Update: Thu, Jul 19 2018
Bangkok Airways was named âWorldâs Best Regional Airlineâ and âBest Regional Airline in Asiaâ at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2018. Pranaya Nithananon, the credit card chief at Krungthai Card Public Company Limited (KTC), and Surin Binsorlaeh, chief executive officer of the Klean Square Corporation Thailand Company Limited, are offering auto care packages at special prices for KTC credit card holders. Asian markets largely rose on Wednesday, tracking a Wall Street rally after the head of the Federal Reserve expressed confidence in the US economy despite fears of a global trade war. Google prepared Wednesday to be hit with huge EU fine for freezing out rivals of its Android mobile phone system in a ruling that could spark new tensions between Brussels and Washington. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, poses with European Council President Donald Tusk, left, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo on Tuesday. The Federal Reserve will continue to raise rates gradually as the US economic outlook remains strong despite uncertainty over trade policy, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will have the opportunity to address concerns about Washington's trade policies during a meeting of the world's leading finance ministers this weekend, a senior Treasury official said Tuesday. Goldman Sachs named David Solomon as its new chief executive Tuesday, implementing a much-telegraphed succession plan as it expands beyond its Wall Street roots to the broader consumer market. The Cabinet on Tuesday gave a green light to collect 7-per-cent value added tax from foreign vendors and e-commerce platforms, Government Spokesman Maj-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said. Netflix shares plunged Monday after the leading streaming television service said subscriber growth fell short of expectations in the recently ended quarter. Asian markets fell Monday while data showed China's economic growth slowed in the second quarter as the country sits on the brink of a potential all-out trade war with the United States. The world needs to produce 43,000 new aircraft over the next two decades to meet booming demand, Boeing's CEO forecast here on Sunday. The European Union's top officials will meet the leaders of China and Japan next week to boost ties in the face of fears that US President Donald Trump will spark an all-out global trade war. The United States on Friday formally lifted a crippling ban on exports to China's ZTE, rescuing the smartphone maker from the brink of collapse after it was denied key components. US and European stocks rose modestly on Friday with investors mildly hopeful that China and the US can still settle their war over tariffs. China's surplus with the United States hit a record last month, data showed Friday, adding to brewing tensions between the economic superpowers as they stand on the brink of an all-out trade war that Beijing warned would have a "negative impact" globally. Global stocks recovered Thursday, following the previous day's hammering on global trade war worries as investors looked ahead to what is expected to be a strong corporate earnings season. The US Justice Department on Thursday appealed last month's ruling from a federal judge allowing AT&T to buy Time Warner in a mega-deal that could reshape the media-entertainment landscape. Expert says Phoenix boat tragedy in Phuket requires independent inquiry, not finger pointing. A Royal Cremation for prominent banker Sirin Nimmanahaeminda is to be held at Wat Saket (Golden Mount Temple) in Bangkok on 17 July.