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  • Economy4G auctions 'on track'

    27 Feb 2015 : The government insists the fourth-generation (4G) spectrum auctions will take place before September in order to accelerate development of Thailand's digital economy.

  • telecommunications & technologyTrue set to double broadband network 

    27 Feb 2015 : True Online, the broadband internet arm of True Corporation, has set aside 15 billion baht to double its fibre-optic broadband network coverage to meet burgeoning demand for next-generation high-speed internet service.

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  • delivery service

    Thailand Post taps e-market

    12 Jan 2015 : Thailand Post has set an aggressive revenue growth target of 30% over the next five years, helped by the burgeoning e-commerce market that is boosting its express delivery business.

  • Telecommunications

    Need for spectrum rejig

    12 Jan 2015 : Unclear identification and allocation of C-band satellite frequencies and the 700-megahertz band will challenge Thailand to facilitate global harmonisation on mobile communications, said the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).

  • AIS chief builds for the future

    12 Jan 2015 : Succession planning is a critical challenge for any corporate chief executive. But few would say it's priority number one from the first day on the job.

  • banking

    KTB branches out to non-state clients

    12 Jan 2015 : State-owned Krungthai Bank (KTB) has stepped up efforts to attract more private-sector workers as clients in order to balance the retail lending portfolio and achieve double-digit retail loan growth.

  • Clampdown on private placements

    12 Jan 2015 : Stock market regulators are set to tighten regulations concerning private placement (PP) in an effort to prevent listed companies from offering large amounts of capital increase shares to specific investors at a big discount.

  • Budget travel blues

    12 Jan 2015 : The ripple effects from AirAsia's first disaster are spreading beyond the grieving families of the 162 people who died on Dec 28, as governments from Indonesia to India and Thailand take a harder look at budget travel and air safety.

  • Tough questions for Jakarta

    12 Jan 2015 : The crash of AirAsia flight QZ8501 that was flying from Surabaya to Singapore has shone a harsh spotlight once more on Indonesia's aviation safety standards and the lack of strict inspection of carriers for compliance.

  • India to put a floor under airfares

    12 Jan 2015 : India is seriously considering setting minimum fares for low-cost airlines. But unlike Indonesia, which has decreed that prices must be no lower than 40% of what full-service airlines charge in order to ensure that no-frills airlines don't skimp on safety, India has a different goal in mind.

  • A journey to remember

    12 Jan 2015 : The railway system in Japan is the most convenient means of transport for most people as trains reach almost every place one could imagine. For first-time or infrequent visitors, however, the map of the sprawling rail network can be bewildering, especially for those with a limited understanding of Japanese characters.

  • market Monitor

    Set tracks global moves linked to jobs and oil

    12 Jan 2015 : Recap: Crude oil prices, which slipped to below $50 a barrel, jolted global stock markets early last week before equities revived on upbeat US jobs data. The Thai stock market also tracked the global market's direction.

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