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February 10, 2016 11:54 am

Immediate effect on tobacco excise tax hike

The Cabinet approved the Finance Ministry’s move yesterday, aimed at raising tax revenue by about Bt15 billion per annum from Bt60 billion. The tax hike is expected to raise retail cigarette..

February 10, 2016 9:02 am

Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primaries: US networks

With less than 10 percent of precincts reporting, CNN, Fox and other networks called the race for the Republican frontrunner Trump and for Sanders, who is battling Hillary Clinton for the..

February 10, 2016 8:50 am

Indonesian govt grants non-budget warranty for high-speed..

The government has agreed to provide a legal guarantee for the country’s first high-speed railway project, assuring that the project will not be affected by regulatory changes and that the..

February 10, 2016 8:45 am

Bhutanese Royal Family releases first photo of son

The photo of Prince Gyaltsuen, the son of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was posted on the official Facebook page of the Bhutanese King on Tuesday. The prince was born on February 5th and he..

February 9, 2016 6:41 pm

Philippine presidential election campaign kicks off

Aquino, whose six-year term ends on June 30, said the May 9 vote would be a referendum on his administration’s programme to promote the "straight path" in government. "You will decide if the..

February 9, 2016 6:28 pm

Swedish police arrest 14 for planning asylum centre attack

Authorities said they detained the men on Monday after being tipped off about a planned attack against a migrant centre in Nynashamn, some 60 kilometres (37 miles) south of Stockholm. The..

February 9, 2016 6:26 pm

Spanish suspect thought to have acted alone: police

The ongoing investigation suggests that the two Thais detained in connection with the case might have just played a role in taking the victim's assets, Pol General Panya Mamen said Tuesday in his..

February 9, 2016 6:14 pm

Online 'red envelopes' rocket for Chinese New Year

For centuries parents, relatives and employers have handed out "hong bao" -- small gifts of money -- to children or menial workers to celebrate the dawn of the new year. But in increasingly..

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February 9, 2016 5:29 pm

Indonesia invites Asean to engage in defense industry

"Indonesia invites countries in Asean to hold stakes in the defense industry […] Depending on only domestic tax for the defense industry might be dull," Rizal said on Monday as quoted..

February 9, 2016 5:13 pm

Iranian ‘The Doctor’ arrested for making ‘mirror..

Immigration Bureau Commissioner Pol Lt Gen Natthathorn Praohsunthorn said Hamid Reza Jafary, 48, alias "The Doctor" was arrested on Monday at a house in Chachoengsao. His account led to arrest..

February 9, 2016 4:15 pm

Prayut refuses to take podium Tuesday

His message Tuesday included, "ask good questions." Usually, the prime minister has to hold a press conference after the meeting to give interview to the media. Tuesday, however, he had..

February 9, 2016 3:56 pm

KTB to temporarily shut down e-banking services

The shutdown would run from half past midnight on Saturday to 4.30pm on Sunday. The affected services include automated teller machines, automatic deposit machines, all electronic cards,..