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Joint Agencies Efforts To Tackle Extra-Legal Debts

(17 March) Officials from various state agencies have vowed to take part in a joint effort to curb the widespread problem of predatory lending and unofficial debts across the nation.

Write Off 30,000 Baht in Travel Expenses This Year

BANGKOK — Dig out those travel receipts in Thailand this year for tax deductions of up to 30,000 baht. Travel expenses such as those paid...

Battle Between Banks And Skimmers Continues

(19 November) The spree of ATM frauds which, according the police estimate, has illegally funneled over 1 billion baht from numerous bank accounts in recent months has unnerved many Thais, reports Prachachart.

Political Crisis Boosts Matichon's Book Sales

(30 March) Matichon Publishing has seen rise in book sales at the annual National Book Week expo, a success its manager credits to the ongoing political turmoil.

When Flight Attendants Treated as Subservient, ‘Kowtow’ Happens

BANGKOK — Suttinun Maneelorsawas is a former flight attendant of 13 years who now coaches women aspiring to the job. After a recent incident in which a senior flight attendant had to grovel at the feet of a passenger, she said she would warn her cadets to be prepared to do the same.

Frenchman Named as Toyota's First Non-Japanese Vice President

TOKYO (DPA) - Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday named its first non-Japanese executive vice president and first female non-Japanese executive.

Business Owners Decry Koh Samet Nightlife Curfew

KOH SAMET — Those planning an all-nighter on the party island of Samet, beware: You may be in for disappointment.

Authorities Mull Limiting Visitors to Similan Islands

PHANG NGA — Authorities in Phang Nga province are considering limiting the number of tourists on the Similan islands to 250 people per day in an effort to stem overcrowding on the national park land.

Fading SEA Stock Recovery Puts Focus on Infrastructure Investment

By Viparat Jantraprap and Nichola Saminather
Reuters

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE — As a broad-based recovery in Southeast Asian stocks from this year's bear market lows fades, investors are now pivoting to bottom-up strategies and selectively seeking stocks exposed to the region's more enduring growth themes.

Bill Gates Tops Forbes' List of Billionaires

NEW YORK (DPA) - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Monday topped Forbes magazine's list of the richest people in the world.

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