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Bangkok has a surplus of 100,000 new condos as Chinese buyers stay home
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 05:17:01 +0000

Bangkok’s condominium market is facing its biggest challenge in decades with one of its key feeder markets sitting it out at home. The capital’s soaring condo market, once a favourite for Chinese investors, looks towards a bleak year with Chinese investors having other things to worry about, or simply unable to travel to Thailand, due to […]

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Thai Baht on the slide over fears of spread of Coronavirus outside China
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 04:08:32 +0000

What goes up must go down. The Thai baht has continued to weaken against leading international currencies, trading at 31.70 to the US$ in yesterday’s trade. The falls reflect regional concern over the coronavirus spreading beyond China. In the past few days both central South Korea and parts of northern Italy have reported outbreaks of […]

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Thai stocks plummet nearly 4% in Monday SET trading
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 03:38:19 +0000

The Stock Exchange of Thailand finished yesterday at 1,435.56 points, a decrease of 59.5 points, or nearly 4% – that’s compared to Friday’s close on the SET. The daily trade volume for Monday was 76.431 billion baht, with an index high of 1,474.12 and a low of 1,435.56. Asian bourses were hammered as confidence was inhibited […]

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At least 30 injured in head-on train collision
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 03:11:41 +0000

A train collision yesterday at Pak Tho station in Ratcha Buri province, just west of Bangkok, has injured at least 30 people, including three railway staff. Traffic Police radio and local Jor Sor 100 radio reported the crash between a passenger express train and a freight train express train, which took place around 6:30pm. Thai […]

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Coronavirus UPDATE: World cases exceed 80,000, Italy tries to contain outbreak
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 03:09:43 +0000

The number of reported cases from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has risen to 80,150 across the world, resulting in 2,701 deaths. 27,595 people have recovered from the virus, the death rate is still hovering below 2%. The rate of new cases in China is starting to flatten while there are some new global hotspots outside […]

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Thailand News Today – First episode of a new daily TV program
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 10:47:17 +0000

Thai exports figures rise in January Whilst there’s been plenty of economic challenges around for Thailand, including the high Thai baht and a levelling out of tourist arrivals, exports for January 2020 unexpectedly rose according to ministry figures. It’s the first rise in six months, and an increase of 3.35% from the exports 12 months […]

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Uncertainty as Malaysian PM Mahathir resigns
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 10:22:08 +0000

Just days after Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammad was given a mandate by the ruling coalition to stay on until after November’s APEC Summit, he has submitted a letter of resignation to the nation’s king. His office made the announcement today, amid talk of forming a new coalition. The fate of Malaysia’s current ruling coalition has […]

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Top 10 laws to beware of in Thailand
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:33:52 +0000

Did you know that it’s illegal in the UK to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armor? Or that it’s legal to shoot a Scotsman with a crossbow under certain circumstances? Most countries have outdated laws on the books that seem odd today, but as a visitor to Thailand, there are some […]

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78 year old Briton and wife seriously injured in bloody domestic dispute in Pattaya
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 08:15:58 +0000

A British man and his Thai wife both suffered serious injuries in a violent domestic dispute in Pattaya in the early hours of this morning. Emergency responders and local media were notified of the incident some time after midnight. Medics arrived at the scene to find a 78 year old British national with serious slash […]

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17 kids rescued in Phuket human-trafficking raids
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 07:15:37 +0000

“All 17 children were Cambodian and were taken to the Phuket Shelter for Children and Families on Koh Siray.” Thai police have taken 17 children into protective custody after a series of coordinated raids in Patong. They say the children were being exploited by a human trafficking gang, who beat them with a wire clothes […]

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