• White House closer to expanding airplane laptop ban
    Posted on 30th May 2017 at 1:24 am

    The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of a ramped-up effort to protect against potential security threats, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said in TV interviews. Conway G. - REUTERS […]

  • Tiger Woods arrested on reported DUI charge
    Posted on 30th May 2017 at 1:21 am

    Golfer Tiger Woods was arrested in South Florida on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to media reports. - REUTERS […]

  • Land windfall tax ceiling set at 5%
    Posted on 30th May 2017 at 1:00 am

    The Fiscal Policy Office says it will set the ceiling for the land windfall tax at 5% of the inflated value of property from infrastructure projects. […]

  • Can't beat them, join them
    Posted on 30th May 2017 at 1:00 am

    Food and drink megabrands are seeing their sales chewed away by smaller, nimbler, cooler rivals. They can't beat them -- so now they're joining them. […]

  • BoT tracking offshore inflows
    Posted on 30th May 2017 at 12:40 am

    The Bank of Thailand is still closely monitoring offshore inflows after the baht appreciated to just shy of 34 to the US dollar. The central bank will also hold steady on its tapering measures for short-dated bonds next month. […]

  • Tao Poon 'missing link' to open by August
    Posted on 30th May 2017 at 12:25 am

    The Transport Ministry expects to open the rail service on the 1.2km "missing link" in August, ending a long wait for commuters forced to put up with inconvenient travel between two nearby rail lines which have a common connection. […]

  • Demand surge to lift rice price
    Posted on 30th May 2017 at 12:00 am

    World rice prices are expected to rise by US$20 (682 baht) a tonne over the next three months, driven by a sharp surge in global rice demand, according to experts. […]

  • Legal experts baulk at draft of cyber bill
    Posted on 29th May 2017 at 11:00 pm

    The cybersecurity draft bill proposed by the National Reforming Steering Assembly (NRSA) gives too much authority to the government to gain access to the computer systems of both private organisations and individuals without a court order in cases of emergency or urgency, legal experts say. […]

  • Sexual harassment, scourge of Myanmar women
    Posted on 30th May 2017 at 8:48 am

    Yadanar was aboard a crowded bus on the way to the hospital where she was doing her internship, when she felt someone touch the lower part of her back. […]

  • Thai Summit brothers now in Nok pilot seat
    Posted on 30th May 2017 at 8:40 am

    Two Thai brothers have taken control of Nok Airline Plc after Thai Airways International (THAI), its former largest shareholder, did not buy new shares and warrants offered in a capital increase. […]

  • PM urges at-risk groups to get free flu shot
    Posted on 30th May 2017 at 8:08 am

    The prime minister has urged people at risk of contracting influenza to get a free vaccination from the closest government medical centre from Thursday until Aug 31. […]

  • Noriega's death closes a chapter in history
    Posted on 30th May 2017 at 7:27 am

    Manuel Antonio Noriega, the brash former dictator of Panama and sometime ally of the United States whose ties to drug trafficking led to his ouster in 1989 in the largest US military action since the Vietnam War, has died. He was 83. […]