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  • NEWS

    IMF backs fiscal plan

    Business, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 08/12/2015

    » The government's infrastructure investment plans are not expected to pose a threat to Thailand's fiscal health, as authorities have taken several steps to uphold financial discipline, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

  • BUSINESS

    TMB, TBank talk merger

    Business, Published on 28/12/2018

    » Talks of a potential merger between TMB Bank and Thanachart Bank (TBank), including the possibility that the Finance Ministry will inject fresh funds to maintain its shareholding in TMB, are expected to be concluded by the end of January.

  • 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

    Opec output-cut deal provides lift for equities

    Business, Published on 03/10/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets see-sawed last week with news developments. The relief rally that followed the previous week's Fed meeting ebbed, but Hillary Clinton's strong performance against Donald Trump in the first US presidential debate cheered investors. Also buoying sentiment was Opec's surprise agreement to cut oil output, but worries about the health of Deutsche Bank, which faces huge US fines for dodgy business practices, capped gains. The Opec decision helped the energy-heavy Thai stock market recoup some earlier losses.

  • BUSINESS

    Two-year report: Could do better

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 23/05/2016

    » After setting up the National Council for Peace and Order on May 23, 2014, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha announced an ambitious mission: to "return happiness to the country" through economic, social and political reforms.

  • BUSINESS

    NFC chairman calls for farming reform

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 14/11/2016

    » Prapat Panyachatraksa, chairman of the National Farmers Council, is urging the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry to reform the agriculture sector and move towards integrated farming to help alleviate poverty among farmers.

  • BUSINESS

    Equities hit by us interest rate speculation again

    Business, Published on 05/09/2016

    » Recap: Higher prospects for a US interest rate increase this year roiled global stock markets last week before the release of tepid job data on Friday weakened the case for any change. The Thai bourse faced selling pressure on Friday as investors cashed out for fear that capital inflows to Thailand would reverse, as has been seen in some other markets in Southeast Asia.

  • BUSINESS

    Global shares sink in bad case of China syndrome

    Business, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Recap: The new year got off to a miserable start as China suspended share trading twice, the yuan slid to a five-year low, and weak manufacturing and services data in the world's second-largest economy rattled traders everywhere including Thailand.

  • NEWS

    Somkid steers a steady course

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 24/08/2015

    » The new economic team under Somkid Jatusripitak is not likely to make a dramatic change to the government's direction. 

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