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Monday, August 20, 2012
Drones put to benign use in conservation
They're better known as stealthy killing machines designed to take out suspected terrorists with pinpoint accuracy. But drones are also being put to more benign use in skies across several continents to track endangered wildlife, spot poachers and chart forest loss.
Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra cited Saturday an index by private firm Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC) that showed her government's rising efficiency in tackling corruption.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Thailand will ask the European Union to put the more than 700 export items that are at risk of losing export privileges in two years into an "early harvest" scheme under a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
To cash in on the digital music trend, leading media companies in Thailand are seeking overseas partners to expand their downloading services for both international and local listeners. Surachai Sensri, managing director of GMM Grammy's international business, said last week that 3G cellular connections would improve following the auctioning of 3G licenses by the regulator.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Commerce Ministry has urged Thai enterprises to prepare to battle rising numbers of trade barriers imposed by many countries amid the global economic slowdown, which has encouraged many countries to protect their markets.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has announced a new office aimed at boosting its support for Myanmar as the impoverished nation grapples to revive its long-neglected economy.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A property bubble is forming in Bangkok and other Thai cities, as well as in Vietnam and Myanmar, partly because of euphoria over the forthcoming Asean Economic Community, an economist has warned, while a senior banking executive played down such fears, saying no bubble had been detected.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Thai farmers and traders stand to lose business as they face a serious challenge from many foreign firms, mainly Singaporean, which have set up rice-trading operations and plantations here under Asean seamless trade.
Thailand has provided a grant and a soft loan to finance a railway extension from the Lao-Thai border into central Vientiane over the next couple of years, according to the Thai News Agency.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Thai oil giant PTT said Wednesday it had struck a deal to buy East Africa-focused Cove Energy for 1.22 billion pounds (US$1.92 billion), trumping a rival offer from Royal Dutch Shell.
  
  
  
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