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  • US growth slows to 2.6%

    30 Jan 2015 : WASHINGTON — The US economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas.

  • Eurozone deflation accelerates to record low in January

    30 Jan 2015 : Eurozone consumer prices fell by a record 0.6 percent in January, EU data showed Friday, confirming deflation could be taking hold and putting pressure on a historic bond-buying plan by the ECB to deliver.

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  • FURNISHINGS

    Roca turns on the tap with three new local branches

    24 Dec 2014 : Roca Thailand Co, a vendor of bathroom fittings, plans to expand with three new Greater Bangkok branches next year, aiming at 100 million baht in sales and 30% annual growth through 2018.

  • rights offering

    Thoresen eyes investments

    24 Dec 2014 : SET-listed Thoresen Thai Agencies Plc (TTA) plans to increase capital through a rights offering that will strengthen its core businesses and take advantage of new investment opportunities.

  • UOB sees 4% Thai GDP growth in 2015

    24 Dec 2014 : Amid growing scepticism over Thailand's economic growth prospects for the new year, economists are divided on whether GDP will expand by less than its potential of 4%.

  • Banker arrested in B1bn KMITL fraud

    23 Dec 2014 : A commercial bank manager accused of colluding with a senior financial officer of King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in embezzling about one billion baht from the KMITL has been arrested.

  • Instant noodles in hot water

    23 Dec 2014 : Sales of instant noodles are expected to grow by only 1.4% this year to 15.4 billion baht due to weak consumer spending, particularly from the grass roots, says Thai President Foods Plc (TPF), maker of Mama instant noodles.

  • by invitation

    Engaging consumers constantly via their communication devices

    23 Dec 2014 : Next year will see a world of mobiles, and Asia-Pacific will lead the way.

  • State urged to boost rice sales

    23 Dec 2014 : The government is being urged to improve selling procedures next year to ensure faster sales in order to keep pace with market requirements and to classify grain quality more clearly.

  • Trade deals with China bolster ties

    23 Dec 2014 : Thailand has signed four cooperation agreements with China, mainly focusing on promoting the use of local currencies in their bilateral trade.

  • economy

    Public debt ratio may rise

    23 Dec 2014 : Lower-than-expected economic growth this year could see the ratio of public debt to GDP climb slightly.

  • ECONOMY

    Thailand apt to withstand Russian flu

    23 Dec 2014 : Russia's economic crisis will have only a limited effect on the Thai economy due to minimal bilateral trade, but Russia's ailment could still affect capital flows to emerging markets, says a Bank of Thailand official.

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