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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.


    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.


    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.


    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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