Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:00
Nespresso visits coffeehouses of yore
Travel back in time with Nespresso and embark on a journey to the historical roots and the lively ambience of the very first coffeehouses.
Fri, 28 Dec 2018 01:00
NEW YEAR SPENDING TO TAKE A DIP
The Grassroot Economic Research Centre of the Government Savings Bank forecasts grassroots spending of up to Bt30.2 billion in the New Year season, a drop of an average Bt2,150 per person from last year, in this new year season or average Bt2,150 per head or dropped from last year, the bank’s president and CEO Chatchai Payuhanaveechai said yesterday.
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:00
Brexit and the EU: Lessons for both sides
As an outsider, I am perhaps less qualified to comment on Brexit than those with roots in the UK and the European Union. But having been part of the multilateral world for most of my life, I always feel that wherever we are, we find ourselves in the same global boat. When tidal waves rise anywhere on our planet, they send repercussions to other parts of the world.
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 15:40
Experts back village-based model to entrench democracy at grassroots level
Several thinkers have recommended “democratic reform that starts from the grassroots level”, as Thailand’s democracy has failed to blossom in 86 years ago.
Fri, 23 Nov 2018 01:00
Spreading roots: China seeks foreign markets for ancient medicines
A crowd gathers at a Shanghai hospital, queuing for remedies made with plant mixtures and animal parts including scorpions and freeze-dried millipedes – medicines that China hopes will find an audience overseas.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 01:00
Saudi Arabia’s growing influence in Southeast Asia
Shock at the murder of a journalist in a Saudi consulate is unlikely to reverse a trend with deep roots
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 20:23
SCB and OSMEP to boost privileges for small traders
To enhance the competence of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and bring growth to the grass-roots economy, Siam Commercial Bank and the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP) recently signed a cooperative agreement to promote privileges for SMEs until 2021.
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 01:00
Helping only the poor may hurt all in the end, seminar hears
SEVERAL ECONOMISTS have cautioned Thailand against falling into the trap of delivering state help to low-income earners only.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:00
Enjoy local community attractions and win big on travel costs
Grab recently partnered with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to promote local tourism through the campaign Grab Xi, which is designed to offer Grab’s users an authentic grassroots travel experience at 25 local community attractions in five cities at a discounted price.
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:00
Poetry in motion
The Spoken Word Exchange – a grassroots, creative writing initiative, providing groups of artists and spectators from around the world the opportunity to experience and learn about each other’s culture through poetry – comes to Bangkok on from October 14 to 18.
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 01:00
Populist handouts won’t protect the poor from climate change
A recent article in The Nation, “Activists to table bottom-up approach to combat global warming and its effects at UN conference” (August 30), suggested that Thailand must develop grassroots approaches to mitigating the consequences of climate change for the poor who suffer its effects most acutely.
Sat, 01 Sep 2018 01:00
Dining at its roots
BBQ, Turkish and Jamaican specialities along with huge pizzas are the staples at this pleasant hangout in K Village
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 01:00
Generals on the campaign trail?
AS THE GENERAL election draws near, the government of General Prayut Chan-o-cha has become increasingly busier with projects seemingly aimed at winning the hearts of voters at the grassroots.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:00
Rise in GDP forecast
Government Savings Bank’s grassroots economics and business research centre has revised upward its Thai GDP growth forecast this year from 3.9 per cent to 4.6 per cent, based on continual expansion of the country’s export and tourism industries.
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:55
Goldman Sachs names new CEO as it targets Main Street growth
Goldman Sachs named David Solomon as its new chief executive Tuesday, implementing a much-telegraphed succession plan as it expands beyond its Wall Street roots to the broader consumer market.