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  • Rice futures gain most in 2 weeks

    30 Jan 2015 : Rice futures gained the most in two weeks in Chicago on signs of increased demand after an auction attracted record bids in Thailand, the world’s biggest exporter.

  • 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. 

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  • IMF slashes world growth forecast

    20 Jan 2015 : WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday sharply cut its 2015-2016 world growth forecast of only six months ago, saying lower oil prices did not offset pervasive weaknesses around the globe.

  • CP, Itochu to invest B340bn in Citic

    20 Jan 2015 : BANGKOK/TOKYO — Itochu Corp and Thai agribusiness Charoen Pokphand Group will invest $10.4 billion (340.17 billion baht) in China’s Citic Ltd, the listed unit of China’s state-owned investment corporation.

  • China's GDP growth slows to 7.4%

    20 Jan 2015 : BEIJING - China's gross domestic product (GDP) rose 7.4% in 2014, official data showed on Tuesday, slumping to a 24-year low with authorities describing slowing expansion as the "new normal" for the world's second-largest economy.

  • INDUSTRY

    Nong Khai economic zone speeds up

    20 Jan 2015 : The special economic zone committee chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has agreed to include Nong Khai in the first phase of SEZ development in addition to the other five locations already approved.

  • ECONOMY

    Exports pose risk to 2015 outlook

    20 Jan 2015 : The export sector remains a downside risk to reviving the economy at a time of global fears about deflation in the euro zone and Japan, say economists.

  • Thai rice exports to dominate

    20 Jan 2015 : Thailand is expected to return to dominate global rice exports, with shipments estimated at 10-11 million tonnes this year.

  • Consumer prices

    Four more products now cheaper

    20 Jan 2015 : Prices of four more products in addition to lube oil were set to be cut by 5-10% starting yesterday, in keeping with falling oil prices.

  • SECURITIES

    UOB Kay Hian seeks young clients

    20 Jan 2015 : SET-listed UOB Kay Hian Securities (Thailand) Plc (UOBKH) plans to focus on investment banking and expand its customer base to the younger generation.

  • mutual funds

    KTAM eyes 15% leap in AUM level

    20 Jan 2015 : Krungthai Asset Management (KTAM) expects a 15% increase in its assets under management (AUM) this year to retain its foothold as the country's third-largest mutual fund operator.

  • motorcycles

    Summit Capital aims for 2019 top spot

    20 Jan 2015 : Summit Capital Leasing Co, the motorcycle hire-purchase subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sumitomo Corporation, plans to boost revenue aggressively with the aim of becoming the leader in the Thai market in five years.

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