The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index fell 6.63 points or 0.43% to 1,548.83 on Monday.
TOKYO — Fitch cut its credit rating on heavily indebted Japan by one notch on Monday, saying it has not done enough to plug a budget gap left by its decision to delay a sales tax rise.
Rubber prices jumped the most in nine months as shrinking stockpiles in China and steps by the biggest producers to curb supplies bolstered speculation a global glut will dissipate.
The Primary Industries and Mines Department will next month begin exploring mineral resources locked up on military land, with early assessments indicating promising quartz and iron ore reserves.
Despite facing a host of legal hurdles, the creator of GPS-based smartphone app Uber says Thailand is on the list of the three fastest growing markets for its taxi app service in Southeast Asia.
Thailand's electronic devices market in 2015 will continue to experience strong growth, with smartphones seeing the strongest increase, says IT research firm IDC Thailand.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is using its "2015 Discover Thainess" campaign to lure foreign tourists to some hidden gems — 12 provinces most people miss on their trips here.
Twenty years ago, going to the movies in Thailand was not always an enjoyable experience. Many cinemas were getting run-down and owners were afraid to invest in improvements because film piracy was crippling sales. Tickets could not be booked in advance. Scheduling was arbitrary and a film could be pulled without notice if it wasn't drawing people.
Life stands still in Ladakh's Buddhist monasteries. Prayers, monastic chores, fasting, more prayers and more fasting is pretty much how monks have lived their austere lives here for centuries. Trappings of technology such as mobile phones and Maggie (instant noodles) have trickled in but with no significant impact on their Spartan lives.
Even as Asean looks forward to the formation of an integrated economic community later this year with a strong sense of optimism and trust, a US-led trade and investment pact also nearing completion is seen as potentially dividing the region.
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