Articles by Thailand

  • US Manufacturing Jobs Will Grow As Japan's Carmakers Move Capacity To North America

    August 14 2012 6:20 AM

    Amid constant political caterwauling about the demise of American manufacturing, Japanese automakers like Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM), Honda Motor Co. (NYSE: HMC) and Nissan Motor Co. (Tokyo: 7201) are gradually bringing manufacturing jobs to North America by building new factories and adding extra shifts to meet resurgent demand in the U.S. automotive market.

  • 'Expendables 2' Star Jean-Claude Van Damme Claims Affair With Kylie Minogue, 'Beautiful Lovemaking' During 'Street Fighter'

    August 13 2012 4:28 PM

    Action star Jean-Claude Van Damme is known for his martial arts moves, but it's his moves in the bedroom that made waves when the actor recently recalled his affair with "Street Fighter" co-star Kylie Minogue.

  • Thailand Rice Exports at Risk: Korn Chatikavanij

    August 13 2012 4:44 AM

    Government intervention puts Thai Rice exporters in peril. Thailand's world-class rice industry is in a saddened state, millions of tons of rice that no one wants, huge losses for the state budget, farmers more interested in quantity than quality, exporters exiting the trade.

  • The Bald Truth: How Nazi Skinheads Co-Opted A Youth Subculture

    August 11 2012 1:04 PM

    Wade Michael Page, the 40-year-old alleged killer, had been involved with white-supremacist hate groups for at least a decade. His arms and torso were swaddled with tattoos, many containing racist and neo-Nazi symbolism. He played bass in a white-power hardcore band called End Apathy. He was angry, frustrated, disillusioned. He was also a skinhead -- but that almost goes without saying.

  • Corn Drought? Who Cares? For World's Poorest, It's All About Rice And Wheat

    August 07 2012 6:24 AM

    The effects of the drought that has pummeled the U.S. corn belt will be felt for a while, but the grain most affected by it isn't one the world's hungriest depend on to survive.

  • Apple iPhone 5: Claimed Next-Gen iPhone Prototypes Surface In Bangkok With Two-Tone Design

    August 03 2012 7:47 AM

    Quite interestingly, almost all sources associated with the purported iPhone 5 components have pointed to the same form factor -- a two-tone design. And a new report, surfaced Thursday, provided more evidence with images, claiming them to be of "a prototype finalized design casing of the iPhone."

  • Toyota July US Auto Sales Surge

    August 01 2012 3:54 PM

    Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM) reported on Wednesday July U.S. car sales up 26.1 percent to 164,898 as the company continued to recover from last year's natural disasters.

  • Honda July US Car Sales Rise on Accord, Civic Demand

    August 01 2012 2:52 PM

    Honda Motor Co. (NYSE: HMC) reported on Wednesday July U.S. sales rose 45.3 percent to 116,944 as the Japanese automaker continues its robust recovery from last year's earthquake and tsunami in Japan and flooding in Thailand.

  • Nissan July US Sales Surge On Demand for Altima

    August 01 2012 1:23 PM

    Nissan Motor Co. (Tokyo: 7201) reported on Wednesday U.S. July Car sales up 16.2 percent over the year before on strong demand for cars, particularly the Altima and Rogue models.

  • Will Vietnam Become First Asian Nation To Legalize Gay Marriage?

    July 30 2012 12:30 PM

    Vietnam is an odd country to considering legalizing gay marriage since it has a poor record on human rights.

  • Curry Compound May Curb Diabetes Risk: Study

    July 30 2012 10:00 AM

    Researchers found that over nine months, a daily dose of curcumin seemed to prevent new cases of diabetes among people with so-called "prediabetes."

  • Thailand Oil News: Manora Oil Development

    July 30 2012 2:02 AM

    TAP Oil reached FID on Manora Oil Field development in the Gulf of Thailand. Tap Oil Limited (Tap) is pleased to announce that the Final Investment Decision has been reached on the Manora Oil Development, located in the Gulf of Thailand. Tap now holds a 30% direct interest in Concession G1/48 through its subsidiary Tap Energy (Thailand) Pty Ltd, which includes the Manora oil field, with Pearl Oil (Amata) Ltd, a Mubadala Petroleum affiliate, as operator.

  • Week Ahead: Asian Markets May Gain On Stimulus Hopes

    July 28 2012 10:09 PM

    Asian markets are expected to begin the week on upswing gains on the speculation of further stimulus measures from the central banks around the world to boost the fragile global economy. Most Asian markets ended last week on a negative note as investor confidence was weighed down by the mounting concerns over the euro zone debt crisis.

  • India, UK Ask China To Ban ‘Tiger Farms’

    July 27 2012 4:28 PM

    Conservationists have warned that the global wild tiger population, which totaled some 100,000 in 1900, has since shrunk to about 3,000. The animal could be extinct in the wild within two decades, they add.

  • Google, Facebook, Twitter Turn The Spotlight On London Olympics 2012

    July 27 2012 6:23 AM

    Google, Twitter and Facebook celebrate Olympics 2012 with special initiatives that has fans hooked to the Internet for more than the usual number of hours.

  • Asia Gold-Price Rally Sparks Selling; Buyers Shy Away

    July 26 2012 7:29 AM

    A rally in gold prices prompted some selling in Asia's physical gold market, but market participants feared the price rise would lose momentum as policy uncertainty keeps sentiment brittle.

  • Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi Pleads For Ethnic Minority Rights

    July 25 2012 9:43 AM

    Suu Kyi, however did not explicitly mention the Rohingya by name, and has been strangely silent on the issue of the ethnic clashes in Rakhine.

  • Toyota Expands Canada Manufacturing As Hedge Against Strong Yen

    July 24 2012 11:55 AM

    Toyota Motor Corporation continues to shift production to North America to compensate for the strong value of the yen versus the dollar. The company announced a 30,000 vehicle manufacturing expansion in Canada, Tuesday.

  • Thailand - Land Of Smiles Or Tourist Trap?

    July 23 2012 12:49 PM

    Two Canadian sisters die mysteriously in their rented island bungalow, believed poisoned. Less than a week later, an Australian woman is stabbed to death in Phuket. Their deaths are the latest in a tumult of violence to shake tourism in postcard-perfect Thailand.

  • The Politics of Oil in the South China Sea

    July 19 2012 9:20 AM

    US firms may join China in Oil exploration bids in South China Sea. XOM. Wang Yilin, the chairman of CNOOC, said on 17 July said that some American companies have expressed a willingness to participate in the co-development of 9 blocks of Oil and Gas fields in the South China Sea.