the price-control list after discovering the LPG price at some retail stations is higher than the pric
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:00
Thaksin's silence conspicuous
The tension is higher than ever, the nation is deadlocked, and it all seems to be principally over Thaksin.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 00:00
Gender issue in banking industry
It has long been well known that Thailand's female population is higher than the male. And now this is a big issue at big companies.
At Kasikornbank, it is difficult to balance the number of male and female employees. In 2000, about 70 per cent of KBank
Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00
In uncertain times, a yen for the unloved dollar standard
Travelling around the Southeast Asian region last week, the business mood was all about currency fluctuation and its impact on markets. Things do look different when the Thai stock market's daily turnover touches US$2 billion and is higher than that of S
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 00:00
Songkran death tolls increase
Though the first four days of Songkran saw fewer accidents than the same period last year, the number of deaths is higher, with the major causes remaining drunk driving and speeding.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00
SET likely to see more corrections; P/E still high
Last week, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index rebounded swiftly after giving up 112 points in the previous week. This week is expected to see market corrections. The SET's current price-to-earnings ratio is more than 17 times, which is higher tha
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:00
What should we do with the money as foreign capital keeps flowing in?
The baht has kept strengthening against the US dollar for the past month from near-30 levels to near 29 now. The common reason cited is the capital flow to the Thai market because the interest rate here is higher than in the United States, the European Un
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:00
TDRI study finds higher lifetime remuneration for civil servants
Despite lower monthly pay, civil servants' lifetime remuneration is higher than private companies' employees, regardless of education levels, according to a study by the Thailand Development Research Institute.
Fri, 23 Nov 2012 00:00
No worries over SSI, says SCB
Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) says there is no need for it to make extra provisions to cover Sahaviriya Steel Industries because the bank's coverage ratio is higher than 100 per cent. However, the bank is concerned about the company's ability to find new mar