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Chayut Setboonsarng

Thai protesters stage anti-government rally despite activists release

Aug 08 2020

BANGKOK More than 1,000 anti-government demonstrators rallied in Bangkok's commercial district on Saturday after two protest leaders were arrested and held overnight.

Tourism-reliant Thailand shelves 'travel bubble' plan as Asia virus cases rise

Aug 06 2020

BANGKOK Thailand has delayed plans for a "travel bubble" agreement with select countries as new daily coronavirus cases rise in parts of Asia, putting pressure on its vital tourism industry and complicating efforts to revive its battered economy.

Thai Airways confident in rehabilitation request as court hearing nears

Jul 31 2020

BANGKOK, July 31 Thai Airways International Pcl expects the bankruptcy court to allow for a rehabilitation process after a hearing next month on its restructuring proposals, its legal advisor told a shareholders meeting on Friday.

Thai unit of Japan's LINE Corp raises $110 mln, merges with domestic partner

Jul 30 2020

BANGKOK, July 30 Thai food delivery platform LINE MAN, a unit of Japanese chat app LINE Corp, said on Thursday it raised $110 million from BRV Capital Management and merged with a local restaurant aggregator, as competition heats up among such services.

Estonian ride-hailer Bolt launches in Thailand offering better rates

Jul 29 2020

BANGKOK Bolt, a popular ride-sharing system in Eastern Europe and Africa, has rolled out its platform in Thailand, the company said on Wednesday, as competition grows among Southeast Asian ride-hailers.

Thai coconut milk maker says monkey labour accusation slashed sales

Jul 23 2020

SAMUT SONGKRAM, Thailand Thai coconut milk producer, Theppadungporn Coconut, suffered a sharp drop in sales after an animal rights groups accused the industry of using monkey labour, an executive said, adding it was auditing plantations to show animals were not used.

COVID-19, electric vehicles to reshape Thailand’s auto industry

Jul 16 2020

BANGKOK The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the remaking of Thailand's automotive industry, the backbone of Southeast Asia's auto sector, as factory shutdowns compound a shift toward electric vehicles.

Thailand gears up for motor show as pandemic restrictions ease

Jul 14 2020

BANGKOK Thailand's capital on Tuesday prepared to host its twice-postponed annual auto show, with organizers saying it would showcase the country's success in containing the coronavirus.

Thai monkey trainer rejects PETA claims on coconut harvesting

Jul 11 2020

BANGKOK A monkey trainer in southern Thailand said on Saturday that few monkeys are involved in harvesting coconuts for export, disputing an activist report which has caused several British supermarkets to ban coconut products from the country.

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