Hazy vape law makes waves

Hazy vape law makes waves

The laws regulating e-cigarettes have sparked controversy, prompting a cabinet minister to propose vaping be legalised while police have launched operations to crack down on the sale of the devices.

04:04

Actress' vaping case sparks debate

Taiwanese actress Charlene An's police extortion case is raising concerns over the legality of e-cigarettes and how smokers can still access them despite a ban in the kingdom.

05:11
Actress' vaping case sparks debate

Railway on track for completion this year

The 145km Lop Buri-Pak Nam Pho double-track railway including the country's longest elevated stretch at 19km will be completed by the end of this year: official.

06:17
Railway on track for completion this year

Asian equities jump on Fed hints

Asian stock markets broadly advanced on Thursday as currencies rose following Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell mention that the US central bank might soon shift its focus from taming inflation to curbing the economic slowdown.

07:21
Asian equities jump on Fed hints

Smoked out

Bail denied for six policemen accused of extorting tourists caught with vaping devices, as police crack down on illegal e-cigarettes after learning they’re easy to obtain.

2 Feb 2023 17
Smoked out

Diesel relief

Local diesel prices will fall to 34.50 baht a litre later this month as global oil prices ease, but drivers still benefit from a 5-baht excise tax waiver.

2 Feb 2023
Diesel relief

School lunch scam

Bangkok school director suspended for allegedly extorting more than 300,000 baht from a supplier of student lunches, while insisting the cash found in his office belonged to someone else.

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School lunch scam

editor’s pick
Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

The resort town of Niseko in Hokkaido is a great destination for both adventurers and families.

05:23
  • EXCHANGE RATE
  • WEATHER
  • SET
  • GOLD PRICE

EXCHANGE RATE

Currency/Baht
Buy (Baht)
Sell (Baht)
EUR
35.6558
36.3945
GBP
40.0946
40.9481
HDK
4.1327
4.2171
Currency/Baht
Buy (Baht)
Sell (Baht)
JPY
25.1012
25.8275
USD
32.5537
32.8852
CNY
4.8061
4.9466
Source: Bank of thailand (3 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
1,682.58
-3.17
SET50
999.11
-3.28
SET100
2,257.04
-4.70
sSET
1,118.49
+1.59
SETCLMV
1,013.03
-3.66
SETHD
1,205.22
-3.45
SETTHSI
1,065.52
-2.54
Source: settrade.com (3 Feb 2023)
Type
Baht/Litre
GASOHOL 91
43.76
GASOHOL 95
34.04
GASOHOL E20
35.95
Type
Baht/Litre
GASOHOL E85
DIESEL
34.94
NGV
35.68
Source : PTT (3 Feb 2023)
BUY ฿
SELL ฿
BAR (1 BAHT WEIGHT, 96.5%)
30,150.00
30,250.00
ORNAMENT (1 BAHT WEIGHT, 96.5%)
29,607.48
30,750.00
Source: GoldTraders (2 Feb 2023)

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At last, it's time to say goodbye to 2022 and those living in Bangkok are blessed with many choices of venue to spend the remaining hours having fun before counting down to 2023 together.

30 Dec 2022 5