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Full Moon Party Returns With Homage to Late King

SURAT THANI — One of the world’s most famous beach parties returned to Koh Phangan on Tuesday night.
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.

Thai Union Invests 20.4 Billion Baht in ‘Red Lobster’

ORLANDO, Florida — U.S. restaurant chain Red Lobster is getting a USD$575 million investment from Thai Union Group, a seafood exporter linked by an Associated Press investigation to slave-peeled shrimp.

GSB Boss Resigns, Cancels Loans For Rice Program

(18 February) The Government Savings Bank has cancelled loans to the government rice pledging program, while its director has filed his resignation.

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.
Photo : Vincent Thian / Associated Press

Asian Markets Rising After Corporate Gains Boost Wall Street

BEIJING — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after Wall Street gained on strong corporate earnings amid U.S.-Chinese trade tensions.   Keeping Score Thailand's SET on Wednesday afternoon...

Phi Phi Park Chief Denies Being Forced Out Over ‘Farang Pricing’

KRABI — The chief of a national park that includes the renowned Phi Phi Islands on Thursday said he resigned solely for personal health reasons and not conflicts with local business groups as some have speculated.

LG to Release 4 Millimeter-Thick TV in Latest Model

LAS VEGAS — New television sets from LG will include an ultra-slim model that's less than 4 millimeters (0.15 inch) thick.
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.

State Petroleum Enterprise Sued For Resort Island Oil Spill

RAYONG — Business owners on Koh Samet island are suing a state-owned petroleum enterprise for the oil spill that polluted the resort island's beaches last year.

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