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Media, law academics, activists raise questions about digital economy...
January 24, 2015 1:00 am

Media, law academics, activists raise questions about digital economy...

MEDIA AND law academics and social activists are questioning the new proposed bills and structure under the junta's digital economy policy, which might affect protection of privacy while the readiness of related industries, infrastructure and...

Ministers firm on ICT use to narrow gap in development
January 24, 2015 1:00 am

Ministers firm on ICT use to narrow gap in development

Asean telecommunications and information technology ministers yesterday made a joint statement reiterating the grouping's commitment to realise the benefits of regional integration through the use of ICT as an enabler to narrow the development...

Officials set out the case for proposed fiscal responsibility law
January 24, 2015 1:00 am

Officials set out the case for proposed fiscal responsibility law

THAILAND needs a fiscal responsibility law that will create transparency in government budget processes and the management of public resources, in order to remove the temptation to use populist policies that serve nothing but political means and...

Yingluck impeachment verdict 'unlikely to hurt govt,...
January 24, 2015 1:00 am

Yingluck impeachment verdict 'unlikely to hurt govt,...

LEADING FINANCIAL and business figures do not expect the National Legislative Assembly's impeachment of ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra to hurt the government, as they believe law and order will be maintained by the military government.

Banking and insurance to be liberalised
January 24, 2015 1:00 am

Banking and insurance to be liberalised

TO FACILITATE investment and draw more foreign investors, the Business Development Department will soon remove two priority businesses - banking and insurance - from the Annex III list of the Foreign Business Act, while it will postpone moves to...

TCG, financial institutions 'ready to cope' with new law on...
January 23, 2015 1:00 am

TCG, financial institutions 'ready to cope' with new law on...

All financial institutions are ready for guarantees from the Thai Credit Guarantee Corporation (TCG) on their new loans as a means to cope with the revised law on loan guarantees, while the TCG remains confident of achieving its guarantee target of...

KBank set for lowest growth of 9% in total income to SMEs
January 23, 2015 1:00 am

KBank set for lowest growth of 9% in total income to SMEs

Kasikornbank, the market leader in lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), is targeting 9 per cent growth in total income for its SME business division, its lowest ever, as the bank will have to reduce its margin to help affected...

Corruption at lowest level in 5 years : survey
January 23, 2015 1:00 am

Corruption at lowest level in 5 years : survey

Perceived corruption has hit the lowest level in five years, thanks to greater awareness of the problem and scrutiny by society, according to a survey.

FDI approved
January 23, 2015 1:00 am

FDI approved

The Commerce Ministry's Business Development Department has given approval for 37 foreign firms with initial investment capital of Bt1.66 billion to set up operations in Thailand this month under the Foreign Business Act.

StanChart predicts Thai GDP will grow 6 per cent
January 22, 2015 1:00 am

StanChart predicts Thai GDP will grow 6 per cent

STANDARD Chartered Bank (Thai) remains bullish that the Thai economy will achieve 6 per cent economic growth in 2015, higher than market expectation, as the bank believes the low level of crude oil price is a positive surprise for the country.