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  • October 15, 2014

    Region's fishing industry 'still chaotic and corrupt': Chulalongkorn seminar

    ... ignored by the public sector. He said his group asked for help from government agencies but received no response. "Even our four crew members [of a transnational fishing boat], captured by Somalian pirates four years ago, have not yet been rescued," he said. Abhisit said business operators and...

  • October 11, 2014

    Ministry pushes for setup of new railway department

    The Transport Ministry is expediting the establishment of a new railway transport department by next year to deal with the hefty investment budget to be spent on expansion of the railroad network nationwide over the next 10 years. "The establishment of a railway transport department is considered a government policy...

  • October 8, 2014

    Call for joint panel on SRT management

    The JSCCIB meeting yesterday also provided an update on its proposal to amend four industrial laws that it believes are in need of an immediate fix in order to facilitate local and foreign business operations, while serving as preparation for the Asean Economic Community, which comes into effect next year...

  • October 7, 2014

    Investment drive deepens economic ties between China and Asean

    Where manufacturers in China and the 10 members of Asean were once competitors, today their output is increasingly complementary, especially in more specialised manufacturing industries. Trade in services is expanding rapidly and investment flows are turning from a trickle to a flood. Trade flows...

  • October 1, 2014

    Death term for train killer

    ... sentenced to death. For many Thais who have been campaigning for rapists to face the death penalty, justice has finally been done. In fact, one of the most prominent campaigners, former Miss Thailand Panadda Wongphudee, even showed up at court yesterday to hear the verdict herself. The ruling was read out...

  • September 27, 2014

    State units should be centralised: superboard member

    Banyong, who is also chairman of the executive committee of Kiatnakin Phatra Financial Group, said Thailand's state enterprises at present were managed separately and with different standards, and if these could be centralised, their efficiency would improve. State enterprises play a crucial role in driving the economy...

  • September 26, 2014

    India beckons Thais as New Delhi launches FDI campaign

    ... foreign direct investment and significantly boosting annual economic growth to more than 10 per cent within two years. During a webcast of the launch of the campaign by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, Ambassador to Thailand Harsh Vardhan Shringla said in Bangkok that the new policy would...

  • September 23, 2014


    Fitch Ratings (Thailand) has affirmed CP All's national long-term rating at "A (tha)" with "stable" outlook. The agency also affirmed the company's national short-term rating at "F1(tha)" and the rating on its outstanding secured bonds at "A (tha)". The secured bonds are rated at the same level as CP All...

  • September 18, 2014

    Surin stresses competitiveness as AEC nears

    At the "Insight Asean Summit 2014" in Bangkok yesterday, Surin said during a speech on "AEC Road Map, Opportunities and Challenges" that despite the stated short life span of the current administration, there were many policies that could enhance the country's competitiveness in light of the Asean Economic Community...

  • September 18, 2014

    Taxes on golf courses, spas may be waived

    The department collects 10 per cent of golf-course membership fees and golf-course and spa service charges. CHANNEL 3 BAN UPHELD The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission yesterday upheld the broadcasting committee's decision last week to require that Channel 3 analog programmes...