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Yip Wing-keung, a trading manager at local brokerage Christfund Securities, wears his red trading jacket in 2017 at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Photo: Kin Cheung

End of an Era as Hong Kong Stock Trading Floor to Close

HONG KONG — Hong Kong's last remaining stock market floor traders are taking their final orders as the exchange prepares to shut its trading...

Govt Approves 210 Km Three-Airports Rail Link

BANGKOK - The Thai military government has approved the construction of a 210 kilometre rail link that would connect Bangkok's two airports with another airport in Rayong province.

China's Year of the Goat to Bring Economic Slowdown, Disharmony

BEIJING (DPA) - Common lore predicts the goat year of 2015 to bring disharmony, and the ruling Communist Party is bound to continue its anti-corruption campaign as it seeks to quell dissent and avoid clashes.

Govt Mortgaged Rice To Be Sold 'By Jan-Feb'

(29 January) The Thai government is planning to auction off its mortgaged rice by late January and early February, officials said.

Thai Airways Ground Staff Threatens Strike

(27 March) Over 4,000 employees of Thai Airways have threatened to call a strike if their demand for increased wage and welfare are not met by 1 April, their union representatives say.

Gucci Withdraws Warning to Hong Kong Funeral Shops

HONG KONG — Gucci and its parent company have apologized after drawing heavy criticism for warning some Hong Kong shops not to sell paper offerings for the deceased that resembled the fashion brand's luxury products.
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.

Decree That Sparked Migrant Worker Panic Becomes Law

BANGKOK — The junta-appointed legislature approved without amendment Thursday the emergency decree that recently prompted an exodus of migrant workers.

Thailand's 2014 GDP Growth Slashed To One Per Cent

BANGKOK — A state economic agency has adjusted its prediction of Thailand’s GDP growth this year to a mere one per cent, the lowest in three years, citing domestic and global economic malaise.

13,300 Flights Loaded With Tourists Inbound to Bangkok for CNY

BANGKOK — Thailand is expected to receive a large influx of visitors for Chinese New Year, raising hope among officials that a rebound in mainland arrivals is underway.





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