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US companies in Asean sense opportunities, set to expand
August 29, 2014 1:00 am

US companies in Asean sense opportunities, set to expand

US businesses in Asean are looking forward to expansion of investment, workforce growth and profit increase next year, according to the Asean Business Outlook Survey.

Top Thai firms spreading footprint overseas
August 29, 2014 1:00 am

Top Thai firms spreading footprint overseas

A number of major Thai companies are continuing to increase their presence overseas thanks to emerging market and acquisition opportunities.

Franchises target AEC
August 29, 2014 1:00 am

Franchises target AEC

Thai franchises are hungering to take a bite of the huge borderless market opening up under the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in early 2016.

CoST help sought to set standards for procurement
August 28, 2014 1:00 am

CoST help sought to set standards for procurement

THE STATE ENTERPRISE Policy Office has approached an independent body, the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST), for help in setting rules and regulations to govern procurement for all state-owned enterprises.

Gloomy export figures for July may force revised growth target
August 28, 2014 1:00 am

Gloomy export figures for July may force revised growth target

THE COMMERCE MINISTRY will likely be forced to slash its export-growth target for this year from 3.5 per cent to 1.9 per cent after July's shipments continued to slide by 0.85 per cent year on year to US$18.89 billion.

BAAC budgets Bt10 bn to pay down farmers' informal debts
August 27, 2014 1:00 am

BAAC budgets Bt10 bn to pay down farmers' informal debts

The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) has allocated Bt25 billion to support farmers in two projects: to free them from debt owed to loan sharks, and to back rubber agriculture.

Life insurance firms expect to rely more on IT
August 27, 2014 1:00 am

Life insurance firms expect to rely more on IT

Life insurers are focusing on technology development to enhance competitiveness and better match products to market requirements.

Banks in hurry to raise funds amid expected rate increases
August 27, 2014 1:00 am

Banks in hurry to raise funds amid expected rate increases

Banks are rushing to raise funds through debentures ahead of expected rate rises.

Egat set to propose infrastructure fund
August 27, 2014 1:00 am

Egat set to propose infrastructure fund

Worth up to Bt20 bn for Phra Nakhon Nua thermal power plant

Collective investment schemes now operational in 3 nations
August 26, 2014 1:00 am

Collective investment schemes now operational in 3 nations

It has been announced that the Asean framework for cross-border collective investment schemes (CISs) is operational in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.