• Mon, 14 Jan 2019 01:00
    Testing times for DEVELOPERS
    THE PROPERTY market this year will be affected by five key factors – a rising interest rate, a Bank of Thailand measure to restrict access to mortgage loans for second and third homes, a strong baht, the impact on exports caused by the trade war between the US and China, and the upcoming election – say property experts.
    Real Estate
  • Wed, 09 Jan 2019 11:48
    Elephants collared in move to reduce conflicts with humans
    Three elephants in Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary of Chachoengsao province are the first to get collars as part of a measure to reduce the risk of human-elephant conflicts in the restricted forested areas in the East.
  • Wed, 09 Jan 2019 01:00
    Old restrictions, new reforms: Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women
    A desperate legal fight by 18-year-old Saudi Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun to stop her deportation from Bangkok airport has yet again shone a spotlight on the treatment of women in her homeland. 
  • Sat, 05 Jan 2019 12:00
    Jakartans agree with plastic ban: Environment agency
    Despite their dependence on plastic bags, Jakartans mostly agree with the city administration’s plan to issue a policy restricting plastic bag use, according to a survey conducted by the Jakarta Environment Agency.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 24 Dec 2018 01:00
    High-value residential to be main driver of 2019 realty growth 
    Challenges await property developers next year with the Bank of Thailand (BOT) poised to implement a more restrictive regime on mortgage loans starting April 1, along with the recent with a rise in the policy rate, and an expected slowdown of the country’s economic growth, according to realty experts. 
    Real Estate
  • Thu, 20 Dec 2018 01:00
    Staggering back towards democracy
    With political restrictions eased, confidence is stirring that the people’s voice will be heard again in two months’ time
  • Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:00
    Prayut comes under blistering attack as political bans are lifted
    PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha and his government yesterday came under attack from politicians taking advantage of the junta’s lifting of political restrictions on Tuesday.
  • Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:00
    Lifting of political ban ‘partial’
    AS POLITICS in the country got a shot in the arm after the junta lifted restrictions on political activities yesterday, critics called for an end to all legal actions against protesters, arguing that the partial repeal of the ban kept intact ongoing legal cases stemming from previous junta orders.
  • Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:31
    Political activity ban lifted ahead of 2019 election
    The junta on December 11 lifted restrictions on political activities that have been in effect since the 2014 military coup led by the then Army commander-in-chief Prayut Chan-o-cha.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 08 Dec 2018 10:43
    Amnesty demands junta lifts all human rights restrictions
    Amnesty International has called on the Thai junta to end all restrictions on human rights before the next election tentatively scheduled for February 24.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 06 Dec 2018 13:38
    Sabeco gets unrestricted foreign ownership approval
    Sabeco, Vietnam's leading beer producer, has been given approval for unrestricted foreign ownership, the company said in a press release on Thursday.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 03 Dec 2018 13:56
    Speedboat restrictions hinted after fifth death of rare Trang Dugong
    The autopsy of a heavily-pregnant Dugong – whose decomposed carcass was found on November 26 in the sea off Trang’s Koh Libong – found injuries that indicated it died after being run over by a speedboat while feeding on sea-grass.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 23 Nov 2018 18:22
    Talks to lift campaigning restrictions set for December 7
    The government and the ruling junta will meet with political parties on December 7 to discuss lifting political restrictions and allow campaigning in the run-up to the next election, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Friday.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 23 Nov 2018 11:25
    Loy Krathong lantern worries ease at Chiang Mai airport
    Chiang Mai’s restrictions on the release of candlelit lanterns this year resulted in a sharp drop in the number of festive airborne floats coming in for a landing at the international airport.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 23 Nov 2018 07:08
    Soaring trade restrictions spark 'serious concern': WTO
    The world's biggest economies slapped import restrictions on nearly half a trillion dollars' worth of trade over the past six months, the World Trade Organization said Thursday, voicing "serious concern".
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