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  • January 28, 2015

    Tourism bodies focus on unique attractions

    At the "Asean Tourism Forum", which is being held in Myanmar's capital, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines have unveiled national tourism campaigns for this year, focusing mainly on local products and unique communities. Thai Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul...

    Business
  • January 28, 2015

    EU, Japan QE could boost Thai exports

    ... promoting the export sector, Nuntawan said the ministry would focus on many activities, in major markets with recovering economic growth, in Asean, and in emerging economies. The ministry reported that total import value last year dropped 8.97 per cent to $227.95 billion, resulting in a trade deficit...

    Business
  • January 28, 2015

    Asean banking panel agrees transparency principles

    ... will adopt the principles later in the year. These principles are aimed at improving the efficiency of cross-border trade settlements between Asean economies. To strengthen regional economic integration further, the committee is also undertaking a study on establishing key enablers to promote the...

    Business
  • January 28, 2015

    Prayut and military may have misjudged US reaction

    ... story. He said: "For decades, the US has worked with Asia-Pacific allies, and even more since the end of the Cold War, with partners like members of Asean to advance security, prosperity, and democracy throughout the region. "Together, we've built a regional architecture and institutions to strengthen...

    Politics
  • January 28, 2015

    Govt agency aims for 1,580listings on MAI this year

    ... for this project are in retail and wholesale, franchising, logistics, tourism, accounting, and assets management. Pongpun said that with |the Asean Economic Community being fully implemented by the end of this year, Thai businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, should urgently develop...

    Business
  • January 28, 2015

    AEC Securities expects revenue surge from investment banking business

    "We will concentrate on foreign markets and investment-banking business, including setting up funds abroad, especially within the Asean region, and encouraging foreign firms to come and invest in Thailand. AECS has a strong point when comes to penetration into Asean markets, since we have strong partners and connections...

    Business
  • January 28, 2015

    High-yield target to lift KLeasing interest margin

    ... 900,000-950,000 this year from 881,000 last year, thanks to public investment and salary adjustments for civil servants. The inception of the Asean Economic Community will also help support sales of commercial fleet vehicles in border provinces. KLeasing is seeking opportunities for fleet financing...

    Business
  • January 28, 2015

    Thai equity forecast buoyed by many favourable factors

    ... positive factors consist of political stability, economic stimulation, and government spending through many infrastructure projects, the advent of Asean Economic Community and lower world oil prices, which are believed to boost household spending. All in all, the SET Index has been predicted to rise...

    Business
  • January 27, 2015

    Govt eyes loan of Bt40 bn for drought jobs

    ... would be changed to plug loopholes. Limiting the tax-deduction amount is also under consideration. Meanwhile, the SET sees foreign firms within Asean, including the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), starting to raise capital here next year. "Foreign firms will benefit from listing with the SET in terms...

    Business
  • January 27, 2015

    Central's Power Buy partners with Nguyen Kim

    ... that the partnership will enable Nguyen Kim to continue its expansion in Vietnam and allow Power Buy to become the leading electronics retailer in Asean. "Central Group and Power Buy are pleased to announce the joint venture with Nguyen Kim Trading Joint Stock Company, the leading electronics retailer...

    Business