IMF halves Thai forecast

IMF halves Thai forecast
April 10th, 2014 in Economy, Featured

THE INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund has revised down this year’s forecast for Thai economic growth to …[More]

Songkran boosts demand for air travel

Songkran boosts demand for air travel
April 10th, 2014 in Featured, Tourism

Forget about Thailand’s seemingly never-ending political mess, foreign countries’ travel advisories and looming …[More]

Thailand ranked 6th in top 10 target markets for Asian retailers in 2014

Thailand ranked 6th in top 10 target markets for Asian retailers in 2014
April 10th, 2014 in Featured, Retail / Services

ASIA-PACIFIC retailers are focused on expanding in the region, according to a recent global report by CBRE …[More]

FTI confident of export recovery

FTI confident of export recovery
April 10th, 2014 in Economy, Featured

Exports of food products look set to improve this year in line with the global economy, while problems plaguing …[More]

US among countries eyeing 1.6m tonnes of G2G rice deals

US among countries eyeing 1.6m tonnes of G2G rice deals
April 10th, 2014 in Featured, Government

THE UNITED STATES and other countries are interested in purchasing rice from Thailand under government …[More]

Spending on Songkran drops

Spending on Songkran drops
April 9th, 2014 in Economy, Featured

Spending during the forthcoming Songkran festival is forecast to see the lowest growth in the four years from …[More]

NESDB cuts GDP growth forecast

NESDB cuts GDP growth forecast
April 9th, 2014 in Economy, Featured

The National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) has cut its forecast for this year’s economic …[More]

Unrest deters foreign tourists

Unrest deters foreign tourists
April 9th, 2014 in Featured, Tourism

The number of international tourist arrivals in March fell by 9.39% year-on-year to 2.1 million due mainly to …[More]

MINT joins luxury trend in Phuket

MINT joins luxury trend in Phuket
April 9th, 2014 in Featured, Real Estate

Minor International will invest Bt5 billion to develop 15 ultra-luxury villas in Phuket this year while avoiding …[More]

Defunct OS risks ATM security

Defunct OS risks ATM security
April 9th, 2014 in Featured, IT / Comms

ATMs running Microsoft’s Windows XP face a serious cyberattack threat if banks fail to upgrade their security …[More]

Taking big bikes for a spin

Taking big bikes for a spin
April 8th, 2014 in Featured, Tourism

Touring on a big bike not only take riders to many interesting places but also provides a genuine touch of …[More]

30 years on, KFC Thailand going strong

30 years on, KFC Thailand going strong
April 8th, 2014 in Featured, Retail / Services

Yum Restaurants International (Thailand) is overhauling its KFC businesses in Thailand by expanding stores …[More]

Six new projects transform skyline

Six new projects transform skyline
April 8th, 2014 in Featured, Real Estate

Despite scarce plots of land available for new property development, prime riverfront locations along the …[More]

True DTT digital channel shoots for a spot in top five

True DTT digital channel shoots for a spot in top five
April 8th, 2014 in Featured, IT / Comms

True DTT, operator of the True4U variety channel, aims to be one of the top five from the first day of the official …[More]

SET chief applicants take their marks

SET chief applicants take their marks
April 8th, 2014 in Featured, Finance / Investment

Thailand’s two highest-ranking officials, along with Paiboon Nalinthrangkurn, the chief executive of Tisco …[More]

‘Spend more on health, education’

‘Spend more on health, education’
April 7th, 2014 in Economy, Featured

The Asian Development Bank has prescribed a bigger son health and education in Asian developing countries …[More]

Foreign funds help lift Asian shares and SET

Foreign funds help lift Asian shares and SET
April 7th, 2014 in Featured, Finance / Investment

Foreign fund inflows turned to Asia after the European Central Bank hinted it might consider using stimulus …[More]

Little change in demand for serviced flats in Bangkok last year

Little change in demand for serviced flats in Bangkok last year
April 7th, 2014 in Featured, Real Estate

Demand for serviced apartments last year remained unchanged in most areas of Bangkok despite the political …[More]

Online broker touts cheaper premiums

Online broker touts cheaper premiums
April 7th, 2014 in Featured, Retail / Services

DirectAsia.com, a newly formed online insurance broker in Thailand, has set its sights on launching products …[More]

Rich advised to invest in developed economies

Rich advised to invest in developed economies
April 7th, 2014 in Featured, Finance / Investment

Major banks have encouraged their wealthy customers to invest in certain assets and advised them to shift such …[More]

Green tea captain gins up demand

Green tea captain gins up demand
April 4th, 2014 in Featured, Production

Green-tea billionaire Tan Passakornnatee, who created his Ichitan brand image around his chubby face in a …[More]

Motor show sales likely to hit 40,000 vehicles

Motor show sales likely to hit 40,000 vehicles
April 4th, 2014 in Featured, Retail / Services

Organisers of the Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS) expect as many as 40,000 orders to be placed at …[More]

Sermsuk aims to slake market

Sermsuk aims to slake market
April 4th, 2014 in Featured, Production

Thailand’s soft drinks market fell by 7% year-on-year in the first quarter, marking the first significant drop in …[More]

YouTube introduces homepage especially

YouTube introduces homepage especially
April 4th, 2014 in Featured, IT / Comms

Google Thailand recently launched YouTube.co.th to facilitate the enjoyment of Thai video online. YouTube was …[More]

Thailand’s credit rating: Once junk but never again despite political tensions

Thailand’s credit rating: Once junk but never again despite political tensions
April 4th, 2014 in Economy, Featured

The Constitutional Court sent shock waves through financial markets, again, when it nullified the Feb 2 election. …[More]

Samui hotels cash in on tourism boom

Samui hotels cash in on tourism boom
April 3rd, 2014 in Featured, Tourism

While the political turmoil has damaged the Bangkok hotel market, Koh Samui hotels have suffered only …[More]

Look abroad to avoid risk, investors advised

Look abroad to avoid risk, investors advised
April 3rd, 2014 in Featured, Finance / Investment

TISCO BANK advises stock investors to look abroad as the domestic investment environment is full of risk from …[More]

Bribery won’t go away

Bribery won’t go away
April 3rd, 2014 in Featured, Finance / Investment

Many listed companies are not ready to stop paying “tea money” for fear of disrupting their working practices …[More]

Thailand’s Aspira launches budget hotel brand

Thailand’s Aspira launches budget hotel brand
April 3rd, 2014 in Featured, Tourism

Thailand’s Aspira Hospitality has launched a new brand designed to compete in the country’s economy hotel …[More]

Expat units stay popular

Expat units stay popular
April 3rd, 2014 in Featured, Real Estate

Demand for serviced apartments in 2013 remained unchanged in most areas of Bangkok despite the political …[More]

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