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    A Bangkok 'water park' unlike any other

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 03/02/2018

    » A sand-carrying barge on the Chao Phraya could be converted into a "floating park" to add another recreational option for the city's residents and visitors as they take in sweeping views of the riverbanks and beyond.

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    New tax boss's tech dreams

    Business, Published on 28/05/2018

    » Adoption of new technologies like big data and pursuing digitisation of the tax collection system are the priorities for the new director-general of the Revenue Department, Ekniti Nitithanprapas, who aims to boost the state agency's efficiency and enlarge the taxpayer base.

  • News & article

    Good neighbours

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 27/03/2017

    » Exports from Thailand and Malaysia will continue to grow thanks to the rapid economic expansion driving demand in the CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) countries and weak currencies, while economic recovery in both countries will continue to support bilateral trade, say experts.

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    Oil rout drags down shares ahead of fed talks

    Business, Published on 19/09/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets plunged last week as investors cashed out ahead of this week's much-awaited US Federal Reserve meeting. Worries over the oil glut also triggered selling of energy stocks, but the Thai market picked up following a recent steep fall.

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    The main event

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 27/06/2016

    » When Tim Cobbold first arrived at the London headquarters of UBM Plc two years ago, he was stepping into a business that was very different from those he'd been involved in previously. Ever since then, the 53-year-old CEO has been redefining the direction of the media company to focus completely on the event business.

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    Apisak cautiously upbeat

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 29/09/2015

    » The economy is expected to bound back next year, but the government may need to inject more money into the economic system if the economy remains stubbornly in the doldrums, says Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong.

  • News & article

    Chinese share plunge and fed keep traders on edge

    Business, Published on 03/08/2015

    » Recap: Another plunge in Chinese stocks and a growing belief that the US will start raising interest rates in September pushed down global bourses before a recovery late in the week. Asian currencies also sank against the greenback with the Thai baht slipping below 35 to a 14-year low. The SET fell close to 1,400 before a rally led by buying of blue chips that had become bargains.

  • News & article

    Mers and air safety concerns push down SET

    Business, Published on 22/06/2015

    » Recap: Stock markets around the world rallied last week after the US Federal Reserve signalled that interest rates would rise more slowly than expected. However, the SET slid back below 1,500, led by tourism and aviation stocks, as Thailand reported its first case of Mers, and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) red-flagged the country for failing to address safety issues.

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    SET gains as global bourses fret about Greece

    Business, Published on 29/06/2015

    » Recap: The Greek debt crisis cast a cloud over global stock markets last week but Thailand staged a modest rally. Chinese stocks plummeted 8% on Friday as investors rushed to cash out amid signs that an eight-month bull run was ending.

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    Quiet week for stocks ahead of Greek deal Deal

    Business, Published on 23/02/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets shrugged off anxiety over Greece's debt problems before a resolution late Friday spurred Wall Street to new highs. With most markets in Asia closed for Lunar New Year, the Thai stock market fell slightly on profit-taking after failing to breach the resistance at 1,620 points.

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