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    BAAC pushing support schemes

    Business, Published on 16/04/2018

    » The state-owned Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) aims to help the 30% of low-income earners under the state welfare scheme who apply for job training programmes to rise above the poverty line.

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    Cyberthreats ratcheting up

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 03/04/2018

    » Cybersecurity threats in Thailand are intensifying, the country's ranking dropping last year to 18th-worst from 25th in 2016, with cryptojacking in particular on the rise, says Symantec, a leading information security firm.

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    'Love Destiny' success fleeting

    Business, Nanat Suchiva, Published on 23/03/2018

    » The astounding popularity of period soap opera Love Destiny has ignited a boom that has expanded from digital TV to tourism, retail, and food and beverage.

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    Helping villagers help themselves, over the decades

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 02/03/2018

    » Recognised by the international community as a leader in the field of local development, the Mae Fah Luang Foundation is being tasked with spearheading rural development under the government-initiated Pracha Rat public-private collaborative scheme.

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    Costliest slices of the Big Mango

    Business, Kanana Katharangsiporn, Published on 26/02/2018

    » For your average Joe, 100,000 baht per square wah is no trifling sum for a piece of land. But for inner Bangkok, it's small change, as the area has set a record high of 3.17 million baht per sq wah for a 880-sq-wah plot on Lang Suan Road. (One wah equals two metres.)

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    Bringing sights to the blind

    Business, Suchat Sritama, Published on 26/02/2018

    » A group of visually impaired and blind tourists from Britain have visited and explored attractions in Thailand for the first time, marking the host's readiness for more niche markets from Europe.

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    Doctor in the house of finance

    Business, Published on 24/02/2018

    » Six years ago, Rathian Srimongkol made a daring promise to the selection committee during his interview for the top job at Krungthai Card Plc (KTC): to bring the flailing company to a profit of 1 billion baht. The physician-turned-financier not only successfully delivered on that vow a couple of years after taking over, but he's also steered the firm towards record profits through innovative credit card issuance and personal lending.

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    Yachting faces barriers to growth

    Business, Published on 20/02/2018

    » As regulations in Thailand pen in the local growth of the high-end yachting industry, Thai yacht distributor and service provider Boat Lagoon Yachting looks to neighbouring countries to fuel its expected 20% turnover growth.

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    Line of the times

    Business, Nanat Suchiva, Published on 19/02/2018

    » Smartphones and mobile technology have been influential to the digital TV business and audience, changing the landscape of the industry. Now digital TV operators are leveraging their strategies to stay competitive after experiencing some difficult years.

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    Moving forward in global trade

    Business, Phusadee Arunmas, Published on 16/02/2018

    » Thailand has entered into negotiations for a number of free trade agreements (FTA). Its first FTA was the Asean Free Trade Area, signed in 1992. The country has six FTAs with India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Peru and Chile.

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