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Friday, March 23, 2018

Nation Multimedia Taken Over By Far-Right News Corp

BANGKOK — An ultraconservative news agency said Sunday that it has acquired the media conglomerate behind Thailand’s No. 2 English-language newspaper to “rescue” it from insolvency.

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.

Airport Food Too Pricey? Tourism Minister Says He Doesn’t Eat There

BANGKOK — The new top tourism official had some straight talk for anyone unhappy about airport food prices: Don’t eat at the airport.

Bangkok’s 2nd Ikea – Southeast Asia’s Largest – Gets Date

BANGKOK — Hej! Fans of affordable Swedish furniture – and we know there are a lot of you – now have a date for navigating a new maze of oddly named products.

Thai Biz Law 101: So, It’s Time to Dissolve the Company

Why do companies dissolve? The common-sense answer? When a company ceases to do business, why keep it? Keeping dormant zombie companies incurs expenses for...

Dusit Thani Bangkok Postpones Closure Until January 2019

BANGKOK — An iconic five-star hotel in Bangkok postponed its date of closure until next January. The Dusit Thani Bangkok will remain open until 2pm...

PromptPay Restored After NYE Glitch

BANGKOK — An online money transferring service resumed its operations Sunday afternoon after these were halted without explanation in the morning of New Year’s Eve.

PromptPay Goes Offline as Cash Vanishes on NYE

BANGKOK — The celebratory mood was dampened for those who rely on the national electronic payment system when it abruptly stopped working without explanation.

More Info on 4-Year Professional Visas Coming Next Month

BANGKOK — Expert expats with high salaries can apply for four-year professional visas starting in mid-January.
Toshiba's logo is seen at the venue for the company's October stockholders' meeting in Chiba near Tokyo. Photo: Ren Onuma / Kyodo News

Toshiba, Western Digital Make Peace on Sale of Chip Unit

TOKYO — Toshiba Corp. and its joint venture partner Western Digital have made peace over the embattled Japanese electronics giant's plan to sell its...

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