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  • September 18, 2014

    Surin stresses competitiveness as AEC nears

    At the "Insight Asean Summit 2014" in Bangkok yesterday, Surin said during a speech on "AEC Road Map, Opportunities and Challenges" that despite the stated short life span of the current administration, there were many policies that could enhance the country's competitiveness in light of the Asean Economic Community...

    Business
  • September 18, 2014

    Taxes on golf courses, spas may be waived

    The department collects 10 per cent of golf-course membership fees and golf-course and spa service charges. CHANNEL 3 BAN UPHELD The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission yesterday upheld the broadcasting committee's decision last week to require that Channel 3 analog programmes...

    Business
  • September 18, 2014

    Alcatel-Lucent overhauls Interlink Telecom's optical network

    Interlink Telecom, an emerging leader in Thailand's broadband providers, has installed its network along railways and major road routes across the country, connecting to neighboring Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Malaysia. Alcatel-Lucent is deploying its industry-leading DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing...

    Technology
  • September 17, 2014

    TDRI suggests four objectives for improving railway system

    The TDRI says the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is sluggish with both procedures and the implementation of its regulations, which are among the main problems affecting the quality of the Kingdom's railways. The public sector should have clear policies on improving the rail system and its operation, while ensuring proper monitoring...

    Business
  • September 15, 2014

    Sungai Kolok back on track

    Several people turned out to Yala train station to board trains to Sungai Kolok. Today the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) resumes its full local service. Police were also on board the trains today to guard passengers. The services were disrupted on last Friday after an explosion near Tanyonglimo in Rangae district damaged...

    National
  • September 13, 2014

    Land, inheritance taxes this year: PM

    The new government plans to introduce inheritance and land/property taxes before the end of the year as part of its goal to broaden the tax base in the new fiscal year, which starts next month, Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha said yesterday in his policy address. Prayuth said the tax collection...

    National
  • September 8, 2014

    Biz Buzz

    We hear people complaining a lot about static development of Thailand's railway network, which some say hasn't changed since King Chulalongkorn kicked off the locomotive age a century ago. But for Interlink Communication Plc, the rail system has given it an edge over its rivals. "Our strong point is that nobody...

    Business
  • August 30, 2014

    The guitar hero in the room

    ... mighty sound quality to live up to the Marshall name. The speaker is housed in black faux-leather vinyl with a vintage-looking fret grille, both of which nicely set off the brass plate on top. The whole package looks truly authentic. You even get the iconic Marshall script logo on the front. And...

    Life
  • August 29, 2014

    Infrastructure plans to turn Thailand into AEC logistics hub

    The goal of the strategy to develop the logistics system and integrate all transportation platforms - rail, air, road and water - stretches beyond the Kingdom's borders, as some of the projects form part of a plan to link the country's transportation system with those of neighbouring countries, he said. ...

    Business
  • August 28, 2014

    Mega-project 'won't hike public debt'

    "This is based on real GDP growth of 4 per cent a year and inflation of 3 per cent," he said. He added that most of the investment would come out of the state budget except for 10 mass-transit lines in Greater Bangkok, costing about Bt700 billion, for which funding would be borrowed from the financial market. ...

    Business