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Can the Fire Monkey’s joy boost stock markets?
February 9, 2016 1:00 am

Can the Fire Monkey’s joy boost stock markets?

China Daily offered an interesting chronicle of landmark events that have occurred during Monkey years. Yes, all of us remember the tsunami in 2004 that killed over 200,000 people. But how many recall that the European Union was launched in 1992? Or...

Taking care of the country’s aged must be on agenda
February 2, 2016 1:00 am

Taking care of the country’s aged must be on agenda

Are we ready for the older stages of life? That’s a tough question. Few can say they are, wholeheartedly, because readiness involves both emotional and financial factors.

Two theories for climate change
January 26, 2016 1:00 am

Two theories for climate change

The abrupt change of temperature has caused a stir among Bangkokians. Sweaters usually preserved for trips to the North are now being pulled out of closets as the mercury drops below 20 degrees Celsius.

Possibility to close income gap is very slim
January 19, 2016 1:00 am

Possibility to close income gap is very slim

A prominent economist was surprised with the long queue of commuters at a BTS station’s ticket booth, waiting to buy tickets for their rides.

Thai tourism can move up a gear. Here’s how
January 12, 2016 1:00 am

Thai tourism can move up a gear. Here’s how

What did Thailand do to attract nearly 30 million visitor arrivals in 2015?

Thailand versus Singapore: Why long-term planning does matter
January 5, 2016 1:00 am

Thailand versus Singapore: Why long-term planning does matter

In mid-2013 I got the chance to visit the office of Singapore’s Urban Development Authority, which is housed in the same building as the City Gallery.

New Year dreams will be nothing without action
December 29, 2015 1:00 am

New Year dreams will be nothing without action

New Year naturally inspires us to dream of a better future.

Crackdown needed to change public perception on corruption
December 22, 2015 1:00 am

Crackdown needed to change public perception on corruption

Last year the Bank of Ayudhya led the corporate pack in the battle against corruption.

Post-Paris, plastic-bag use is the low-hanging fruit for Thais
December 15, 2015 1:00 am

Post-Paris, plastic-bag use is the low-hanging fruit for Thais

Thailand produces 7,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day

In extreme times, moderation can be revolutionary
December 8, 2015 1:00 am

In extreme times, moderation can be revolutionary

From time to time, oil companies offer freebies and prizes to lure customers into filling stations. The freebies include everything from bottled water, packets of tissues and snacks, to "points" to spend on fuel.