The Supreme Court spelled out how Thaksin's actions as prime minister helped his corporate empire. His government's policies and actions and his telecom empire's frequent moves to seek state leniency or assistance were too intertwined to be ignored. The following are the rulings by the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for...
The new campaign unveiled last week at the Asean Tourism Forum in Brunei elevates the name "Southeast Asia" to co-branded status with "Asean".
China will be "ready'' to deal with the currency exchange rate issue when its global partners begin to withdraw their stimulus packages, the deputy head of China's central bank said Saturday.
Medical tourism--foreigners traveling to India or Thailand for procedures that would cost an arm and a leg in their home countries--has made for great segments on 60 Minutes and even magazine features. But now the economic downturn, and health-care reform, is taking a toll on the once-booming industry. The...
According to CBRE study, Bangkok rank 151 st among 179 countries with an occupancy cost of 694 Baht per square meter. Djakarta has the lowest cost in Asia with a 481 baht per square meter. London's West End can once again lay claim to the distinction of being the...
Barack Obama aknowledged yet another break with his predecessor's foreign policy when he began his first presidential trip to Asia. There have been concerns that the U.S., the world's biggest economy, and other nations might turn inward as they grapple with the worst global financial crisis in decades. News that the U.S. would participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, joining Chile, New Zealand, Singapore and Brunei, was announced in Tokyo and Singapore, drawing applause at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.