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Decree That Sparked Migrant Worker Panic Becomes Law

BANGKOK — The junta-appointed legislature approved without amendment Thursday the emergency decree that recently prompted an exodus of migrant workers.

'Thaksinomics' Return as Junta Rethinks Revival Strategy

BANGKOK — The generals battling to revive Thailand's economy have been loath to employ anything resembling populism, having lambasted their predecessors for policies they say hemorrhaged billions of dollars and left Thais saddled with record household debt.

Verizon Takes Over Yahoo in $4.5 Billion Deal

SAN FRANCISCO — Verizon has taken over Yahoo, completing a USD$4.5 billion (152.6 billion baht) deal that will usher in a new management team...

Line to Launch IPO on NYSE and in Tokyo

SEOUL — Line Corp., the Japan-based operator of the namesake messaging app huge in Thailand and Asia, will list its shares in New York and Tokyo next month, as the iconic Asian mobile messenger app seeks to expand globally.

Economic Leaders Debate China's Rising Role in Global Finance

BOAO, CHINA (DPA) — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged mutual trust to replace lingering suspicions among the world's nations, as he led the annual Boao economic forum for Asia on the weekend.

Govt-Farmers Rice Money Dialogue Collapses

(10 February) Negotiation between dissenting farmers and government representatives over the controversial rice-pledging scheme came to an end without any agreement.

Landline Phones To Be Charged By Minute

(20 March) Landline phones in Thailand are no longer to be charged under a flat fee of 3 baht per call, an official said.

17 Pilots Said to Quit Nok Air as More Flights Canceled

BANGKOK — Troubles continue piling up for Nok Air with reports that 17 pilots have left the airline.

Singha Heir Denies Grudge Against Chang Beer

BANGKOK — When controversy erupted earlier this month involving celebrities, social media and beer, the public had an unlikely source to thank for the full-blown media convulsion that ensued.

Star Wars Inspires Tourism Chief To Use Force of Filmmaker Refunds

BANGKOK — A disturbance in the force of Thailand’s appeal to foreign film productions has prompted its top tourism official to propose new incentives for filmmakers.

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