Popular referendums are generally a rare phenomenon, offering the electorate a chance to bypass representative democracy by voting directly on a crucial issue.
The Khmer Times published a very interesting story late last year, concerning young Cambodian entrepreneurs’ plan to boost transactions in their currency, the riel.
Talk of economic slowdown usually conjures up all sorts of negative things. Yet that shouldn’t necessarily be the case.
Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak is right to be praising the Science and Technology Ministry for its success with “Startup Thailand 2016”.
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.
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.
For much of Thailand’s history, New Year’s Day was celebrated on April 13 - Songkran. But in 1941 Thais fell in line with other countries and adopted the yearly start date of January 1. What, then, does Songkran actually mean to us now?
One of the county’s top bankers is stressing the need for faster action to transform Thailand into a hub for CLMV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam).
Thailand’s big advertisers are cutting their spending. In January, total advertising expenditure dropped 4.9 per cent from the same period last year, to Bt8.07 billion.
Google the cost of printing banknotes and the clearest response comes from the US central bank.