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    Casting a wider seafood net

    Business, Pitsinee Jitpleecheep, Published on 14/08/2018

    » After establishing a strong foothold at home, Laem Charoen Seafood, a 39-year-old Thai-style seafood restaurant chain, is branching out into foreign markets this year.

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    Modest upward trend detected

    Business, Published on 11/08/2018

    » Market Recap: Thai shares moved sideways up this week in response to earnings of listed companies that mostly beat market expectations. Positive domestic catalysts, such as the introduction of the Thailand Future Fund, outweighed negative external factors such as US-China trade tensions.

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    Minister on a mission

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 09/07/2018

    » Soe Win has been in his post for less than two months, but already there are significant signs that Myanmar's new finance minister is ready to deliver on the government's commitment to boost economic growth.

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    FPO: Recovery trickles down to grassroots

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 29/06/2018

    » Real farm income surged to a 13-month high in May, suggesting the economic recovery is finally reaching farmers and low-income earners, says a senior official at the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO).

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    Halal everywhere

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 18/06/2018

    » As Muslim consumers in Indonesia are growing more halal-conscious, demand for halal certification has expanded from food and beverages and financial services to non-food consumer goods.

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    Worries about korea and france keep trade subdued

    Business, Published on 24/04/2017

    » Recap: Global stock markets were subdued earlier last week amid concerns over mounting geopolitical tension on the Korean peninsula and Sunday's first-round presidential election in France. However, sentiment for risk assets improved later as optimism spread about US tax reform. The Thai stock market moved back and forth amid a dearth of positive catalysts.

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    A year to remember

    Asia focus, Published on 26/12/2016

    » From the election of "Duterte Harry" in the Philippines to the affair of the "Female Rasputin" that has gripped millions of Koreans, it's been another memorable year in Asia. A few long-running political and security soap operas also continue to play out, most notably the drama in the South China Sea. As well, there is no sign that the tragedy of the Rohingya will end anytime soon. This week, Asia Focus takes a look back at some of the events and personalities that made headlines in 2016.

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    Thanathorn to hand over reins

    Business, Published on 30/03/2018

    » Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit will in all likelihood hand the leadership of auto parts maker Thai Summit to his younger brother Sakulthorn, as the 39-year-old billionaire moves into the political sphere.

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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.

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    Equity rally pauses as investors contemplate Fed

    Business, Published on 06/03/2017

    » Recap: Equity markets jumped last week in the US and are up 10% since the presidential election in November, as consumer confidence hit a 15-year high, further supporting the case for higher interest rates when the US Federal Reserve meets on March 14-15.

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