Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:42
Japan space tourist says moon training 'shouldn't be too hard'
Billionaire Japanese tycoon and future space tourist Yusaku Maezawa's training to go the moon should not be too tricky, he joked Tuesday, adding that he planned to use free time from his six-hour work day to squeeze it in.
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 19:30
Court orders tests on elephant tusks from Premchai’s home
The Criminal Court on Monday agreed to a request to examine elephant tusks confiscated from the house of construction tycoon Premchai Kanasuta in April.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:00
ANALYSIS: Red-faced junta can’t woo people with borrowed slogans
WHILE THE two military coups that occurred in the past 12 years have tried to eliminate the so-called Thaksin regime from the Thai political landscape, the junta’s latest campaign to promote General Prayut Chan-o-cha’s administration has only brought the influential tycoon back into the political discourse.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:46
Japanese billionaire businessman is SpaceX's Moon tourist
Japanese billionaire businessman, online fashion tycoon and art collector Yusaku Maezawa was revealed Monday as the first tourist who will fly on a SpaceX rocket around the Moon.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:52
New Thai political party charged under draconian old law
Thai police on Monday charged members of a new progressive party led by a maverick 39-year-old tycoon with spreading "false" information about the ruling junta in a Facebook live broadcast.
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:33
Jack Ma will quit Alibaba chairmanship in 2019
Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Chinese e-commerce tycoon Alibaba will leave his position as the company's chairman on Sept 10, 2019, according to an official announcement today. CEO Daniel Zhang Yong will take over as chairman, tech.sina reported.
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 01:00
The accidental entrepreneur bows out
Jack Ma: English teacher, Internet tycoon – and now retiree
Mon, 03 Sep 2018 19:34
Court approves age test on tusks found in tycoon’s home
THE CRIMINAL Court on Monday approved a request by scandal-tainted construction tycoon Premchai Karnasutra’s wife that the four elephant tusks seized from the couple’s home earlier this year be submitted to two universities for age tests.
Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:50
Chinese casino tycoon 'missing' as stocks plunge
Shares in an Asian casino operator plunged in Hong Kong on Friday as it said its tycoon head had gone missing, the latest setback for the firm after a project in Manila had been stopped.
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.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 19:20
Calls to freeze murdered tycoon’s assets
The grief-stricken father of 39-year-old businesswoman Thitima Tangwibulphanit, who was found murdered in a hotel in Bangkok's Lad Prao district on Tuesday, has filed a request to freeze Thitima's 14 bank accounts.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 01:00
Vietnam tycoon spreads wings into airline startup
PRESSED by poverty into work when he was 14, Trinh Van Quyet now presides over a Vietnamese property empire and is betting billions on a new airline in Southeast Asia's crowded aviation sector.
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 01:00
TCC Assets ON A ROLL
TCC ASSETS, the property arm of beverage tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi's TCC Group, has budgeted Bt189.5 billion till 2025 for the development of residential, office, hotel, and retail projects in Bangkok, with up to Bt154.5 billion earmarked for Rama IV road and its surrounding areas, according to a survey by The Nation.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 01:00
PM: Musk ‘keen to invest in Thailand’
TECH TYCOON Elon Musk is ready to seize investment opportunities in Thailand, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha revealed after the two men met at the cave rescue operation in Chiang Mai.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 01:00
Wild Boars cheered on by football elite
FACEBOOK tycoon Mark Zuckerberg yesterday became the latest global celebrity to offer moral support and encouragement to Thailand as the world toasts the success of the much-publicised operation to rescue 12 young footballers and their assistant coach from a flooded cave in Chiang Rai province.