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BANGKOK  | Paraguay contestant wins, then swoons at beauty pageant

BANGKOK  — A Paraguayan pageant winner has swooned on stage after admitting the anticipation just before the announcement was unbearable. Miss Grand International 2018 Clara Sosa fell while the first runner-up Miss India Meenakshi Chaudhary tried to help. Sosa soon recovered and had a teary smile as she was crowned. The pageant was broadcast live … Continue reading BANGKOK  | Paraguay contestant wins, then swoons at beauty pageant

BANGKOK | World stock markets mostly dip on Fed views on rates

BANGKOK — Stock markets mostly dipped on Thursday on the news that some policymakers at Federal Reserve think interest rates should continue to be raised until they are slightly restrictive. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX shed 0.1 percent to 11,704 and the CAC 40 in France gained 0.4 percent to 5,163. Britain’s FTSE 100 was down … Continue reading BANGKOK | World stock markets mostly dip on Fed views on rates

Hipflat, an Online Real Estate Search Portal Used by Millions of Home Buyers and Renters in Thailand, Announces Today its Integration with Facebook Marketplace

  BANGKOK/ OCTOBER 11, 2018 (STL.News) Marketplace provides a tailored experience in the rentals category, including custom filters to search for things like the location, price, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, rental type, square metres, pet-friendly homes, and other helpful insights. Once a prospective renter finds a property they’re interested in, they fill in a simple contact … Continue reading Hipflat, an Online Real Estate Search Portal Used by Millions of Home Buyers and Renters in Thailand, Announces Today its Integration with Facebook Marketplace

BANGKOK | Thailand keeping ‘The Beach’ of movie fame closed for rehab

BANGKOK— Authorities in Thailand say they have decided to indefinitely extend the closure of a beautiful bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie “The Beach” until it recovers from years of environment damage caused by too many tourists. They had announced in March that tourists would be barred from Maya Bay from June 1 … Continue reading BANGKOK | Thailand keeping ‘The Beach’ of movie fame closed for rehab

BANGKOK | Criticism doesn’t have Suu Kyi or Myanmar on the ropes

BANGKOK  — Myanmar’s government looks as if it’s under siege from an international community concerned about the condition of its nascent democracy, with widespread calls for a genocide tribunal to hold its military to account for the brutal treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority. But experts say not to expect any change of course from … Continue reading BANGKOK | Criticism doesn’t have Suu Kyi or Myanmar on the ropes

BANGKOK | Asian shares mostly lower despite easing fears over Turkey

BANGKOK — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday despite a rally overnight on Wall Street as investors’ jitters over the Turkish currency crisis eased. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.7 percent to 22,201.21 and in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng dropped 1.7 percent to 27,271.50. The Shanghai Composite index sank 1.5 … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asian shares mostly lower despite easing fears over Turkey

BANGKOK | Asian shares mixed after new US tariffs put on China exports

BANGKOK  — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after the U.S. followed through with plans to put higher tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese exports. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4 percent to 22,749.27 and the Shanghai Composite index fell 0.3 percent to 2,770.49. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index added 0.4 … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asian shares mixed after new US tariffs put on China exports