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Economists expect MPC to hold rate
August 3, 2015 1:00 am

Economists expect MPC to hold rate

THE BANK of Thailand's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will most likely maintain the policy interest rate at 1.5 per cent at its next meeting on Wednesday as the economic recovery is still weak and there is uncertainty due to the drought...

Telecom regulator rejects True's request for 4G test
August 3, 2015 1:00 am

Telecom regulator rejects True's request for 4G test

THE NATIONAL Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission's telecom committee recently declined to grant True Corp's request to test fourth-generation wireless broadband on a band of the 1,800-megahertz spectrum that will be put up for...

Exporters urged to target Asians, Hispanics in US
August 3, 2015 1:00 am

Exporters urged to target Asians, Hispanics in US

THAI EXPORTERS are being encouraged to penetrate the Hispanic and Asian markets in the United States, as the high purchasing power of these two minorities could help promote stronger export growth in the long run.

Australia seeks further trade liberalisation in agriculture
August 1, 2015 1:00 am

Australia seeks further trade liberalisation in agriculture

AUSTRALIA has urged Thailand to liberalise the trade in its agricultural products, particularly the dairy sector, and its professional services after a recent revision of the Thailand-Australia Free-Trade Agreement (TAFTA).

Ministry okays construction of fifth gas pipeline
August 1, 2015 1:00 am

Ministry okays construction of fifth gas pipeline

THE ENERGY Ministry has given the nod to PTT's plan to install the fifth natural-gas pipeline from the West of Thailand to the East.

Half-million VN labourers go abroad in five years
August 1, 2015 1:00 am

Half-million VN labourers go abroad in five years

THE VIETNAMESE Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has announced that about 450,000 labourers were sent abroad to work between 2010 and 2015.

China's state-owned companies to invest in West Sumatra
August 1, 2015 1:00 am

China's state-owned companies to invest in West Sumatra

THE CHINESE government has expressed interest in investing in renewable energy and infrastructure development in Indonesia's West Sumatra province.

Latest TIP ranking batters already-fragile economy
July 31, 2015 1:00 am

Latest TIP ranking batters already-fragile economy

As Thailand continues to languish in Tier 3 of the United States' "Trafficking in Persons" report, worsening the economic sentiment, the real impact, even worse, could be felt in the coming months.

Economists stress need for investment to boost GDP
July 31, 2015 1:00 am

Economists stress need for investment to boost GDP

Investment is needed to boost gross domestic product (GDP) by more than 3 per cent in the coming years, economists have been stressing.

Govt project promotes business matching with regional neighbours
July 31, 2015 1:00 am

Govt project promotes business matching with regional neighbours

To encourage retail and wholesale enterprises to become international traders under the Asean integration, the Business Development Department has created a project to link Thai retailers to neighbouring countries' enterprises, focusing on...