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Prasarn joins chorus urging caution

Former Bank of Thailand governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul has flashed a warning that cooperatives and an unbalanced property sector will be the sources that trigger a new financial crisis if regulators fail to tighten rules and regulations in a pre-emptive move to keep problems from spiralling out of control.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 7:09 pm

Fixed-line numbers to have 10 digits

All fixed-line telephone numbers will be 10 digits nationwide by 2021.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 6:28 pm

Regulator keeps close tabs on Line Mobile

Line Mobile, a business under the operations of DTAC TriNet, is under close scrutiny by the national telecom regulator.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 6:02 pm

Household debt third in Asia-Pacific

Thailand's household debt was the third highest in Asia-Pacific in the third quarter of 2016, driven by the heavy load of first-jobbers' personal loans, say researchers at the central bank's think tank.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 5:50 pm

Legacy of regime not looking good

A lack of respectability and legitimacy in leadership will be tough challenges for any future conservative or liberal government to overcome as and when they come into power.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 4:30 pm

Colouring politics with musical tradition

In the world of Thai traditional music, there is a highly esteemed competition, known as prachan, in which groups of musicians battle each other to produce the best pieces. The practice resembles a political fight in many ways.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 4:25 pm

Off-putting celebration

The ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has done itself no favours in the last few days. Its treatment of the June 24 anniversary of the 1932 revolution was a self-inflicted shot to the foot. The arrest of a pro-democracy activist was self-defeating. The appalling decision to block a YouTube video clip of Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator has once again put Thailand on the...

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 4:20 pm

Channel 3 switching to on-demand streaming to attract young viewers

BEC World Plc, the operator of Channel 3, is switching from traditional broadcasting to on-demand services as the company strives to compete in the over-the-top (OTT) market and attract younger audiences.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 4:12 pm

Meechai expresses doubts over primaries

At least two issues stemming from the controversial primary vote system in the organic bill on political parties risk contravening the charter, says Constitution Drafting Committee chairman (CDC) Meechai Ruchupan.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 4:00 pm

PM to take arms wish list to US

The armed forces have been ordered to conclude their procurement programmes this month as part of the preparatory work ahead of the prime minister's planned visit to Washington late next month.

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 4:00 pm


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