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COMMODITIES BAAC union denies late payment for rice scheme
19 Dec 2013 : The labour union of the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) has brushed aside a claim that the state-owned bank has delayed payment to farmers who pledged rice under the government's subsidy scheme even though it has 60 billion baht available.
19 Dec 2013 : While political turmoil may have put the brakes on the economy, it also put a lid on rising overdue consumer debt.
19 Dec 2013 : Thailand maintained its No.2 position for external disk storage in Asean thanks to the government's support of digital television and telecommunications policies.
19 Dec 2013 : The amount of cassava used in producing ethanol will nearly double to 3 million tonnes next year, driven by Commerce Ministry moves to push up the price of the crop.
19 Dec 2013 : Bangkok will host the regional internet summit in 2014, underlining Thailand's potential to be an information and communications technology (ICT) hub for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).
18 Dec 2013 : TOKYO - The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ said Wednesday it has acquired a 72.01% stake in Bank of Ayudhya for 536 billion yen (167.9 billion baht) and turned the bank into a subsidiary to expand its operations in the country and other Southeast Asian economies.
18 Dec 2013 : The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index went up 12.68 points, or 0.95%, to close at 1,349.86 points at the end of trading session this afternoon. The trade value was 31.76 billion baht, with 4.79 billion shares traded.
18 Dec 2013 : The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) on Wednesday announced that it is cutting its saving and fixed deposit interest rates to nearly the same levels as those of commercial banks, Prachachart Thurakij online reported.
18 Dec 2013 : Singaporean authorities have charged 28 foreign workers and will deport another 53 believed to have been involved in the island's worst rioting in decades, reports said on Wednesday.
18 Dec 2013 : Most Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand would like to return home, and the country could face a shortage of over five million workers as a result by 2025, according to survey results released on Wednesday.
18 Dec 2013 : Economic growth could be curtailed in 2014 if the government pushes ahead with a general election on Feb 2 amid continuing political conflict, former finance minister Thanong Bhidaya warned on Wednesday.
18 Dec 2013 : The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index went up 12.16 points, or 0.91%, to close at 1,349.34 points at the end of trading session this morning. The trade value was 15.84 billion baht, with 2.63 billion shares traded.
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