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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.

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.