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 2020-02-28 14:01 

Bangkok Post

Drought and disease menace job prospects...

Thailand's employment market is facing myriad risks this year, with widespread drought, poor exports, the delay of the 2020 fiscal budget and the highly contagious coronavirus outbreak weighing on jobs....

 2020-02-28 13:35 

Bangkok Post

Resort encroaching on Erawan park ordered demolished...

KANCHANABURI: Park authorities have ordered a former managing director of Thai Dairy Industry Co to tear down his resort within 30 days as it sits on public land in Erawan National Park....

 2020-02-28 11:55 

Bangkok Post

Man charged with raping daughter, dismembering mother...

CHIANG RAI: An assistant village head has been charged with dismembering his mother in a fit of anger after she threatened to tell police he had raped his teenaged daughter....

 2020-02-28 11:36 

Bangkok Post

Hong Kong media tycoon held over assembly charges...

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police arrested publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing, and two other pro-democracy activists on Friday on charges of illegal assembly, drawing condemnation from international rights groups....

 2020-02-28 11:19 

Bangkok Post

BoT eases more foreign-exchange rules...

The Bank of Thailand has eased some foreign-exchange rules as part of a previously announced plan to temper the strength of the baht....

 2020-02-28 11:12 

Bangkok Post

Germany quarantines 1,000, stocks tumble: Virus update...

Germany quarantined about 1,000 people, Switzerland banned big events, while Britain and Netherlands reported new cases. South Korea revealed 571 more coronavirus infections and Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, confirmed the first infection so...

 2020-02-28 10:54 

Bangkok Post

Chiang Mai school closed over Japan-visiting parent...

CHIANG MAI: Anubaan Chiang Mai School was closed for 14 days after a parent was found not to have quarantined himself after returning from Japan, its director said on Friday....

 2020-02-28 10:54 

Bangkok Post

Chiang Mai school closed after parent visited Japan...

CHIANG MAI: Anubaan Chiang Mai School was closed for 14 days after a parent was found not to have quarantined himself after returning from Japan, its director said on Friday....

 2020-02-28 10:45 

Bangkok Post

Pattaya theme park closes, no tourists...

A major theme park in Pattaya, Legend Siam, will temporarily close from March 3 because of the lack of tourists on the back of the spread of the coronavirus....

 2020-02-28 10:28 

Bangkok Post

Couple treated Lao worker 'like a slave'...

SAMUT SAKHON: A couple who run an auto parts shop have been arrested and charged with illegally detaining a young Lao employee and treating her like a slave for eight years....

 2020-02-28 10:15 

Bangkok Post

Pheu Thai tries to mend fences with Future Forward...

The Pheu Thai Party has apologised to the Future Forward Party (FFP) for leaving the banned party not enough time to grill targeted cabinet ministers....

 2020-02-28 08:48 

Bangkok Post

AWC cut rents as visitor numbers plummet...

SET-listed Asset World Corp Plc (AWC) has cut rental rates at Asiatique, where the number of visitors dropped....

 2020-02-28 08:48 

Bangkok Post

AWC cuts rents as visitor numbers plummet...

SET-listed Asset World Corp Plc (AWC) has cut rental rates at Asiatique, where the number of visitors dropped....

 2020-02-28 07:40 

Bangkok Post

Bangkok Airways cuts back as virus bites...

Bangkok Airways is cutting executive salaries, sending staff on unpaid leave and reducing the number of flights to cope with the downturn in business because of the spread of coronavirus disease....

 2020-02-28 07:24 

Bangkok Post

Teacher, 3 women arrested running karaoke sex bars in Surin...

SURIN: A male teacher and three women were arrested on charges of procuring girls aged under 18 for prostitution, the youngest being 14, following a raid on three karaoke bars in Sikhoraphum district....

 2020-02-28 06:38 

Bangkok Post

Thai tour guide 41st virus patient...

A Thai tour guide who returned recently from South Korea is the latest local novel coronavirus patient, raising the number of local confirmed cases to 41....

 2020-02-28 06:12 

Bangkok Post

Airlines reluctant to bring HK passengers back from Japan over infection fears...

A number of airlines have expressed reservations about flying home the dozens of Hong Kong passengers who have been in close contact with passengers infected with the coronavirus aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, the Hong Kong government s...

 2020-02-28 05:59 

Bangkok Post

4,200 Line accounts hacked in Feb, including 2 in Thailand...

TOKYO: A total of 4,225 registered accounts on messaging app Line, including two in Thailand, have been hacked in the last two weeks, with some used for phishing scams, according to the operator....

 2020-02-28 05:57 

Bangkok Post

PM, ministers survive censure debate...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five other cabinet ministers have survived the no-confidence motion even though two of them were not grilled during the four-day debate....

 2020-02-28 05:42 

Bangkok Post

SET down 46.77 points to 1,348.31 at midday...

The Stock Exchange of Thailand's main index went down 46.77 points, or 3.35%, to close at 1,348.31 points at the end of trading session this morning. The trade value was 41.20 billion baht, with 11.13 billion shares traded....

 2020-02-28 04:32 

Bangkok Post

Korea cases top 2,000, Italy 500, pet dog infected: Virus update...

The number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea crossed 2,000, and those in Italy 500. Japan is closing schools to limit the spread of the outbreak. New cases continue to appear outside of China with Italy, Iran and Kuwait reporting more infections. Ni...

 2020-02-28 04:25 

Bangkok Post

SET down almost 4%...

Thai shares fell almost 4% on Friday morning, tracking the biggest single-day point drop in Dow Jones Industrial Average history overnight on mounting concerns over the economic impact of the spread of Covid-19 disease....

 2020-02-28 04:00 

Bangkok Post

2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 and CLA 45 S: Thai prices and specs...

Orders are now being taken for AMG's latest pocket rockets in either 306hp or 421hp form....

 2020-02-28 03:51 

Bangkok Post

HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested for 'illegal assembly'...

HONG KONG: Publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing, and two other pro-democracy activists were arrested by police on Friday on charges of illegal assembly, local media reported....

 2020-02-28 03:15 

Bangkok Post

Tokyo Disneyland closes on virus concerns...

TOKYO: Tokyo Disneyland will be closed starting from Saturday through to March 15 amid an outbreak of coronavirus infections in Japan, operator Oriental Land Co Ltd said on Friday....

 2020-02-28 03:07 

Bangkok Post

SET down 50.28 points to 1,344.80 at opening...

Thai stocks opened down 3.60% at the start of trade this morning....

 2020-02-28 03:01 

Bangkok Post

What Makes a $60,000 Watch So Expensive?...

Most luxury wristwatches are similar in size; they (should) all tell the time. Yet their costs vary as widely as the prices of contemporary art. A stainless steel Rolex Submariner will set you back $7,900, but a pink gold Roger Dubuis Excalibur rings in a...

 2020-02-28 02:45 

Bangkok Post

Earth captures new 'mini moon'...

WASHINGTON: Earth has acquired a second "mini-moon" about the size of a car, according to astronomers who spotted the object circling our planet....

 2020-02-28 02:41 

Bangkok Post

Long list of charges wait for Banyin...

Unofficial DNA test results show the human skull fragments found in a deserted area in Nakhon Sawan and bloodstains in a vehicle belonged to the older brother of a senior judge, a source in the police team investigating the case said on Thursday....

 2020-02-28 02:01 

Bangkok Post

Profit margin ceiling for hospitals in the pipeline...

The government has pitched the idea of imposing a ceiling on profit margin for medical services at private hospitals as part of efforts to prevent overcharging....

 2020-02-28 01:31 

Bangkok Post

SCB waits on new Myanmar licence...

Siam Commercial Bank plans to open its first branch in Myanmar this year if the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) grants a bank subsidiary licence, says a SCB senior official....

 2020-02-28 01:01 

Bangkok Post

FPO: January results mixed...

Thai economic data were mixed in January, with growth in private consumption and exports but tepid investment, while the impact of the coronavirus outbreak could be seen starting late last month, says a senior official at the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO)....

 2020-02-28 00:41 

Bangkok Post

Siriraj urges travellers to report illness...

Siriraj Hospital's medical team is urging anyone with symptoms associated with Covid-19 after visiting high-risk countries not to withhold information to public health officials....

 2020-02-28 00:21 

Bangkok Post

Biodiesel price changes applied Friday...

The Oil Fuel Fund Office (Offo) has lowered the biodiesel B10 price by another 50 satang per litre from Friday to increase local consumption and nudge Thai motorists away from B7....

 2020-02-28 00:02 

Bangkok Post

Mercedes-AMG pumps up 2020 GLA with 421hp...

Baby SUV gets the full-fat treatment to remain unrivalled in its class....

 2020-02-28 00:01 

Bangkok Post

SEC readies SME funding support law...

Regulations for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups in raising funds through capital market mechanisms are expected this quarter, says the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)....

 2020-02-27 23:21 

Bangkok Post

MTS says gold primed for takeoff...

The domestic gold price could spike to 27,500 baht per baht-weight over the next six months, fuelled by growing risk-off sentiment, the weakening baht and coronavirus concerns, says MTS Gold Global Trading....

 2020-02-27 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Man arrested for putting cameras in public toilets...

Crime: An IT worker was arrested in Pathum Thani on Wednesday for allegedly setting up spy cameras in women's public restrooms in a bid to sell the videos on social media....

 2020-02-27 22:31 

Bangkok Post

School to shut over virus fear...

The Office of Private Education Commission (Opec) has ordered the closure of an international school in Don Muang district as a precautionary measure after learning that more than 500 students and teachers had returned from a country hit by Covid-19....

 2020-02-27 22:01 

Bangkok Post

January cross-border trade down 10.8%...

Thailand's cross-border trade plunged by 10.8% in the first month of this year, as the coronavirus outbreak dented the global economy and logistics services, particularly to southern China....

 2020-02-27 21:41 

Bangkok Post

Tourism sector scrambles for virus support...

Tourism businesses have been knocked comatose by the virus panic spreading around the country, while the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) cut its estimate for international arrivals to 33 million in 2020....

 2020-02-27 21:22 

Bangkok Post

Hong Kong can test ride electric minibuses, ferries in 2023...

Hong Kongers can expect to test ride electric minibuses and cross-harbour ferries in 2023 as HK$430 million (1.75 billion baht) has been allocated to develop green-energy transport in the budget announced on Wednesday....

 2020-02-27 21:08 

Bangkok Post

Virus to cost world tourism at least $22bn...

The deadly coronavirus epidemic will cost world tourism at least US$22 billion owing to a drop in spending by Chinese tourists, the head of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTCC) said Thursday....

 2020-02-27 21:08 

Bangkok Post

Event organisers on the ropes over virus...

Thailand's event organising industry is in dire straits, with up to 90% of events already cancelled or postponed in the first quarter of 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-02-27 21:06 

Bangkok Post

Centara adds four countries to roster...

Centara Hotels & Resorts, the hotel operator subsidiary of Central Group, announced plans to open eight new properties around the world this year, with four in entirely new countries to the company....

 2020-02-27 21:03 

Bangkok Post

PM defends tank purchase...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who is also defence minister, defended the army's 7-billion-baht tank procurement from Ukraine....

 2020-02-27 21:01 

Bangkok Post

Govt denies tobacco deal...

The government insists it never interfered with state agencies to favour Philip Morris (Thailand) Ltd (PMTL) by lobbying public prosecutors not to press a new charge against the company....

 2020-02-27 19:45 

Bangkok Post

Facebook nixes developers conference due to coronavirus...

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Thursday cancelled its annual F8 developers conference, the biggest annual event for the US tech giant, over fears about the possible spread of the novel coronavirus....

 2020-02-27 18:45 

Bangkok Post

UK talks tough on EU post-Brexit trade deal...

LONDON: Britain put the prospect of a chaotic Brexit back on the table on Thursday as it set out its red lines for upcoming trade talks with the European Union....

 2020-02-27 12:30 

Bangkok Post

Korea adds 505 cases, deaths top 2,800: Virus update...

Saudi Arabia halted religious visits that draw millions to cities including Mecca and Medina, while Japan asked for all schools to shut from March 2. More new cases were reported outside China than within the country for the first time, highlighting the s...

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