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2017 New Honda CR-V: Thai prices and specs

Popular mass-market SUV gets seven-seat interior, new diesel option and carried-over petrol model.

Posted on 24 March 2017 | 2:54 am

Wanted vagabond caught for Thai-Belgian bridge fire

A homeless windscreen washer suspected of causing the fire that damaged the Thai-Belgian Bridge late last month has been arrested, and admitted dropping a cigarette butt on a bunch of dried leaves beneath the bridge after returning from the toilet, according to police.

Posted on 24 March 2017 | 2:09 am

Indonesian visitors to Japan soaring to record levels

JAKARTA - The number of Indonesian travellers to Japan reached an all-time high of 17,900 in February, up 49.6% from a year ago, due to affordable plane tickets, the increasingly stable Indonesian economy and the easing of Japan's visa rules, according to the Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO).

Posted on 24 March 2017 | 1:42 am

Chinese, Korean firms vie to build India’s longest road bridge

MUMBAI - China’s second-largest construction company is competing with at least six international builders, including two each from Japan and Korea, for $2.7 billion worth of contracts to build the largest road bridge in India.

Posted on 24 March 2017 | 1:05 am

Expedia tips diversity and mobile trend

Thai hoteliers should diversify their reservation and payment channels to attract valuable travellers rather than just seeking to fill hotel rooms, says Expedia, the world's largest travel website.

Posted on 23 March 2017 | 8:00 pm

Somkid urges Thai-CLMV master plan

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand, the new drivers for Asean and Asian economic growth, should come up with a joint master plan for connectivity and key infrastructure development to strengthen the region's competitiveness, says Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

Posted on 23 March 2017 | 7:34 pm

15 bidders for 2.07m tonnes of inedible state rice stocks

Fifteen bidders have proposed to a combined 2.07 million tonnes of inedible state rice stocks, which comprise 56% of the total 3.66 million tonnes of the grain unfit for human consumption put up for auction by the government.

Posted on 23 March 2017 | 7:00 pm

Sears' going-concern warning scares vendors

Suppliers to Sears Holdings Corp told Reuters that were doubling down on defensive measures, such as reducing shipments and asking for better payment terms, to protect against the risk of non-payment as the company warned about its finances.

Posted on 23 March 2017 | 7:00 pm

Relaxed rules on teachers irk academics

Several academics have opposed the Education Ministry's idea of allowing university graduates who do not hold a degree in education to become assistant teachers in public schools and vocational colleges.

Posted on 23 March 2017 | 6:20 pm

Apps to combat street racers, illegal alcohol

Two mobile apps have been launched for the public to report motorcycle street racing and illegal alcohol outlets in Bangkok.

Posted on 23 March 2017 | 6:00 pm

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