Posts Tagged ‘Bangkok’

Empty Bangkok condos make buyer’s market as foreigners flee

By BLOOMBERG
BANGKOK • A glut of condominiums as Thailand’s economy wavers and stricter mortgage-lending rules kick in is creating a buyer’s market in ...

Thailand awaits election outcome

By TAN WEI YINE / Pic By AFP
Thailand held its first general election in accordance with the new 2017 Constitution drafted under the ruling military ...

Risk of political disarray stalks Thailand economy as vote nears

BANGKOK • A high-speed train that glides from an expanded coastal airport handling 60 million passengers toward cavernous new stations in Bangkok. An ...

Chinese students fan profit at Bangkok school

By BLOOMBERG
BANGKOK • Chinese enrolments are helping to buoy profits at Thailand’s only listed school operator. SISB pcl, or Singapore International ...

Bangkok’s battle against toxic air is a bonanza for some firms

BANGKOK • Every time Bangkok fruit seller Veerachai Roopsuwanakul tries to buy an air purifier, he gets the same response — “out of stock”.
“We never ...

Thai economic outlook cloudy as tourist numbers drop

BANGKOK • Thailand suffered a rare drop in tourist arrivals in October as Chinese stayed away, keeping the country’s economic outlook cloudy.
Overall ...

Thais stunned by death of tycoon Vichai

By AFP / Pic By BLOOMBERG & AFP
BANGKOK • Stunned Thais yesterday digested news of the death of billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, whose ...

Travellers spend more in Thailand than anywhere else in Asia

It’s the 4th-most-profitable tourism destination in the world
By NIKKI EKSTEIN Just more than a year ago, I ate at Nahm, in Bangkok — and walked out ...

Bringing peace to Thailand’s troubled South

By AZLAN JAAFAR / Pic By AFP
Let’s admit it. A lot has changed since Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad last visited Thailand in his capacity as Malaysian prime ...

Think travel, think insurance

The more you travel, the more you are exposed to potential financial risks and physical loss, says AIG’s Teo
By TMR Hopping over to Bangkok or Jakarta ...

RM8.7m in Bangkok buys marble baths, butlers and a bentley

Foreign money is pushing up prices at the top of Thailand’s real estate market, even as developers struggle to sell more pedestrian properties
By ...

The Most Interesting Late-Night Room Service Around the World

by Chadner Navarro
We’ve all been there — bleary-eyed from a long flight that lands after dark, staring down an even-more-exhausting work trip ahead. ...