At Asian Games, the battle for Southeast Asia’s esports market begins

By Fanny Potkin and Patpicha Tanakasempipat JAKARTA/BANGKOK Aug 24 : “Slay the dragon!” Thailand’s national coach yells, rallying his players as they rehearse an elaborate assault for the 2018 Asian Games. Their sport, making its debut at a major global athletic event, requires only one piece of equipment: a mobile device for playing Chinese tech […]

Thai c.bank holds key rate, not at ‘trigger point’ to hike

By Orathai Sriring and Kitiphong Thaichareon BANGKOK, Aug 8 : Thailand’s central bank on Wednesday held its benchmark interest rate near record lows, as expected, saying Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy continues to face little inflationary pressure as the growth pace improves. All 20 analysts in a Reuters poll had predicted the Bank of Thailand’s Monetary […]

“We took turns digging at the cave walls”: Thai boys relive ordeal in broadcast

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre CHIANG RAI, Thailand, July 18 : The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand recounted details of their ordeal on Wednesday, at their first public appearance, during which they waved, smiled and offered traditional “wai” greetings on a national broadcast. Doctors, relatives and friends, some […]