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Singapore stocks gain, other SE Asia markets end mixed


Singapore shares closed slightly higher on Monday after earlier touching a more than two-year peak, as data showed consumer prices in September rose in line with expectations, while other stock markets in the region were largely subdued.


Gold prices down B50 to B20,100

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The Gold Traders Association this morning announced the buying prices at 19,647.36 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments and 20,000 baht per baht-weight for gold bar.


Change for the better in tribute to our beloved King


The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascended to the throne in 1946 and was crowned as Rama IX in 1950, becoming the world’s longest-reigning monarch in 2016. Throughout his 70-year reign, he introduced great changes to his country with the…


The threat of big data


The world is going to shift from a digital economy to a data economy where data will generate a new source of revenue companies use for "psychographics", says a cybersecurity analyst.

THAI dinged for on-time performance

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Thai Airways International's (THAI) shoddy record on punctuality has caused Thai travellers to sarcastically refer its airline code TG as "tomorrow go".

Q3 earnings may offer SET uptick

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) index is expected to trade in a range of 1,680 to 1,730 points this month, with a possible upside coming from target price upgrades following an announcement of third-quarter earnings, says Tisco…

Efforts underway to tap market for herbs

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The Commerce Ministry plans to promote the export of Thai organic herbs, aiming to create added value for the sector and tap into a global market worth trillions of baht annually.

Investors spot DW advantage


Derivative warrants (DWs) have grown popular among domestic and regional investors for stock speculation, as they provide better returns for short-term investment, securities firms say.

Software urged for healthcare, education


Standardised software interface in the healthcare sector and centralised digital courseware databases in education urgently need to be improved, according to a survey by the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa).

Sharing the Karen way of life, sufficiently

Phanon Khorsook, 24, faced disappointment and confusion from his parents and community when he decided to return to the mountainous village in Uthai Thani where he was born after earning a bachelor's degree in political science from…

Cream of the crop

A day trip to the Thai-Denmark Dairy Farm is not only a relaxing time amid fresh air and greenery, but also offers a glimpse into the heart of the country's milk industry, which was established by the late King Bhumibol.

Bridgestone tags Thailand as Asia hub


Japan-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tyre maker, remains confident about its Thai business becoming the regional hub of Asia-Pacific in the long run.

Following in the footsteps of King Bhumibol


It was heartbreaking news for Thai people when they heard that their beloved King had passed away on Oct 13, 2016. During his 70-year reign, King Bhumibol Adulyadej did so many things and taught us so many valuable lessons that have helped…

Sunday, Oct 22


18,000 EDCs to be in place in Thong Fah shops in November

The Comptroller General's Department, with support from the Commerce Ministry and state-run and commercial banks, will speed up the installation of electronic data capture (EDC) machines to meet the full number of 18,000 in November,…

Saturday, Oct 21


61 stranded after tour operator disappears

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SAMUT PRAKAN: Dozens of people from Korat have filed a complaint against their tour operator after they showed up at Suvarnabhumi airport for a trip to Hokkaido that never materialised.


Gold prices steady at B20,150

Gold prices were unchanged at 20,150.00 baht per baht-weight in Bangkok on Saturday.


B1.7bn flows via welfare card scheme

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The Commerce Ministry says the state welfare card project has helped circulate up to 1.7 billion baht for local economies, and officials aim to improve the buying system and increase the number of shops to reach more low-income consumers.


Dow powers past 23,000, profit-taking sinks set


Recap: US markets continued their record run this week, with the Dow crossing 23,000, as unemployment claims fell to a 44-year low. But investors are keeping a close watch on the selection of a new Federal Reserve chief. European markets…

Foreign entities eye baht bonds

Two foreign entities in the CLMV region are seeking approval from the Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) to issue baht-denominated bonds worth 50 billion baht.

GL trading halted until disclosures


The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) on Friday posted a "suspend trading" sign on shares of Group Lease Plc (GL), as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) demanded the company amend its financial statements after a regulatory…

PPP model for EEC nearly finished

The government is due to finalise the model and regulations for public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the Eastern Economic Corridor and submit them for approval to the EEC board, chaired by the prime minister, next month.

'Memory' frames 22nd Book Expo

Sales of books at the 22nd Book Expo Thailand are expected to thrive, boosted by print memorabilia, exhibitions and activities related to the late King Bhumibol.

Listed banks see profit slide as bad loans bite


Eleven SET-listed banks' aggregate net profit for the third quarter fell by 8.8% year-on-year, dragged by larger loan-loss provisions amid an uptick in bad loans.

Friday, Oct 20


Carrying water for the nation


Working for the government can be sexy sometimes. An access card stamped with the logo of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Finance Ministry or the Bank of Thailand would make many a 22-year-old swoon.


Former deputy finance minister Benja bailed

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The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail for former deputy finance minister Benja Louischaroen and four others convicted earlier of malfeasance on condition that they not leave the country.


Southeast Asia stocks sluggish

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Southeast Asian markets were largely sluggish on Friday, while Indonesia snapped a three-day losing streak after a positive economic outlook by the country's central bank boosted sentiment.


Vegetarian festival expects record spending


The annual vegetarian festival began on Friday with record spending expected from Thais abstaining from meat-heavy diets to earn spiritual credit during the year-long mourning period for the late king.

SET closes up 9.15 to 1,692.58

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The Stock Exchange of Thailand closed up 0.54% or 9.15 points to 1,692.58 on Monday.


Hong Kong stock trading floor set to close


HONG KONG: Hong Kong's last remaining stock market floor traders are taking their final orders as the exchange prepares to shut its trading hall, joining other world exchanges in going fully automated.


Smartphone upstart that beat Apple is now venturing West

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BEIJING: Vivo, the fast-growing smartphone brand backed by reclusive Chinese billionaire Duan Yongping, will begin selling to Western markets for the first time as it accelerates a global expansion.