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For the elderly, joy of Songkran is all too fleeting
April 12, 2016 1:00 am

For the elderly, joy of Songkran is all too fleeting

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.

An ever-shifting tide, what does Songkran really mean to us now
April 5, 2016 1:00 am

An ever-shifting tide, what does Songkran really mean to us now

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?

Thailand’s transparency deficit: Haste makes waste on mega-projects
March 29, 2016 1:00 am

Thailand’s transparency deficit: Haste makes waste on mega-projects

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).

We need to weigh up the costs of e-commerce, not just the benefits
March 22, 2016 1:00 am

We need to weigh up the costs of e-commerce, not just the benefits

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.

A whole wad of reasons why we should support e-payment
March 15, 2016 1:00 am

A whole wad of reasons why we should support e-payment

Google the cost of printing banknotes and the clearest response comes from the US central bank.

Locals feel the impact of booming Dawei
March 8, 2016 1:00 am

Locals feel the impact of booming Dawei

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.

Where is the SILVER LINING for Thai economic outlook?
March 1, 2016 1:00 am

Where is the SILVER LINING for Thai economic outlook?

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.

Chance of a THAI turnaround: Fat or slim?
February 23, 2016 1:00 am

Chance of a THAI turnaround: Fat or slim?

Thai Airways International must have done something right lately: its share price rallied last week.

More researchers required if we want to turn Thailand around
February 16, 2016 1:00 am

More researchers required if we want to turn Thailand around

Last week Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha unveiled a brilliant idea to contain the spread of the Zika virus.

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...