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Officials To Intervene In Veggie Price During 'Je Festival'

(6 October) As many Thai-Chinese start their celebration of the Vegetarian Festival (กินเจ or Je as the Thais call it), the Ministry of Commerce steps in to fight the price hike of vegetables across the country.
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Innovators Gather to Talk Fintech and More at ‘Techsauce’

Events like Techsauce, which unfolded over two days this past weekend in Bangkok, give startups exposure to potential partners and investors while offering a venue for everyone in the industry to talk shop.

Frenchman Named as Toyota's First Non-Japanese Vice President

TOKYO (DPA) - Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday named its first non-Japanese executive vice president and first female non-Japanese executive.

4G to Boost Mobile Games Market in Thailand

Reuters
By Khettiya Jittapong

BANGKOK — The world's hottest region for mobile video games, Southeast Asia, may be set to cool off amid early signs of the curse of makers of titles like "Minecraft" and "Candy Crush Saga" – the prospect of market saturation after a wave of smartphone buying.

Rice Payments Further Stalled By Ousting of Finance Minister

BANGKOK — Farmers who are still waiting to be paid for participating in the government’s rice-pledging program will be forced to wait even longer now that the country lacks a Finance Minister, a government official said.

Chinese Chartered Flights To Thailand 'Cancelled'

(21 January) Officials of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have expressed fears that the ongoing political crisis continues to affect the Kingdom's tourism industry.

How to Transfer Land Tax-Free Under New Thai Law

People have expressed excitement about the new law which enabled transferring land to a company to pay for shares without any personal income tax...
Aircraft at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport in a July 2014 file photo. Photo: Barbara Walton / EPA

US Regulator in Thailand to Inspect Aviation Safety

Reuters

BANGKOK — U.S. authorities are in Thailand to inspect progress made in aviation safety standards after it told the country to address shortcomings or face a downgrade, the transport minister said today.

Google Gender Debacle Speaks to Tech Culture Wars, Politics

NEW YORK — The Google engineer who blamed biological differences for the paucity of women in tech had every right to express his views....

Thailand Eyes Luxury Tourists, Operators Say Keep Them Safe

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre
Reuters

BANGKOK — Thailand needs to do more to keep its tourists safe if it wants to achieve its objective of attracting more high-end travelers, operators say, or it risks losing out to its up-and-coming neighbors.

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