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SET launches first index derivative warrants on SET50
April 19, 2014 1:00 am

SET launches first index derivative warrants on SET50

The Stock Exchange of Thailand has started trading its first five derivative warrants (DW) on the SET50 index. DW trading accounts for 2.74 per cent of total securities trading value, higher than other key markets in the region.

Some commercial banks report declines in Q1 net profit as uncertainty...
April 18, 2014 1:00 am

Some commercial banks report declines in Q1 net profit as uncertainty...

The prolonged political deadlock has dampened some commercial banks' first-quarter net profits compared with the same period last year.

Krungsri Consumer tightens criteria for personal loans
April 18, 2014 1:00 am

Krungsri Consumer tightens criteria for personal loans

Krungsri Consumer, the consumer-finance arm of Bank of Ayudhya and a major player in unsecured lending, has tightened its criteria for personal loans to both existing and new customers in an effort to prevent bad debts. It will also concentrate more...

Ambitious plans for 'Money on Wheels'
April 16, 2014 1:00 am

Ambitious plans for 'Money on Wheels'

CFG SERVICES' young new managing director has outlined his ambitious long-term vision to turn the company, better known as Ngern Tid Lor ("Money on Wheels"), into a financial convenience store.

SET's hit from months of political uncertainty relatively mild so...
April 16, 2014 1:00 am

SET's hit from months of political uncertainty relatively mild so...

The political protests, which started in Sam Sen Railway Station last October 31, have continued for more than five months and have not found solutions yet. Where they will go and how they will end are unknown.

Global Fund Assets to Top $100 Trillion on Real Estate Boom, PwC Says
April 16, 2014 1:00 am

Global Fund Assets to Top $100 Trillion on Real Estate Boom, PwC Says

Global fund assets are projected to grow by 60% to $101.7 trillion by 2020, fuelled by the shift toward individual retirement plans, a surge in high-net-worth individuals in emerging markets and growth in sovereign wealth fund (SWF) assets, PwC says.

Mortgage lenders take different strategies to
April 15, 2014 1:00 am

Mortgage lenders take different strategies to

The top three mortgage lenders have mixed views on how to revive growth for the rest of the year after they witnessed a double-digit decline in housing loans in the first quarter compared with a year earlier.

BoI enthusiastic about upcoming Subcon Thailand exhibition
April 14, 2014 1:00 am

BoI enthusiastic about upcoming Subcon Thailand exhibition

The Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI) is promoting next month's "Subcon Thailand 2014", Asean's biggest subcontracting exhibition, which is expected to generate sales of more than Bt6 billion.

Thai banks set to expand across region
April 14, 2014 1:00 am

Thai banks set to expand across region

Thai banks plan to open more branches in other countries in the region, including Cambodia and Vietnam, as they prepare to have a role in increasing trade and foreign investment in Asean.

External factors likely to improve returns on gold
April 12, 2014 1:00 am

External factors likely to improve returns on gold

Thailand's Gold Research Centre expects a better return on investment in gold this year as there are fewer negative and more positive external factors than in 2013.