• Mon, 11 Mar 2019 01:00
    Asean trade window tops agenda
    CONCLUDING THE Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations and fully implementing the Asean Single Window (ASW) for all 10 Asean members by the end of this year are Thailand’s two top economic priorities as Asean chair, according to a senior official from the Commerce Ministry’s Department of Trade Negotiations (DTN).
    Economy
  • Mon, 04 Mar 2019 01:00
    India to deepen ties with Asean 
    India is expected to strengthen economic ties with Thailand and the Asean region in 2019 through joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and its participation in the on-going trilateral highway project.
    Economy
  • Sun, 03 Mar 2019 15:00
    Truckload of pangolins intercepted in Prachuap
    Police early Sunday morning seized 76 live pangolins – estimated combined retail value overseas Bt10 million – from a smuggler in Prachuap Khiri Khan.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:39
    Asean credibility at stake if RCEP  not concluded this year, forum hears
    Concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be the biggest challenge during Thailand’s Asean chairmanship this year, as failing to do so will gravely damage the credibility of the Southeast Asian grouping, international relations experts cautioned on Tuesday.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 09 Feb 2019 01:00
    How corrupt we are
    Thailand was ranked 99 out of 180 countries and territories in the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which shows that despite some progress, many countries are still failing to make serious inroads against graft.
    national
  • Sat, 02 Feb 2019 01:00
    99 is an auspicious number even on the graft index
    Transparency International gave Thailand a humbling 36 out of 100 points on its 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index, ranking it 99 out of 180 countries.
    your say
  • Fri, 01 Feb 2019 01:00
    Thailand faces tough job as Asean chair amid trade conflicts, forum hears
    As Asean chair this year, Thailand must enhance the region’s cooperation amid growing US-China tensions that threaten to go beyond mere trade conflicts, international-relations experts said at a peace forum in Bangkok yesterday.
    ASEAN+
  • Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:00
    ONCB intercepts 300m meth pills in three-month Golden Triangle operation
    THE OFFICE of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) yesterday announced that it had managed to prevent 300 million methamphetamine pills from flowing into the country in the final quarter of last year.
    national
  • Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:00
    THAILAND SLIPS THREE PLACES IN GRAFT INDEX 
    In a list of 180 countries, Thailand fell to 99 from 96 in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) in 2018.
    Economy
  • Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:30
    ONCB intercepts 300m meth pills in three-month operation with neighbours
    The Office of Narcotics Control Board on Tuesday announced that it had managed to prevent some 300 million methamphetamine pills from flowing into the country during its operations in the final quarter of last year.
    national
  • Tue, 29 Jan 2019 01:00
    Thailand to push RCEP deal this year
    THAILAND, as Asean chair, will push for conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations by the year-end in order to counterbalance the negative impacts of the US-China trade war. 
    Economy
  • Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:00
    Analysts: Yes, Najib a social media hit, but public perception unchanged
    PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has become a sensation with his arty trolling of people on the Internet, but social media and political analysts say his efforts will not change the public's perception of him.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:00
    Asean meeting under Thai chair to discuss contentious issues next week in Chiang Mai
    Asean foreign ministers will next week gather in the northern Thai province of Chiang Mai to brainstorm on various vexing issues, including the Rakhine crisis, South China Sea, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and an Indo-Pacific Strategy aiming to maintain its “centrality” for regional security architecture.
    ASEAN+
  • Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:50
    Myanmar man arrested with 300kg of 'ice' in Chiang Rai
    A Shan State man from Myanmar was arrested after troops intercepted his pickup truck and found 300kg of crystal meth on Wednesday night.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 08 Jan 2019 01:00
    Ministry set for first SEOM meeting here
    THE MINISTRY of Commerce will host the first Asean Senior Economic Officials’ Meeting (SEOM) in Bangkok form January 12-18 to push for economic issues and to conclude negotiations on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) this year.
    Economy
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