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Why ‘Thailand 4.0’ Ambitions Are No Laughing Matter

BANGKOK — The term “Thailand 4.0” emerged about a year or so ago and has since been thrown around in a number of different contexts with little explanation.

Breadmaker Flamed For Criticizing Grand Palace Volunteers

BANGKOK — A major baked goods company apologized Tuesday to volunteers who said they got a hassle they didn’t knead for handing out free...

Thai Economy 'Growing' Despite Flood & US Shutdown

(10 October) The Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) has reported a positive outlook for the Thai economy despite ongoing flood crisis and US Government Shutdown.

BKK Airport's Extension Plan 'Suspended By Junta'

BANGKOK — The Thai military junta has ordered Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport to shelve the plan to extend its facilities, a state official says.

Low-Cost Airlines Told to Fix Delays

BANGKOK — Low-cost airlines and operators, this is the final call from the Transport Ministry: please proceed to the gate and depart on time.

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.

Told to Tone it Down, Media Will Shoulder Losses For Royal Funeral

BANGKOK — Instead of airing a dramatic tale of tragic romance among ancient northern royals three nights a week, Channel 3 is broadcasting “Rak Nakara” every night to rush it to completion by Oct. 3.

Japanese Investors 'Undaunted' By Amnesty Protests

(7 November) There has been no sign of decrease in Japanese investment in Thailand in spite of the ongoing protests, said Mr. Susumu Uneno, President of Japan Chamber of Commerce (JCC).

Thai Regulator To Impose 'Per Second' Cellphone Charge

BANGKOK - The regulatory body of Thailand's telecommunications says it will force cellphones companies to charge their customers on per-second basis instead of the current per-minute system.
A bitcoin logo is displayed at a 2014 Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show in New York. Photo: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

Bitcoin Soars to $19K Then Falls Back

NEW YORK — The price of bitcoin swung wildly Thursday, rising to more than USD$19,000 (620,000 baht) only to fall sharply within minutes, as...

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