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Car firms give Kobe products all-clear

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Tokyo: Toyota Motor Corp Thursday cleared aluminium parts supplied by Kobe Steel Ltd of safety concerns, giving the embattled steelmaker a respite as companies around the world rush to check the safety of their products following…

SET down 9.07 points at opening

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Thai stocks opened down 0.54% at the start of trade this morning.

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TV returns to full colour to present funeral

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TV operators were ordered to return broadcasting to "normal" colour Thursday night, from the subdued system they had been showing for the mourning period for the late King Bhumibol.

Gold prices up B50 to B20,200

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The Gold Traders Association this morning announced the buying prices at 19,738.32 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments and 20,100 baht per baht-weight for gold bar.

Artificial island for Arctic oil drilling?

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska: America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won't be from a remote drilling platform.

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Record exports in September

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Exports set a new monthly high at US$21,812 million in September, rising 12.2% year-on-year, and export growth in the first nine months of the year was the best in six years.

Audi reveals new A7 Sportback for 2018

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Sleek-looking four-door comes the same liftback design but with new LED lighting technology and enhanced interior digital display.

Airbus A330neo becomes airborne for maiden flight

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TOULOUSE: Airbus SE yesterday began the maiden flight of its A330neo jetliner, an upgraded version of its profitable A330 line designed to sharpen competition with the latest version of Boeing Co's Dreamliner.

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Jumbo on rocky road to recovery

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Vets have given a wild elephant that plunged into a canal in Phitsanulok a 50% chance of survival.

Somyot hopes Rajevac will stay with Thai team

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The president of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), Pol Gen Somyot Poompunmuang, has left the door open for national team coach Milovan Rajevac to make a move to China but expressed hope that the veteran Serb would stay with the…

Delicious food at HQ

This week's subject of review is the latest venture under the umbrella of S&P Syndicate, one of Thailand's largest food enterprises.

Snapshots from a singular perspective

Ever since he was a young prince accompanying his brother on royal duties until his final years residing in Siriraj Hospital, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was almost never seen without a camera in his hands. It is a rich paradox: one…

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Hungry monkey army invades Khao Wang

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An army of hungry monkeys is once again wreaking havoc in the local community at Khao Wang, ransacking homes and shops, stealing food and even attacking tourists visiting the town’s landmark hill.

Drone crackdown snares mechanic

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A mechanic turned himself in to Don Muang police yesterday after the air force filed a complaint accusing him of flying an unauthorised drone and conducting illegal photography in the wake of a new crackdown on the activities of drone…

Picofinance apathy probed

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The Finance Ministry will look into why there are no picofinance applicants in 14 provinces, says Pornchai Thiraveja, an adviser to the Fiscal Policy Office.

BGC raises glass to SET drive

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BG Container Glass (BGC), a maker of glass products under Bangkok Glass Group, aims to list on the Stock Exchange of Thailand next year to raise proceeds for future expansion and fulfil a goal to double sales to 25 billion baht in the next…

Local cries foul over Krabi deeds

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A woman found guilty of encroaching on Ao Nang-Hang Nak National Forest Reserve in Krabi has asked the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to look into land title deeds allegedly granted to businessmen in the same area.

Riders want more Airport Link trains

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A union of Airport Rail Link employees is pressing the government to procure more trains for the key Bangkok route after delayed plans resulted in what it claims is continuous congestion for the 77,000 passengers it services on an average…

PM cans presser amid FB kerfuffle

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha abruptly cancelled a press interview session at Government House yesterday, leaving the media confounded as to why the regime said it would host CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Bangkok this month despite Facebook…

Firms urged to integrate disruption for added value

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Companies should include disruptive technology in their business models to add value, says Henry Chesbrough, author of the Open Innovation series.

NLA mends rift on probe bill

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Lawmakers eked out a compromise yesterday on a contentious organic law on the Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) that has divided the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) over whether the OAG should be empowered to probe the National Anti…

Panjaluck Pasuk aims to entertain with more theatres

Panjaluck Pasuk Co, the operator of the Kaan show, is set to open new theatres over the next few years to cash in on growing tourism.

Security outpost hit by pipe bomb

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NARATHIWAT: A security outpost near a local market was attacked with a pipe bomb by two men riding a motorcycle in Chanae district yesterday.

'No evidence' shows Yingluck made gain

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A judge who solely ruled in favour of ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in her famed rice-pledging case pointed out there was no evidence to show why the former premier assisted a company found to have unlawfully gained benefits from…

IEAT fights to keep a lid on floodwaters

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The Industrial Estate of Thailand (IEAT) has tightened surveillance at locations across the country, particularly in low-lying areas of Ayutthaya province, to ensure protection from floods, says governor Veerapong Chaiperm.

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The Genius of Thai cinema

A high-school thriller shows films from the Kingdom can be a hit on the world stage

Thursday, Oct 19

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Thais, their late King and the last goodbye

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Context will be hard to come by this coming week as Thais bid farewell to their late monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and his 70-year reign whose light gave out on Oct 13 last year. There is a mismatch of seeing Thailand today with all of…

Rights record stained again

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A decision by the military court in Khon Kaen to accept the case of seven student activists and human rights defenders who are charged for their actions at a charter referendum forum last year looks set to further worsen Thailand's already…

Xi's 'shared vision' draws nations closer to China's orbit

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Expected to keep his job for another five-year term, Chinese President and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping will likely pursue his diplomatic tactics to ensure developing economies continue to be China-dependent.

King maps out funeral etiquette

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His Majesty the King has advised volunteers to be polite and exercise restraint in dealing with people who will participate in the royal cremation ceremony next week, government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said.