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Tuhao 'nominee' grilled
Patcharin Ittiwattana, an alleged close aide and Thai nominee of Chinese businessman and suspected crime boss Chaiyanat "Tuhao" Kornchayanant, appeared with her lawyer on Tuesday for another interrogation session conducted as part of an ongoing investigation into a major Chinese criminal syndicate operating in Thailand.

US judge dismisses suit against Saudi prince in Khashoggi murder
WASHINGTON - A US judge dismissed Tuesday a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for his alleged role in the 2018 murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Axa predicts substantial revenue growth
Axa Insurance Plc, a Thai unit of the France-based global insurer Axa Group, aims to increase its revenue to 5.2 billion baht in 2023, up from an estimated 4.8 billion this year, by focusing on new products and expanding ties with strategic partners.

Minor Food to open 100 outlets in 2023
Despite a surge in Covid-19 cases, Minor Food Group Plc, one of the country's leading restaurant chains, vows to continue with its expansion plan to open more than 100 stores next year to accelerate business growth.

Policy-level corruption rife, anti-graft body says
Policy-level corruption remains rife in Thailand despite progress being made to address the issue, according to the Anti-Corruption Organisation of Thailand (ACT).

Thai firms lauded for governance efforts
Thai listed companies are making great strides in corporate governance amid the rising trend of sustainable business, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

'Avatar 2' gets world premiere in London
LONDON - One of the most delayed sequels in blockbuster history finally hit the big screen on Tuesday as "Avatar: The Way of Water" got its much-anticipated world premiere in London.

Pheu Thai's promise to hike wages under fire
The Pheu Thai Party kicked off its election campaign on Tuesday with promises of lifting the daily minimum wage to 600 baht and the minimum monthly salary for those with a bachelor's degree to 25,000 baht.

DTAC launches platform to support SMEs
SET-listed mobile operator Total Access Communication (DTAC), its parent Telenor and Google Cloud have launched a one-stop solutions platform to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access knowledge and Software as a Service (SaaS) to drive growth.

Travel agents urge region to reopen
Ongoing travel restrictions and entry requirements in some countries are the most critical obstacles to expanding the tourism sector, according to the Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA).