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  • News & article

    5 million in gold & trail of bad checks

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 03/10/2012

    » Lax bank rules on cheques provided opportunity to steal 5 million baht in gold. Wanted for 10 other crimes too.

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    A broadcast veteran channelling his energies

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 20/10/2018

    » Home shopping operator TV Direct Plc sprang a surprise last month when the company led by Songpol Shanmatkit announced it was taking over 90.1% of Spring News' digital Channel 19 in a deal worth 1.08 billion baht.

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    Health concerns demand creative response from juice makers

    Asia focus, SCB EIC, Published on 18/06/2018

    » Consumers have long regarded fruit juice as a healthy option, especially when compared to carbonated soft drinks. But many credible scientific studies have found that drinking fruit juice is not the same as consuming fruit, because some commercial fruit juice products contain as much sugar as soft drinks, sometimes even more.

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    GSB aims for the top of mobile service segment

    Business, Published on 20/11/2017

    » As digital banking becomes the new battleground for banks to compete for customers, state-owned Government Savings Bank (GSB) has set its sights to be among the top three mobile banking service providers by number of users in the next two years and the largest in the next five years.

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    US politics dent sentiment but energy shares lift set

    Business, Published on 22/05/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets retreated in response to a ballooning political crisis in Washington, with reports that President Donald Trump tried to interfere with an investigation into his campaign's links with Russia before firing his FBI chief. The Thai stock market outperformed a bit as buying in heavyweight energy stocks offset a selling spree in banks expected to be hurt by lending rate cuts.

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    Catching the dragon's oil and gas trend

    Asia focus, Published on 17/07/2017

    » The Chinese oil and gas sector is undergoing a structural transformation. In the past it was dominated by large state-owned oil companies occupying the entire supply chain, including oil production, pipeline construction and operation, oil refining and trading. However, following economic restructuring the Chinese government will let privately owned and foreign companies participate more actively in the market.

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    Asian equities dip as Fed signals imminent rate hike

    Business, Published on 27/02/2017

    » Recap: While the Dow Jones set fresh records before slipping on Friday, Asian stock markets retreated as investors reassessed the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting, which kept the prospect of a March interest-rate increase in play. The Thai stock market tracked regional bourses in muted trade.

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    Syria and Trump-Xi talks keep investors on sidelines

    Business, Published on 10/04/2017

    » Recap: Markets were rattled late last week after US cruise missiles struck a Syrian air base, while global investors moved to the sidelines pending the outcome of talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Safe-haven assets such as the yen and gold soared and oil prices also surged. The formal promulgation of the country's 20th constitution, ensuring an election sometime late next year, helped keep the Thai stock market in a rangebound trade.

  • News & article

    Medical tourism: Looking ahead to 2015

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 20/06/2012

    » Thailand leads Asean with 1.4 million foreign patients but Asian Economic Community in 2015 means changes in medical education & maybe importing nurses.

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    The property sector in the digital age

    Asia focus, Published on 01/08/2016

    » Technology has brought about disruption that has forced many businesses to change to ensure their survival and growth. Digital platforms are revolutionising the way business is done in some sectors. This has introduced new buzzwords to the world, such as AdTech, FinTech, HealthTech, and now in the property sector we have PropTech for property technology. PropTech aims to reduce paper-based processes and provide ancillary services across sectors, leading an inevitable wave of change.

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