Economy March 01, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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GM appoints new SE Asia, Thailand execs

General Motors has announced that Tim Zimmerman, 49, has been named president of GM Southeast Asia Operations. He will be responsible for the automaker’s expanding operations in the region and will be based at the new Singapore headquarters of GM International Operations (GMIO). 
Marcos Purty, 42, has been appointed managing director of GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand. He will lead GM’s operations in this country and will be based at GM Thailand’s headquarters in Bangkok.Both appointments will be effective on March 1.
AirAsia deals at trade fair
At the 30th “Thai Teaw Thai Fair” that started this week, AirAsia is offering promotions to herald “the start of the value travel season”.  
Thai AirAsia is offering domestic flights starting at Bt690 per trip and international flights starting at Bt920, with 20-per-cent discounts on other selected routes. Bookings can be made at the AirAsia booths numbers A07-09 and A20-22 in the Atrium Zone of Queen Sirikit Convention Centre from now until Wednesday for travel between March 1 and August 31.
For those seeking travel packages, AirAsia Go is offering return tickets with accommodation for three days and two nights at the  starting price of Bt1,999 per person (price includes fees and airport tax, and accommodation is for two people). 
Booking can be made until Wednesday for travel between now and March 28, 2015.
SEC seeks public input
The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking public comment on draft compilation of rules governing providers of investment services in foreign-currency-denominated securities and derivatives. 
The draft rules would permit business operators to provide services under their licences and the foreign-investment quota granted by the Bank of Thailand.