Thailand Daily News (Bangkok Post)

  • May heads to Europe in bid to save floundering Brexit deal
    LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Germany's Angela Merkel on Tuesday as she works to salvage her Brexit deal, the day after delaying a parliamentary vote on it to avoid a crushing defeat. ... Read more
  • Gold prices fell B50 to B19,350
    Gold prices dropped 50 baht to 19,350.00 baht per baht-weight in Bangkok on Tuesday. ... Read more
  • Year-end 'bonus' won't be axed
    The Comptroller-General's Department on Monday assured social welfare recipients that the government will not cancel its 500-baht New Year's giveaway, after scores of welfare cardholders in several regions rushed to the state-owned Krungthai Bank's (KTB) ATMs to claim the one-off stipend. ... Read more
  • China blocks iPhone sales over patent dispute
    WASHINGTON: A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute, US chipmaking giant Qualcomm said Monday. ... Read more
  • Ministry puts 18 firms under the hammer
    The Finance Ministry plans to put the first 18 privately owned companies in which it owns less than a 50% stake on sale later this month. ... Read more
  • Egat faces competition in bids to operate large power plants
    Thailand's power-generating capacity will be deregulated in the near future, meaning the state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) must compete with private firms at auctions for new large power plants, according to the tentative national power development plan (PDP). ... Read more
  • Parties call for constitution to be ripped up
    Representatives from political parties slammed the coup-sponsored 2017 charter on Monday, branded "Section 44" of being another form of coup and suggested the constitution should be amended after the House of Representatives is in place. ... Read more
  • Ballot format to be decided next week
    The Election Commission (EC) is expected to decide next week on the format of the ballot paper for the upcoming general election. ... Read more
  • Last-gasp free kick earns Everton 2-2 draw
    LIVERPOOL: Lucas Digne curled home a free kick in the sixth minute of injury time to earn Everton a 2-2 draw with Watford after a wild second half featuring three goals and a saved penalty in the English Premier League on Monday. ... Read more
  • PPRP seeks green light from EC for B600m fundraiser
    The Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) said on Monday it will organise a fundraising activity if the Election Commission (EC) decides that is not in violation of the current ban on parties engaging in political activities. ... Read more

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