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    WTO reaches agreement on IT tariff cut

    Published on 19/07/2015

    » GENEVA — Negotiators from countries and regions participating in World Trade Organization talks to eliminate tariffs on information technology products agreed Saturday to expand the list of products covered, negotiation sources said.


    Thanachart-TMB signing next week

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 09/08/2019

    » TMB Bank and Thanachart Bank (TBank) are set to sign a merger agreement by next week as all key details have already been settled, says a source familiar with the deal.


    Casino colony

    Asia focus, Published on 26/08/2019

    » Cambodia's growing ties with China have made the latter by far the biggest and most influential investor in the country. Chinese money has been pouring in, particularly to the southern coastal city of Sihanoukville where Chinese-run casinos are mushrooming, with many more planned and a lot that also have online gambling operations.


    China's Cambodian invasion

    Asia focus, Published on 19/08/2019

    » It has long been feared that Cambodia's growing dependence on China -- its largest aid donor, investor and creditor -- would lead to a Chinese military presence in the country. According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, those fears are now coming true.


    FTI says trade solution runs through Russia

    Business, Erich Parpart, Published on 16/08/2019

    » Thailand's trade with Russia could help improve slumbering exports because the sprawling Eurasian country has potential as a rich channel for Thai goods and services, says Supant Mongkolsuthree, chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).


    Private, public sectors keen on new app to promote tourism

    Business, Published on 11/01/2019

    » Some 49 private and public institutes have entered into an agreement to establish a new social enterprise called Thai Digital Platform Co to provide integrated tourism information about Thailand.


    Brand loyalty

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 08/07/2019

    » Having worked in the hospitality industry for 35 years and solely with Hilton, Paul Hutton has a lot of lasting memories of his time with one of the world's largest hotel chains, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 31. For a start, his three daughters are a constant reminder of his globetrotting career.


    Myanmar powers up

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 10/06/2019

    » Desperate for increased power supplies, Myanmar is speeding up efforts to call international bids to get more electricity flowing into the national grid within 12 months. Authorities are also considering importing power from China and Laos.


    Expect a slowdown after healthy Q1 performance

    Business, Published on 18/05/2019

    » While the earnings of SET-listed companies fell year-on-year in the first quarter, they were up sharply from the quarter before and also beat consensus estimates by 8.9%, attributable to both normal operations (2% of core earnings) and non-operational items.


    Headwinds ahead

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 29/04/2019

    » Amid unfavourable external economic conditions and political uncertainties at home, the outlook is dimming for Thailand and other Asian countries facing an export slowdown linked to weak trade and demand growth globally.

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