Bangkok (English pronunciation: /ˈbæŋkɒk/) is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced  [krūŋ tʰêːp mahǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn]) or simply  Krung Thep . The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.

Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which eventually grew in size and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of Siam's (as Thailand used to be known) modernization, during the later 19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West. The city was the centre of Thailand's political struggles, throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule and underwent numerous coups and several uprisings. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact among Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society.

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Thailand’s record $1bn ketamine bust turns out to be a food additive

The Independent 24 Nov 2020
... worth $1 billion in Chachoengsao province of the country, close to Bangkok ... The NCB is now mulling whether to invite drug agencies from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to join the investigation and in testing the remaining substance, according to Bangkok Post....

Partnership between FAO and agrochemical industry is "cause for great concern"

GM Watch 24 Nov 2020
Editor of Bangkok Post says FAO "risks losing the trust" of the very farmers and communities it must encourage to rethink reliance on chemicals ... ....

Thailand’s New Rules Help Securities Companies Launch Crypto Exchanges

Bitcoin 20 Nov 2020
Thailand has reportedly revised its net capital rules which help securities firms launch cryptocurrency exchanges ... New Thai Rules and Crypto Exchanges. The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revised its net capital (NC) rules which help securities companies provide crypto services, the Bangkok Post reported Wednesday ... ....

Anti-Government Rally Attended by Thousands in Bangkok Ends ‘Peacefully’

The Daily Telegraph Australia 19 Nov 2020
Protesters had damaged 30 government vehicles including water cannon trucks and buses during demonstrations on Tuesday, The Bangkok Post said....

Thai crypto business to get liquidity boost following new regulations

XBT.MONEY 18 Nov 2020
18 report by The Bangkok Post, the Thai SEC now allows firms dealing with digital assets to include the value of those assets when calculating their net capital funds ... According to The Bangkok Post, the new regulations include a deduction based on the quality of the assets....

Man arrested in Thailand after saying airline ‘should be bombed’

The Independent 18 Nov 2020
Man arrested in Thailand after saying airline ‘should be bombed’. Passenger claims it was a ‘slip of the tongue’ ... 0 comments. Article bookmarked ... ✕ ... Thai man Mike Wims, 26, was due to board Thai Vietjet flight VZ305 from Phuket to Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok on 16 November when the incident occurred, reports the Bangkok Post ... Read more ... ....

Indonesia sovereign wealth fund aims to raise $15bn

Indonesia News 18 Nov 2020
Indonesia sovereign wealth fund aims to raise $15bn Bangkok Post ... ....

Thai SEC revises net capital rules to support crypto industry growth

Cryptopolitan 18 Nov 2020
The Thai Securities and exchange commission has revised its net capital (NC) laws concerning the digital assets industry ... Rising trade volume. According to a by The Bangkok Post, the Thai SEC revised its NC rules following a surge in the trade volumes at the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) ... Thai SEC revises NC rules ... .......

Thailand protests: Fresh clashes in Bangkok as lawmakers debate reforms

BBC News 17 Nov 2020
Renewed clashes have broken out near Thailand's parliament in the capital, Bangkok, as lawmakers debate possible changes to the constitution ... In response, police used a water cannon to try to force them back and when that failed, they used the cannon to fire a liquid laced with a tear-gas solution, the Bangkok Post reported ... Related Topics. ....

Ohio petrochemical project hits another snag; final announcement delayed to mid-2021

The Alliance Review 13 Nov 2020
PTT Global Chemical is conducting another feasibility study of the proposed plant in Belmont County, a review that will delay a final decision until at least the middle of 2021, the Bangkok Post reported ... Auttapol Rerkpiboon, the chief executive of PTT, told the Bangkok Post....

Thai Airways records net loss in Q3

Malaysian National News Agency 13 Nov 2020
BANGKOK, Nov 12 -- Thai Airways ... Meanwhile, English-language daily, Bangkok Post reported the Stock Exchange of Thailand as having announced that trading of the airline's shares was suspended after auditors refused to comment on its balance sheet to the end of last month....

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