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  • BUSINESS

    Insider trading: Time for reform and tougher penalties

    Business, Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd, Published on 05/02/2016

    » Recent headlines in Thailand and abroad have drawn attention to a spate of high-profile cases involving insider trading and the inadequate punitive action that follows. Many have called into question the efficacy of sanctions imposed by the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to deter insider trading. This article will look at the law surrounding insider trading in Thailand, how it is enforced and whether the law is effective.

  • BUSINESS

    Currencies slump, funds flee emerging markets

    Business, Published on 08/09/2018

    » Recap: Emerging stock markets, especially those in Asia, experienced heavy fund outflows as concerns mounted over the health of emerging economies in general, and contagion impact from the likes of Argentina and Turkey. The Indonesian rupiah hit a two-decade low and the Indian rupee also lost more ground. US-China trade tensions continue to cast a pall over markets as well.

  • BUSINESS

    Amended securities act to raise penalties

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 17/09/2016

    » The amended Securities and Exchange Act will impose harsher penalties for offences related to market misconduct and unfair securities trading practices in a bid to increase enforcement efficiency.

  • BUSINESS

    Set sheds another 2.2% as Asian sentiment subdued

    Business, Published on 07/12/2015

    » Recap: Asian stocks retreated last week, weighed down by negative factors including downbeat Chinese factory data, signals from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that an interest-rate increase this month is all but certain, and the smaller-than-expected scale of new stimulus by the European Central Bank. In Thailand, rumours in social media that the European Union (EU) had imposed sanctions against the country triggered panic selling.

  • OPINION

    Time for a more transparent THAI

    News, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 25/02/2016

    » Despite the slew of negative articles regarding the country's troubled aviation industry published since last year, positive media reports about debt-ridden Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) have emerged over the past fortnight.

  • BUSINESS

    Oil rout, China weakness-keep-stocks-on-back-foot

    Business, Published on 18/01/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets swung back and forth last week but brief rebounds proved unsustainable in the face of dire economic news. Oil prices sank to a 12-year low below US$30 per barrel as investors worried about the health of the global economy, while the slowdown in China and volatility in its markets continued to make for a nervous start to the year. The Thai stock market had a similarly wild ride, tracking the regional bourses.

  • OPINION

    Water solution urgent

    News, Postbag, Published on 10/03/2016

    » More than half of the provinces are currently at risk of running out of water for household use this year, yet Thailand is blessed with abundant rainfall.

  • BUSINESS

    My dream of a future leader

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 31/12/2015

    » As the year draws to a close, it's a perfect time to review the issue of leadership, which is the main theme of this column, and think about what type of leadership we should dream of in the future.

  • OPINION

    Public apathy feeds high-level graft

    News, Published on 15/06/2015

    » Ours is a world of impunity. Allegations of corruption swarmed around Fifa for decades, culminating in mass indictments of Fifa officials last week. Yet Fifa president Sepp Blatter was re-elected four times, including after the indictments were filed. Yes, Mr Blatter has finally resigned, but only after he and dozens of federation members once again showed their scorn for honesty and the law.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A new crime series

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 01/06/2015

    » Time was when James Patterson penned a crime novel annually. Then semi-annually. Then seasonally. At the rate this reviewer is now receiving them, they seem to be coming out weekly. No sooner do I critique one than the next crosses my desk. Alone and with his team of co-authors, he's clearly on a roll.

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