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  • BUSINESS

    Hong Kong court prevents WEH divestment

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 01/06/2018

    » Documents show the High Court of Hong Kong issued an injunction prohibiting a company owned by Kasem Narongdej from divesting itself from Wind Energy Holding's (WEH) shares, bolstering suspicions of inappropriate behaviour in the company and confirming the involvement of the Narongdej patriarch in the scandal.

  • BUSINESS

    Labour shortages leave Thailand's growth stuck in the starting gate

    Asia focus, Published on 06/04/2015

    » A growing labour undersupply has been of the factors behind Thailand's sub-par economic growth. A nationwide survey of companies in six key sectors by SCB Economic Intelligence Center last year found that at least half had trouble filling vacancies within a three-month search.

  • LEARNING

    What's new in business news: August 7, 2013

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 07/08/2013

    » Nok Air flight skids off runway delays flights, KBank tightens rules to reduce loans & Vibhavadi buys golf courses & new hospitals.

  • BUSINESS

    Catching the dragon's oil and gas trend

    Asia focus, Published on 17/07/2017

    » The Chinese oil and gas sector is undergoing a structural transformation. In the past it was dominated by large state-owned oil companies occupying the entire supply chain, including oil production, pipeline construction and operation, oil refining and trading. However, following economic restructuring the Chinese government will let privately owned and foreign companies participate more actively in the market.

  • BUSINESS

    BoT tightens belt on consumer loans

    Business, Published on 30/06/2017

    » The Bank of Thailand is set to announce tighter regulations governing unsecured loans next month as part of its effort to discourage consumers, particularly low-income earners, from accumulating further debt.

  • 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.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian equities dip as Fed signals imminent rate hike

    Business, Published on 27/02/2017

    » Recap: While the Dow Jones set fresh records before slipping on Friday, Asian stock markets retreated as investors reassessed the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting, which kept the prospect of a March interest-rate increase in play. The Thai stock market tracked regional bourses in muted trade.

  • BUSINESS

    Thailand as Asean logistics hub

    Business, Chris Catto-Smith, Published on 10/08/2016

    » Thailand's central location in mainland Southeast Asia, bordering Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, as well as access to the Mekong River and a coastline along the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, offers logistics opportunities that few other Asean countries can compete with.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian stocks down over Glum manufacturing data

    Business, Published on 28/09/2015

    » Recap: Downbeat manufacturing data from the US and China stoked fresh worries over the global economy and sent Asian stock markets down. Sahaviriya Steel Industries Plc's debt woes also rattled Thai stocks with its shares and those of its three major lenders coming under a selling spree.

  • BUSINESS

    Buying spree

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 01/01/2015

    » Amid a stagnant economy, the past 12 months saw Thai companies go on a buying spree of local and Western business rivals, aiming to be at the forefront when the global economy picks up and the Asean Economic Community arrives at the end of 2015.

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