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Get tough on diesel, vehicle numbers to tackle smog, experts urge

THE SEVERITY of Bangkok’s air pollution suggests that the national government’s pursuit of a “low-carbon economy” has fallen short of needs, say experts, who recommend higher taxes on “dirty fuel” and a reduction in the number o
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Get tough on diesel, vehicle numbers to tackle smog, experts urge

THE SEVERITY of Bangkok’s air pollution suggests that the national government’s pursuit of a “low-carbon economy” has fallen short of needs, say experts, who recommend higher taxes on “dirty fuel” and a reduction in the number of vehicles on city streets.

WeChat has a billion reasons to celebrate app’s lifestyle inroads

WeChat, the most widely used Chinese social media platform in China, is celebrating its eighth year with over a billion monthly active users.
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WeChat has a billion reasons to celebrate app’s lifestyle inroads

WeChat, the most widely used Chinese social media platform in China, is celebrating its eighth year with over a billion monthly active users.

World Bank urges Thailand to urgently tackle education inequality

INEQUALITY IN education remains a critical issue for Thailand, which can be tackled by consolidating small schools, the World Bank has suggested.
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World Bank urges Thailand to urgently tackle education inequality

INEQUALITY IN education remains a critical issue for Thailand, which can be tackled by consolidating small schools, the World Bank has suggested.

Japan’s Shinwa budgets Bt8m for Bangkok projects

Japan-based Shinwa Group has set aside Bt8 billion to develop residential projects in Bangkok this year and next, group director Tomoyasu Yamabe announced on Wednesday at a press conference at its head office in Osaka.
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Japan’s Shinwa budgets Bt8m for Bangkok projects

Japan-based Shinwa Group has set aside Bt8 billion to develop residential projects in Bangkok this year and next, group director Tomoyasu Yamabe announced on Wednesday at a press conference at its head office in Osaka.

Sala shows care for environment at all seven Thai resorts

Sala Hospitality Group (SHG) is continually developing new environmental initiatives and procedures to minimise ecological impact at all seven of its luxury beach resorts and boutique accommodations across Thailand.
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Sala shows care for environment at all seven Thai resorts

Sala Hospitality Group (SHG) is continually developing new environmental initiatives and procedures to minimise ecological impact at all seven of its luxury beach resorts and boutique accommodations across Thailand.

Haley, Ivanka Trump among possible World Bank nominees: report

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and US President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka are among possible US candidates to replace outgoing World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, The Financial Times reported Friday.
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Haley, Ivanka Trump among possible World Bank nominees: report

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and US President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka are among possible US candidates to replace outgoing World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, The Financial Times reported Friday.

World stocks end strong week on tepid note

Stock markets in Europe and the United States slipped on Friday after several days of gains as investors took a breather in the absence of fresh news on trade talks between Beijing and Washington.
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World stocks end strong week on tepid note

Stock markets in Europe and the United States slipped on Friday after several days of gains as investors took a breather in the absence of fresh news on trade talks between Beijing and Washington.

Mahidol targets digital influence

The College of Management at Mahidol University (CMMU) revealed the online market research finding that influencer marketing has become a more appropriate and persuasive approach to reach consumers than traditional marketing,
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Mahidol targets digital influence

The College of Management at Mahidol University (CMMU) revealed the online market research finding that influencer marketing has become a more appropriate and persuasive approach to reach consumers than traditional marketing,

HSBC, 2C2P optimise payment collection for corporations

HSBC in Thailand has partnered with 2C2P (Thailand), a payment services provider, to offer an omni-channel collections service for its corporate clients.
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HSBC, 2C2P optimise payment collection for corporations

HSBC in Thailand has partnered with 2C2P (Thailand), a payment services provider, to offer an omni-channel collections service for its corporate clients.

Poll uncertainty, trade war hurting exports, investment: Somkid

THAILAND’S economic outlook for 2019 is “uncertain and gloomy” due to the upcoming general election and the US-China trade war, deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak warned yesterday.
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Poll uncertainty, trade war hurting exports, investment: Somkid

THAILAND’S economic outlook for 2019 is “uncertain and gloomy” due to the upcoming general election and the US-China trade war, deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak warned yesterday.

Stronger baht ‘will hurt exporters and farmers’

MOST EXPORTERS are worried about the baht appreciating against the US dollar, fearing it will hit exports and farm incomes amid the slowing of both local and global economies.
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Stronger baht ‘will hurt exporters and farmers’

MOST EXPORTERS are worried about the baht appreciating against the US dollar, fearing it will hit exports and farm incomes amid the slowing of both local and global economies.

Ikea eyes further expansion in Southeast Asia

Ikea Southeast Asia, which owns and operates stores in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, has released its 2018 annual report, revealing its continued success in offering millions of people a wide range of well-designed and functional home-furnishing products
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Ikea eyes further expansion in Southeast Asia

Ikea Southeast Asia, which owns and operates stores in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, has released its 2018 annual report, revealing its continued success in offering millions of people a wide range of well-designed and functional home-furnishing products at affordable prices according to its vision: “To create a better everyday life for the many people.”

Scoot launches fare promotion

Scoot has launched the airline's latest Take a Break before You Break promotion to help customers in Thailand enjoy lower fares to 16 destinations.
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Scoot launches fare promotion

Scoot has launched the airline's latest Take a Break before You Break promotion to help customers in Thailand enjoy lower fares to 16 destinations.

Stock markets test investor nerves in roller coaster ride

European equities gained and Wall Street couldn't make up its mind Friday as stock markets zig-zagged towards the year-end finishing line with dizzying volatility.
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Stock markets test investor nerves in roller coaster ride

European equities gained and Wall Street couldn't make up its mind Friday as stock markets zig-zagged towards the year-end finishing line with dizzying volatility.

Canada cannabis firm rejects US takeover bid

Canadian cannabis producer Aphria on Friday rejected a proposed Can$2.8 billion ($2.1 billion US) takeover bid by US-based Xanthic Biopharma, calling it hostile and under-valued.
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Canada cannabis firm rejects US takeover bid

Canadian cannabis producer Aphria on Friday rejected a proposed Can$2.8 billion ($2.1 billion US) takeover bid by US-based Xanthic Biopharma, calling it hostile and under-valued.

Wells Fargo in $575 mn US settlement on consumer ills

Wells Fargo agreed to a $575 million nationwide settlement over its opening of millions of unauthorized customer accounts and other alleged predatory practices, the bank and US authorities announced Friday.
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Wells Fargo in $575 mn US settlement on consumer ills

Wells Fargo agreed to a $575 million nationwide settlement over its opening of millions of unauthorized customer accounts and other alleged predatory practices, the bank and US authorities announced Friday.

Frozen wages compromising standard of living of workers across country

WORKERS ARE expected to reap some gains from political campaigns in the run-up to the upcoming general election, but most of them are still struggling to make ends meet due to both the economic slowdown and disruptions caused by technology, experts said. 
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Frozen wages compromising standard of living of workers across country

WORKERS ARE expected to reap some gains from political campaigns in the run-up to the upcoming general election, but most of them are still struggling to make ends meet due to both the economic slowdown and disruptions caused by technology, experts said. 

Domestic demand to boost 2019 Thai economy: Krungsri Research

Krungsri Research predicts that the Thai economy will continue to grow by 4.1 per cent in 2019, close to the 4.3 per cent growth of 2018 and exceeding the post-crisis average of 3.8 per cent.
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Domestic demand to boost 2019 Thai economy: Krungsri Research

Krungsri Research predicts that the Thai economy will continue to grow by 4.1 per cent in 2019, close to the 4.3 per cent growth of 2018 and exceeding the post-crisis average of 3.8 per cent.

Economists laud political parties’ proposals to reduce income inequality

ECONOMISTS have welcomed policies proposed by rival political parties in the run-up to general election, but they are sceptical about the financing plans and their effective implementation.
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Economists laud political parties’ proposals to reduce income inequality

ECONOMISTS have welcomed policies proposed by rival political parties in the run-up to general election, but they are sceptical about the financing plans and their effective implementation.

Increasingly popular Chiang Mai gears up for changing tourism trends

The Tourism industry in Chiang Mai has seen some changes recently, especially in the type, behaviour and nationality of tourists, Pakkanan Winijchai, director of the Chiang Mai branch of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said.
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Increasingly popular Chiang Mai gears up for changing tourism trends

The Tourism industry in Chiang Mai has seen some changes recently, especially in the type, behaviour and nationality of tourists, Pakkanan Winijchai, director of the Chiang Mai branch of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said.

Third straight rout end worst weak for Dow, Nasdaq since 2008 crisis

Wall Street ended its worst week in a decade with more bruising losses Friday, and with the tech-rich Nasdaq entering a bear market amid worries about trade wars and a possible US government shutdown.
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Third straight rout end worst weak for Dow, Nasdaq since 2008 crisis

Wall Street ended its worst week in a decade with more bruising losses Friday, and with the tech-rich Nasdaq entering a bear market amid worries about trade wars and a possible US government shutdown.

US Fed could rethink rate hikes as Trump trade wars drag on economy

The US central bank sent a strong signal on Friday that it would be willing to reconsider expected interest rate hikes amid new data showing President Donald Trump's multi-front trade wars are dragging on the economy and shaking up investors.
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US Fed could rethink rate hikes as Trump trade wars drag on economy

The US central bank sent a strong signal on Friday that it would be willing to reconsider expected interest rate hikes amid new data showing President Donald Trump's multi-front trade wars are dragging on the economy and shaking up investors.

Dow, Nasdaq close worst week since late 2008

Wall Street suffered a third straight rout Friday, ending its worst week since late 2008 at the start of the global financial crisis in a sell-off prompted by worries over trade wars and a possible government shutdown.
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Dow, Nasdaq close worst week since late 2008

Wall Street suffered a third straight rout Friday, ending its worst week since late 2008 at the start of the global financial crisis in a sell-off prompted by worries over trade wars and a possible government shutdown.

Dow ends 2.0% lower amid fears of US government shutdown

Wall Street suffered its second straight rout Thursday as worries about a US government shutdown added to upset at the Federal Reserve's latest interest rate hike.
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Dow ends 2.0% lower amid fears of US government shutdown

Wall Street suffered its second straight rout Thursday as worries about a US government shutdown added to upset at the Federal Reserve's latest interest rate hike.

Home borrowers likely to feel pinch as further BOT rate rise tipped

THE Bank of Thailand (BOT) is likely to implement a modest interest rate hike again next year, and financial experts predicted that those feeling the pinch will be mortgage holders.
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Home borrowers likely to feel pinch as further BOT rate rise tipped

THE Bank of Thailand (BOT) is likely to implement a modest interest rate hike again next year, and financial experts predicted that those feeling the pinch will be mortgage holders.

Asian markets slump after Fed hikes rates

Tokyo led a rout of Asian shares Thursday, mirroring big losses on Wall Street after the Fed defied unprecedented pressure from Donald Trump and raised interest rates, sparking fears the move could choke economic growth.
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Asian markets slump after Fed hikes rates

Tokyo led a rout of Asian shares Thursday, mirroring big losses on Wall Street after the Fed defied unprecedented pressure from Donald Trump and raised interest rates, sparking fears the move could choke economic growth.