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Russian Ambassador Sees Thai Trade Gains in Reordered World

BANGKOK — The Russian Federation had a headline-grabbing year, from military operations in Syria to accusations it sought to influence the U.S. election. But as it projects an image of strength onto the world stage, its oil-dependent economy remains wrecked by a double blow of historically low oil prices and crippling Western sanctions.

Better Hit the Gym, Ben & Jerry’s Coming to Thailand



BANGKOK — Fans of feel-good Ben & Jerry’s ice cream can rejoice as the beloved American brand is coming to Bangkok.
Still image from an Energy Ministry video about saving electricity based on the 'last will and testament' scenes from legendary lakorn classic 'Baan Sai Tong.' Image: Energy Ministry / YouTube

Make a Will or Leave Loved Ones at the Mercy of Thai Law

Culturally, Thais are not really in the habit of making wills to manage and distribute assets after death, preferring to let the law take...

Bank Mulls Loan For THB 350 Billion Water Management Project

(2 November) Four Banks plan to discuss loan for Government′s THB 350 billion Water Management project.

Expert Says New Regulations Coerce Online Platforms to Self-Censor

BANGKOK — The final regulations written to facilitate the removal of online content under the new Computer Crime Act illustrate the government’s bid to...
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Bangkok Co-Working Space Hubba Sets Startup Ambitions

Growing a digital economy requires a significant development in several areas, one of them is the startup ecosystem to help develop new companies and make Thailand – or more likely Bangkok – an attractive place for startups to come and do business.

UberMoto Goes Dark; New Moto App Coming From … Junta?



BANGKOK — UberMoto officially halted their service today after a second government order, while the junta says it will develop and launch its own mobile application for motocycle taxis.

After Bombing, Ratchaprasong Boosts Security for New Year



BANGKOK — Almost 900 private security cameras will be installed before year’s end in the commercial heart of Bangkok along with other measures to boost confidence after a bomb attack killed 15 tourists there in August.

Samsung Profit Drops 30 Percent, Company Estimates

SEOUL (DPA) — Operating profits at Samsung Electronics Co fell 30.51 per cent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period one year earlier, the company said in an estimate Tuesday.

ATM Cards With Magnetic Stripes Must be Replaced – by 2020



BANGKOK — The countdown has begun on the last three years of current ATM cards and their magnetic stripes, which will be replaced by chip-embedded cards.

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