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In latest fad, Thais treat ‘child angel’ dolls like progeny

Friday, 05 February 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 6 By Grant Peck
Bangkok (AP) - Mix one part superstition, two parts fashion, a dab of celebrity idolatry and a heap of media frenzy, and what do you get? “Child angel” dolls, the…
Chonburi real estate developers showed off more than 30 projects at a Government Housing Bank fair in Pattaya where about 30 billion baht in loans were expected to be sought.

Transport Ministry eyes tourism rail route in South

Friday, 05 February 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 6 By NNT
The Ministry of Transport is exploring the possibility of building a rail route connecting the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Coast. Deputy Transport Minister Omsin Cheewapruek and his delegates…

Commerce Min: Prices of consumer goods stable

Friday, 29 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 5 By NNT
The Ministry of Commerce says prices of consumer goods remain stable ahead of Chinese New Year. Revealing after its inspection at Happy Land Market in Bang Kapi district, the Department…

AFG completes a successful year

Friday, 29 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 5 By Dr. Iain Corness
The Automotive Focus Group (AFG) held their AGM during January 2016, recording another very successful year, despite downturns in some sections of the auto industry.
AirAsia continues its climate change awareness initiative, themed #GREEN24 which was first launched last November with a 24-hour climate awareness movement to educate and promote climate action, as part of…

SUPERNAP Thailand to become first Tier IV Gold Data Center in Asia

Friday, 22 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 4
Construction has begun on the new $300 million USD (11 billion THB) SUPERNAP Thailand, located in Hemaraj Industrial Estate in Chonburi. SUPERNAP Thailand will be the first Uptime Institute rated…

Harbor Pattaya and ELI sign business partnership

Friday, 15 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 3
On January 7, 2016, Kittipan Sukontawit, the Business Development Director of Harbor Pattaya signed a business partnership with Eric Verstappen, the Managing Director of the European Leisure Industries Group.  ELI…

Laem Chabang Port opens S.E. Asia’s 1st x-ray scanning terminal

Friday, 15 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 3 By CPRD
Laem Chabang Port has opened Southeast Asia’s first x-ray scanning terminal for rail freight. Customs Department Director-General Kulit Sombatsiri and State Railway of Thailand Gov. Wutthichart Kalayanamitr presided over the…

2015 market winners, losers: Tech soars, old guard stumbles

Friday, 01 January 2016 Issue Vol. XXIV No. 1 By Marley Jay
New York (AP) - In a flat year overall for stocks, there was still plenty of excitement to be enjoyed - or endured - by 2015’s biggest winners and losers.…

Thailand China Railway cooperative venture officially launched

Friday, 25 December 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 52 By NNT
An official commencement ceremony to mark the start of construction of the Thai-Chinese railway was held Dec. 19 at Chiang Rak Noi Train Station, Ayutthaya province.
The regional general manager for Germany’s Lufthansa Group detailed new airline offerings and discount services at an appearance at the Rotary Club Phoenix Pattaya. Dirk Grossmann, head of the airline…

Government steps up efforts towards increasing next year’s exports

Friday, 11 December 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 50 By NNT
The government is speeding up the development of international trade, setting a goal to increase exports by 5 percent next year.

AFG Final Networking for 2015

Friday, 04 December 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 49 By Dr. Iain Corness
The final networking evening for the dynamic Automotive Focus Group (AFG) was held at the Nova Platinum in South Pattaya. With sponsorship from Siemens, the lecture area was made available…

TCC to help gov’t escalate economic growth

Friday, 04 December 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 49 By NNT
The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) will help the government push forward economic growth in 2016 by at least four percent. TCC chairman Issara Vongkusolkit has revealed the organization’s role…

Urban planning regulations to be implemented nationwide in 2016

Friday, 04 December 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 49 By NNT
The urban planning of all provinces nationwide will be completed within this year and implemented early next year to accommodate trade and investment. Deputy Interior Minister Sutee Markboon confirmed during…

Dinoza.com - the fun shopping website launched by Pattaya entrepreneurs

Friday, 27 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 48
Pattaya City is home to many tech businesses and websites catering to the local market, but we seldom see many that take on the Thai startup market and operate at…

Thai stocks expected to surge in next 6 months

Friday, 20 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 47 By Thammarat Thadaphrom (NNT)
The Federation of Thai Capital Market Organizations (FETCO) forecasts that foreign capital inflows in the next 6 months will drive up Thai stocks. Paiboon Nalinthrangkurn, head of FETCO, said Thai…

Pattaya tax man cometh again

Friday, 20 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 47
City hall reminded Pattaya business owners that tax season is coming again, offering deadlines for payment of 2016 property, maintenance and sign taxes. The Finance Department said the tax on…

Palm oil purchases by EGAT contribute to higher price

Friday, 20 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 47 By NNT
The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is buying palm oil from farmers, pushing the price up by 1 baht per kilogram. The director of Krabi power plant, operating under…
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