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  • THAILAND

    FFP chief maintains innocence over shares

    News, Thana Boonlert, Published on 16/11/2019

    » Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has stood firm in his innocence in the media shareholding case due for a Constitutional Court ruling on Wednesday, pledging that the party will continue its journey to restore democracy to a country that has been mired in coups for several decades.

  • BUSINESS

    Banking's 40,000 cutback question

    Business, Published on 13/02/2018

    » Scholars are divided over who should be responsible for the more than 40,000 bank employees that are scheduled to be displaced over the next three years by the country's four largest banks.

  • BUSINESS

    Personal privacy in the balance

    Business, Published on 11/03/2019

    » Data is hailed as the new "oil" of the 21st century, with digitalisation changing the landscape across every segment of society and business. When valuable and personal data can be exploited for personal or corporate gain, there is a need to ensure that personal information is well protected from fraud and mischief.

  • BUSINESS

    Syria and Trump-Xi talks keep investors on sidelines

    Business, Published on 10/04/2017

    » Recap: Markets were rattled late last week after US cruise missiles struck a Syrian air base, while global investors moved to the sidelines pending the outcome of talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Safe-haven assets such as the yen and gold soared and oil prices also surged. The formal promulgation of the country's 20th constitution, ensuring an election sometime late next year, helped keep the Thai stock market in a rangebound trade.

  • BUSINESS

    BoT urges talks before passbook halt

    Business, Somruedi Banchongduang, Published on 04/01/2019

    » The Bank of Thailand is demanding commercial banks discuss whether they intend to cancel physical passbooks in the future because it wants to ensure banks will offer proper services to customers.

  • BUSINESS

    A broadcast veteran channelling his energies

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 20/10/2018

    » Home shopping operator TV Direct Plc sprang a surprise last month when the company led by Songpol Shanmatkit announced it was taking over 90.1% of Spring News' digital Channel 19 in a deal worth 1.08 billion baht.

  • BUSINESS

    After taking the lead in assets, KTB shifts aim

    Business, Somruedi Banchongduang, Published on 02/07/2015

    » State-owned Krungthai Bank (KTB) has decided to focus on profit improvement after surpassing Bangkok Bank (BBL) as the country's largest lender by assets and deposits, a major milestone reached in the first quarter this year.

  • BUSINESS

    Programming with passion

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/07/2018

    » Rebecca Parsons loves the great outdoors, whether it's exploring the Dalmatian Coast in southern Croatia, the Galapagos Islands or the upper Amazon, to get an up-close look at a fascinating ecosystem.

  • BUSINESS

    Bigger and better

    Asia focus, Published on 26/01/2015

    » Vietnam's central bank has begun a drive to strengthen the country's weak and inefficient banking sector through mergers and acquisitions that will create fewer but far more stable institutions.

  • BUSINESS

    US politics dent sentiment but energy shares lift set

    Business, Published on 22/05/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets retreated in response to a ballooning political crisis in Washington, with reports that President Donald Trump tried to interfere with an investigation into his campaign's links with Russia before firing his FBI chief. The Thai stock market outperformed a bit as buying in heavyweight energy stocks offset a selling spree in banks expected to be hurt by lending rate cuts.

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