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State-owned enterprises told again to hasten investment
July 30, 2015 1:00 am

State-owned enterprises told again to hasten investment

FINANCE MINISTER Sommai Phasee has continued to press upon state-owned enterprises (SOEs) the need to perform in regard |to their investment disbursement, |as further delays would be costly in terms of interest payments and|the effects on economic...

Broader incentives, improved transport links could attract more...
July 29, 2015 1:00 am

Broader incentives, improved transport links could attract more...

Expansion of activities eligible for Board of Investment (BoI) incentives, improvement of transportation infrastructure between the special economic zones (SEZs) and Bangkok, securing of sufficient labour and a further reduction in corporate tax are...

ADB helps Myanmar improve customs procedures
July 29, 2015 1:00 am

ADB helps Myanmar improve customs procedures

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is supporting the Myanmar Customs Department in developing its Authorised Economic Operators (AEO) scheme, a new system that will simplify and expedite the release of imported and exported goods and help the country...

VN strives to improve its trade statistics for Asean
July 29, 2015 1:00 am

VN strives to improve its trade statistics for Asean

VietNam will strive to become one of Asean's top five nations in international trade statistics by 2017.

Finansia Syrus, partners seek securities licence in Myanmar
July 28, 2015 1:00 am

Finansia Syrus, partners seek securities licence in Myanmar

FINANSIA Syrus Securities (FSS), one of the top five brokerages in Thailand, has formed a joint venture with local partners to apply for a securities licence in Myanmar.

Switchboard company Asefa sets IPO price
July 28, 2015 1:00 am

Switchboard company Asefa sets IPO price

ASEFA, a switchboard producer, has set its initial-public-offering price of 150 million shares at Bt3.70 on expectation of making a debut on the Stock Exchange of Thailand on August 5.

CIMB Thai notes strong interest in KTB's ringgit bond issue
July 28, 2015 1:00 am

CIMB Thai notes strong interest in KTB's ringgit bond issue

THAI BANKS and corporates plan to issue ringgit-denominated bonds in Malaysia to diversify funding sources and lower funding costs after seeing the overwhelming feedback Krungthai Bank received from issuing such an instrument, according to CIMB Thai...

June exports blamed for SET slump
July 28, 2015 1:00 am

June exports blamed for SET slump

STOCK ANALYSTS blamed poor June export figures and the decline of Asian stock markets for a big drop in the SET Index yesterday, which plunged to the lowest level in more than seven months.

BOT receives foreign exchange warning
July 27, 2015 1:00 am

BOT receives foreign exchange warning

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) should think twice before increasing its usage of foreign exchange rates as one of the central bank's monetary targets since Thailand's hand is already showing and the repercussions could be severe, said Usara...

SCB ups focus on loans for buyers of high-powered vehicles
July 27, 2015 1:00 am

SCB ups focus on loans for buyers of high-powered vehicles

Siam Commercial Bank will increase its focus on the loan market for high-powered vehicles over the remainder of 2015, and into next year, as the segment not only provides a greater volume of lending but is also a relatively low-risk operation for the...