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Laos seeks Thai help with financing, job skill improvement
July 1, 2016 2:20 pm

Laos seeks Thai help with financing, job skill improvement

VIENTIANE - Laos is asking Thailand to provide more assistance in terms of capacity building for Lao labourers and boosting skill standards in Small and Medium Enterprises.

Low oil clouds gas-field auction
July 1, 2016 1:00 am

Low oil clouds gas-field auction

VEERASAK Pungrassamee, director-general of the Mineral Fuels Department, said yesterday that he was uncertain if any investors would be interested in taking part in next year’s auction of Thailand’s two largest gas-producing fields.

Egat seeks authority to build more power plants
July 1, 2016 1:00 am

Egat seeks authority to build more power plants

THE Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand will ask the energy regulator to allow it to build more renewable-power plants and to raise its power-generation proportion to half of the country’s total generating capacity, in a bid to strengthen...

‘Rice-release’ may lower prices
July 1, 2016 1:00 am

‘Rice-release’ may lower prices

RICE exporters have warned against the government’s plan to clear out its remaining inventory

UTCC predicts lower Thai growth after Brexit vote
July 1, 2016 1:00 am

UTCC predicts lower Thai growth after Brexit vote

THAILAND’S gross domestic product could expand by as little as 2.7-3.2 per cent this year instead of the forecast 3-3.5 per cent because of the effect of last week’s “Brexit” vote, mainly on the export and tourism sectors, according to the...

Upgrade in TIP report would boost seafood exports
June 30, 2016 4:01 pm

Upgrade in TIP report would boost seafood exports

Thailand's seafood exports to the United States tend to rise if the Kingdom's ranking in the Trafficking in Persons report is upgraded to Tier 2, said an economist of Maybank Kim Eng Securities.

Thai firms eye increased investment in Laos
June 30, 2016 2:48 pm

Thai firms eye increased investment in Laos

VIENTIANE - More Thai businesspeople are interested in expanding their investments and seeking further trading opportunities in Laos, a meeting in Vientiane heard this week.

Somkid woos investors from China
June 30, 2016 1:00 am

Somkid woos investors from China

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER Somkid Jatusripitak has told Chinese investors that political tensions in Thailand will decline by the middle of next year after the country holds a general election. Meanwhile, the government aims to attract further investment...

TAT eyes on industrial tourism
June 30, 2016 1:00 am

TAT eyes on industrial tourism

THE TOURISM Authority of Thailand is mapping out “industrial tourism” to promote the East Coast while seeking more quality tourists from China.

Energy industry less attractive to potential workers: survey
June 30, 2016 1:00 am

Energy industry less attractive to potential workers: survey

THE ENERGY industry has become less attractive to talent while strong lifestyle brands are on the rise, according to a survey by Universum, a research and consulting firm.