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Bhumjaithai Party leader Anutin Charnvirakul has gone all in on legalization of cannabis. He leads the largest party to call for full legalization.

In Thailand, Govt Leads the Monetization of Cannabis

Selling dried cannabis to pharmaceutical companies as well as Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) extracts as soon as it is licensed, is the intention...
An investor monitors share prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Photo: Andy Wong / Associated Press

Asian Shares Mixed Following Rebound on Wall Street

BANGKOK — Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after US stocks finished broadly higher on Wall Street, erasing modest losses from a day earlier.
An investor walks in front of private stock trading boards in November at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Yam G-Jun / Associated Press

Asian Markets Trend Lower, Tracking Wall St Losses

BANGKOK — Markets in Asia are mostly lower after a lackluster day of trading on Wall Street. Mixed signals on the progress of China-U.S. trade...
A visitor stands in front of stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Jaunary Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Yam G-Jun / Associated Press

Asian Shares Shrug Off Wall St Losses as China Ends Congress

Shares were higher Friday in Asia after a day of lackluster trading on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1 percent to 21,501.48 as...
An investor stares at a stock price board at a stock trading hall in 2016 in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. Photo: Long Wei / Associated Press

Asian Stocks Follow Wall Street Higher Ahead of Brexit Vote

BEIJING — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday as investors awaited Britain's vote on a plan to leave the European Union. Thailand's SET...
Dhanin Chearavanont

Little Changed Among Blood-Bound Thai Billionaires: Forbes

BANGKOK — Nearly a third of Thailand’s billionaires belong to a single clan, the latest ranking from Forbes shows. While the roster of the world’s...
A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in July in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Koji Sasahara / Associated Press

Asian Markets Rise on China-US Trade Prospect

SINGAPORE — Asian shares were mostly higher on Friday after a report suggested that the leaders of China and the U.S. could be endorsing...

Regulator Warns AirAsia on Takeover of Nok Air

BANGKOK — A trade official warned Thursday that aviation giant AirAsia’s proposed acquisition of rival Nok Air may violate antitrust laws.
A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Feb. 4 in Tokyo. Photo: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press

Asian Shares Lower as Tariffs Delay Rally Fades

BANGKOK — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday, backtracking from Monday's rally spurred by news that President Donald Trump had pushed back...
Tom Kruesopon. Photo: Courtesy

Medical Cannabis is Now Legal. We Asked ‘Mr. Weed’ What That Means.

Investor weed evangelist answers practical questions on what's next for medical cannabis in Thailand.

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