Economy January 08, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Singapore roadshow aims to build investor confidence

DBS Vickers Securities is holding a roadshow this week to demonstrate Thai corporate strength and build confidence among foreign investors. The event – “The Pulse of Asia Conference 2014” – kicks off today in Singapore.
The securities house is bringing along seven leading listed companies for a conference and one-on-one meetings that have been fully booked by investors from a number of countries.
The DBS Vickers Securities roadshow, which is held twice yearly in Singapore, is aimed at providing investors with a detailed picture of the investment forecast for each country that participates.
This time, the seven Thai companies will be companied by 69 listed companies from China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the Philippines and Indonesia. The listed Thai businesses are Delta Electronics (Thailand), Amata Corp, Hemaraj Land And Development, Quality Houses, Precious Shipping, Siam Global House and Thai Beverage. 
Japanese franchise brands on show at Siam Discovery
A franchise consultancy is hosting the six-day “Cool Japan Thailand 2014” event at Siam Discovery from tomorrow, to promote Japanese franchises to Thai entrepreneurs. 
Franchise Advantage (FCA), a Japanese company, said the event was being hosted as Thailand remained an attractive market. 
It will feature famous Japanese brands and up to 100 organisations. 
FCA provides business and technical support for developing the franchise systems of many famous Japanese retail, restaurant and service chains, such as Book Off, Tsutaya, Yoshinoya, Lawson, Pepper Lunch, Sega and WORLD.
FCA president Masami Tajima will be at tomorrow’s launch to give his views on business opportunities between Thailand and Japan.
KSAM offers short-term fixed-income fund 
Krungsri Fund Management (KSAM) is offering a six-month-term fixed-income fund paying 3 per cent per annum to attract investors who are looking for low-risk instrument with a return higher than that offered by deposit products. 
KFFIX6M82 is available from today until January 13 with a minimum investment of Bt10,000, said KSAM chief executive officer Chatrapee Tantixalerm.
The fund will invest in domestic and foreign fixed-income notes. 
Twenty per cent of the fund will be deposited at Union National Bank, 24 per cent at Bank of China’s Macau branch, and 20 per cent will be invested in the euro medium-term notes issued by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia). The remainder will be invested in short-term notes issued by local financial institutions such as Thanachart Bank, Bank of Ayudhya and Ayudhya Capital Auto Lease.