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  • August 24, 2015

    S Australia boosts Thai link

    Jay Weatherill said Thailand was South Australia's eight largest two-way trading partner at the end of 2014. Meanwhile, the state can also provide its expertise in high-speed rail and renewable energy to help the Kingdom fulfil its immediate infrastructure and energy needs. "The first is food, the second is education...

  • August 21, 2015

    All eyes on Somkid as new economic ministers win general approval

    Among the top priorities of the new team would be jump-starting the economy with an injection of funds and launching new measures and campaigns to boost the country's international image, especially in the wake of Monday's deadly blast at Bangkok's Erawan Shrine, which jolted the tourism industry. Many...

  • August 20, 2015

    Departing finance minister Sommai expresses hope for continuity by new Cabinet

    "We all know each other," he said, referring to the present and inbound Councils of Economic Ministers and incoming deputy prime minister for economic affairs Somkid Jatusripitak, and he is "acquainted with" his successor Apisak Tantivorawong. "I do have some points to leave behind, since I am concerned...

  • August 6, 2015

    Longer leases sought for Bang Sue Grand Station area

    "Bang Sue Grand Station will not only be a railway junction, but also a new rendezvous of Bangkok," Omsin Chivapreuk, governor of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), told a market-sounding seminar for the project yesterday in Bangkok. More than 200 attendees from such industries as property, hotel, finance and commerce, both local and...

  • August 3, 2015

    Angelina Jolie visits at Suu Kyi's invitation

    ... President Thein Sein, Union Parliament Speaker Thura Shwe Mann, as well as Suu Kyi. On Thursday, Jolie visited refugee camps in Kachin State. An 80-year-old woman said: "She asked a lot of questions about what we are doing, what we need and how many families are there. I knew she was a foreigner, but...

  • July 31, 2015

    Scourge of the Shinawatras Yes. Democracy trailblazer Let's see

    It would turn stomachs in the United States and European Union, which pride themselves on being truly democratic. In their view, Suthep was instrumental in events that led to the military overthrow of a legitimate government and its replacement with an unelected regime. Suthep certainly acted with courage...

  • July 30, 2015

    Govt to speed up budget spending to boost growth

    The government will accelerate disbursement of the state investment budget and implement other stimulus measures to boost the country's economic growth rate to 3-3.2 per cent this year, according to Finance Minister Sommai Phasee. So far, only 53 per cent of the Bt449-billion state investment budget for fiscal 2015...

  • July 10, 2015

    BTS Group Holding

    ... Solidly grounded financially as a net-cash company, BTS is ideally situated to get in on new rail projects, both mass transit and dual-track railway. It has new O&M contracts for the extension of North and South Green lines and we have valued these at Bt1.2/share in our PT. Progress on other new...

  • July 5, 2015

    Chinese tourists boost Thai economy but stir outrage

    Growing outrage over the perceived disrespect of visitors from the Asian giant saw authorities print thousands of Chinese-language etiquette manuals earlier this year in a bid to keep their tourists in check. Last month it was a photo of a young girl peeing in the grounds of Bangkokโ s Grand Palace that...

  • July 4, 2015

    PM assures Japanese investors

    ... informing Japanese businesses' investment decisions in the area. The five countries covered by the forum are Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand. China is also a GMS member. Prayut said Japanese investment in Asean countries had been playing an increasing role in their economic development over...