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SUPERHOLDING PLAN

Finance plans major shake-up to hike income

New agency would promote efficiency



BANKRUPTCY COURT

Skytrain operator told to regroup its creditors

BTS faces paying additional Bt13.7 bn under revised schedule



FOOD MANUFACTURERS

Crackdown on low standards

Measure prompted by slipping global share



Flying in the lap of luxury

You may think that the pictures with this story should, more appropriately, be in the property section of the newspaper, revealing the luxury interior designs for the home of a millionaire.

IN BRIEF

Vietnam :Ascon Construction in bid to build 18 hotels

Ascon Construction will sign an agreement to set up a joint venture with a German firm for joint bidding to construct 18 hotels in Vietnam worth up to Bt10 billion at the end of next month, says managing director Pattanapong Tanumathaya.

BIZTALK

Tackling online fraud

Banks are having to move swiftly as fraudsters keep pace with advances in electronic transaction technology



Bangchak forecasts net profit in fourth quarter

Bangchak Petroleum (BCP) expects to generate a net profit in the fourth quarter, due to a drop in its marketing margin and an increase in its refining margin.

LOAN GROWTH

Kbank sets aggressive targets

Fourth-largest bank expects lending to increase 8-13% and reach Bt84 billion



Company reports

ASIA METAL shareholders approved a price for a rights offering and public offering at Bt2.70-3.30 per share, which is not less than 90 per cent of market price.



Stock focus

Thai Airways International



Late News :CP to boost EU chicken exports

Charoen Pokphand Foods said it planned to boost its exports to the EU, after Thailand gained its biggest quota allocation.



Thai Oil to bid on 1,400MW electricity plant

Thai Oil, Thailand's largest petroleum refiner and supplier, is preparing to contend in the bidding to build a natural-gas-powered electricity plant with a 1,400-megawatt capacity.



4 candidates dropped from TAT race

The committee selecting a new governor for the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has dropped four candidates from the race, because they failed to produce all of the required documents.



Surayud invited to Davos summit in Jan

The World Economic Forum (WEF), the Geneva-based foundation which hosts the annual meeting of top businessmen and world leaders, has invited Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont to join its annual meeting early next year.

TELECOM

Minister seeks level playing field

ICT minister to approach PM on revenue issues



Insurance law intends to provide more cover

A Commerce Ministry committee has proposed the setting up of an insurance fund to increase liquidity for insurers in order to protect the interests of policy holders in the event of an insurer being forced to shut down because of insufficient reserves.



It's all in the game

A young designer of Thai cell-phone games goes global



Sun set to resume chicken exports

Sun Group will start re-exporting frozen processed chicken in January after halting exports for three years because of the bird-flu outbreak in the region.



Suparut exits PTT board amid criticism

Finance Ministry permanent secretary Suparut Kawatkul resigned from PTT's board of directors, effective from November 16, the company said yesterday in a filing with the Stock Exchange of Thailand.



Alcohol-ad 'mess' on Cabinet agenda

Uncertainty still prevails over whether the Public Health Minis-try's plan to impose a ban on alcohol advertising will come into effect.

STREET WISE

Fans swoon at sight of Prince Charming

Normally, a university graduation ceremony is a sedate event.






Top Stories



Good rating boosts Khon Kaen Sugar

Deep connection

Creditors want a piece of the Skytrain pie

Crackdown on low standards

Govt plans private involvement


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