Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:00
Forest Act to be amended to encourage felling and growing of rare trees
LANDOWNERS will be able to cut down up to 171 “reserved” and “rare” timber species growing on their properties without having to seek permission from the authorities, once an amendment to the Forest Act is published in the Royal Gazette in the next two months.
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:00
The grand delusion of modern money
As the world goes through messy divorces of Brexit and the US-China trade spat, there is growing angst at whether we are moving into a period of disorder. This month will tell us if these relationships can be patched up, but it is already clear that Brexit will happen, deal or no deal, while a detente on US-China tariff negotiations will still leave damaged relations that will take a long time t
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 01:00
Calls for schools in Chiang Mai to close as haze crisis worsens
WITH CHIANG MAI entering the global list for worst air pollution, calls are growing for schools and educational institutes in the northern province to close down temporarily for the sake of students.
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:00
SCG expanding services, products in Cambodia
SET-LISTED Siam Cement Group (SCG) plans to expand new service solutions and retail operations in Cambodia to tap opportunities in the country’s growing construction industry and changing consumers’ behaviour, its Cambodia country director, Somwang Manpimonchai, said.
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:00
Jittery retail sector seeks govt stimulus
The Thai Retailers Association (TRA) said yesterday that consumer spending is growing at a less than optimal rate in the first half of this year and has suggested that the government consider cutting taxes on luxury goods and launch campaigns such as a “Thailand Grand Sale” to attract tourists.
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:30
TRA asks govt’s help as sales slow
The Thai Retailers Association (TRA) sees consumer spending power growing at a less than optimal rate in the first half of 2019.
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 15:33
Demand soars for Thai consumer goods in Cambodia
Taking advantage of the close proximity and strong taste for affordable Thai products, manufacturers from Thailand continue to double their efforts to maintain a strong foothold in Cambodia’s ever-growing consumer market.
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 18:46
Philippines hit by deadly measles outbreak
A growing measles outbreak in the Philippines killed at least 25 people last month, officials said Thursday, putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a scare over an anti-dengue fever vaccine.
Wed, 06 Feb 2019 01:00
Food for the soul
It might have been in town for less than year, but Cali-Mex Bar & Grill is growing fast and is already opening a third Bangkok outlet on Sukhumvit Soi 11, focusing on a fresher, more sophisticated look and wider choice of menu options.
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 01:00
Soi hogs: Hong Kongers divided over city’s emboldened wild boars
As Hong Kong prepares to celebrate the Year of the Pig, the city is facing its own peculiar porcine pickle – a furious debate about what to do with its growing and emboldened wild boar population.
Fri, 01 Feb 2019 16:22
Growing number of Chinese tourists expected to visit Thailand this year
The number of Chinese tourists visiting Thailand is expected to continue growing this year, according to Kasikorn Research.
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.
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 13:52
NokScoot adds Shanghai route from Don Mueang
NokScoot, the joint venture low-cost carrier uniting Thailand’s Nok Air and Singapore’s Scoot, on Tuesday announced it would expand its growing route network in China with the launch of direct flights from Bangkok to Shanghai.
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 01:00
Israel a state of hypocrites, blind to its own prison camps
With growing amazement I read the statement made by the deputy Israeli ambassador to Thailand concerning a more than 75-year-old Nazi symbol that some stupid pop-band singer in Thailand was, in all her young ignorance, wearing on a T-shirt during a performance.
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 01:00
Article 44 to allow suspension of cannabis patents
PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday intervened amid growing controversy over patents for medical marijuana, using his special powers to authorise suspension of patent applications under review.