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.
My recent encounters with locals in Dawei shed light on the impact of new investment pouring into this port city on Myanmar’s west coast.
The outlook isn’t so bright. Last weekend, the Group-of-20 economies were unable to agree on a joint push for new stimulus measures.
Thai Airways International must have done something right lately: its share price rallied last week.
Last week Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha unveiled a brilliant idea to contain the spread of the Zika virus.
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...