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BIRD FLU IN OTHER COUNTRIES TO BOOST THAI POULTRY EXPORTS


Bird-flu outbreaks in many countries will help the Thai poultry sector export more products next year, according to a report published by Kasikorn Research Centre yesterday.

The research unit of Kasikornbank has revised up its forecast for 2017 poultry exports by between US$100 million and $150 million, or growth of 8-9 per cent, from the $2.6 billion to $2.65 billion and 4-to-5-per-cent expansion expected earlier.
The discovery of poultry infected with the H5 influenza virus in many farms in many countries will enhance the export opportunity for Thai chickens to continue to expand from 2016, especially to Japan, which is a major trading partner, and South Korea, which recently opened up its market for Thai frozen chicken. Both of those countries have culled a lot of poultry, KResearch said.

STATE ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT AT NOVEMBER-END TOTALS BT210 BN

State enterprise investment-budget disbursement totalled Bt210 billion as of the end of November, accounting for 81 per cent of the disbursement plans of 45 state enterprises, which had planned investment of Bt259 billion, according to the State Enterprise Policy Office. Ekniti Nitithanprapas, director-general of SEPO, said that by the end of this year, total investment-budget disbursement should reach Bt240 billion. 
Next year, the overall state-enterprise investment budget is expected to rise by 10 per cent to Bt370 billion, with a disbursement target of 95 per cent.

FORTUNE CHINA PICKS MOST |INFLUENTIAL BUSINESSWOMEN

Dong Mingzhu, chairwoman of China’s largest air-conditioning manufacturer, Gree Electric Appliances Inc, stands atop Fortune China’s annual list of the 25 most influential businesswomen.
Dong’s influence was boosted by her diversified development strategy. Dong said this year that Gree’s business activities would range from its core air-conditioners and white goods to smartphones, new-energy vehicles and intelligent equipment. Two people from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba joined the list: Lucy Peng Lei, chairwoman of Ant Financial Services Group, the payment affiliate of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, and Wu Wei, chief financial officer of Alibaba Group. Yang Huiyan, vice chairwoman of Guangdong-based property developer Country Garden Holdings Co, and Jean Liu Qing, president of ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing, were also named. – China Daily
 

Published : December 23, 2016

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