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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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  • savings

    Investors shy away from Happy Together bond 

    28 Jan 2015 : Demand for the government's 100-billion-baht special savings bonds was tepid, with only half being subscribed.

  • Economy

    December exports rise but full-year figure still a decline

    28 Jan 2015 : December exports rose by 1.9% year-on-year, but the growth was not large enough for the full-year performance to escape contraction.

  • Mangpong turns to attraction of cosmetics

    28 Jan 2015 : MAI-listed Mangpong 1989 Plc (MPG) has diversified into the beauty and cosmetics retail chain in a bid to cash in on opportunities from the country's 200-billion-baht cosmetics market.

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    New expectations for supply-chain skills development

    28 Jan 2015 : In our last article, we presented our State of the Nation for the Supply Chain as it applied to this region. We felt it challenged the readiness of many organisations to embrace supply-chain management (SCM) development opportunities, and in reality our message was clear. Many large organisations are not even mastering the basics and are struggling in how to establish appropriate supply-chain strategies and improvement initiatives that can support efficient cross-business processes while developing internal functional skills to support them.

  • technology

    Hitachi Data expands the cloud appeal

    28 Jan 2015 : Data storage company Hitachi Data Systems, the California-based unit of Japan's Hitachi Ltd, is expanding its cloud product portfolio with the introduction of cloud-ready connectivity appliances and services in a drive to tap the burgeoning cloud market.

  • GOVERNANCE

    Thai firms lack independent evaluation

    28 Jan 2015 : As the capital market becomes increasingly integrated, an independent evaluation of the board of directors' performance is important for Thai companies to assure transparency and effectiveness of operations, says an expert in board evaluation.

  • US Fed eyes rate hike

    28 Jan 2015 : WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve opened its first monetary policy meeting of the year Tuesday to take the pulse of the US economy and mull the first interest rate hike since 2006.

  • Greece names hardline anti-bailout finance minister

    27 Jan 2015 : Greece named hardline leftwing economist Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister, handing him the pivotal task of renegotiating the debt-stricken nation's bailout with international creditors after it voted overwhelmingly to reject years of austerity politics.

  • THAI to reduce workforce 20% through attrition, buyouts

    27 Jan 2015 : Thai Airways International will reduce its workforce by 20% through buyouts and attrition over the next five years, government and labour union officials said Tuesday.

  • Major business facelift for Ratchaprasong

    27 Jan 2015 : Businesses at Ratchaprasong intersection plan a major facelift and a new walkway connecting 18 buildings in the area.

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