Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:00
Senior monk gets 26 years in jail for helping ‘embezzle’ temple funds
A SENIOR monk has received a 26-year jail term for colluding with a former National Buddhism Office (NBO) chief to embezzle temple funds.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:05
Learning to save our planet
From now until June 2, Singapore ArtScience Museum visitors will be able to explore the forests of Borneo or dive deep into the coastal seas of Southeast Asia with “REWILD Our Planet”, Singapore’s first Social Augmented Reality (AR) experience jointly developed by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Google, Netflix, the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands and PHORIA.
movie & TV
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:13
KBank launches cross-border inward remittance service
Kasikornbank (KBank) is ready to kick off its inward remittance service from around the world to transfer funds to recipients’ accounts in over 21 banks using PromptPay on a real-time basis for the first time, Silawat Santivisat, KBank’s senior executive vice president, said.
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:00
As education levels rise, religion recedes
Recent letters on the existence (or not) of gods, on superstition and on the merit of agnosticism have missed a fundamental truth. Humankind has advanced due to the gift of a large, complex brain.
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:00
Investors park money in banks as they await
COMMERCIAL banks are noting that the shift of funds into current and savings accounts (CASA) reflects investors’ lack of confidence in spending or investment, particularly in the stock market.
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:12
Watch : Pink gem money trail found
PETALING JAYA: A money trail has been established on the purchase of a pink diamond that allegedly used 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds, says Senior Asst Comm Datuk Khalil Azlan Chik
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 19:45
The price of power in world’s biggest election? About $7 billion
India’s tycoons are playing a pivotal role in the Asian giant’s most expensive election ever, from funding campaigns and tacit endorsements to being hot-button issues themselves.
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 01:00
GLOBAL CREDIT S&P report shows fall in defaults last year
Despite market volatility and political uncertainty in 2018, funding conditions remained accommodative, and the global speculative-grade corporate default rate fell to 2.1 per cent from 2.5 per cent at the end of 2017, said S&P Global Fixed Income Research in its "2018 Annual Global Corporate Default And Rating Transition Study."
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 01:00
Rehabilitation fund ups effort to reach disabled
THE PROVINCIAL Rehabilitation Fund is ramping up efforts to help the elderly, the physically challenged, people living with chronic conditions and those who are dependent.
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 01:00
Household LPG subsidies to continue to July
The Energy Ministry is confident that support from the oil fund will maintain the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at Bt363 per 15 kilograms until July, its minister, Siri Jirapongpha, said recently.
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 13:42
Bangkok teacher's charity run raises Bt3.87m for Kanchanaburi hospitals
A Bangkok teacher continued into the eighth day of his charity run on Saturday to raise funds for two hospitals in Kanchanaburi.
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 01:00
CROSS-BORDER FUNDING Exim Thailand finances power plant in Vietnam
The Export-Import Thailand ( EXIM Thailand) has provided a $35-million credit facility to Sermsang Power Corporation Plc for the construction of a solar power plant with a generating capacity of 50 MW in Binh Nguyen, Vietnam.
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 01:00
Oil Fund subsidy for household LPG price
The Oil Fund, which exceeded Bt6 billion at the end of March, will subsidise the household price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), at Bt2.6 per kilogramme.
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 01:00
$540m boost for digital research, innovation
A NATIONAL research fund in Singapore will set aside an additional S$540 million (Bt12.6 billion) for the creation of artificial intelligence (AI) systems to identify patients predisposed to chronic diseases like diabetes, robots to perform menial tasks and wearable sensors to provide early intervention for heart failure.
Sun, 31 Mar 2019 01:00
EU to probe allegations of aid diverted to Philippine rebels
Manila - The European Union said Saturday it would investigate allegations that its aid funds were being funnelled to Philippine communist guerrillas waging a decades-old insurgency that has killed thousands.