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Thailand’s Devastating Year For Print Was a Wake-Up Call. Adapt or Die.

BANGKOK — The end of 2016 brought the final run of a 45-year-old daily newspaper, capping a punishing year for print media.

See 4 Graphic Booze Warning Labels Under Study

BANGKOK — Officials are mulling a plan to slap graphic warning labels on alcohol products, a top regulator said Monday.

Delayed Rice-Planting Season Expected to Affect Thai GDP Growth

BANGKOK (DPA) - A delayed wet-season planting is expected to weigh on Thailand's weakening economic growth, agricultural officials said.

Top Telecoms Expected to Win 4G Auction

By Khettiya Jittapong
Reuters

BANGKOK — Thailand's biggest mobile operators began battling Tuesday for more fourth generation (4G) mobile spectrum in an auction expected to net at least USD$2 billion (72.2 billion baht) for a military government struggling to revive economic growth.

New Year Shopping Tax Break May Run Full Month

BANGKOK — Shopping to save the nation returns for another year this holiday season and may be extended to a full month, the Finance...

Deputy PM Defends Cash Payouts To Farmers

BANGKOK — Thailand's deputy Prime Minister is pushing back against accusations that the government's one-time cash handout to farmers across the country resembles the "populist" policies pursued by the deposed government.

Eviction From Victory Monument Killing Van Business, Trade Rep Says

BANGKOK — Roughly a month before the junta moved van services from Victory Monument to other sites, Boonsong Srisakul said his vans ferried 2,600 passengers between Bangkok and a market town on the Cambodian border. In the month after the change, the number dropped to 600.

Saab Unveils New Version of Gripen Fighter Jet

STOCKHOLM — Swedish aircraft maker Saab has unveiled the latest version of its Gripen fighter jet.

Beer Tycoon To Build 'Bangkok Snow Town'

(12 October) Thais might witness the first snowfall in the capital city as the billionaire Charoen Siriwattanapakdee, the owner of Chang Beer, announced a plan to build an artificial snow town in his mega project ‘Asiatique’.

Vietnam Records Fastest First-Quarter Growth in Five Years

HANOI (DPA) — Vietnam's economy hustled to a growth rate of more than 6 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter, the prime minister said Wednesday, its fastest for the period since 2010.

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