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  • BUSINESS

    State hand in Thaicom's next satellite

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 15/08/2017

    » For the first time, the government will take partial control of the management and operation of a new satellite of Thaicom Plc in an effort to channel the benefits of the space economy to the general public.

  • NEWS

    Prajin draws praise as ICT pick

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 14/09/2016

    » The private and public sectors on Tuesday hailed the cabinet's approval of Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong as acting minister of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry, saying he is the best person for the post during the current transition period.

  • BUSINESS

    Undersea cable plan axed

    Business, Published on 17/09/2016

    » The government has finally ordered the termination of the 5-billion-baht national submarine cable construction project after clearly proving that it violates the Budget Bureau's procurement rules.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian shares rise but 4G cost concerns hit set

    Business, Published on 28/12/2015

    » Recap: A Wall Street rally propelled by consumer sentiment at a five-month high in December gave a boost to most Asian stock markets. However, concerns over expensive 4G licences in Thailand triggered a sharp sell-off in telecom stocks and battered the SET index. Lower oil prices also put pressure on the local bourse.

  • BUSINESS

    Good week for stocks as concerns EASE about fed

    Business, Published on 23/11/2015

    » Recap: The deadly attacks in Paris and minutes of the October Federal Reserve meeting, which appeared to point to a December interest-rate increase, rattled global stock markets early last week. However, investors went on a buying spree later as they took a deeper look at the Fed minutes and concluded any action would be gradual. Better-than-expected GDP data for Thailand in the third quarter also lent some support to Thai shares.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks Gain as US job market roars back

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 09/11/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets moved up at the end of the week as US jobs data showed a bigger-than-expected rise in non-farm payrolls in October after two months of weakness. As well, a drop in the unemployment rate to 5% increased the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month for the first time in almost a decade. The Thai market also advanced.

  • BUSINESS

    Uttama urges TOT, CAT reform

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 12/10/2015

    » The two telecom state enterprises must seriously reform themselves into a network sharing provider by aggregating telecom assets and developing an infrastructure pool to generate a new revenue stream after the end of the concession era, says the ICT Minister.

  • NEWS

    Somkid steers a steady course

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 24/08/2015

    » The new economic team under Somkid Jatusripitak is not likely to make a dramatic change to the government's direction. 

  • BUSINESS

    NBTC gives nod to 4G auction design

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 17/07/2015

    » The dust kicked up over the fourth-generation (4G) spectrum auction has settled after the telecom regulator formally agreed to sell a combined 30 megahertz on the 1800-MHz band in November.

  • BUSINESS

    Mers and air safety concerns push down SET

    Business, Published on 22/06/2015

    » Recap: Stock markets around the world rallied last week after the US Federal Reserve signalled that interest rates would rise more slowly than expected. However, the SET slid back below 1,500, led by tourism and aviation stocks, as Thailand reported its first case of Mers, and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) red-flagged the country for failing to address safety issues.

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