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BOT plays down stagnation concerns
October 22, 2014 1:00 am

BOT plays down stagnation concerns

While Thailand could be said to have gone through a period of stagnation, and the economic situation certainly requires close monitoring, people should not be overly concerned, the Bank of Thailand said yesterday.

Another tough year ahead for tourism if martial law stays: TCT
October 22, 2014 1:00 am

Another tough year ahead for tourism if martial law stays: TCT

The tourism industry is expected to face another tough year if the government maintains martial law, the head of the Tourism Council of Thailand said yesterday.

Commerce Ministry sets ambitious 2015 export-growth target of 5%
October 21, 2014 1:00 am

Commerce Ministry sets ambitious 2015 export-growth target of 5%

The Commerce Ministry expects exports next year to grow by more than 5 per cent, a challenging target that is larger than the country's economic-growth forecast of 4-5 per cent in 2015.

Retailers urged to hold down petrol, gasohol prices
October 21, 2014 1:00 am

Retailers urged to hold down petrol, gasohol prices

The Energy Policy and Planning Office has asked retailers to cooperate in lowering petrol and gasohol retail prices to reflect the current weakening of global oil prices, said Energy Minister Narongchai Akrasanee, who chaired yesterday's EPPO...

Risk looms for local tourism workers
October 21, 2014 1:00 am

Risk looms for local tourism workers

Many locals working in the tourism industry are likely to lose their jobs to foreigners when the Asean Economic Community sweeps into the country next year.

High household debt manageable: Moody's
October 21, 2014 1:00 am

High household debt manageable: Moody's

The high level of household debt in a number of Southeast Asian countries poses a risk for private consumption growth and banks' asset quality, but is ultimately manageable, says Moody's Investors Service.

Tourism may get Ebola-fear leg up
October 20, 2014 1:00 am

Tourism may get Ebola-fear leg up

Travel operators have suggested targeting foreign tourists who are concerned about travelling to the West because of the Ebola outbreak.

Boom tipped for builders
October 20, 2014 1:00 am

Boom tipped for builders

Thai firms likely to do well from mass of Myanmar projects

Opportunities abound as investors eye Myanmar border areas
October 20, 2014 1:00 am

Opportunities abound as investors eye Myanmar border areas

Greater opportunities await Thai businesses and investors wishing to trade and invest in Myanmar, in particular in border provinces and nearby areas, as the two Asean countries draw closer and special economic zones (SEZs) are established.

Mobile firms have to pay government
October 20, 2014 1:00 am

Mobile firms have to pay government

TrueMove and Digital Phone Co will be required to pay to the government net income earned from continuing to serve customers during the past almost one year after their concessions expired in September 2013.