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More travellers finding mobile devices essential
July 4, 2015 1:00 am

More travellers finding mobile devices essential

TRAVELLERS are using mobile devices more and more throughout their journey, from research to booking to the trip itself and beyond, according to a new report by TripAdvisor.

Seafood industry expects EU to pull 'yellow card'
July 4, 2015 1:00 am

Seafood industry expects EU to pull 'yellow card'

THAI EXPORTERS and processors of seafood and fishmeal say they are confident that tougher fishing rules will improve the European Union's estimation of this country's efficiency in fishery management, while the export sector should not be...

Family businesses 'need strong corporate governance'
July 4, 2015 1:00 am

Family businesses 'need strong corporate governance'

THE International Institute for Management Development (IMD) encourages Thai family businesses to build strong corporate governance in order to survive and compete at the highest level.

PM assures Japanese investors
July 4, 2015 1:00 am

PM assures Japanese investors

PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday assured Japanese investors during the "Mekong-Five Economic Forum" that they should be confident about investing in Thailand, and elsewhere in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).

China is top concern for Thai economy
July 3, 2015 1:00 am

China is top concern for Thai economy

The No 1 concern for the Thai economy is the probability of a further slowdown in China, which has already hurt exports, according to the Bank of Thailand and the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

Trilateral pact set to kick off Dawei project
July 3, 2015 1:00 am

Trilateral pact set to kick off Dawei project

The long-delayed Dawei development project will finally be ready to kick off after Japan, Myanmar and Thailand sign a memorandum of intent (MoI) on Saturday during the seventh Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo.

Negative factors persist as consumer confidence falls further
July 3, 2015 1:00 am

Negative factors persist as consumer confidence falls further

CONSUMER confidence looks likely to continue its six-month slide after hitting a one-year low in June, according to the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

Plan to convert deteriorated rice into fuel
July 3, 2015 1:00 am

Plan to convert deteriorated rice into fuel

The Energy Ministry has been assigned by the government to help off-load around 5.89 million tonnes of deteriorated rice held in stockpiles with the plan at the first stage to convert around 1.3 million tonnes of the rice into ethanol fuel and the...

Thailand risks losing momentum due to lack of automation in key...
July 3, 2015 1:00 am

Thailand risks losing momentum due to lack of automation in key...

Only 36 per cent of businesses in Thailand plan to automate a key operational process over the next 12 months, well below the average in Asia-Pacific, which is facing an increase in labour costs, according to Grant Thornton International.

Thailand to benefit from US GSP
July 2, 2015 1:00 am

Thailand to benefit from US GSP

The Commerce Ministry is confident in its export-growth target of 1.2 per cent for this year now that the United States is again granting tax privileges to 127 countries including Thailand under its extension of the Generalised System of Preferences.