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  • SET dips 5.15 to 1,581.25

    30 Jan 2015 : Thai stocks slipped 0.3% on Friday to end a downbeat week as investors remained cautious ahead of the release of key economic data in major economies.

  • First cargo of imported palm oil arrives

    30 Jan 2015 : The first 9,000 tonnes of imported crude palm oil intended to ease a supply shortage arrived a port in Samut Prakan on Friday and will be distributed to refineries for eventual bottling as cooking oil.

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  • Tourism

    Britain relaxes visa rules to woo wealthy Chinese shoppers

    06 Dec 2014 : The number of Chinese tourists visiting Thailand is expected to be dented by Britain's move to relax its tough visa rules for Chinese travellers.

  • Energy

    PEA boss vows every home will have power by 2015

    06 Dec 2014 : Every household will have electricity by the end of next year, says Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) governor Numchai Lorwattanatrakul.

  • industry

    Fashion SMEs to get boost

    06 Dec 2014 : The Industry Ministry has earmarked 120 million baht to support small and medium-sized fashion enterprises wanting to explore opportunities in neighbouring countries next year.

  • revenue

    E-books set for VAT exemption

    06 Dec 2014 : The Revenue Department is set to propose extending value-added tax (VAT) exemption to e-books to help promote education.

  • CONSTRUCTION

    Strega keen to expand role abroad

    06 Dec 2014 : Like other construction companies, Strega Plc, a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) contractor, is keen on business prospects in neighbouring countries where the potential for infrastructure projects exists.

  • Ireland upgraded to 'A' by S&P over economic growth

    06 Dec 2014 : Ratings agency Standard and Poor's raised Ireland's credit rating to "A", citing the country's improved economic growth forecast and its repayment of debt.

  • Water crisis hits Maldives

    05 Dec 2014 : MALE — India has airlifted drinking water into the capital of the Maldives after a fire at a desalination plant led to severe shortages that have triggered scuffles and attacks on shops.

  • India's new government kicks off privatisation drive

    05 Dec 2014 : NEW DELHI - India's new right-wing government kicked off its troubled privatisation drive Friday, selling a five-percent stake in the state-controlled Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) to generate revenue and plug a gaping budget deficit.

  • MAS names foreign CEO

    05 Dec 2014 : SINGAPORE — Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will put a foreign chief executive in charge of reviving the deeply troubled national carrier after two high-profile plane crashes this year.

  • Asian markets mostly higher

    05 Dec 2014 : HONG KONG — Asian markets mostly rose Friday, with the dollar again breaking 120 yen while the euro held onto gains after the European Central Bank shied away from fresh stimulus measures.

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