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  • BUSINESS

    TCG revises cap for bad loan cover

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 22/06/2018

    » State-owned Thai Credit Guarantee Corporation (TCG) plans to cap bad loan guarantee coverage at 24% of the portfolio guarantee scheme (PGS) 7, below 30% under the current regime as risks are expected to fall.

  • BUSINESS

    Food innovation hub materialises

    Business, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 22/06/2018

    » Science, technology and innovation are key factors driving Thailand's competitiveness in the food and agriculture industries, enabling the country to become a "food innovation hub" in the region.

  • BUSINESS

    How oil and gas firms can thrive in a smaller profit pool

    Business, Published on 22/06/2018

    » Buoyancy has returned to the oil and gas industry as prices stabilise in the range of US$50 to $70 per barrel. Capital spending is rebounding and new upstream projects are being launched weekly. In previous cycles, this is about the point where executives forgot the hard-won lessons of the downturn and began to spend again, pursing growth at the cost of efficiency.

  • THAILAND

    Thanathorn hits out at 'treacherous' defectors

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 22/06/2018

    » Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on Thursday shrugged off mass defections by veteran politicians to a military-backed political party, saying the move only reveals these politicians' true colours.

  • THAILAND

    Teerachai resigns as Privy Council member

    News, Published on 22/06/2018

    » Former army chief Teerachai Nakwanich has resigned as a member of the Privy Council.

  • BUSINESS

    SET targets stable growth

    Business, Published on 22/06/2018

    » Thailand's national bourse is nearing a 40% rise in the market value of shares listed on it over five years to about $700 billion, driven by offerings from infrastructure funds, family businesses and company spin-offs, its new president said.

  • BUSINESS

    Global trade row sparks stock sell-off

    Business, Published on 22/06/2018

    » Following Wednesday's rebound, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) suffered a heavy sell-off as fears of an escalating global trade war were fanned by the EU's retaliation against punitive US tariffs.

  • LIFE

    Come for the hooters, stay for the wings

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 22/06/2018

    » On the corner of Soi Thaniya on Silom Road is the newest branch of Hooters, sitting in what was once Flann O'Brien's Irish Pub. The American sports bar franchise, with its famous buffalo wings, beers and of course, Hooters Girls, is no stranger to the country as this newest outlet is the third in Bangkok -- the sixth overall in the country -- to be established. Curious customers who have yet to set foot in one of the eatery chains can do so now with ease as this branch is a few steps away from BTS Sala Daeng and a five-minute walk from MRT Silom.

  • THAILAND

    Money laundering office seizes hefty sum of cash

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 22/06/2018

    » The Anti-Money Laundering Office has seized 98 million baht from two Lao brothers who had tried to smuggle the cash out of the country in December of last year, hidden in their vehicle, through Nong Khai province.

  • LIFE

    Life in plastic

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 22/06/2018

    » Earlier this month, a whale was found dead in the southern province of Songkhla after coughing up more than 80 (count 'em! 80!) pieces of plastic bags. We pay the price for being heavy users of single-use plastic items at the cost of a life of one poor, innocent mammal that made national and international headlines around the world. It's a huge wake-up call for us to take immediate action and change our behaviour with the way we do away with our rubbish.

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