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  • Crypto meltdown erases $1 trillion in value
    Bitcoin has now shed more than 50% from its record high in November while adding further momentum to the latest meltdown in cryptocurrencies.
    22 January 2022
  • Buddhist monk who brought mindfulness to West dies in Vietnam
    HANOI: One of the world's most influential Buddhist monks, Thich Nhat Hanh, died in Vietnam Saturday at age 95, his Zen teaching organisation said in a statement posted to the peace activist's Twitter account.
    22 January 2022
  • Free counselling for foreign retirees
    Thailand is stepping up its assistance for foreign retirees and their Thai spouses by providing free counselling on inheritance and other legal issues under international laws.
    22 January 2022
  • Foreign property lures are rejected
    The Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday put the brakes on proposals to increase foreign ownership quotas for condominiums from 49% and expand property leasehold rights for foreigners from 30 years to 50 years.
    22 January 2022
  • Pork raids target cold storage facilities
    Authorities raided refrigerated warehouses in several provinces on Friday as part of a crackdown on the hoarding of pork amid shortages that have sent prices soaring.
    22 January 2022
  • Our bloated bureaucracy bodes only ill
    The government has grown ever larger over the past decade. The fact would be hailed as positive news if the affairs of governance were a private enterprise.
    22 January 2022
  • PM upbeat despite threat of new party
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha vowed not to give up fighting for the good of the country on Friday amid speculation that he would face growing political pressure following the departure of 21 MPs led by Capt Thamanat Prompow from the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP).
    22 January 2022
  • Rock icon Meat Loaf dies at 74
    The American singer and actor Meat Loaf, famous for his rock anthem Bat Out of Hell, part of one of the best-selling albums of all time, has died at age 74.
    21 January 2022
  • Two oil majors to exit Myanmar
    The oil majors TotalEnergies and Chevron Corp, partners in a major gas project in Myanmar, have decided to withdraw from the country, they said on Friday, citing the worsening humanitarian situation following last year’s coup.
    21 January 2022
  • Families flee as 25 houses tumble into canal
    SAMUT PRAKAN: Families fled their homes as 25 houses collapsed into a canal as the bank crumbled away in Bang Phli district on Thursday night. No casualties were reported.
    21 January 2022