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It's time the young woke up and became financially literate
April 21, 2015 1:00 am

It's time the young woke up and became financially literate

Let me start with a brief conversation I overheard between two young men.

The art of BALANCING stakeholders' interests
April 7, 2015 1:00 am

The art of BALANCING stakeholders' interests

Bombarded by news of conflicts at home and overseas, one question is echoing in my head: Why is it so hard for people to live together peacefully?

The coup to end all coups: A reading culture in Thailand
March 31, 2015 1:00 am

The coup to end all coups: A reading culture in Thailand

The annual book fair returned last week and, as in previous years, it came with new statistics on reading. The Chulalongkorn University study delivered a few surprises, especially for those who stick to the old assumption that "Thais don't...

Subsidised Thailand: a fool's paradise all of us are funding
March 24, 2015 1:00 am

Subsidised Thailand: a fool's paradise all of us are funding

The Supreme Court's decision last week to order former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to stand trial on May 19 over her government's rice-pledging scheme was not unexpected. But rather than feeling sorry for her or satisfied with her...

The people's power versus the junta's power
March 17, 2015 1:00 am

The people's power versus the junta's power

As a homeowner, I was delighted last week when Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha put a brake on plans to make owners of houses worth more than Bt3 million pay full tax.

For gender equality, it's the little things that count
March 10, 2015 1:00 am

For gender equality, it's the little things that count

On Sunday, women around the world joined marches for equality.

Thailand's rice basket shrivels amid drought of long-term policy
March 3, 2015 1:00 am

Thailand's rice basket shrivels amid drought of long-term policy

The tyranny of the hot season has returned, as the temperature climbs towards a sizzling 40 degrees.

The meaning of integrity in Thai society
February 24, 2015 1:00 am

The meaning of integrity in Thai society

There was a long pause. Kasikornbank president Teeranun Srihong was midway through a talk on his bank's anti-corruption practices when he hit an obstacle. The snag was the English word "integrity" - a must-have quality for the...

Just passengers on Thailand's runaway train projects?
February 17, 2015 1:00 am

Just passengers on Thailand's runaway train projects?

After prime minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha inked the Bangkok-Nong Khai railway deal with Beijing, Thailand has again become a target for foreign suitors interested in rail contracts.

Bad ads and strategy thwart Thai tourism again
February 10, 2015 1:00 am

Bad ads and strategy thwart Thai tourism again

The past 12 months has been a difficult time for the aviation industry, with a series of air disasters. But has this affected global tourism? The answer is no.