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No country for old men - and reform must tackle that too
January 27, 2015 1:00 am

No country for old men - and reform must tackle that too

Bangkok is quieter than usual. Despite the larger number of vehicles, traffic is light after 10pm. On weekends, shoppers at malls start to flee home from 8pm.

Children need more than wise words - they need examples
January 20, 2015 1:00 am

Children need more than wise words - they need examples

It was a touching story from the Philippine Daily Inquirer: A 12-year-old girl asked visiting Pope Francis on Sunday, "Why does God allow such things to happen?"

The hidden costs of oil benefits
January 13, 2015 1:00 am

The hidden costs of oil benefits

Amid the plunge in crude oil prices, the retail price of gasohol 91 stood at Bt27.18 yesterday - a level unseen since 2009.

The common sense path to 'life satisfaction'
January 6, 2015 1:00 am

The common sense path to 'life satisfaction'

Pew Research Centre released a survey in October showing that the wellbeing of people in middle-income countries was better than in 2007. The results were influenced largely by rising happiness in Asian nations.

Don't forget to expect something from yourself
December 30, 2014 1:00 am

Don't forget to expect something from yourself

Expectations always run high when the New Year is approaching.

Media have to be cautious over New Year largesse
December 23, 2014 1:00 am

Media have to be cautious over New Year largesse

Towards the end of each year news offices in Thailand welcome a flock of corporate publicists coming to express their thanks for media support during the year.

The secrets to corporate longevity
December 16, 2014 1:00 am

The secrets to corporate longevity

Doing a quick search for companies whose roots go back more than 100 years, I came across some interesting information.

Drug development and the conundrum of how we fund a healthier future
December 12, 2014 1:00 am

Drug development and the conundrum of how we fund a healthier future

"We only get paid for the 'good' drugs," Bayer's chairman Marijn Dekkers told over 140 journalists gathered here last week.

Is THAI's turnaround possible?
December 9, 2014 1:00 am

Is THAI's turnaround possible?

A visit to any international airport vying to become a travel hub points to one thing: unimaginably fierce competition in the global commercial aviation industry is here and it's about to intensify.

So close and yet so far
December 2, 2014 1:00 am

So close and yet so far

No doubt about it, the world is more connected than ever.