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Business sector’s inadequate definition of political stability
August 23, 2016 1:00 am

Business sector’s inadequate definition of political stability

Ever wondered why the Thai business sector always refrains from commenting publicly against the government?

Thailand faces tough fight on plain packaging
August 16, 2016 1:00 am

Thailand faces tough fight on plain packaging

Little known among the public, Thailand is set to introduce standardised packs for tobacco products - internationally known as “plain packaging”.

What if Trump really wins the election?
August 9, 2016 1:00 am

What if Trump really wins the election?

Donald Trump’s decision to join the US presidential race did not surprise many at first. The American businessman is known for his ambitions, driven by his success story as a real-estate magnate, as well as the popularity of the TV show “The...

Stage set for emergence of the yuan in the major league
August 2, 2016 6:29 am

Stage set for emergence of the yuan in the major league

Last week, Cambodia’s Tourism Ministry unveiled a policy to promote the use of the Chinese yuan in the tourism sector. The Khmer Daily quoted Tith Chantha, a secretary of state at the ministry, as saying: “There will be no difficulty in accepting...

Social media now an inescapable reality
July 26, 2016 1:00 am

Social media now an inescapable reality

Until the late 20th century, media reports and advertising slots were the only channels through which public and private organisations in Thailand disseminated their messages to the masses. Then websites became widely used, but most were passive: it...

Rocky path towards R&D improvement
July 19, 2016 1:00 am

Rocky path towards R&D improvement

In 2015, the Thai government and private sector spent approximately Bt56 billion on research and development (R&D) activities, or 0.4 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).

Myanmar can learn from Thailand’s education-related mistakes
July 12, 2016 1:00 am

Myanmar can learn from Thailand’s education-related mistakes

Meeting quite a number of Myanmar people shed light on how the country’s education has changed in the past decades.

Are you financially strong enough to live long?
July 5, 2016 1:00 am

Are you financially strong enough to live long?

A middle-aged man alone in a worn wheelchair pushes himself forward on the frontage road of Bangkok’s busy Bangna-Trat Road.

Brexit offers lessons for policymakers
June 28, 2016 1:00 am

Brexit offers lessons for policymakers

Type “Brexit lessons” in the Google search engine and you get 1.95 million results. This is as of Saturday night.

To make Thailand great again, try taking a broader view
June 21, 2016 1:00 am

To make Thailand great again, try taking a broader view

Months after its debut in the US, documentarian Michael Moore’s latest flick has finally arrived in Thai cinemas.