Wed, 13 Feb 2019 01:00
NPLS SURGE 30% IN NANO FINANCE
Non-performing loans (NPL) in nano finance has jumped 38 per cent or Bt221 million to Bt803 million after a surge in loan extensions last year, according to the Bank of Thailand.
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 01:00
Malaysia, Singapore tensions flare after boat collision
Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian government vessel has collided with a ship in waters disputed by Singapore and Malaysia, sparking a fresh flare-up of maritime tensions on Sunday between the neighbours.
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 15:41
Qatar Asian Cup victory to 'deepen' Gulf tensions: analysts
Qatar's remarkable Asian Cup victory may have been a sporting triumph which sparked wild celebrations in Doha but it is almost certain to come at a political price, analysts say.
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 01:00
NBTC may extend loans to operators as 5G inducement
THE NATIONAL Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is exploring the possibility of drawing on its research and development fund to make loans to telecom operators as a new financial option to encourage the operators to bid for new spectrum licences later this year.
Fri, 01 Feb 2019 01:00
Thailand faces tough job as Asean chair amid trade conflicts, forum hears
As Asean chair this year, Thailand must enhance the region’s cooperation amid growing US-China tensions that threaten to go beyond mere trade conflicts, international-relations experts said at a peace forum in Bangkok yesterday.
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:30
Immigration officers to show leniency on bank statement requirements
Thai immigration says it is willing to show leniency to foreigners on the subject of proving their income when applying for retirement and marriage visas and visa extensions.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:50
True to dodge licence auction
True Corp does not plan to participate in the 700MHz licence auction as the company is awaiting more clarity if the government will grant to its request to extend the final instalment payment period of the upfront of its 900MHz licence.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00
HK predicament will make Taiwan wary of China
It is a measure of the renewed tension over the status of Taiwan that President Tsai Ing-wen, has sought “international support” in response to the blunt message of President Xi Jinping – either to unite with China or “face the force” of Beijing to prevent Taiwan from seeking formal independence.
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:16
World Bank sees Thai economy slowing to 3.8% this year
Amid a global slowdown and elevated trade tensions, the Thai economy is projected to grow by 3.8 per cent in 2019 and 3.9 in 2020, according to the World Bank’s Thailand Economic Monitor released on Wednesday.
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 01:00
Debate on CP rail-link offer today
THE selection committee of the Bt224.5-billion high-speed railway project will today discuss a “special proposal” from Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group) and its allies, while State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has called for a two-week extension to the negotiation period before contract signing.
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 06:38
US Navy chief heads to China
The head of the US Navy will visit his Chinese counterpart next week, officials said Friday, as the two powers seek to reduce military risks amid ongoing trade tensions.
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 01:00
Thai investment view undimmed by strains of world economic tensions
THE BOARD of Investment (BoI) has increased its target for investment into the country lured by its privileges in spite of the uncertain economic conditions.
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 01:00
Why trade tensions are a blessing for Asia in 2019
As usual, the Americans have overestimated their competence in managing economic and geopolitical issues. And as a result, trade tensions between Beijing and Washington will reap benefits throughout Asia this year – and particularly for those in Southeast Asia.
Tue, 25 Dec 2018 01:00
Export slowdown to cast shadow over GDP growth next year
LOWER EXPORTS and the China-US trade tensions will be a drag on Thailand’s economic growth next year, reducing it to between 3.7 and 4.3 per cent, according to leading economists.
Sun, 23 Dec 2018 11:00
Myanmar policeman found killed in northern Rakhine state
Yangon - The bullet-riddled body of a Myanmar policeman was found in northern Rakhine state, government media said Sunday, as tensions rise in the hotspot where the Rohingya crisis erupted last year.