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by hhfarang
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Thailand Decision Guide: Currency Surge Complicates Rate Outlook
Replies: 0
Views: 242

Thailand Decision Guide: Currency Surge Complicates Rate Outlook

"A surge in Thailand’s currency is putting the question of an interest-rate cut back on the table. While economists predict the Bank of Thailand will keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged near a record low of 1.5 percent on Wednesday -- where it’s been for more than two years -- some debt inves...
by hhfarang
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: India Builds Highway to Thailand to Counter China's Silk Road
Replies: 1
Views: 270

India Builds Highway to Thailand to Counter China's Silk Road

"When Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government approved $256 million to upgrade a section of a remote border road last month, few took notice. Yet India’s decision to revive plans for the trilateral highway, part of an ambitious 1,360-kilometer (845 mile) crossing to link northeastern India with ma...
by hhfarang
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Back in the UK after 14 years
Replies: 27
Views: 984

Re: Back in the UK after 14 years

Congrats DM, I hope that you, like me, are still very happy with your decision after 3 years.
by hhfarang
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 2 Thai ex-PMs acquitted of abusing power in quelling protest
Replies: 3
Views: 537

2 Thai ex-PMs acquitted of abusing power in quelling protest

"BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court acquitted two former prime ministers of abuse of power on Wednesday in a case involving the deadly dispersal of an anti-government protest in 2008. A division of the Supreme Court acquitted Somchai Wongsawat, his deputy, Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, and two former police offic...
by hhfarang
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Medical Insurance in Thailand or anywhere for that matter
Replies: 33
Views: 1702

Re: Medical Insurance in Thailand or anywhere for that matter

I simply kept 1m baht in a bank account to cover medical expenses. I don't know if things have changed in the last 3 years, but then that amount would pretty much cover any illness, surgery, or hospital stay. My wife had surgery and was in a good Bangkok hospital for nearly a week and it cost less ...
by hhfarang
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Medical Insurance in Thailand or anywhere for that matter
Replies: 33
Views: 1702

Re: Medical Insurance in Thailand or anywhere for that matter

I spoke with a popular insurance agency in Hua Hin about health insurance when I was there and they did indeed warn that most companies could deny claims for pre-existing conditions but they said they couldn't say whether it would happen or not as it would be decided on a case by case basis. I have ...
by hhfarang
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Escaping the clutches of sex trafficking in Thailand
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Escaping the clutches of sex trafficking in Thailand

"An Uzbek woman who was trafficked to Thailand and forced to sell sex shares the story of her escape. http://www.aljazeera.com/mritems/imagecache/mbdxxlarge/mritems/Images/2017/7/30/3870649656614b6eb42c4a90edb512d0_18.jpg Sex trafficking victim in Thailand: 'She caught me. I didn't know what to do. ...
by hhfarang
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Not making it: Thailand's economy
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Not making it: Thailand's economy

"South-East Asia’s second-largest economy surprised analysts today, reporting a slip in industrial activity. Once a pillar of growth, Thailand’s export-oriented industrial economy has been sliding sideways for years. Creeping de-industrialisation began in 2010, when manufacturing’s share of GDP was ...
by hhfarang
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Windows 10 Developments
Replies: 138
Views: 19172

Re: Windows 10 Developments

"Microsoft 'Confirms' Windows 10 Has Seriously Nasty Surprise"

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkell ... 8d9ecb4031
by hhfarang
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Name calling in Thailand
Replies: 29
Views: 1199

Re: Name calling in Thailand

Sticks and stones....
by hhfarang
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: News of the Weird - this just in!
Replies: 904
Views: 51768

Re: News of the Weird - this just in!

"Hop on! Wild rabbits surf on sheep to flee New Zealand flood"

https://www.mail.com/int/news/world/538 ... ge-hero1-4
by hhfarang
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Interesting things from the WWW
Replies: 36
Views: 10139

Re: Interesting things from the WWW

Explore the inside of the international space station using Google Streetview!

https://www.google.com/streetview/#inte ... nal-module
by hhfarang
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Interesting things from the WWW
Replies: 36
Views: 10139

Re: Interesting things from the WWW

"Beautiful time–lapse videos show how much China has changed over the years"

http://www.businessinsider.com/time-lap ... nge-2017-7
by hhfarang
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Interesting things from the WWW
Replies: 36
Views: 10139

Re: Interesting things from the WWW

Interesting Russia maps...

10 maps that explain Russia's strategy

http://www.businessinsider.com/10-maps- ... ussians-11