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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.

Why do most Thai family businesses die in the third generation?
June 14, 2016 1:00 am

Why do most Thai family businesses die in the third generation?

Family Business Magazine recently published a list of 100 family businesses in 17 countries that have outlasted governments, nations, cities and once-mighty corporations. All are at least 225 years old, and topping the list is Kongo Gumi. The...

Thailand is closer to nuclear energy than we thought
June 7, 2016 1:00 am

Thailand is closer to nuclear energy than we thought

Over 100 journalists from around the globe were among 4,500 participants from 55 countries gathered in Moscow last week for the 8th International Forum Atomexpo 2016. The forum is hosted annually by Russia’s nuclear energy agency, Rosatom.

No Thai technology leap without springboard of quality workforce
May 31, 2016 7:03 am

No Thai technology leap without springboard of quality workforce

At first glance, the precast concrete plant on the outskirts of Munich was anything but impressive.

Referendums in Britain, Thailand: the similarities and the differences
May 24, 2016 1:00 am

Referendums in Britain, Thailand: the similarities and the differences

Popular referendums are generally a rare phenomenon, offering the electorate a chance to bypass representative democracy by voting directly on a crucial issue.

Southeast Asia’s dollar addicts seek cure in their own currencies
May 17, 2016 1:00 am

Southeast Asia’s dollar addicts seek cure in their own currencies

The Khmer Times published a very interesting story late last year, concerning young Cambodian entrepreneurs’ plan to boost transactions in their currency, the riel.

The beauty (to some) of economic slowdown
May 10, 2016 1:00 am

The beauty (to some) of economic slowdown

Talk of economic slowdown usually conjures up all sorts of negative things. Yet that shouldn’t necessarily be the case.

Learning lessons from Startup Thailand 2016
May 3, 2016 1:00 am

Learning lessons from Startup Thailand 2016

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak is right to be praising the Science and Technology Ministry for its success with “Startup Thailand 2016”.

Infrastructure alone won’t spring Thailand from middle-income trap
April 19, 2016 1:00 am

Infrastructure alone won’t spring Thailand from middle-income trap

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ top six spenders on infrastructure will invest a total US$84 billion (Bt2.9 trillion) this year on public projects, according to Maybank Kim Eng.

For the elderly, joy of Songkran is all too fleeting
April 12, 2016 1:00 am

For the elderly, joy of Songkran is all too fleeting

Like Christmas, Songkran means precious family time for most Thais. Bangkok is quieter than usual as migrant workers heading home jam roads leading out of the capital.