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Thailand, Switzerland top happy-economy list

05-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Dispatch | 6:00 AM

Feeling bummed about your economy? It’s time to pack your bags for Thailand or Switzerland. That’s one way to read the fate of 51 economies (including the euro [...]
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Ferguson Group appoints new Thailand partner

05-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Oedigital | 6:00 AM

Ferguson Group Singapore appointed OPS Oilfield Equipment and Services Ltd (OPS-OES) as the group’s new exclusive partner for Thailand. The new bases in Thailand will [...]
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Coroner Declares Sisters Found Dead in Thailand Died of Pesticide

05-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Thai Visa | 6:00 AM

A Canadian coroner released her findings of two dead women found in a Thailand hotel in 2012. Their death has been attributed to pesticide intoxication In 2012, two sisters [...]
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Buddhist monk snapped ‘fondling woman’s breast’ sparks outrage in Thailand

05-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Mirror | 6:00 AM

Religious leaders defended the unnamed monk and claimed he was performing a charm-boosting prayer on a man undergoing hormone replacement therapy A monk is at the centre of a [...]
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Fitch Rates Thailand-based TMB’s CNY Senior Notes ‘BBB-(EXP)’

04-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Fitch | 6:00 AM

Fitch Ratings has assigned an expected ‘BBB-(EXP)’ rating to TMB Bank Public Company Limited’s (TMB; BBB-/Stable) proposed Chinese yuan-denominated senior [...]
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Thailand’s rice basket shrivels amid drought of long-term policy

04-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s rice basket shrivels amid drought of long-term policy The tyranny of the hot season has returned, as the temperature climbs towards a sizzling 40 degrees. [...]
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Parents of former princess of Thailand jailed for defaming king

03-Mar-2015 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Authorities arrested the parents of the former princess of Thailand on Friday, the latest of her family members to be targeted by a measure outlawing defamation, insults and [...]
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Crackdown on Bangkok street stalls as pedestrians vie for space

03-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

They sell everything from noodle soup to sex toys, but Bangkok’s famed street hawkers are now facing a crackdown as authorities in the fast-growing metropolis struggle [...]
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Chiang Mai will get Unesco World Heritage listing ‘only if Thailand pushes for it’

03-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Nationmulti Media | 6:00 AM

IF THAILAND wants to get one of its culturally significant locations listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, it will need a unique strategy and the orchestrated effort of the [...]
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Facebook bid to help SMEs in Thailand

03-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

Facebook is focusing on promoting personalised marketing among small and medium-sized enterprises in Thailand, as an increasing number of SMEs turn to the social media [...]
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Somali pirates release 4 Thai sailors held nearly 5 years

02-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Somali pirates have released four Thai sailors who were held hostage for nearly five years, the longest period of captivity of hostages held by Somali pirates, a UN official [...]
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Parents of former Thai princess confess to insulting monarchy

Parents of former Thai princess confess to insulting monarchy

02-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The elderly parents of a former Thai princess were taken into police custody Friday after confessing to defaming the kingdom’s royal family, an institution protected by [...]
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Upmarket bug snacks to creep into Thai stores

02-Mar-2015 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Street vendors selling deep-fried insects as snacks are a familiar sight in Bangkok, but a Thai entrepreneur is trying to give edible bugs a more upmarket appeal. Panitan [...]
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Thailand hands over stolen cars to Malaysia – Bernama

02-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Thailand Customs today handed over seven stolen cars to the Malaysian Ambassador in Thailand, Datuk Nazirah Hussain, for the vehicles to be brought back to Malaysia. The cars [...]
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GM to restructure in Thailand, seek worker separations

02-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Detroitnews | 6:00 AM

General Motors Co. said Friday it will restructure in Thailand, as it will phase out production and sales of the Chevrolet Sonic vehicle and sales of the Chevrolet Spin and [...]
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