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SET falls 4.91 to 1,702.47 at midday

The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index went down 4.91 points, or 0.29%, to close at 1,702.47 points at the end of trading session this morning. The trade value was 27.24 billion baht, with 5.22 billion shares traded. The SET50 index ended at 1,087.30 points, down 3.00 points, or 0.28%, with a total trade value of 14.64 billion baht. The […]

Fine arts unit reproached for ancient wall restoration

Fine arts unit reproached for ancient wall restoration

A condition of an ancient city wall built in the reign of King Rama III after the restoration by the Fine Arts Department. Villagers criticise the maintenance has affected the charms and uniqueness of the historical site. (Photo by Sonthanaporn Inchan) CHACHOENGSAO: A local fine arts agency defended the restoration of an ancient city wall built in the reign of […]

Building collapses near Mumbai, dozen people trapped

Building collapses near Mumbai, dozen people trapped

MUMBAI: A fire official says a portion of a three-storey building has collapsed on the outskirts of India‘s financial capital of Mumbai and more than a dozen people feared trapped in the rubble. Fire officer Rajesh Pawar says rescuer workers have started clearing the debris in Bhiwandi area. TimesNow television channel said at least one person was killed and three […]

Tobacco Monopoly employees rally over excise tax rate

Members of the state-owned Thailand Tobacco Monopoly‘s labour union rallied outside the Finance Ministry on Friday, seeking justice over the new excise tax structure they say caused a 41% drop in TTM‘s cigarette sales, but opened a legal loophole for foreign tobacco companies to boost their share of the market. The rally leaders planned to present a petition to the […]

Vietnam prosecutes bank officials

Vietnam prosecutes bank officials

HANOI: Vietnam has prosecuted five former officials of the unlisted Dong A Bank for violating rules that “lead to serious consequences”, police said on Friday, part of a widening investigation involving the Ho Chi Minh City-based lender. Energy and banking firms are at the heart of a sweeping crackdown on corruption in the communist state, a campaign that made global […]