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Pledge to Probe People Pinned to Panama Papers



BANGKOK — Authorities today said they will investigate whether any resident in Thailand named in a recent massive leak of information about offshore assets has broken any laws.

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.

Modest Minimum Wage Hike Approved, 1st Since 2013

BANGKOK — The national minimum wage was increased by the military government Wednesday for the first time in nearly five years.
Specialist Meric Greenbaum, center, works with traders at his post in May on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Richard Drew / Associated Press

Asian Shares Fall as Huawei Arrest Risks China-US Fallout

SINGAPORE — Asian markets were broadly lower Monday after China protested the arrest of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei, who is...

Hoax News: How This One Weird Trick Leaves Media Fuming

BANGKOK — Ultra-conservative activist Suthep Thaugsuban died suddenly in May, according to the website of “Khaosod TV Online.”
Yip Wing-keung, a trading manager at local brokerage Christfund Securities, wears his red trading jacket in 2017 at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Photo: Kin Cheung

Asian Shares Climb on Strong US Earnings; BOJ Stands Pat

SINGAPORE — Asian markets rose on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates...

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.

Two Major Banks Drop Internet Transfer Fees

BANGKOK — Is your bank green or purple? If so, you won’t have to pay a pesky 30 baht when transfering money to banks of other colors.

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.
Yip Wing-keung, a trading manager at local brokerage Christfund Securities, wears his red trading jacket in 2017 at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Photo: Kin Cheung

Asian Stocks Mixed After Wobbly Trading on Wall Street

TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street, and uncertainty loomed as investors looked toward the...

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