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Bt1,000 NBTC vouchers to be given away in July
April 24, 2014 1:00 am

Bt1,000 NBTC vouchers to be given away in July

THE Broadcasting Committee has set the face value of the vouchers for purchasing a digital TV set-top box at Bt1,000 and will start giving them away to households countrywide in early July.

MPC to further trim growth forecast in June
April 24, 2014 1:00 am

MPC to further trim growth forecast in June

THE BANK OF THAILAND'S Monetary Policy Committee will lower its forecast for the Kingdom's 2014 economic growth at its next meeting in June.

SMEs need grace period on loans
April 24, 2014 1:00 am

SMEs need grace period on loans

THE TREND of small-to-medium-sized enterprises seeking a delay in repaying their loans is expected to build momentum, according to Kasikornbank, the country's biggest SME lender. In the first three months, SMEs asked for a grace period on...

Survey finds chief financial officers in Southeast Asia|less...
April 24, 2014 1:00 am

Survey finds chief financial officers in Southeast Asia|less...

CHIEF FINANCIAL officers in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines are less optimistic about revenue and profit growth this year, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Of those surveyed in Southeast Asia, 72 per cent expect revenues...

Country needs functioning govt for economy's sake: private sector
April 24, 2014 1:00 am

Country needs functioning govt for economy's sake: private sector

THE BOARD OF TRADE of Thailand and the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) hope the country will get a fully functioning government as soon possible in order to drive economic growth, as the current vacuum has left the economy in the doldrums.

Extend LTF tax break: AIMC
April 23, 2014 1:00 am

Extend LTF tax break: AIMC

The Association of Investment Management Companies (AIMC) has urged the Revenue Department to consider extending the tax-benefit period for investors who venture into long-term equity funds.

No rice-loan request
April 23, 2014 1:00 am

No rice-loan request

Commerce Minister Niwatthumrong Boonsongpaisan yesterday refused to request an additional Bt40 billion loan from the central budget to pay farmers for their rice pledged to the government, saying it is the Finance Ministry's responsibility to...

Revised GPA brings steps, procedures in line with new environment
April 23, 2014 1:00 am

Revised GPA brings steps, procedures in line with new environment

The Revised Government Procurement Agreement is now in effect after over two years of waiting.

Asia needs stronger trade cooperation 'now more than ever'
April 23, 2014 1:00 am

Asia needs stronger trade cooperation 'now more than ever'

Shifting relations between Asian countries and the changing global economy mean that Asia needs to strengthen its economic cooperation, the Asian Development Bank says in its latest "Asian Economic Integration Monitor".

Rice farmers waiting on Bt2 bn-Bt3 bn
April 22, 2014 1:00 am

Rice farmers waiting on Bt2 bn-Bt3 bn

About Bt2 billion-Bt3 billion remains to be paid to farmers for the rice-pledging scheme's 2013/2014 season, while total outstanding payments expected to be covered by Finance Ministry borrowing amounts to Bt90 billion, according to the Bank for...