• Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:01:06
    BOT boss warns of possible stormy seas ahead
    Bank of Thailand governor Veerathai Santiprabhob has warned there is a risk of bigger market corrections ahead, saying global rate hikes could adversely affect Thai firms.
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  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:42:56
    Tokyo stocks open lower after Wall Street drops
    Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday following falls on Wall Street after minutes from the US central bank's last meeting solidified expectations of interest rate hikes ahead.
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  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:13:32
    US Fed officials say tax cuts could boost economy more than expected
    US central bankers said the recent tax cuts could juice the economy more than expected in the near term, meaning further interest rate hikes likely will be needed, according to meeting minutes released Wednesday.
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  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:18:59
    Man arrested for alleged drug smuggling in Nong Khai
    Navy officers and police have arrested a man for trying to smuggle 35,093 methamphetamine pills and 1.25 kilograms of crystal meth or “ice” from the Mekong bank in Nong Khai.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:36:05
    Krungsri eyes 6-8% commercial banking growth in first year of medium-term business plan
    Krungsri (Bank of Ayudhya) has announced its commercial banking business strategy under a new medium-term business plan covering 2018-2020, with an aspiration to become a main operating bank for corporate customers and small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    Data reinforces optimism for economy
    GROWTH in the country’s economy is on track to accelerate this year after a strong final-quarter performance to close out last year, the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) said yesterday.
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:00:00
    BOT prepares for mobile banking agents
    Central bank rejects online rumours of new licences as small loans permitted.
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:01:35
    Illegal immigrant arrested over alleged fake US bank note
    A 29-year-old Nigerian, Chukwuemeka Anslem Njibigbo, has been arrested after exchanging a counterfeit $100 bank note at the Kasikorn Bank in Central Festival Phuket.
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  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:53:00
    BOT clarifies banking agent plans after social media report leads to bank licence misunderstanding
    The Bank of Thailand (BOT) on Monday clarified its planned new regulations regarding licensing in the banking sector, after many people had mistakenly understood that it would be granting a new banking licence to the 7-11 convenience-store chain.
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    Talad platform offers SME loans based on invoice collateral
    Talad Invoice, a lending platform initiated by a fintech startup, is expected to grow at an exponential rate this year, following two years of peer-to-peer lending using invoices as loans collateral, said Watewiboon Pumipue, chief executive officer of D90 Capital Co, which operates the financial platform.
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    Fintech, banking’s great disruptor. Or is it?
    Fintech and banking are often touted as competitors or rivals and there is much speculation about the industry’s future in the same way that music downloads disrupted the record industry and Uber is disrupting established transport industries.
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    BOT to hike policy rate with minimal damage
    The Bank of Thailand (BOT) is expected to raise the policy rate at a gradual pace this year, given the upward trend for global interest rates and consistent Thai economic expansion, according to TMB Analytics.
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    Mobile app promotion
    Kasikornbank has teamed up with Major Cineplex Group and Major Bowl Group Co Ltd to offer a special promotion to customers of its K Plus mobile banking application who use QR code for payment. Customers can buy a movie ticket or popcorn set and beverage or use karaoke, bowling or ice-skating facilities at a special price of only Bt18 by clicking Reward Plus to get redemption rights.
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:00:00
    Leaving the money at home
    Banks leap into the future with QR code sales and app-based loan approvals as they withdraw from bricks and mortar storefronts
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:11:24
    Pachyderms on the pitch
    The 2018 King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament is set to kick off from March 8 to 11 on the banks of Chao Phraya River, next to Anantara Riverside Bangkok, with a full range of fun elephant festivities for the whole family.
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