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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Tuesday in Tokyo. Photo: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press

Asian Shares Decline After Tech Slumps on Wall Street

TOKYO — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street, where technology stocks tumbled. Investors are keeping...
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Mergers: Powerful Tools to Consolidate Family Business

To strengthen their balance sheets and look good to prospective investors, family-owned businesses with plans to IPO on the Stock Exchange of Thailand tend...

Elderly Thai Poor to Get Booze Tax Boost

BANGKOK — That next lager or ciggie could help put some food on grannie’s table.

Cabinet Reshuffle Pinned on Junta Economic Fails

BANGKOK — When deputy junta chairman Prawit Wongsuwan was asked by reporters Wednesday if he believed the rumors his job is on the line, he had only one response.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives Thursday at the Da Nang International Airport in Danang, Vietnam. Photo: Na Son Nguyen / Associated Press

Talks on Pacific Trade Pact Resume Without US

DANANG, Vietnam — The Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned by President Donald Trump remains in limbo, judging from differing reports on the status of...

Thai Post’s 12 Hilarious Reasons Not to Google Translate Thai

Roast duck sanctuary and sweet-fitting Kayasart. Know ye millet grain?

Japan’s Biggest Discount Chain ‘Donki’ to Open on Ekkamai

BANGKOK — There will soon be no need to ask friends to bring back konnyaku peach jellies from Japan.

Weeboon: Thailand Crowdfunds For Good Causes

BANGKOK — When Nguyen Quoc launched the nation’s first open, donation-based crowdfunding platform earlier this year, he didn’t have to wait long to see it make a difference.
Still image from an Energy Ministry video about saving electricity based on the 'last will and testament' scenes from legendary lakorn classic 'Baan Sai Tong.' Image: Energy Ministry / YouTube

Make a Will or Leave Loved Ones at the Mercy of Thai Law

Culturally, Thais are not really in the habit of making wills to manage and distribute assets after death, preferring to let the law take...

New Welfare Cards a Boost For Rich or Poor?

BANGKOK — For many commuters, 300 baht buys five long-haul BTS rides. For Chum Chompho, it means over a month’s supply of rice, instant...

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