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India seeks bigger presence in Myanmar
May 26, 2016 1:00 am

India seeks bigger presence in Myanmar

TOP INDIAN business houses including Tata Motors and major banks were in Yangon last week, as part of India’s initiative to deepen its trade and investment with Myanmar.

Govt plans to promote export of value-added food products
May 26, 2016 1:00 am

Govt plans to promote export of value-added food products

THE GOVERNMENT will promote more export of value-added food and agricultural products to ensure higher income for farmers and people in the food supply chain, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said yesterday.

Ministry concedes 5% export growth unlikely after 1.24% decline in...
May 26, 2016 1:00 am

Ministry concedes 5% export growth unlikely after 1.24% decline in...

THE COMMERCE Ministry yesterday accepted that export growth this year would fall short of the 5-per-cent target after export value in the first four months declined by 1.24 per cent year on year, and signs of a recovery during the rest of 2016 remain...

Survey finds alarming rate of unlicensed software use here despite...
May 26, 2016 1:00 am

Survey finds alarming rate of unlicensed software use here despite...

COMPUTER users in Thailand are still using unlicensed software at an alarming rate, despite the link between unlicensed software and cyberattacks, according to the 2015 Global Software Survey from BSA The Software Alliance.

NBTC panel concludes JASMBB must pay Bt130m in fine, costs
May 25, 2016 1:00 am

NBTC panel concludes JASMBB must pay Bt130m in fine, costs

A NATIONAL Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission panel has concluded that a fine and costs, expected to total around Bt130 million, should be slapped on Jas Mobile Broadband (JASMBB) for failing to pay the first instalment of the upfront fee...

Excise Dept defining threshold for sweetness tax
May 25, 2016 1:00 am

Excise Dept defining threshold for sweetness tax

THE EXCISE DEPARTMENT is rushing to finalise the sweetness threshold before raising the excise tax on high-sugar beverages, while insisting that the tax increase will not hurt businesses.

Further trade cooperation with Australia sought
May 25, 2016 1:00 am

Further trade cooperation with Australia sought

AFTER 11 years of implementation, the Thailand-Australia Free-Trade Agreement (Tafta) has tripled two-way trade, encouraging both sides to expand cooperation.

Drought expected to drive up domestic rice prices later in year
May 24, 2016 1:00 am

Drought expected to drive up domestic rice prices later in year

THE PRICE of rice in the domestic market is expected to increase by about 5-10 per cent late in the year after drought lowers the supply.

South Korea aims to cash in on Thai pursuit of beauty
May 23, 2016 1:00 am

South Korea aims to cash in on Thai pursuit of beauty

THE IRRESISTIBLY beautiful boys and girls appearing in South Korean films, TV soaps and music videos seems to be one of the key factors that has given rise to the Korean wave across the region, including Thailand.

FAO ready to help tackle IUU fishing
May 23, 2016 1:00 am

FAO ready to help tackle IUU fishing

THE ASIA-PACIFIC regional office of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has offered to assist countries in the region as they implement a new international agreement to address illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing...