Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:00
Go-Jek to raise $2 bn as it races Grab in Southeast Asia
GO-JEK, Indonesia’s most valuable technology start-up, is in talks to raise at least US$2 billion to fuel an accelerated expansion overseas, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:03
Buddhist amulets worn by 70 per cent of Thais, survey finds
More than 70 per cent of Thais wear Buddha amulets, a Suan Dusit Poll has revealed, whether as a matter of faith or worship, belief in its protective power or as a gift from respected seniors.
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 01:00
Acquiring Glow shares will not result in monopoly: GPSC
PTT Group’s Global Power Synergy (GPSC) has been insisting that the acquisition of Glow Energy shares will not create a monopoly in the electricity industry, while the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) will finalise its inspection on the matter by the end of this month.
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 01:00
Men falling victim to double standards in ‘battle of the sexes’
Perhaps someone can explain why Thai society considers it perfectly acceptable for a woman to falsely claim in public that a man has made her pregnant (“Mynk confesses: my pregnancy was a big lie”, September 5) thus causing him considerable financial and reputational harm, and yet walks away from the matter without punishment.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:00
Asia tycoons keen on LafargeHolcim's Indonesian unit
SWITZERLAND-based LafargeHolcim's sale of its Indonesian unit has drawn interest from Asian billionaires and regional rivals, including Japan's Taiheiyo Cement Corporation, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 01:00
Iron rules for all foreigners coming to Thailand for business
It’s 5 pm on a Thursday, and you’ve just received an e-mail from your colleague in Bangkok. There’s an issue at the Thai office and your presence is urgently required to assist in the matter.
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 12:38
Suu Kyi claims progress in Rakhine issue
Eighty-one out of 88 points in respect of Rakhine issue proposed by Kofi Annan's Commission have been already implemented, but remaining points must be coped through a step-by-step approach as they are considered as long-term matters, said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
Mon, 30 Jul 2018 01:00
Mobile payment a matter of survival
THE BANKING sector must change its business model in an era of digital disruption in which non-banks can perform the same business services, according to Daniel Doderlein, the chief executive officer and founder of Auka, the first mobile payment company in Scandinavia.
Sun, 29 Jul 2018 15:47
Domestic violence a serious offence, not just family matter, says Justice office
Every day, domestic violence hurts five children and women.
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 01:00
Board ‘failing Rohingya’
VETERAN DIPLOMAT and former lawmaker Kobsak Chutikul said yesterday that his resignation from the advisory board on the Rohingya crisis is a cautionary message from a long-time friend of Myanmar since the matter is now at a critical stage.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:28
Deschamps' World Cup win a triumph for substance over style
Didier Deschamps' France side have not always won admirers for their way of playing at this World Cup, but that will not matter to the hundreds of thousands celebrating on the streets back home after their final victory over Croatia.
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 10:27
Timing of team’s discovery in cave was matter of luck: NYT
The British diver found the 12 missing boys and their assistant coach trapped inside Tham Luang cave because he ran out of a guiding rope, forcing him to the water’s surface, according to The New York Times.
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 01:00
Flying cars in the fast lane
IN A bid to achieve the practical use of self-driving flying cars in the 2020s, the government will establish a public-private council as early as this year to discuss safety issues, technological development and other matters, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 16:16
Child bride a serious matter : Malaysian deputy premier
ALOR SETAR: Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says the Government is taking the matter of an 11-year-old child bride seriously. She also said this might not be an isolated case.
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 01:00
Erdogan: A strong leader when strength matters
The convincing victory of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Sunday’s election confirms the trend that people prefer a strong leader.