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  • BUSINESS

    Chearavanont family keeps crown as rich Thais get richer

    Business, Published on 01/06/2017

    » The Chearavanont brothers, led by Dhanin Chearavanont, honorary chairman of Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group, Thailand's agriculture and food conglomerate, remain the wealthiest family in Thailand this year, according to Forbes magazine.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • THAILAND

    Project Singapore gathers pace

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 23/04/2017

    » Bangkok is a semi-province under the central regime, "governed" (literally) by a police general, Aswin Kwanmuang. He was working at City Hall when the general prime minister tapped him on the shoulder last October and dubbed him Baron of Bangkok, lord of all that the military regime doesn't want to bother with.

  • 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.

  • WORLD

    F&N to sell Myanmar Brewery stake at $560m

    Published on 06/08/2015

    » Fraser & Neave Ltd will sell its stake in Myanmar Brewery Ltd at more than double the price offered by local partner Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd (MEHL), capping a two-year dispute over the country’s leading beermaker.

  • BUSINESS

    Top business newsmakers of 2014

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 25/12/2014

    » It must be said that Thailand itself became quite a newsmaker along its up-and-down ride throughout the Year of the Horse.

  • BUSINESS

    Empires make way for new generation 

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 02/01/2015

    » It's an old Chinese saying: the first generation builds the business, the second makes it a success, but the third wrecks it. In many cases, this old saying has proved to be true.

  • THAILAND

    'Forbes' shows resilience of Thai tycoons

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 04/06/2015

    » Thailand's tycoons have grown even wealthier despite the lengthy economic slowdown, with agribusiness boss Dhanin Chearavanont regaining the top spot this year, according to Forbes Asia's latest Thailand's 50 Richest List.

  • BUSINESS

    Ichitan sees AEC sales push

    Business, Published on 07/08/2014

    » Ichitan Group Plc, one of Thailand's ready-to-drink green tea market leaders, expects sales to reach 10 billion baht in 2016 from an expected 7 billion this year as the company expands into other Southeast Asian markets and diversifies into fruit drinks.

  • BUSINESS

    Growing global growth worries put stocks in red

    Business, Published on 13/10/2014

    » Recap: The International Monetary Fund's reduction of its forecast for world economic growth jolted global stock markets early last week and also sent oil prices plunging. A dovish tone in US Federal Reserve minutes helped ease worries briefly before markets sank again on Friday. Thai shares were hit by foreign investor selling and profit-taking by local investors.

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