• Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:41:30
    Bank tips strong economic growth this year
    The Government Savings Bank’s economic research centre has forecast that the country's economy will grow by 4.2 per cent this year thanks to strong growth in exports, investment from the both public and private sectors, and tourism.
    Economy
  • Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:51
    Thailand commits to ‘long-term partnership’ with Alibaba
    Thailand has entered into a strategic partnership with Alibaba to drive the development of Thailand’s digital economy and the Eastern Economic Corridor under the Thailand 4.0 policy. 
    Tech
  • Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Alibaba deal no monopoly threat, Prayut assures
    PRIME MINISTER Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has allayed mounting fears of a monopoly developing following a deal that Chinese online trade giant Alibaba signed with the government earlier this week.
    politics
  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:42:27
    IMF's Lagarde warns against harming trade, investment
    With US-China frictions hanging over its annual meeting, the International Monetary Fund on Thursday warned governments to avoid harming trade and investment, which have been key drivers of the global economic recovery.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Banks off to a bright start with earnings growth
    ALL but one of the six banks that have reported for the year’s opening quarter have enjoyed strong earnings growth, benefiting from the country’s sustained economic growth that is driving demand for new loans, bank executive say.
    Corporate
  • Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:22:33
    Belt and Road set to boost Asean trade: forum
    BEIJING – Despite a shaky global recovery and rising trade protectionism, the Asian economy will maintain robust growth, as countries in the region deepen economic cooperation and benefit from the Belt and Road Initiative, renowned economists told the Boao Forum for Asia’s annual conference.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:10:41
    Alibaba backs Thailand 4.0
    Today at a ceremony witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, China’s ambassador Lyu Jian and the executive chairman of the Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, the Thai government and Alibaba entered into a strategic partnership to drive the development of the Thai digital economy and the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) under the Thailand 4.0 policy.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Call for reform amid rise in non-performing loans in region 
    THE GLOBAL loan portfolio market has for the past few years been geographically centred around Europe, but a shift toward Asia has begun as investors look for alternative loan portfolio opportunities.
    Economy
  • Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:27:30
    Global equities boosted by Chinese data, US earnings
    Global stocks mostly rose Tuesday following strong Chinese economic data and a round of solid US corporate earnings reports from Netflix and others.
    business
  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:48:15
    OFFICIALS MOVING UP
    Prasong Poontaneat has been promoted from revenue director-general to finance permanent secretary, replacing Somchai Sujjapongse, who recently resigned.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    BOOST FOR FINTECH 
    The Cabinet yesterday approved a plan to set up a Financial Technology Development Institute to spur growth in the country’s financial technology (fintech), Nattaporn Jatusripitak, a spokesman for the deputy prime minister for economics, said yesterday.
    Economy
  • Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Alibaba boss set to reveal EEC plans
    ALIBABA Group’s plans for investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and associated e-commerce initiatives will be revealed after the technology giant’s founder, Jack Ma, arrives in Thailand tomorrow.
    Economy
  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:53:45
    Thai-Russian trade yet to surge despite long ties
    A VISIT by probably the biggest Russian trade delegation to Thailand in February this year can certainly be taken as a testament to Kremlin’s “Look East” policy. But how it will be translated into real trade or economic interaction between the two countries remains a challenge.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 16 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Myanmar needs ‘more liberalisation’
    Though Myanmar has liberalised some policies in recent years to attract more foreign direct investment, its FDI regulations are more restrictive than in most peer economies in Southeast Asia, according to the Asian Development Bank’s new report on the regional economy launched on April 11.
    Economy
  • Mon, 16 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Trade unions open a centre for women 
    WITH the income generated by women much needed for the support of their families owing to a 37.5 per cent poverty rate, Myanmar’s largest workers organisation – the Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar (CTUM) – has opened a Women Workers’ Centre in Hlaing Thar Yar township of Yangon region.
    Economy
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