• Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:01
    Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong leaves jail, vows to join protests
    Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison Monday and vowed to join historic anti-government protests rocking the finance hub, as activists kept up pressure on the city's embattled pro-Beijing leader.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:33
     GSB, GHB to provide Bt4bn in fixed-interest loans  to developers under Pracharat Resident programme
    The Government Savings Bank (GSB) and Government Housing Bank (GHB) are to provide loans worth Bt4 billion combined with a maximum interest rate of 3 per cent a year for developers of residential projects under the Pracharat Resident programme, on land owned by the Finance Ministry’s Treasury Department.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:24
    Asean region faces two key economic challenges, SCB Abacus chief tells forum
    The Asean region faces two key economic challenges in this age of disruption, Sutapa Amornvivat, CEO of SCB Abacus, told a recent Institute of International Finance forum held in Japan.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 10 Jun 2019 01:00
    Welfare policies, stimulus by new govt could delay balanced-budget goal
    THE GOAL of achieving a balanced budget is likely to be postponed should the new coalition government aggressively implement welfare policies and push economic stimulus packages, an official at the Finance Ministry said.
    business
  • Mon, 10 Jun 2019 01:00
    Pursuit of welfare policies, stimulus by new govt could delay goal of balancing budget
    THE GOAL of achieving a balanced budget is likely to be postponed should the new coalition government aggressively implement welfare policies and push economic stimulus packages, an official at the Finance Ministry said.
    business
  • Tue, 04 Jun 2019 01:00
    Economic package in the works 
    THE Finance Ministry will propose extra fiscal measures to boost the domestic economy that has been adversely affected by falling exports.
    Economy
  • Sat, 01 Jun 2019 15:34
    Cybercrime targets finance sector
    HANOI - Vietnam’s cybersecurity was being compromised, posing new challenges in ensuring information safety, especially in the finance-banking sector, State agencies and organisations.
    Tech
  • Thu, 30 May 2019 18:10
    Govt  deficit grows 
    Thailand’s fiscal budget deficit rose 12.7 per cent in the first seven months of the current fiscal year (October 2018 to April 2019) to Bt619.88 billion, from Bt549.9 billion in the same period last year, according to Lavaron Sangsnit, Director–General of the Fiscal Policy Office and Ministry of Finance’s Spokesperson.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 31 May 2019 01:00
    Chawathai to mix house, condo projects
    Property firm Chawathai Plc plans to launch four new residential projects worth Bt5.8 billion in the second quarter of this year, the company’s deputy managing director finance and accounting, Sunantra Mahaprasitchai, said yesterday.
    Real Estate
  • Wed, 29 May 2019 01:00
    GLOBAL POWER  Electricity supplier  eyes solar power plants 
    Global Power Synergy Plc (GPSC) has set aside an investment budget of Bt3 billion to acquire solar power farms in Thailand with a combined capacity of 40 megawatts this year, the company’s corporate finance and strategy manager Sukitde Chairak said yesterday.
    Corporate
  • Fri, 24 May 2019 04:48
    State enterprise income 20% above projections
    State enterprises have paid income worth Bt21.027 billion to the State Enterprise Policy Office (SEPO) of the Finance Ministry from October 2018 till April 2019, up 20 per cent from early estimates, SEPO’s director-general Prapas Kong-led said yesterday.
    Economy
  • Fri, 24 May 2019 04:56
    GHB wants housing support measures as loans shrink
    GOVERNMENT Housing Bank (GHB) is calling on the Finance Ministry to introduce measures to boost the property market in response to loan-tightening measures that came into effect last month.
    Real Estate
  • Wed, 22 May 2019 01:00
    Smuggling to worsen if cigarette taxes rise further
    AMID THE push by the Philippines' departments of Health (DOH) and of Finance (DOF) to further jack up the excise taxes slapped on “sin” products such as cigarettes and alcoholic drinks, the Philippine unit of global manufacturing giant Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has warned that higher levies would only exacerbate already worsening cigarette smuggling.
    ASEAN+
  • Tue, 14 May 2019 01:00
    Four more allowed virtual banking in Hong Kong
    TENCENT Holdings and Alibaba Group Holdings affiliate Ant Finance Services Group have received virtual banking licences in Hong Kong.
    ASEAN+
  • Fri, 10 May 2019 15:17
    TMB Bank's unsecured debentures get 'A+' rating
    Fitch Ratings (Thailand) on Friday assigned a rating of 'A+(tha)' to TMB Bank Public Company Limited's (TMB; AA-(tha)/Stable) upcoming Thai baht-denominated Basel III-compliant Tier 2 subordinated unsecured debentures.
    Corporate
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