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Thai firms urged to tap GSP privileges in Myanmar
April 23, 2014 1:00 am

Thai firms urged to tap GSP privileges in Myanmar

Thai enterprises should invest in many potential industries such as consumer manufacturing, garment, food processing, and tourism service to benefit from the reinstatement of the European Union Generalised System for Preferences, and tax privileges...

Right local partner key for Thai SMEs looking to Myanmar
April 23, 2014 1:00 am

Right local partner key for Thai SMEs looking to Myanmar

Thai small and medium-sized enterprises looking to establish a footprint in Myanmar should find the right local distribution partners, and their products should not be dependent on the country's currently underdeveloped infrastructure,...

SCB banking on mortgages for loan rise in retail segment
April 23, 2014 1:00 am

SCB banking on mortgages for loan rise in retail segment

Siam Commercial Bank is depending solely on the mortgage business to drive retail loans this year after it noticed signs of a pickup in housing loans last month.

KTB drives to boost mortgage borrowers, credit card holders
April 22, 2014 1:00 am

KTB drives to boost mortgage borrowers, credit card holders

Krungthai Bank and Krungthai Card yesterday launched the "Krungthai Mortgage Payment with Card" campaign to expand home loan borrowers and credit cardholders.

StanChart sticks to 3.5% growth forecast
April 22, 2014 1:00 am

StanChart sticks to 3.5% growth forecast

Cites gains from "global super cycles"

KTB aims to issue subordinated debt once new SEC regulation in place
April 21, 2014 1:00 am

KTB aims to issue subordinated debt once new SEC regulation in place

Krungthai Bank aims to launch subordinated debentures this year even though the funding cost of this instrument will be higher than previous sub-debt issues, as their only purpose was to strengthen Tier 2 capital.

MPC likely to leave rate unchanged, say experts
April 21, 2014 1:00 am

MPC likely to leave rate unchanged, say experts

'Cutting interest rate now won't solve the many problems faced by the economy'

Charter court verdict will set the stage for two scenarios
April 21, 2014 1:00 am

Charter court verdict will set the stage for two scenarios

Some time over the next month the Constitutional Court will decide whether Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra acted unconstitutionally when she removed the National Security Council chief from his post several years ago. If the court finds against...

SET launches first index derivative warrants on SET50
April 19, 2014 1:00 am

SET launches first index derivative warrants on SET50

The Stock Exchange of Thailand has started trading its first five derivative warrants (DW) on the SET50 index. DW trading accounts for 2.74 per cent of total securities trading value, higher than other key markets in the region.

Some commercial banks report declines in Q1 net profit as uncertainty...
April 18, 2014 1:00 am

Some commercial banks report declines in Q1 net profit as uncertainty...

The prolonged political deadlock has dampened some commercial banks' first-quarter net profits compared with the same period last year.