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05 Dec 2013 : Thailand’s economy has withstood coups and regime-changing protests for decades, luring manufacturers including Toyota Motor Corp even when turmoil dented stocks and the baht. This time may be tougher, Bloomberg News reports.
05 Dec 2013 : Despite growing political pressure, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday ordered state agencies to map out new economic stimulus measures to spur the economy next year.
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04 Dec 2013 : Amid a mystifying political situation, with anti-government protesters unsure about whether to give up their whistles, foreign business people are concerned. Despite Thailand's strong competitiveness, they fear the country is gradually losing its appeal to foreign investors because of regular political conflicts. Stanley Kang, chairman of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT), talks to Nop Tephaval about the issue.
04 Dec 2013 : Thai energy companies will invest more in research and development to cope with rising energy prices next year, says the Energy Policy and Planning Office (Eppo).
04 Dec 2013 : We are reminded of a couple of expressions lately. First, "What goes around comes around." Second, "The more things change, the more they stay the same."
04 Dec 2013 : It will be difficult for Thailand to bid for future world-class events after it was disqualified from the bidding for World Expo 2020 due to a lack of government support.
04 Dec 2013 : Complimentary WiFi, a great perk to keep passengers happy while they wait for flights, has finally arrived at Thailand's six airports with international status.
04 Dec 2013 : The national telecom regulator is urging local satellite and mobile service providers to maintain their delivery standards during the fragile political situation.
04 Dec 2013 : The ongoing political turmoil will hurt the local smartphone market this year, with sales dropping in the final two months for the first time, says a global research firm.
03 Dec 2013 : TRAT – At least 200 local boat operators and villagers in on Koh Chang gathered on Tuesday to demand the removal of the new chief of Koh Chang National Park, saying he was acting against their best interests in imposing new fees on tourists.
03 Dec 2013 : The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index went up 9.63 points, or 0.70%, to close at 1,383.89 points at the end of trading session this afternoon. The trade value was 48.59 billion baht, with 7.63 billion shares traded.
03 Dec 2013 : International credit rating firms are likely to lower Thailand’s BBB+ credit rating if anti-government protests are further prolonged or turn increasingly violent, permanent secretary for finance Rangsan Sriworasart warned on Tuesday.
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