Pope visits Thailand

STARTING DATE: 11 Nov 2019

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Pope Francis will give a Holy Mass at Bangkok's National Stadium and meet His Majesty the King, the supreme Buddhist patriarch, Catholic leaders and students during his visit from Nov 20-23.

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11 Dec 2019

Dissolution looms

EC votes to ask Constitutional Court to disband Future Forward Party on grounds its executives accepted cash from illegitimate source.

11 Dec 2019 135
Dissolution looms
9 Dec 2019

Thai shares slump for ninth straight day

Most Southeast Asian markets weakened on Monday, as worries over poor economic data from China offset Wall Street cheer on strong US jobs data, while investors buckled in for a crucial week of trade negotiations.

9 Dec 2019 2
Thai shares slump for ninth straight day
9 Dec 2019

Thailand tipped to become Chinese cruise hotspot

LONDON: The world’s biggest cruise-ports operator is looking to expand in Southeast Asia, a budding hotspot for Chinese voyagers that could eventually rival the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

9 Dec 2019 16
Thailand tipped to become Chinese cruise hotspot
6 Dec 2019

Colour clash

The Mekong River has recently acquired an aquamarine colour that may beguile tourists but also indicates a problem caused by upstream dams, experts say.

6 Dec 2019 9
Colour clash
4 Dec 2019

Cabinet agrees to slash rubber plantations, ramp up value of exports

The cabinet has approved a 20-year plan to slash rubber plantations by 21% nationwide and increase the value of rubber exports by more than threefold, a government spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

4 Dec 2019 7
Cabinet agrees to slash rubber plantations, ramp up value of exports
3 Dec 2019

China competes with US for weapons sales to Thailand

SINGAPORE: When signing a vision statement with the US last month, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha quietly sat as Pentagon chief Mark Esper touted the commitment of an old ally at a time of “external coercion and intimidation” in Asia -- a clear reference to China.

3 Dec 2019 22
China competes with US for weapons sales to Thailand
2 Dec 2019

European sweet-corn makers gain renewal of tariffs on Thailand

BRUSSELS: European Union producers of sweet corn, including Bonduelle SA in France, have won five more years of tariffs against Thai competitors as the bloc prolonged trade protection more than a decade old.

2 Dec 2019
European sweet-corn makers gain renewal of tariffs on Thailand
2 Dec 2019

Nov inflation rate quickens to 0.21%, but below forecast

Thailand's headline consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.21% in November from a year earlier, quickening from the previous month but lower than expectations, commerce ministry data showed on Monday.

2 Dec 2019
Nov inflation rate quickens to 0.21%, but below forecast
27 Nov 2019

Norwegian ends long-haul flights to Thailand

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle says it is ending long-haul routes to Thailand and the United States from two Scandinavian capitals, citing technical issues with the Rolls Royce engines on Boeing 787s and low demand.

27 Nov 2019 13
Norwegian ends long-haul flights to Thailand
27 Nov 2019

Behind krathong numbers

The number of krathong floats in Bangkok this year dropped to an eight-year low and there are conflicting reasons for the decrease.

27 Nov 2019
Behind krathong numbers