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  • US growth slows to 2.6%

    30 Jan 2015 : WASHINGTON — The US economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas.

  • Eurozone deflation accelerates to record low in January

    30 Jan 2015 : Eurozone consumer prices fell by a record 0.6 percent in January, EU data showed Friday, confirming deflation could be taking hold and putting pressure on a historic bond-buying plan by the ECB to deliver.

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  • INVESTMENT

    BoI hails surge in new projects

    27 Jan 2015 : Investment projects approved last year by the Board of Investment (BoI) hit a 50-year high, signalling stronger confidence in a resilient Thai economy, secretary-general Hiranya Sujinai said yesterday.

  • automotive

    Supporting industries can strengthen car production

    27 Jan 2015 : Greater investment in supporting industries will be a crucial factor in strengthening the car industry to compete with other countries ahead of Asean economic integration, says the Industrial Promotion Department.

  • broadcasting

    BMB earmarks B1.6bn to enhance content, eyes top-5 spot

    27 Jan 2015 : Bangkok Media and Broadcasting Co (BMB), operator of PPTV Channel, plans to spend 1.6 billion baht this year for content enhancement with the goal of becoming a top-five digital channel.

  • steel

    Anti-dumping duties for imports remain in place

    27 Jan 2015 : The government has insisted on maintaining its anti-dumping duties levied on steel imports in a move to protect domestic producers complaining of being hurt by a flood of cheap imports.

  • Sukhumvit condos still sizzling

    27 Jan 2015 : Real estate on Sukhumvit Road near Phrom Phong and Thong Lor skytrain stations look set to experience another boom.

  • insurance

    Muang Thai eyes 18% growth

    27 Jan 2015 : Muang Thai Life Assurance expects its total premiums to grow by at least 18% this year, supported by rising awareness of life protection products as Thai society ages.

  • revenue

    Treasury boss sets one year for decision on land projects

    27 Jan 2015 : Chakkrit Parapuntakul, newly appointed director-general of the Treasury Department, has vowed to make clear decisions within one year about whether to move forward with the department's 10 large-scale projects.

  • energy

    ADB allots $85m for wind farm

    27 Jan 2015 : The Asian Development Bank has signed an agreement to provide a local-currency loan of up to 1.8 billion baht (US$55.2 million) plus $30 million from the ADB-administered Clean Technology Fund to Chaiyaphum Wind Farm Co to develop a wind power plant in the northeastern province.

  • HEALTH CARE

    LDC Dental to attain 40 branches by 2017

    27 Jan 2015 : Saraburi: LDC Dental Plc plans nearly to double the number of its clinics to 40 by 2017.

  • investment

    Time to take more risks, says TMBAM

    27 Jan 2015 : TMB Asset Management (TMBAM) suggests investors diversify to higher-risk assets at a time of falling interest rates stemming from new monetary easing by the European Central Bank (ECB).

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