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FCC reverses regulation requiring net neutrality
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:06:00 +0100
WASHINGTON: The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to dismantle rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies the power to potentially reshape Americans’ online experiences.
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Panthongtae sends loan-scandal statement countering charge
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:48:00 +0100
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Activist slams new Prawit watch find
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:39:00 +0100
Political activist Srisuwan Janya will today petition the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to examine more evidence in connection with Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon's possession of luxury watches.
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EU free trade talks put on fast track
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:20:00 +0100
The Commerce Ministry and related state agencies have been ordered to speed up preparing free trade agreement (FTA) talks with the EU after the bloc recently agreed to resume political contact "at all levels" with Thailand, more than three years after...
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DHL to add 1,000 delivery locations
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0100
DHL eCommerce Thailand, a division of the logistics firm Deutsche Post DHL Group, will expand its local delivery network to 1,000 locations nationwide by 2018, fuelled by online shopping growth in the country.
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Staybridge Suites to debut in Thailand
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is set to debut the Staybridge Suites brand in Thailand in 2019, also a first for Asia-Pacific, hoping to build on the tourism boom.
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PromptPay to spur cut in trading fee
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:00:00 +0100
The popularity of the PromptPay service will lead e-payment gateways to reduce their fees and launch new services, says a local e-payment gateway pioneer.
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Suthep 'poll ploy' upsets
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:00:00 +0100
Calls to amend the organic law governing political parties by former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban have drawn flak from critics suspecting they are a political ruse aimed at delaying the general election tentatively set in November next year, and prolonging...
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Skytrain boss warns rail fares will rise
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Fares for electric train lines could rise under the new common ticketing system if the government does not provide more subsidies for private companies which operate the lines in Bangkok, BTS Group Holdings Plc chairman Keeree Kanjanapas says.
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Citi upbeat on regional Chinese interest
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Chinese investors will be looking to capitalise on infrastructure, fintech and e-commerce opportunities in Asean and Thailand this year, driven by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), says the head of Citibank Thailand.
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CPN eyes 20 residential projects over next 5 years
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Central Pattana Plc (CPN), the retail property development arm of Central Group, has set its sights on developing a combined 20 residential projects by 2022 as part of a strategy to branch out from shopping malls and sustain revenue in the long run.
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The tragedy of Thailand's Surin Pitsuwan
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Much has been and more will be said of Dr Surin Pitsuwan's sudden and unexpected passing due to heart failure on Nov 30, at age 68, just when he appeared to be going from strength to strength after his stint in 2008-12 as Asean secretary-general. Many...
© Bangkok Post
First driverless car test on public road held in Japan
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:42:00 +0100
NAGOYA: Japan's first test of a remote-controlled driverless vehicle on a public road was held on Thursday in Aichi prefecture, home to Toyota Motor Corp and other auto companies.
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ECB keeps policy, guidance unchanged
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:59:00 +0100
FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank reaffirmed its ultra-easy policy stance on Thursday, promising to keep rates steady until after the end of bond buys and maintaining a pledge to increase the purchases, if necessary.
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Rising US output threatens global oil market balance
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:41:00 +0100
LONDON: The global oil market will likely show a surplus in the first half of 2018, as rising US supply offsets Opec's discipline in maintaining its production cuts for the whole of next year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday.
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Disney to buy Fox film, TV assets for $52.4bn in stock
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:03:00 +0100
NEW YORK: The Walt Disney Co on Thursday agreed to buy film, TV and international assets from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion (1.7 trillion baht) as Disney seeks greater scale to tackle growing competition from Netflix...
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Men arrested with 5.4m meth pills, 120kg of 'ice'
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:14:00 +0100
Two men have been arrested with 5.4 million speed pills and 120 kilogrammes of 'ice' believed to be from Myanmar at a house in Muang district, Nonthaburi province.
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Large Chinese gang detained in Sadao raids
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:55:00 +0100
SONGKHLA: Police detained 23 Chinese nationals during a series of raids on rented apartments and houses in Sadao district overnight, and confiscated a large number of computers, ATM cards and cell phones.
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At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:28:00 +0100
International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces.
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Suicide bomber kills at least 17 in Somalia's capital
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:48:00 +0100
MOGADISHU: A suicide bomber in police uniform blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least 17 police officers, officials said.
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Suicide bomber kills at least 13 in Somalia's capital
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:48:00 +0100
MOGADISHU: A suicide bomber in police uniform blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least 13 police officers, officials said.
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Bitcoin fever exposes crypto-market frailties
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:40:00 +0100
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Jatuporn's defamation jail terms halved
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:55:00 +0100
The Supreme Court has halved two prison terms given to red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan for accusing former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of ordering soldiers to kill protesters.
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Exporters fret over currency's influence
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:01:00 +0100
Food export value is likely to miss its target by 30 billion baht this year as the strong local currency has led to a drop in orders of many items such as shrimp, canned tuna, tapioca and fruit juice.
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Qatar Air begins non-stop Doha-Chiang Mai flights
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:50:00 +0100
Chiang Mai on Wednesday established its longest international air link with the arrival of Qatar Airways' maiden non-stop flight from Doha.
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Most important news of Thailand:
FCC reverses regulation requiring net neutrality
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:06:00 +0100
WASHINGTON: The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to dismantle rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies the power to potentially reshape Americans’ online experiences.
© Bangkok Post
Panthongtae sends loan-scandal statement countering charge
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:48:00 +0100
...
© Bangkok Post
Activist slams new Prawit watch find
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:39:00 +0100
Political activist Srisuwan Janya will today petition the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to examine more evidence in connection with Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon's possession of luxury watches.
© Bangkok Post
DHL to add 1,000 delivery locations
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:00:00 +0100
DHL eCommerce Thailand, a division of the logistics firm Deutsche Post DHL Group, will expand its local delivery network to 1,000 locations nationwide by 2018, fuelled by online shopping growth in the country.
© Bangkok Post
Staybridge Suites to debut in Thailand
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is set to debut the Staybridge Suites brand in Thailand in 2019, also a first for Asia-Pacific, hoping to build on the tourism boom.
© Bangkok Post
PromptPay to spur cut in trading fee
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:00:00 +0100
The popularity of the PromptPay service will lead e-payment gateways to reduce their fees and launch new services, says a local e-payment gateway pioneer.
© Bangkok Post
Suthep 'poll ploy' upsets
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:00:00 +0100
Calls to amend the organic law governing political parties by former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban have drawn flak from critics suspecting they are a political ruse aimed at delaying the general election tentatively set in November next year, and prolonging...
© Bangkok Post
Skytrain boss warns rail fares will rise
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Fares for electric train lines could rise under the new common ticketing system if the government does not provide more subsidies for private companies which operate the lines in Bangkok, BTS Group Holdings Plc chairman Keeree Kanjanapas says.
© Bangkok Post
Citi upbeat on regional Chinese interest
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Chinese investors will be looking to capitalise on infrastructure, fintech and e-commerce opportunities in Asean and Thailand this year, driven by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), says the head of Citibank Thailand.
© Bangkok Post
CPN eyes 20 residential projects over next 5 years
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Central Pattana Plc (CPN), the retail property development arm of Central Group, has set its sights on developing a combined 20 residential projects by 2022 as part of a strategy to branch out from shopping malls and sustain revenue in the long run.
© Bangkok Post
The tragedy of Thailand's Surin Pitsuwan
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Much has been and more will be said of Dr Surin Pitsuwan's sudden and unexpected passing due to heart failure on Nov 30, at age 68, just when he appeared to be going from strength to strength after his stint in 2008-12 as Asean secretary-general. Many...
© Bangkok Post
First driverless car test on public road held in Japan
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:42:00 +0100
NAGOYA: Japan's first test of a remote-controlled driverless vehicle on a public road was held on Thursday in Aichi prefecture, home to Toyota Motor Corp and other auto companies.
© Bangkok Post
ECB keeps policy, guidance unchanged
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:59:00 +0100
FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank reaffirmed its ultra-easy policy stance on Thursday, promising to keep rates steady until after the end of bond buys and maintaining a pledge to increase the purchases, if necessary.
© Bangkok Post
Rising US output threatens global oil market balance
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:41:00 +0100
LONDON: The global oil market will likely show a surplus in the first half of 2018, as rising US supply offsets Opec's discipline in maintaining its production cuts for the whole of next year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday.
© Bangkok Post
Disney to buy Fox film, TV assets for $52.4bn in stock
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:03:00 +0100
NEW YORK: The Walt Disney Co on Thursday agreed to buy film, TV and international assets from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion (1.7 trillion baht) as Disney seeks greater scale to tackle growing competition from Netflix...
© Bangkok Post
Men arrested with 5.4m meth pills, 120kg of 'ice'
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:14:00 +0100
Two men have been arrested with 5.4 million speed pills and 120 kilogrammes of 'ice' believed to be from Myanmar at a house in Muang district, Nonthaburi province.
© Bangkok Post
Large Chinese gang detained in Sadao raids
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:55:00 +0100
SONGKHLA: Police detained 23 Chinese nationals during a series of raids on rented apartments and houses in Sadao district overnight, and confiscated a large number of computers, ATM cards and cell phones.
© Bangkok Post
At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:28:00 +0100
International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces.
© Bangkok Post
Suicide bomber kills at least 17 in Somalia's capital
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:48:00 +0100
MOGADISHU: A suicide bomber in police uniform blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least 17 police officers, officials said.
© Bangkok Post
Suicide bomber kills at least 13 in Somalia's capital
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:48:00 +0100
MOGADISHU: A suicide bomber in police uniform blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least 13 police officers, officials said.
© Bangkok Post
Bitcoin fever exposes crypto-market frailties
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:40:00 +0100
...
© Bangkok Post
Jatuporn's defamation jail terms halved
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:55:00 +0100
The Supreme Court has halved two prison terms given to red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan for accusing former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of ordering soldiers to kill protesters.
© Bangkok Post
Exporters fret over currency's influence
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:01:00 +0100
Food export value is likely to miss its target by 30 billion baht this year as the strong local currency has led to a drop in orders of many items such as shrimp, canned tuna, tapioca and fruit juice.
© Bangkok Post
Qatar Air begins non-stop Doha-Chiang Mai flights
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:50:00 +0100
Chiang Mai on Wednesday established its longest international air link with the arrival of Qatar Airways' maiden non-stop flight from Doha.
© Bangkok Post
Survivors of Britain's Grenfell inferno homeless for Xmas
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:07:00 +0100
Six months on from the Grenfell fire, local and national housing campaigners hope that the disaster will change the face of British housing estate regeneration. Campaigners hope that local authorities will givea greater voice to the communitites that...
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