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    7-Eleven aims for regional omnipresence

    Business, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 23/04/2018

    » With an ubiquitous domestic presence, the 7-Eleven convenience store chain is looking to expand its footprint in Asia-Pacific to carry out its regional growth vision, says Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group chief executive Suphachai Chearavanont.

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    Red Bull clan debuts on Forbes rich list

    Business, Published on 16/11/2017

    » The Yoovidhya family, the maker and marketer of Krating Daeng and gold Red Bull energy drinks in Asia, has made the 2017 Forbes list of Asia's richest families, trailing two other notable Thai clans: the Chearavanonts and the Chirathivats.

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    Prosperity on the menu

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 23/10/2017

    » Food processing can be a mutually beneficial industry for Thailand and India where the former, as the Kitchen of the World, can support the latter's ambition to become the Market of the World, say Indian officials.

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    Fund outflows pull down Asian stocks, SET slides

    Business, Published on 15/05/2017

    » Recap: Most Asian stock markets dipped last week as US dollar strength led to capital outflows. The Thai stock market posted its fifth straight session of losses on Friday as brokers cut earnings growth forecasts for listed companies as the first-quarter earnings season drew to a close.

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    Talk of end to easy money keeps stocks subdued

    Business, Published on 03/07/2017

    » Recap: Hawkish comments from central banks signalling that the era of cheap money was coming to an end depressed global stock markets last week, while upbeat Chinese manufacturing data failed to bolster sentiment. Profit-taking erased early gains on anticipation of window-dressing at the end of the second quarter and sent the Thai stock market lower.

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    Anxiety over Syria, North Korea keeps lid on stocks

    Business, Published on 18/04/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock indices were mixed last week as rising geopolitical risks from the US missile strike on Syria and soaring tensions on the Korean peninsula kept investors on edge. The same concerns lifted gold to five-month highs, while oil advanced amid confidence that Saudi Arabia will support an extension to Opec-led output cuts just as US stockpiles show signs of shrinking. The Thai stock market edged up, driven by buying in heavyweight energy stocks.

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    Nok Air clinches Henan deal

    Business, Boonsong Kositchotethana, Published on 28/03/2017

    » Nok Air yesterday concluded a landmark accord with the central Chinese province of Henan that could lead to a range of aviation-related venture possibilities.

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    Outflow fear hits asia shares

    Business, Published on 21/11/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets were roiled by concerns that President-elect Donald Trump's plan to spur the US economy by revving up domestic investment and cutting taxes will fuel inflation, lifting interest rates and causing capital to flow out of emerging markets and back to the US. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's suggestion of an imminent interest rate increase also dampened sentiment as the dollar approached a 15-year high.

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    Global slowdown, local woes push down stocks

    Business, Published on 27/07/2015

    » Recap: Downbeat manufacturing data from China and the euro zone rattled global stock markets and sank gold prices to a five-year low last week. Concerns over Thailand's dimming economic prospects in the second half also pushed down local shares.

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    Road to opportunity

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 09/11/2015

    » As one moves away from Ho Chi Minh City, the ceaseless blare of motorcycle horns begins to recede, while the roads get narrower and bumpier. Not far from Vietnam's bustling commercial capital, a speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour is enforced to prevent accidents caused by poor road conditions.

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