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Asset seizures in rice deals begin

The Legal Execution Department can now seize assets worth 20 billion baht from former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom and five others in the allegedly bogus rice sale scheme during the Yingluck Shinawatra government, says permanent secretary for commerce.

Posted on 21 February 2017 | 7:49 am

Army chief advises patience on Dhammakaya issue

Army chief Chalermchai Sittisat has called for patience on the part of all involved in the handling of the Wat Phra Dhammakaya issue, saying wasted time is better than loss of blood.

Posted on 21 February 2017 | 3:39 am

Suvarnabhumi to step up safety after trolley pileup

Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) says it has adjusted bidding requirements for new trolleys for Suvarnabhumi, after a wild pileup of baggage carts that showed problems with moving luggage around inside the country's top airport.

Posted on 21 February 2017 | 1:32 am

Singapore to levy SE Asia's first carbon tax

Singapore plans to implement Southeast Asia’s first carbon tax by 2019, a move that would raise energy costs in the island nation and require more than 30 big polluters such as power plants to pay the levy.

Posted on 20 February 2017 | 11:18 pm

Amazon plans over 5,000 more UK jobs

Online retailer Amazon is set to create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, boosting its investment in the country once more, even as it prepares to leave the European Union. - REUTERS

Posted on 20 February 2017 | 7:28 pm

China bans imports of North Korean coal

China suspends imports of North Korean coal as part of its efforts to implement United Nations sanctions against the country. - REUTERS

Posted on 20 February 2017 | 7:26 pm

TrueVisions relief gets nod

The latest customer-relief plan by TrueVisions has received regulatory approval, allowing unhappy subscribers who cancelled their subscription during Jan 1-25 to get a pro-rated refund of monthly fees.

Posted on 20 February 2017 | 6:32 pm

5-step entry exam plan for universities

High school students will be given five rounds to compete for university places next year under new changes to the entrance system aimed to ensure more equality among those vying for university seats.

Posted on 20 February 2017 | 6:00 pm

Police claim huge haul, many arrests

The Royal Thai Police (RTP) on Monday hailed a series of anti-drug operations carried out late last week as a success.

Posted on 20 February 2017 | 5:00 pm

AIS cuts dividend payment

Advanced Info Service (AIS) will start its revised semi-annual dividend payment in 2017 by paying out a minimum of 70% of its net profit in dividends instead of 100% as before.

Posted on 20 February 2017 | 5:00 pm

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