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 2021-09-22 14:55 

Bangkok Post

Thai firms SCB, CP Group form venture fund seeking $800m...

The country's third-largest lender Siam Commercial Bank Plc has set up a venture capital fund with top agro-industrial conglomerate, Charoen Pokphand Group, SCB said on Wednesday, as it announces major restructuring....

 2021-09-22 14:55 

Bangkok Post

SCB, CP Group form venture fund seeking $800m...

The country's third-largest lender Siam Commercial Bank Plc has set up a venture capital fund with top agro-industrial conglomerate, Charoen Pokphand Group, SCB said on Wednesday, as it announces major restructuring....

 2021-09-22 14:45 

Bangkok Post

Macron expects 'clarifications' from Biden over submarine snub...

PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron will Wednesday press US counterpart Joe Biden for "clarifications" when the two leaders speak for the first time since a fierce row erupted over the sale of submarines to Australia, France's government spokesma...

 2021-09-22 11:47 

Bangkok Post

Police consider deportation of Malaysian transgender entrepreneur...

Authorities are considering whether to deport a transgender businesswoman who was convicted this month of illegal entry and is wanted in Malaysia for insulting Islam, a case that has put a spotlight on Malaysia's approach to gender identity....

 2021-09-22 11:41 

Bangkok Post

Illegal immigrants to follow eased restrictions: police...

Immigration police expect more illegal workers from neighbouring countries to return to Thailand as the country reopens more businesses....

 2021-09-22 11:26 

Bangkok Post

Myanmar town near India border sees exodus as thousands flee fighting...

Most of the population of a Myanmar town near the Indian border have fled after buildings were set ablaze by artillery amid fighting between militia forces opposed to military rule and the army, according to residents and media reports....

 2021-09-22 11:20 

Bangkok Post

Drug assets worth almost B60m seized in Isan...

Drug suppression units on Wednesday seized assets worth about 59 million baht believed to have been acquired through the drugs trade, an official said....

 2021-09-22 11:19 

Bangkok Post

Cyclist plunges into Chiang Mai ravine...

CHIANG MAI: A 34-year-old cyclist failed to negotiate a downhill road and plunged about 30 metres into an adjacent ravine to his death in Mae Rim district on Wednesday morning....

 2021-09-22 10:49 

Bangkok Post

Bats with Covid-like viruses found in Laos: study...

Scientists have discovered another clue to the origins of the virus that causes Covid-19, with bats living in caves in Laos found to be carrying a similar pathogen that experts suggest could potentially infect humans directly....

 2021-09-22 10:45 

Bangkok Post

Gunmen target Ukraine president aide in 'assassination attempt'...

KIEV: Gunmen opened fire with automatic weapons on a car carrying a senior aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday, in what officials said was an attempted assassination in response to his crackdown on oligarchs....

 2021-09-22 10:16 

Bangkok Post

Govt delays plan to re-open cities to tourists until Nov...

The government has pushed back plans to re-open Bangkok and some other major cities to foreign arrivals until November, due to vaccination rates falling short of targets, a senior official said on Wednesday....

 2021-09-22 10:14 

Bangkok Post

Temple drug rehab centre accused of torture...

A popular shaman and a lawyer on Wednesday asked Crime Suppression Division police to take action against a drug rehabilitation centre at a temple in Kanchanaburi for alleged torture and other human rights abuses....

 2021-09-22 09:11 

Bangkok Post

Govt to accelerate vaccinations, stimulus measures - PM...

The government will speed up vaccinations and introduce urgent stimulus measures to mitigate the impact of its most severe coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Wednesday....

 2021-09-22 09:06 

Bangkok Post

Pfizer spurs top response after Sinovac, Astra jab - study...

One of Thailand's main Covid-19 vaccine regimes generates a lower immune response than inoculation combinations that include an mRNA-based dose, according to a study by the Siriraj Institute of Clinical Research....

 2021-09-22 07:22 

Bangkok Post

SCB, AIS shares jump over online lending JV...

Shares in Thailand's third largest lender, Siam Commercial Bank Plc (SCB) jumped in morning trading on Wednesday, following its announcement of a joint venture with the country's top mobile network, Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS)....

 2021-09-22 06:13 

Bangkok Post

Mathayom 6 student hangs himself...

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: An 18-year-old Mathayomsuksa 6 student hanged himself in his room at his grandparents' house in Bua Yai district on Tuesday night, leaving a suicide note, police said....

 2021-09-22 05:30 

Bangkok Post

Personal data of 106m travellers exposed online...

Personal data of 106 million international travellers to Thailand was found to have been exposed online in August before it was quickly secured by Thai authorities, according to Comparitech, a cybersecurity research firm....

 2021-09-22 04:45 

Bangkok Post

'Joe Ferrari' case lifts lid on police corruption...

BANGKOK: A flashy cop with a taste for fast cars falls from grace following the leak of spine-chilling footage of a brutal interrogation gone wrong....

 2021-09-22 04:05 

Bangkok Post

Mass testing ordered at all Korat markets...

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Mass Covid testing has been ordered at all markets in this northeastern province after infections liked to a major wholesale farm market jumped to over 400....

 2021-09-22 04:00 

Bangkok Post

Prawit insists ties with Prayut, Anupong remain solid...

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has affirmed that his ties with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda are still solid and unbreakable....

 2021-09-22 03:45 

Bangkok Post

Rare earthquake triggers panic in Australia...

MELBOURNE: A rare quake rattled southeastern Australia early Wednesday, shaking buildings, knocking down walls and sending panicked Melbourne residents running into the streets....

 2021-09-22 03:45 

Bangkok Post

Evergrande signs deal to avoid default on key bond...

BEIJING: Embattled Chinese housing giant Evergrande said on Wednesday it had made a deal with domestic bondholders that should allow the conglomerate to avoid default on one of its interest payments....

 2021-09-22 03:17 

Bangkok Post

August exports up, says minister...

Exports increased in August but at a slower pace than in July as coronavirus restrictions hit manufacturing and logistics, the commerce minister said on Wednesday....

 2021-09-22 02:45 

Bangkok Post

ADB cuts Asia growth forecast on slow Covid vaccine rollout...

MANILA: The Asian Development Bank warned of "lasting scars" from the coronavirus pandemic as it cut its 2021 growth forecast for developing Asia on slow vaccination rates, surging infections and crippling lockdowns....

 2021-09-22 01:00 

Bangkok Post

11,252 new Covid cases, 141 more deaths...

Thailand logged 11,252 new Covid-19 cases and 141 more fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Wednesday morning....

 2021-09-22 00:45 

Bangkok Post

Amnesty demands two billion Covid jabs for poorer world...

LONDON: Covid vaccine manufacturers are putting profit before lives, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, as it demanded two billion doses for poorer nations by the end of the year....

 2021-09-22 00:11 

Bangkok Post

SEC urges cautious approach to purchasing digital assets...

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) advises listed companies to exercise care and caution before investing in digital assets....

 2021-09-22 00:00 

Bangkok Post

Thailand sees IP as key to development...

Thailand vows to continue driving forward with innovations, technologies and intellectual property (IP), hoping such areas will help boost international trade in the near future....

 2021-09-22 00:00 

Bangkok Post

Loan rejection still a barrier for scheme...

Home loan rejection remains a key problem despite the government's low-interest-rate mortgages under the stimulus scheme of 1 million units having been in high demand in major northeastern provinces....

 2021-09-22 00:00 

Bangkok Post

State urged to borrow another B1tn...

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) said the government needs to borrow an additional 1 trillion baht to help boost the economy next year, following a months-long lockdown to curb Covid-19 outbreaks....

 2021-09-22 00:00 

Bangkok Post

Analysts jittery over Evergrande default...

Analysts recommended slowing investment in Chinese stocks after Evergrande Group, China's second-largest real estate developer, declared in a statement on Sept 20 that a default is likely, sending stock markets reeling across the globe....

 2021-09-22 00:00 

Bangkok Post

Thailand seeks top 30 place in GII by 2030...

Thailand has set an ambitious plan to jump into the top 30 in the Global Innovation Index (GII) by 2030 while the country climbed one place to 43rd in the 2021 index recently released by the World Intellectual Property Organisation....

 2021-09-22 00:00 

Bangkok Post

Nualphan sets sights on Suzuki Cup title...

Thailand manager Nualphan Lamsam vowed to bring back the fans' faith following Tuesday's draw for the 2020 AFF Suzuki Cup....

 2021-09-21 23:47 

Bangkok Post

WeTV forecasts strong business growth...

WeTV, a video streaming platform run by Chinese internet giant Tencent, expects its business growth in Thailand to treble by 2023, driven by a broad variety of content and exclusive offerings....

 2021-09-21 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Cops keep mum on Nur Sajat...

Thai police have refused to confirm media reports that Malaysian transgender entrepreneur, Muhammad Sajjad Kamaruz Zaman, who is wanted by authorities in her home country, is looking to claim political asylum....

 2021-09-21 22:40 

Bangkok Post

Reopenings face even more delays...

The reopening plan for five provinces might be delayed by a month to Nov 1 as each province's vaccination rate still falls short of 70% coverage, leading Chiang Mai to put its faith in the domestic market instead....

 2021-09-21 22:00 

Bangkok Post

Nate probed for wrongdoings in hit-and-run saga...

Nate Naksuk, a former deputy attorney general, is being probed for severe disciplinary wrongdoings in connection with his controversial decision to drop charges against the Red Bull scion in the infamous 2012 hit-and-run case....

 2021-09-21 21:45 

Bangkok Post

In climate landmark, China promises to end coal funding overseas...

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) - China will stop funding coal projects overseas, President Xi Jinping announced Tuesday, all but ending the flow of public aid for the dirty energy contributing to the climate crisis....

 2021-09-21 21:45 

Bangkok Post

Taliban ask to address UN General Assembly: UN spokesman...

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) - The Taliban have asked to address world leaders at this week's United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, a UN spokesman said Tuesday....

 2021-09-21 21:33 

Bangkok Post

Pattaya 'on track' to reopen Oct 1...

Pattaya is on track to restarting its tourism sector on Oct 1, although the schedule could be deferred, said Pattaya City mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem....

 2021-09-21 21:03 

Bangkok Post

Siam Piwat ramps up strategies to welcome foreign tourists...

Siam Piwat Co, the operator of Siam Discovery, is ramping up its strategies to brace for the country's reopening next month....

 2021-09-21 21:00 

Bangkok Post

Disease law set for change...

The cabinet has approved a draft amendment to the 2015 Communicable Disease Act, seen as a new mechanism to replace the emergency decree in the country's ongoing battle against Covid-19....

 2021-09-21 19:45 

Bangkok Post

Toxic gas fears as Canary Islands volcano lava nears sea...

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE (SPAIN) - A vast river of molten lava from a Canary Islands volcano was edging towards the sea on Tuesday, destroying everything in its path and provoking fears it will generate clouds of toxic gases when it hits the water....

 2021-09-21 15:45 

Bangkok Post

US sanctions cryptocurrency exchange over ties to ransomware attacks...

WASHINGTON - The United States imposed sanctions Tuesday on cryptocurrency exchange SUEX for its ties to ransomware attackers, as Washington seeks to crack down on digital crime....

 2021-09-21 14:55 

Bangkok Post

Serious probe into 'Boss' hit-and-run mishandling...

The Public Prosecutor Commission on Tuesday formed a committee to conduct a serious disciplinary investigation into a former deputy attorney-general who dropped a reckless driving charge against Red Bull scion Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya....

 2021-09-21 13:10 

Bangkok Post

Bank of Thailand says increased public debt ceiling to help economy...

Thailand's increased public debt ceiling will give flexibility in policy implementation to cope with the coronavirus and support the economy as fiscal measures are still necessary, the central bank said on Tuesday....

 2021-09-21 12:45 

Bangkok Post

France wins EU backing in sub row with US...

BRUSSELS: European ministers rallied around France on Tuesday over the US and Australian decision to strip Paris of a submarine supply contract, as the dispute threatened to delay trade talks with Washington and Canberra....

 2021-09-21 12:26 

Bangkok Post

Health official says Covid will become endemic...

Public health permanent secretary Kiatiphum Wongrajit predicted that the number of Covid-19 infections will not fall much due to eased restrictions on businesses and activities....

 2021-09-21 11:45 

Bangkok Post

Enough proof to charge third Russian over 2018 attack: UK...

LONDON: British police on Tuesday said there was enough evidence to charge a third Russian man with the Novichok poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury in 2018....

 2021-09-21 11:13 

Bangkok Post

Trafficked Thai woman flown home from Dubai: govt...

A Thai woman who was duped into working as a prostitute in the United Arab Emirates safely returned to Thailand on Tuesday, authorities said....

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