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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Thailand Moves to Enable Seizure of Crypto Assets

BANGKOK — A government official said Wednesday it’s looking to allow law enforcement to confiscate the cryptocurrency of those involved in serious crimes.

Urban Youngsters Develop Tourism for Rural Destinations

BANGKOK — When three university students saw an uncle lauding mud from a bay in Nakhon Si Thammarat, they created a spa business for him, complete with repackaged products and spa packages.

Thailand ‘Not Ready’ for Online Lottery Tickets: Official

BANGKOK — When the first amendments in 40 years come to the national lottery, they won’t immediately include online ticket sales, but open the door to big changes to how jackpots pay out.
Banglamphu vendor Orasa Sae Jong sells traditional attire Thursday in Bangkok.

Vendors Cash In Before Traditional Garb Fad Fades

BANGKOK — On the eve of the first day of Songkran, clothing sellers said the raging fad for traditional attire would likely fade with the popular soap opera that inspired it.

Duty Free Giant to Buy Bangkok’s Tallest Building

BANGKOK — A retail juggernaut will take possession of the nation’s tallest skyscraper and put its name on it in a deal valued at over 10 billion baht.

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.

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.

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