Race against time

Race against time

Searchers are still pulling survivors from the rubble of the earthquake that killed over 11,200 in Turkey and Syria, but window for rescues is narrowing and severe weather reduces people's chances of survival.

8 Feb 2023 1

Turn it down!

City Hall gives businesses on Khao San Road 15 days to control noise levels or face legal action, following complaints from locals.

8 Feb 2023 10
Turn it down!

Bail eschewed

Two jailed political activists on hunger strike since last month refuse to accept their court approved release, applied for by the hospital treating them, after bail was refused for eight other activists.

8 Feb 2023 2
Bail eschewed

46 suspects held

The youngest brother of the prime suspect in the macau888 gambling case, an immigration inspector, is released from detention after taking unapproved leave to accompany the fugitive to Hong Kong.

8 Feb 2023 7
46 suspects held

PM: Shun populism

The prime minister warns against populist policies being rolled out by political parties to attract voters, saying their election pledges could inflict financial burdens.

8 Feb 2023 89
PM: Shun populism

PM2.5 makes an unwelcome return

Outdoor exercise poses more of a risk as dust levels rise.

8 Feb 2023 55
PM2.5 makes an unwelcome return

Banks strike back at cybercriminals

The local banking industry is developing the technological infrastructure to prevent cybercrime in the hard-hit financial sector.

8 Feb 2023 12
Banks strike back at cybercriminals

editor’s pick
Making nice in the city

Making nice in the city

Bangkok Design Week projects highlight 'Urban'NICE'zation' as a gold standard for positive change.

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  • EXCHANGE RATE
  • WEATHER
  • SET
  • GOLD PRICE

EXCHANGE RATE

Currency/Baht
Buy (Baht)
Sell (Baht)
EUR
35.5761
36.3325
GBP
39.9823
40.8335
HDK
4.2309
4.3121
Currency/Baht
Buy (Baht)
Sell (Baht)
JPY
25.2150
25.9502
USD
33.3506
33.6782
CNY
4.8762
5.0135
Source: Bank of thailand (8 Feb 2023)
  • Bangkok Rainy
    22° /32°
  • Phuket Cloudy
    25° /34°
  • Surat Thani Rainy
    22° /33°
  • Pattaya Rainy
    24° /34°
  • Chiang Mai Rainy
    17° /30°
  • Kanchanaburi Rainy
    19° /34°
SET
1,670.34
-10.15
SET50
992.32
-5.93
SET100
2,237.69
-14.79
sSET
1,116.45
-9.85
SETCLMV
1,004.66
-3.77
SETHD
1,186.79
-4.63
SETTHSI
1,058.58
-5.42
Source: settrade.com (8 Feb 2023)
Type
Baht/Litre
GASOHOL 91
43.66
GASOHOL 95
33.94
GASOHOL E20
35.85
Type
Baht/Litre
GASOHOL E85
DIESEL
34.94
NGV
35.58
Source : PTT (9 Feb 2023)
BUY ฿
SELL ฿
BAR (1 BAHT WEIGHT, 96.5%)
29,750.00
29,850.00
ORNAMENT (1 BAHT WEIGHT, 96.5%)
29,213.32
30,350.00
Source: GoldTraders (9 Feb 2023)

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