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Investors sure of renewed Thai growth: BoA exec
September 3, 2014 1:00 am

Investors sure of renewed Thai growth: BoA exec

Investors have confidence in Thailand's economic recovery and its growth is currently on an upward trend after it hit bottom in the second quarter, Jason Cox, co-head of Asia-Pacific global capital markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said...

Dept proposes tax cut for travel expenses
September 3, 2014 1:00 am

Dept proposes tax cut for travel expenses

The Revenue Department has proposed a tax deduction for travel expenses, arguing that it could boost tourism while costing the government only Bt2 billion a year in lost revenue.

Domestic demand key to economy: BOT
September 3, 2014 1:00 am

Domestic demand key to economy: BOT

The economy has to rely on domestic demand to achieve the growth target of 1.5 per cent this year as the export sector is too weak to play its traditional driving role, the Bank of Thailand said yesterday.

Talks with Cambodia renew hope for deal on overlapping claims area in...
September 3, 2014 1:00 am

Talks with Cambodia renew hope for deal on overlapping claims area in...

The Energy Ministry will hold discussions with Cambodia about cooperation in electricity and the overlapping petroleum-claims area in the Gulf of Thailand during the current official visit to Phnom Penh by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister...

NBTC seeks clarity from junta
September 2, 2014 6:21 pm

NBTC seeks clarity from junta

National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission is seeking an answer from the National Council for Peace and Order, regarding the broadcasting of Channel 3's analog programmes.

Private sector advises govt to speed up spending, investment
September 2, 2014 1:00 am

Private sector advises govt to speed up spending, investment

The private sector yesterday urged the new government to undertake a range of key tasks to stimulate the economy, advising new Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha to speed up spending and infrastructure investment.

Reduced fuel prices to keep inflation low, ministry says
September 2, 2014 1:00 am

Reduced fuel prices to keep inflation low, ministry says

Inflation should be lower in the remaining months of the year thanks to lower fuel prices, but the economy has not yet grown significantly this year, according to the Commerce Ministry.

First rent-free trading centre opens in Hanoi
September 2, 2014 1:00 am

First rent-free trading centre opens in Hanoi

Vietnam's first rent-free trading centre, located at the Hoa Binh Green City project in Hanoi, will bring great opportunities to local businesses, experts said.

Record-high rice shipments on lower prices
September 2, 2014 1:00 am

Record-high rice shipments on lower prices

July's rice shipments surged to almost one million tonnes - its highest amount in almost three years - thanks to lower rice prices, a weakening baht, and a high amount of exports to Africa.

Tax collectors under pressure over 'shortfall'
September 2, 2014 1:00 am

Tax collectors under pressure over 'shortfall'

The permanent secretary of the Finance Ministry has asked its three tax-collection departments to accelerate their plans to enhance efficiency for the next fiscal year, as fiscal 2014 revenue could be Bt150 billion below target. The plans will be...