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Post-Breakup: AIS and 7-Eleven Play Hard To Get

There were few signs of reconciliation Thursday, one month after the messy public breakup between 7-Eleven and AIS, which left millions of customers cut off from services at the ubiquitous convenience store chain.

Many Thais Facing Unemployment Risks: Academic

(6 December) Many Thais are facing risks of unemployment due to the slowdowns in global and domestic economies, according to Deputy Director of the Centre of Economic and Business Forecast, University of Thai Chamber of Commerce.

Making Thailand’s Digital Economy ‘Stand Out’

A push toward the digital economy is the cornerstone of the Thailand 4.0 initiative, a little policy I have been writing about here and there. Something that might seem a bit abstract, but it indeed has metrics that can be measured and analyzed.

Line Puts off IPO Until Markets Improve

SEOUL — South Korea's largest web portal operator Naver Corp won't decide on when to IPO its messenger app service unit Line Corp until its earnings and market conditions improve, Naver's CFO said today.
Trader Gregory Rowe works Nov. 7 on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Richard Drew / Associated Press

Asian Shares Rally on US Midterms, Soothing Fears of Shifts

SINGAPORE — Asian markets rose on Thursday after the U.S. midterm elections went as expected, soothing fears of a sudden shift on trade and...
A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in July in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Koji Sasahara / Associated Press

Asian Shares Mostly Higher Ahead of US Midterms Vote

BANGKOK — Share prices were mostly higher Tuesday in Asia as investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. midterm elections.   Keeping Score Japan's Nikkei 225 index...

Dressed to Die: French Firm Looks to Sell Post-Mortem Makeup in Thailand

BANGKOK — Thais are already familiar with French perfumes, cosmetics, wine, macaron, and handbags. Now, French vendors are hoping to import yet more luxuries to lure Thai customers, like makeup for the dead, body bags, morgue beds, and more.

Thai Tuna Company Buys US Bumble Bee Foods

BANGKOK (DPA) — Thai Union Frozen Products, the world's largest canned tuna supplier, said Friday it will buy out US tuna company Bumble Bee Seafoods.

Thailand World’s Most Unequal Nation? Govt Says Not

BANGKOK — A government spokesman on Friday hit back at a Swiss bank report claiming Thailand has the world’s most unequal distribution of wealth.

China Raises Short-Term Interest Rate Follow US Increase

BEIJING — China's central bank raised short-term interest rates Thursday following the U.S. rate increase as Beijing tries to shore up the value of its currency and stanch an outflow of money.

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