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SME stimulus 'within 1-2 weeks'
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SME stimulus 'within 1-2 weeks'

THE SECOND PHASE of the government's latest economic stimulus package, aimed at helping small and medium-sized enterprises, will begin in a week or..

Thai hospital owner proposes joint investment plan to Tokio Marine

TOKIO Marine Life Insurance (Thailand) has been approached by a Thai hospital owner to invest jointly in the nursing-home business..

Fuji Xerox opens Asia-Pacific customer experience centre in Samut Prakan

FUJI XEROX, one of the world's largest suppliers of printers and copiers, announced yesterday the opening of an integrated..

Pattaya landlord to open luxury boutique hotel in December

A PATTAYA landlord is entering the hotel business with a Bt300-million luxury boutique property, which is scheduled to open its..

CAT Telecom to form mobile service JV with Tesco Lotus, launch set for early next year

CAT Telecom plans to set up a 50:50 joint venture with hypermarket-chain operator Tesco Lotus to provide mobile-phone services on..


macroeconomics

Banks' SME 'loan exposure main risk to asset quality'

FITCH RATINGS believes that Thai banks' exposure to the SME segment is increasingly becoming the main source of downside risk to asset quality, and is likely to contribute to higher non-performing..

corporate

CAT Telecom to form mobile service JV with Tesco Lotus,..

CAT Telecom plans to set up a 50:50 joint venture with hypermarket-chain operator Tesco Lotus to provide mobile-phone services on the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) basis, said CAT's acting..

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investment & finance

Shift to e-payment urged to cut costs

THE COST of making payments at the banks should go down once electronic transactions become more widely used, said Boontuck Wungcharoen, chairman of the Thai Bankers' Association (TBA).

property

Pattaya landlord to open luxury boutique hotel in December

A PATTAYA landlord is entering the hotel business with a Bt300-million luxury boutique property, which is scheduled to open its doors in December, targeting high spenders from Thailand and abroad.

columns & management

Asean capital markets seen as heading towards a distant..

FROM HUMBLE beginnings, the bond markets of Asean have flourished in recent years. However, the vision of a deep and liquid pan-Asean funding pool is yet to materialise, and - unfortunately for both..

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Tourism Authority of Thailand

New TAT chief urged to drive tourism forward

YUTHASAK SUPASORN, the new governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), is urged to rush rebuilding tourist confidence ahead of the high season and to work closer with the private sector.