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Friday, April 20, 2018

Thai Law: On Hire-Purchase of Cars and Motorbikes

Buying a big bike and not paying all cash? You’ll likely face a new law.
People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong on Thursday. Photo: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

Asian Shares Mixed as Tech Losses Weigh in Muted Trading

HONG KONG — Asian stock markets were mixed on Thursday as tech-sector losses on Wall Street weighed on sentiment. Trading in some markets was muted ahead of the Easter long weekend.

Two Major Banks Drop Internet Transfer Fees

BANGKOK — Is your bank green or purple? If so, you won’t have to pay a pesky 30 baht when transfering money to banks of other colors.

New Rama X Coins Enter Circulation Next Week

BANGKOK — New coins stamped with the likeness of King Rama X will enter public circulation on April 6.

No Obese Flyers in Biz Class on Thai Airways’ 2 New Boeings

BANGKOK — You must be only this wide to ride.

Cabinet Drafts Plan to Regulate, Tax Crypto

BANGKOK - The interim cabinet has agreed to draft a law to regulate cryptocurrency trading, seeking to tax the largely unregulated market. Government spokesman Nathporn...

Low-Cost Airlines Told to Fix Delays

BANGKOK — Low-cost airlines and operators, this is the final call from the Transport Ministry: please proceed to the gate and depart on time.

ThaiBev Magnate Now World’s 65th Richest: Forbes

BANGKOK — His wealth swollen to USD$17.9 billion, alcohol and real estate mogul Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi is now ...

New Rights For Renters in Thailand to ‘Shock’ Landlords

BANGKOK — New protections for tenants will soon come into effect that include limits on what landlords can charge and a way out of long-term leases.

Officials Insist Fish Imported From Fukushima is Safe

BANGKOK — Health and fishery officials said Tuesday a recent batch of fish imported from a Japanese coastal city struck by nuclear radiation leak seven years ago is perfectly safe for consumption.

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