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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Let Us Hire Foreigners, Short-Staffed Shop Owners Demand

BANGKOK — Business owners say they are unable to find Thai employees to staff service jobs and are urging the government to relax its restrictions on foreign employees.

Consumers Sue AIS, DTAC, True For Rounding Up Minutes

BANGKOK — The nation’s No. 1 telecom said Thursday that it has complied with all regulations in response to a class-action lawsuit filed against the top three mobile network operators for overcharging customers.
Few shoppers Tuesday at the Or Tor Kor Market in Bangkok's Chatuchak district.

Most Thais Think Economy Bad, Getting Worse

BANGKOK — A majority of the public thinks the economy is heading in the wrong direction as consumer confidence slipped slightly last month due to anxieties over rising costs and political uncertainty, according to survey data out Tuesday.
Specialist Meric Greenbaum, center, works with traders at his post Tuesday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Richard Drew / Associated Press

Italian Turmoil Hits Global Markets, Sending Stocks Plunging

Stocks fell in Asia on Wednesday after turbulent sessions in the U.S. and Europe as Italy's political predicament stoked fears of instability in the euro bloc.
Passengers queue for a check-in at Chiang Mai International Airport. Photo: Matichon

Chiang Mai, Phuket Second Airports Will Be ‘Great Help’

BANGKOK — The decision to build new airports at two top tourist destinations was welcomed by the head of the tourism department Friday as a means to support ever-growing tourist arrivals.
An investor looks at the Chinese market index in 2017 at a brokerage in Beijing, China. Photo: Ng Han Guan / Associated Press

Asian Shares Lower as Trump-Kim Snub Adds Uncertainty

HONG KONG — Asian stock indexes were mostly lower Friday as investors factored in fresh geopolitical uncertainty following the abrupt cancellation of a meeting between the U.S. and North Korean leaders.
Photo: Matichon

Consumers to Get Pump Price Tip-Offs Again

BANGKOK — Get ready to line up at the gas station to tank up secure in the knowledge of having saved 25 satang per liter before prices rise again – at least for now.
Narong Wawisai, 53, transplants rice from a paddy-sown field to a wet field in 2017 in Surin province.

Govt Ups Restrictions on Paraquat, Other Farm Chemicals

BANGKOK — The government has chosen to allow continued use of the toxic weed killer paraquat and two other farm chemicals despite mounting concerns over health risks, especially for farmers.
Trader Frank O'Connell works Monday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Richard Drew / Associated Press

Asian Markets Mostly Lower After Wall Street Gains

BEIJING — Asian markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street gained as Italy moved toward forming a euroskeptic-led government.
Photo: Matichon

Without Warning, Fuel Prices Rise to 3-Year High

BANGKOK — Steady hikes to fuel prices this month have the transport sector jittery and consumers unhappy they’re no longer notified in advance as the cost per liter rose to the highest level in over three years.

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