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Thailand's International Hub To Get New Terminal And Runway

BANGKOK (DPA) — Thailand's main international airport is set to have a new runway and terminal pending approval by the government, officials said Thursday.

Thai Life Pulls Tearjerker Ad Following Complaints

BANGKOK — Thailand’s most prominent life insurance firm on Wednesday took pulled a commercial due to complaints from a group of nurses that it damaged their image.

Draft Beer at 7-Eleven Gets Okay, Here’s Where to Find It

BANGKOK — Want some pork buns, discounted candy or Singha on draft to go with that?

Coupmakers Repackage Former Govt's Economic Policies

BANGKOK — The military junta is now touting three new economic measures, all of which were lifted clean from the playbook of the government it overthrew one week ago.
The Chicago Board Options Exchange website announces that bitcoin futures will start trading on the CBOE on Sunday evening. Photo: Kiichiro Sato / Associated Press

Bitcoin Futures Soar in First Hours of Trading

CHICAGO — Bitcoin futures are spiking in their first hours of trading.

Thai Rice Export Expected to Drop This Year

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — The Thai Ministry of Commerce on Wednesday said it expects Thailand to only export 7.5 million tons of rice this year, a drop below the target of 10 million tons for the second straight year.
Asian Stocks Fall After IMF Downgrades Economic Outlook

Asian Markets Rise on Hopes for Interest Rate Cuts

SINGAPORE — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on news that the Reserve Bank of Australia may cut interest rates, driving hopes that other...

Bank of Thailand Approves Use of Facial Recognition in Banks

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — The Thai central bank on Thursday announced that it has given the green light for six commercial banks to offer facial recognition using the electronic Know Your Customer (e-KYC) technology to verify the identity of new customers when opening online deposit accounts.

Gucci Withdraws Warning to Hong Kong Funeral Shops

HONG KONG — Gucci and its parent company have apologized after drawing heavy criticism for warning some Hong Kong shops not to sell paper offerings for the deceased that resembled the fashion brand's luxury products.

Asian Shares Drift as Blast in Manchester Rattles Investors

TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly higher in early trading Tuesday after police said they were treating an explosion in Manchester, England, that killed at least 19 people as a terror attack. Oil prices fell back after Monday's rally.



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