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  • NEWS

    Rising baht puts BoT on its toes

    Business, Published on 25/04/2017

    » Nervousness that the US Treasury will add Thailand to its list of countries to be monitored for currency market manipulations could compel the Bank of Thailand to hold off from intervening in the foreign exchange market and seek other measures to curb the baht's rapid gain. The central bank's tapering of its short-dated bond sales has had a small impact in stemming the influx of capital, a main reason for the appreciation of the baht.

  • NEWS

    Ringgit slumps most in Asia

    Published on 26/08/2015

    » Malaysia’s ringgit sank to a 17-year low on Wednesday as concern about the finances of a state investment firm at the heart of a political scandal worsened the outlook for an economy rocked by plunging oil prices and an emerging-market selloff.

  • NEWS

    Apisak says digital coins will remain legal

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 08/02/2018

    » The government will not ban cryptocurrency trading, says Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong, but a regulatory framework to govern digital currencies will become clearer within a month.

  • BUSINESS

    Data security looms above all else in a hyper-connected world

    Business, Published on 09/05/2018

    » Data is the new currency. Hardly a day goes by when we don't hear this phrase in one form or another. The reasons are obvious. We are living in a hyper-connected world and almost everything we do nowadays leaves a digital footprint.

  • BUSINESS

    Token gestures

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 30/04/2018

    » Visa, the world's largest payment network, and archrival Mastercard are championing digital tokens as a new and safer option in Asia, where people under age 30 are the driving force toward rapid adoption of digital payment.

  • BUSINESS

    Online trading evangelist

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 12/06/2017

    » It was quite a leap from a home-cleaning business to foreign-exchange trading, but Mario Singh has since channeled his curiosity and enthusiasm for the world of currencies into a rewarding career as a high-profile investor and educator. Now one of the prominent forex analysts and trading coaches in Southeast Asia, the founder of the online brokerage Fullerton Markets loves sharing his insights with others.

  • BUSINESS

    ICOs get 30 extra days to inform SEC

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 29/03/2018

    » A draft version of a royal decree regulating transactions related to digital assets will grant issuers of initial coin offerings (ICOs) 90 days to inform the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of their plans before the law takes effect.

  • OPINION

    Hopes rest on new president to reinvigorate govt

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 31/03/2018

    » President Win Myint has been sworn in as Myanmar's new president, raising hopes that with him at the helm government administration will be strengthened and revitalised.

  • BUSINESS

    Good neighbours

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 27/03/2017

    » Exports from Thailand and Malaysia will continue to grow thanks to the rapid economic expansion driving demand in the CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) countries and weak currencies, while economic recovery in both countries will continue to support bilateral trade, say experts.

  • BUSINESS

    SET up 0.2%, global markets cringe over trade war fears

    Business, Published on 03/03/2018

    » Recap: Global stock markets fell to two-week lows yesterday, with steelmakers taking a pounding after US President Donald Trump said he would impose hefty tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, reviving fears of a trade war.

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