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A case for more retail participation in Asian bond markets
December 22, 2014 1:00 am

A case for more retail participation in Asian bond markets

DEVELOPING efficient bond markets across Asia is crucial to sustaining the region's economic growth. A major step towards that goal is for governments, as well as banks, to encourage more participation in Asian bond markets from retail...

Number of equity funds to continue expanding in 2015, SET says
December 19, 2014 1:00 am

Number of equity funds to continue expanding in 2015, SET says

The Stock Exchange of Thailand expects the number of equity funds to continue decent growth next year.

Kiatnakin, Generali agree 15-year bancassurance collaboration
December 19, 2014 1:00 am

Kiatnakin, Generali agree 15-year bancassurance collaboration

Kiatnakin Bank has scored an exclusive deal with Generali Life Assurance (Thailand) to distribute the company's life-insurance products for 15 years.

No deflation fears as MPC holds rate
December 18, 2014 1:00 am

No deflation fears as MPC holds rate

THE BANK of Thailand's Monetary Policy Committee yesterday left its benchmark interest rate untouched at 2 per cent with the confidence that the economy would not face deflation in the near term despite the meltdown in crude oil prices.

Steady growth for region: ADB
December 18, 2014 1:00 am

Steady growth for region: ADB

The growth outlook for developing Asia remains steady, even though momentum slowed in the second half of 2014, but declining oil prices represent a golden opportunity for many beneficial reforms, the Asian Development Bank says in a new report.

SET slump won't last, BOT insists
December 17, 2014 1:00 am

SET slump won't last, BOT insists

Declining Global oil prices are the main factor for the decline of Thailand's and many other Asian stock markets over the past two days, but authorities insist this was only a temporary reaction.

Thai hospitality sector draws attention of Mid-East investors
December 17, 2014 1:00 am

Thai hospitality sector draws attention of Mid-East investors

Investors from the Middle East are eyeing the hospitality sector in Thailand, and low-cost airlines and hotels in particular, in light of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) coming into effect next year.

Record trading despite SET plunge, recovery
December 16, 2014 1:00 am

Record trading despite SET plunge, recovery

Turnover tops Bt102 billion as oil price continues to fall; authorities opt not to intervene after domestic rumour

Policy rate cut won't unsettle banks
December 16, 2014 1:00 am

Policy rate cut won't unsettle banks

Local banks might not respond quickly if the Bank of Thailand cuts the policy interest rate tomorrow as the market has sufficient liquidity, said Boontuck Wungcharoen, chairman of the Thai Bankers' Association (TBA).

Return of investors seen next year
December 16, 2014 1:00 am

Return of investors seen next year

Kasikorn Asset Management expects to expand its assets under management by 10 per cent or Bt100 billion in 2015 after reaching Bt1.1 trillion this year, while investment in the Stock Exchange of Thailand is expected to build further on this...