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    CP chief discusses automation

    Business, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 13/08/2019

    » Adopting sophisticated technologies to drive operations is high on Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group's agenda, as one of Thailand's largest conglomerates works to enlarge its footprint during the fourth industrial revolution, says chief executive Suphachai Chearavanont.

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    Wall street jumps but factory data a worry

    Business, Published on 27/04/2015

    » Recap: While US markets surged, many other global stock markets sagged in response to disappointing factory activity in China, Japan and the euro zone, and concerns over Greek debt. The same worries pushed down Thai stocks.

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    New kettle of fish

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 10/09/2018

    » Santichai Jongkiartkajorn, 64, a farmer in Betong district of Yala province, has lived off rubber for years. He and his family endured harsh conditions over the past few years as rubber prices remained relatively low.

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    7-Eleven aims for regional omnipresence

    Business, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 23/04/2018

    » With an ubiquitous domestic presence, the 7-Eleven convenience store chain is looking to expand its footprint in Asia-Pacific to carry out its regional growth vision, says Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group chief executive Suphachai Chearavanont.

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    Prosperity on the menu

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 23/10/2017

    » Food processing can be a mutually beneficial industry for Thailand and India where the former, as the Kitchen of the World, can support the latter's ambition to become the Market of the World, say Indian officials.

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    Talk of end to easy money keeps stocks subdued

    Business, Published on 03/07/2017

    » Recap: Hawkish comments from central banks signalling that the era of cheap money was coming to an end depressed global stock markets last week, while upbeat Chinese manufacturing data failed to bolster sentiment. Profit-taking erased early gains on anticipation of window-dressing at the end of the second quarter and sent the Thai stock market lower.

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    Anxiety over Syria, North Korea keeps lid on stocks

    Business, Published on 18/04/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock indices were mixed last week as rising geopolitical risks from the US missile strike on Syria and soaring tensions on the Korean peninsula kept investors on edge. The same concerns lifted gold to five-month highs, while oil advanced amid confidence that Saudi Arabia will support an extension to Opec-led output cuts just as US stockpiles show signs of shrinking. The Thai stock market edged up, driven by buying in heavyweight energy stocks.

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    Fund outflows pull down Asian stocks, SET slides

    Business, Published on 15/05/2017

    » Recap: Most Asian stock markets dipped last week as US dollar strength led to capital outflows. The Thai stock market posted its fifth straight session of losses on Friday as brokers cut earnings growth forecasts for listed companies as the first-quarter earnings season drew to a close.

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    Outflow fear hits asia shares

    Business, Published on 21/11/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets were roiled by concerns that President-elect Donald Trump's plan to spur the US economy by revving up domestic investment and cutting taxes will fuel inflation, lifting interest rates and causing capital to flow out of emerging markets and back to the US. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's suggestion of an imminent interest rate increase also dampened sentiment as the dollar approached a 15-year high.

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    Game on

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 27/07/2015

    » The blinds are drawn to guard against the midday sunlight beating down on central Bangkok. A cool breeze from the air-conditioner wafts through the room, where the soft glow from the lamps illuminates tastefully arrayed ancient Chinese artifacts and paintings.

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