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SMC looks to large increase in mortgage portfolio purchases from banks...
October 25, 2014 1:00 am

SMC looks to large increase in mortgage portfolio purchases from banks...

Target set at Bt30 bn; signings of MOU with eight expected

Big-lot transactions drive up Bangkok Bank shares, drive down TUF
October 25, 2014 1:00 am

Big-lot transactions drive up Bangkok Bank shares, drive down TUF

Foreign investors engaged in big-lot transactions of two big caps, chasing up the share price of Bangkok Bank while dragging down that of Thai Union Frozen Products (TUF) to a two-month low.

BOT considers 'nano-financing' for grass-roots people
October 25, 2014 1:00 am

BOT considers 'nano-financing' for grass-roots people

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) said "nano-financing" could provide added protection and fairness for consumers along with better management of informal loans outside the financial institution system through the increase of clarity and...

Life insurer targets micro-segments
October 25, 2014 1:00 am

Life insurer targets micro-segments

Muang Thai Life Assurance (MTL) says prevailing trends mean more life-insurance products will be designed to cater to "micro-segments" of customers with specific needs.

SCB offers financial advice to help clients access loans
October 24, 2014 1:00 am

SCB offers financial advice to help clients access loans

Siam Commercial Bank has ramped up its advisory role, providing financial solutions to customers to reduce the loan-rejection rate and improve financial discipline amid economic uncertainty and high household debt.

Banks with hire-purchase units take widely different paths to...
October 24, 2014 1:00 am

Banks with hire-purchase units take widely different paths to...

Two banks with wholly owned hire-purchase (lease to own) subsidiaries have adopted completely different strategies in an effort to improve their units' financial performance and increase business opportunities in the sector.

Value of Thai corporate bond issuance heads for all-time high
October 22, 2014 1:00 am

Value of Thai corporate bond issuance heads for all-time high

The Thai Bond Market Association believes that the issuance of corporate bonds will continue to expand as more and more corporates are seeking to raise funds in this way. The total value of such bond issues could reach an all-time high this year.

KTB, CIMB Bank report higher Q3 profits; NPLs rise
October 22, 2014 1:00 am

KTB, CIMB Bank report higher Q3 profits; NPLs rise

Krungthai Bank and CIMB Thai Bank are the last two lenders to announce their third-quarter performances, both reporting higher net profits year on year, but their non-performing loans (NPLs) increased significantly as well.

SET schedules more roadshows abroad
October 22, 2014 1:00 am

SET schedules more roadshows abroad

The Stock Exchange of Thailand says it will showcase the attractiveness and strength of the Thai capital market and the economy among foreign institutional investors in roadshows in the United States, Malaysia and Singapore in October and November,...

Japan's envoy tells deputy PM he favours world trade HQ in...
October 21, 2014 1:00 am

Japan's envoy tells deputy PM he favours world trade HQ in...

Japan is eyeing Thailand for use as a trade hub and is happy the Kingdom is changing its regulations to facilitate the setting up of an international trading headquarters in the country, according to a Thai deputy prime minister.