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  • NEWS

    SRT chief, board get the chop

    News, Amornrat Mahitthirook, Published on 24/02/2017

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has invoked Section 44 of the interim charter to remove the governor and entire board of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) in a move believed to stem from alleged irregularities in the agency's double-track railway projects.

  • BUSINESS

    The man on mission to drive the EEC

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 06/03/2017

    » The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) has dominated current headlines, with the government pinning high hopes on the development. Generous tax breaks have been awarded to companies investing in skilled industries there.

  • NEWS

    Prasarn to be procurement panel head

    News, Published on 25/02/2017

    » Former Bank of Thailand governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul is tipped to head a new panel triggered under Section 44 of the interim charter to supervise state procurement projects worth at least five billion baht.

  • BUSINESS

    Apisak encourages higher R&D spending

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 27/01/2017

    » The government's sizeable investments are aimed at changing the country's landscape and encouraging research and development (R&D) to gain a competitive edge, says Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong.

  • BUSINESS

    Investors hedge bets as us presidential race tightens

    Business, Published on 07/11/2016

    » Recap: Global stocks were sold off last week as investors shunned riskier assets ahead of this week's US presidential election, as opinion polls showed the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump narrowing.

  • BUSINESS

    China anxiety hits shares, Set endures volatile week

    Business, Published on 17/10/2016

    » Recap: Disappointing Chinese trade data that revived concerns about the world's second largest economy weighed on global market sentiment last week. Thai shares experienced wild swings throughout the week on domestic worries, plunging below 1,400 points before buying on dips reversed the sharp drop on Friday.

  • BUSINESS

    Thailand as Asean logistics hub

    Business, Chris Catto-Smith, Published on 10/08/2016

    » Thailand's central location in mainland Southeast Asia, bordering Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, as well as access to the Mekong River and a coastline along the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, offers logistics opportunities that few other Asean countries can compete with.

  • LIFESTYLE

    BOI’s Incentives in the EEC

    Published on 21/02/2016

    » <b>Chachoengsao, Chonburi and Rayong Provinces</b> have been designated for the development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), a pilot project for the economic development of Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard. Over the past 30 years, these three provinces have been developed to support the fast growing industries. It was the “eras of industrial revolution”. In 1987, Map Ta Phut industrial estate was established and it was the beginning of the development of Thai heavy industry, such as petrochemical, auto and electronics industries. These eras are also called Thailand 3.0. Today, Thailand is ready to move forward to the era of Thailand 4.0.

  • BUSINESS

    Sset steady above 1,500 in mixed week for equities

    Business, Published on 25/07/2016

    » Recap: US stocks closed out their fourth straight week of gains but European markets were mostly flat, amid concerns ranging from Brexit to the future of Turkey following a failed coup attempt. Japan slid back amid indications that central bank stimulus might not be as aggressive as traders had hoped for.

  • BUSINESS

    Set sheds another 2.2% as Asian sentiment subdued

    Business, Published on 07/12/2015

    » Recap: Asian stocks retreated last week, weighed down by negative factors including downbeat Chinese factory data, signals from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that an interest-rate increase this month is all but certain, and the smaller-than-expected scale of new stimulus by the European Central Bank. In Thailand, rumours in social media that the European Union (EU) had imposed sanctions against the country triggered panic selling.

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