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aCommerce listing seen spicing up the market
Business, William Hicks, Published on 23/10/2021
» Amidst a flagging economy and an increasingly desperate pandemic situation, Thai investors are seeking initial public offerings emblematic of the new Covid economy -- companies able to withstand extended lockdown measures and even thrive from changing consumer habits.
The rise and rerise of SPACs
Business, William Hicks, Published on 22/09/2021
» The Covid era has spawned a number of counter-intuitive investment products and strategies, making the sudden resurgence of special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) not only unsurprising, but very on-brand for the times.
In-game advertiser NextPlay eyes AI, crypto payments
Business, William Hicks, Published on 08/09/2021
» Thai digital advertising company NextPlay Technologies has made a number of big-money acquisitions this year in a bid to integrate payments and artificial intelligence (AI) into its existing in-game advertising system, its chief executive said.
Hutchison Ports records 10% increase in cargo volumes
Business, William Hicks, Published on 28/08/2021
» Hutchison Ports Thailand (HPT), a port operator at Laem Chabang Port, reported a 10% year-on-year increase in cargo volume in the first half of this year.
The curious case of Binance
Business, William Hicks, Published on 02/08/2021
» Despite Thai regulators filing a criminal complaint this month against Binance -- the world's largest digital asset exchange -- for operating without a licence, many users are determined to keep trading on the site and doubt the government's ability to prevent them from doing so.
IMF advances targeted intervention
Business, William Hicks, Published on 28/07/2021
» Thailand should adopt more targeted measures to spur private demand and foster income redistribution such as increasing infrastructure, while avoiding any tapering of its policy rate before the economic recovery is well underway, says the head of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) mission to Thailand.
Wine market licks its wounds following challenging period
Business, William Hicks, Published on 25/06/2021
» The wine market in Thailand has suffered numerous setbacks since the beginning of the pandemic, namely various alcohol restrictions, the banning of online sales, the lack of foreign tourists and an overall drop in consumer purchasing power, says Yodi Mootoosamy, general manager at Penfolds International.
Fighting back against exploitation
Business, William Hicks, Published on 04/06/2021
» As sharing economy tech companies plot major mergers and initial public offerings (IPOs) this year, they are running into problems in Thailand as the state, labour organisations and restaurateurs attempt to push back against the exploitation inherent in their business models.
Analyst urges local vaccine output
Business, William Hicks, Published on 05/05/2021
» It will take Thailand two years to reach herd immunity for Covid-19 at the current rate of vaccination, but if local vaccine production plans ramp up and vaccination rates increase, hope remains for a quicker timeline, according to a report by Deutsche Bank.
Airbnb IPO cushions heavy losses in 2020
Business, William Hicks, Published on 12/04/2021
» US-based Airbnb has weathered the Covid-19 pandemic with heavy losses, however its recent gangbuster initial public offering (IPO) has left it in a healthy financial position for 2021.
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