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  • October 2, 2014

    Fundamentals strong, but Kingdom faces external risks, seminar hears

    ... weak in Europe," said McCormack, noting that economic recovery in the United States would result in higher interest rates there, which was good for Asean and Thai exports. He said the economic weakness in Europe, meanwhile, had not had any significant impact on Thai exports. Exports to the euro zone...

    Business
  • October 2, 2014

    Demographic changes 'to fuel life insurance'

    .... China and Southeast Asia, including Thailand, have relatively low insurance-penetration rates, which could offer room for growth, and after the Asean Economic Community (AEC) is successfully implemented, Asean life insurers' global competitiveness is expected to increase in the next three to five years,...

    Business
  • October 2, 2014

    ICT ministry panel to handle Thaicom case

    ... "must have" rule. Under that rule, seven sport events must be broadcast only via free TV channels, including They are the Southeast Asian Games, Asean Para Games, Asian Games, Asian Para Games, Olympic Games, Paralympics and the Fifa World Cup Final. The company also questions why, despite the must...

    Business
  • October 2, 2014

    Building Asean infrastructure could ruin Thailand

    ... to "take its rightful place in the new Asian economy", the Thai government is being told to implement major infrastructure projects or else "the Asean connectivity plan might fail", warns former Asean secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan. The government has earmarked Bt2.5 trillion to upgrade the country's infrastructure...

    Opinion
  • October 2, 2014

    Cabinet approves a string of promotions

    .... Former ambassador Anuson Chinwanno was named deputy secretary to the premier for politics. The Foreign Ministry's director general of the Asean Affairs Department Attayut Srisamut was named Thailand's Ambassador to Austria, replacing HRH Princess Bajra Kitiyabha, who left her post to work at the Office...

    Politics
  • October 1, 2014

    Trans-Pacific trade in a troubled world

    ... Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which has already seen five rounds of discussion. RCEP does not include the US and instead centres on Asean to bring together all major Asian economies - including China and India, where RCEP governments will meet again in December. China is also talking up...

    Opinion
  • October 1, 2014

    Locally developed Riceberry Donut warmly received

    ... among local consumers, said Raweepan. The aim is for the Riceberry Donut also to be distributed in other countries, in particular within Asean, in the near future, she added. She said that during its recent global conference, Dunkin' Donuts units in many countries such as South Korea, Vietnam and...

    Business
  • October 1, 2014

    CPF in takeover talks of US firm

    ... in 13 overseas markets, and 6 per cent is from Thai exports. "We have already invested in many potential markets around the world, including Asean, China, India and Russia. In Asean, we have invested in full-scale business activities in Vietnam over the past 25 years, and will expand heavily into the Philippines...

    Business
  • October 1, 2014

    Amata sees capital inflow from China, Japan

    ... of the vast business opportunities presented by the seamless market under the AEC. Thailand has a geographical and logistics edge over other Asean nations, as well as plentiful labour and raw materials and an accommodative culture. Local businesses must improve their organisational and management...

    Business
  • October 1, 2014

    Acquisition sprees 'hits credit quality'

    ... of companies in Thailand over the next 12 months, it warned yesterday. The latest S&P series of reports on 100 listed companies in six Asean countries also found out that most of the larger 20 conglomerates in the Kingdom are piling on debt while earnings slow down. Most of the large acquisitions...

    Business