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KBank partners Muang Thai for non-life bancassurance
September 17, 2014 1:00 am

KBank partners Muang Thai for non-life bancassurance

Kasikornbank (KBank) will actively sell non-life insurance from this year onwards in what it sees as a market that has room for growth.

With treasury centre licence, PTTEP eyes pioneering role
September 17, 2014 1:00 am

With treasury centre licence, PTTEP eyes pioneering role

PTT Exploration and Production has set its sights on being a Thai pioneer of structured finance, as it wants to show companies that using the right financial tools can improve their business efficiency.

Spa, wellness enterprises match up with firms in Laos
September 16, 2014 1:00 am

Spa, wellness enterprises match up with firms in Laos

Six Thai spa and wellness enterprises have successfully undertaken business-matching activities with Laotian companies after a recent trade mission to Luang Prabang.

SME Bank loan programme seen as unlikely to shake commercial banks
September 16, 2014 1:00 am

SME Bank loan programme seen as unlikely to shake commercial banks

Commercial banks are optimistic that the nine loan schemes offered by the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand (SME Bank) will help fill a gap rather than increase the competition in the banking industry.

Finance announces three priorities
September 16, 2014 1:00 am

Finance announces three priorities

Economic recovery, lowering public debt, revamping taxes top Sommai's agenda

Asian corporates want to cash in on 'growing middle...
September 16, 2014 1:00 am

Asian corporates want to cash in on 'growing middle...

Catering to Asia's burgeoning middle class and relocating to lower-cost markets are the major forces behind the regionalisation strategies of Asian enterprises, according to United Overseas Bank's "Asian Enterprise Survey...

Authority wants to boost Ranong Port's potential
September 15, 2014 1:00 am

Authority wants to boost Ranong Port's potential

As it is not in the same league as the pending mega-investment in the Dawei deep-sea port project in Myanmar, Ranong Port will have no chance to pursue its dream of becoming Asia's pathway to the West without strong commitment by the government...

Muang Thai Insurance set to ride lifestyle trend with cycling cover
September 15, 2014 1:00 am

Muang Thai Insurance set to ride lifestyle trend with cycling cover

Muang Thai Insurance is set to launch the country's first insurance product for cyclists in the next quarter, as it cashes in on the rising health and lifestyle trend.

Ratch, Chow Steel in JVs for solar projects in Japan
September 13, 2014 1:00 am

Ratch, Chow Steel in JVs for solar projects in Japan

Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding (Ratch) and Chow Steel Industries have formed a partnership for joint investment in solar-power projects in Japan.

Outlook 'stable' for sovereign rating of Thailand, Asia
September 12, 2014 1:00 am

Outlook 'stable' for sovereign rating of Thailand, Asia

Thailand and Asia's sovereign rating outlook remains stable over the next one to two years and the region more than ever has become investment-grade, said Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.