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  • FPO trims forecasts for GDP, exports

    30 Jan 2015 : The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) has trimmed its forecast for 2015 economic growth to 3.9% and exports to 1.4% on expectations of a stronger baht prompted by an influx of capital from the European Central Bank's aggressive stimulus. 

  • commerce

    State rice auction attracts good offers

    30 Jan 2015 : The year's first auction for about 1 million tonnes of state rice stocks was very active, drawing 100 bidders on Thursday.

  • New CK firm keen on infrastructure gigs

    30 Jan 2015 : A new company formed from the merger of two subsidiaries of Ch. Karnchang Plc (CK), Thailand second-largest construction firm, has the potential to win several government infrastructure contracts in coming years.

  • AIS announces B40bn restructure plan

    30 Jan 2015 : Advanced Info Service (AIS) has announced sweeping changes to its business model and structure with an ambitious investment budget of 40 billion baht this year.

  • Telecommunications

    NBTC bill catches flak

    30 Jan 2015 : Legal and industry analysts have strongly criticised the recent draft bill covering the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).

  • home loans

    GH Bank sets conservative target

    30 Jan 2015 : State-owned GH Bank (GHB) has set a conservative new housing loans target of 141 billion baht this year, 2 billion below last year, because of economic uncertainty — despite its anticipation of an improvement in the property market.

  • aviation

    Airport will add lounges

    30 Jan 2015 : Suvarnabhumi airport will soon get more lounges for premium passengers.

  • INVESTMENT

    KAsset looks to keep lead, boost growth

    30 Jan 2015 : Kasikorn Asset Management (KAsset) aims to maintain its No.1 position among local players in almost all asset types, anticipating net asset growth of 14% this year after a similar showing in 2014.

  • BROKERAGES

    Asia Wealth Securities plans SET listing

    30 Jan 2015 : Asia Wealth Securities plans to seek a listing on Thailand's stock market in 2017 while aiming to be in the top 10 of local brokers by the end of this year, says executive chairman Pichit Akrathit.

  • Logistics

    Thai-funded regional road network pushed

    30 Jan 2015 : The government is being urged to invest more in road networks with neighbouring countries to drive border trade while speeding up all planned mass-transit projects to stimulate growth.

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