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NBTC says axed bid is no obstacle to 5G


The telecom regulator insists that the failure of the planned 1800-megahertz auction on Aug 4 will not affect fifth-generation (5G) wireless broadband development in the country.

Finding where the sweet spot lies

Investors know they can expect both dividends and capital gains from putting money into dividend-paying stocks. But most of them overlook another advantage of dividend plays: the dividend tax credit, a benefit than can help individual…

Five services to lose protection

The Commerce Ministry plans to remove five services on List 3 of the Foreign Business Act (FBA), opening them up to free competition to facilitate trade and investment in Thailand.

GPSC mulls GLOW takeover

A huge acquisition deal between two SET-listed companies -- Global Power Synergy Plc (GPSC) and Glow Group Plc (GLOW) -- is expected to reach a conclusion Monday, after early details were divulged recently.

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Health concerns demand creative response from juice makers


Consumers have long regarded fruit juice as a healthy option, especially when compared to carbonated soft drinks. But many credible scientific studies have found that drinking fruit juice is not the same as consuming fruit, because some…


New railways help builders become Thailand's top stocks


A revival in optimism about Thai infrastructure projects has helped shares of the nation’s contractors rebound from a record slide.


Grand Palace touts nabbed


Almost 90 people have been rounded up in a joint operation to restore law and order around the Grand Palace following complaints by foreign visitors of being pressured to purchase services they do not require.


Gold prices up B50 to B19,850

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The Gold Traders Association this morning announced the buying prices at 19,389.64 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments and 19,750.00 baht per baht-weight for gold bars.


Survey: 63% of Thai workers expect disruption


Nearly one-third of Thai employees are likely to leave their firms in the next 12 months as a result of digital transformation, according to a recent survey commissioned by Workday, a cloud-based human resource and financial application…

Energy transition a tricky balancing act in Asia


Shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources is a noble goal, but doing so in Asia is a huge challenge, given soaring energy demand from the growing middle class and the need to serve tens of millions of others living in poverty.

Seeding green growth


Sustainability and planning for climate change have become mainstream components of economic planning globally as the world has witnessed the adverse impacts of irresponsible growth pathways.


Why empathy matters in innovation


Now that the internet and smartphones have taken over the world, it seems that people have become too busy to spare some time to truly understand a problem. In an age of Google, the answer to every question is just a click away.

EU data rules open opportunities for businesses


When Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, declared data to be the "new raw material of the 21st century" back in 2011, he was perfectly describing the direction many economies were heading -- from industry to insights and…

Sunday, Jun 17


New players in market for coconut milk


Thailand's coconut milk market has picked up, with newcomers racing to join a market valued at over 6 billion baht a year and growing in line with the local food industry.

Autonomous system scheduled for 2036


The Transport Ministry plans to complete its "smart autonomous system" nationwide by 2036, with an ambitious goal to improve logistics competitiveness.

CBRE: Office rents to continue resilience


The property market will keep growing as land and residential prices soar, just as office rents have risen consistently over the past three decades despite two major economic crises in 1997 and 2008, says property consultancy CBRE Thailand.

Who's left holding the bag?


From a mouth-watering serving of som tam to a simple can of Coke, plastic bags have earned a reputation as the primary container for food and other goods among Thais. Either consciously or unconsciously, plastic has become a decades-long…


Malaysia power shift hits China infrastructure drive


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia was once a loyal partner in China's globe-spanning infrastructure drive but a new government is now pledging to review Beijing-backed projects, threatening key links in the much-vaunted initiative.


Like 'Star Trek': voice shopping seen as new frontier

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WASHINGTON: Hey, Google, order a large pizza! Alexa, I need vitamins!


Shaky law on Airbnb rentals


A court ruling on Airbnb in Hua Hin was meant to weaken sentiment among condo buyers who buy units to rent out on a daily basis. Yet the data shows the number of daily-leasing units continues to rise.

Saturday, Jun 16


Beijing fires back in trade war with US

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BEIJING: China fired back on Saturday in a spiralling trade dispute with US President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34-billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey.


Nippon Express wins region-wide licence

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TOKYO: Nippon Express Co, Japan's leading logistics service provider, has obtained a cross-border land transport licence requiring no transshipment in five countries, to help it meet demand in the Mekong region.


Gold prices down B150 to B19,800

The Gold Traders Association this morning announced the buying prices at 19,344.16 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments, and 19,700 baht per baht-weight for gold bar.


U-tapao hub bidding terms due in October

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The government expects to announce bidding terms for an aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) hub worth 11 billion baht in October and to name the winning bidder and sign the contract in the first quarter of next year.

Eleven submit bids for 540,000 tonnes of energy-use rice


The government's rice stocks are on the brink of selling out after the final auction of 540,000 tonnes for energy purposes gained 11 bidders.

PTTOR operations set for July 1

SET-listed PTT Plc, the national oil and gas conglomerate, is scheduled to operate its new, wholly owned subsidiary, PTT Oil and Retail Co (PTTOR), from July 1. PTTOR is targeted to list on the stock exchange next year.

SET index pierces 1,700 on trade fears


Local shares briefly slipped through the 1,700-point barrier yesterday in choppy trade on renewed worries over a potential global trade war, with US President Donald Trump set to approve new tariffs on Chinese goods.

1800-megahertz spectrum auction aborted

The auction for the 1800-megahertz spectrum has finally been aborted after the country's three largest mobile operators did not submit bid documents on Saturday. All three had picked up documents.

Honeywell drawn to Thailand 4.0


Honeywell, the global software and industrial group, is keen on taking advantage of the transition to Thailand 4.0, aiming for revenue growth this year of 7-8% from 6.6 billion baht earned last year.

Blazing the trail for a nation of startups

The quick and easy-going Panachit Kittipanya-ngam shows up in a bright orange T-shirt to match the logo of AccRevo, the startup he founded and leads.

Tax favouritism for Jack Ma disavowed


The Revenue Department insists that taxation of local online vendors is proceeding in a fair manner and without discrimination after a message went viral on social media that said the government was taxing online sellers but providing a 13…

Fed and ECB decisions push down shares, SET retreats


Recap: Global stock markets declined after the US Federal Reserve signalled at least two more interest-rate increases in 2018 and the European Central Bank (ECB) said it would end its bond-buying stimulus in December.

Friday, Jun 15


Trump makes China tariffs official

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has moved the United States to the brink of a trade war with China, formally announcing tariffs on billions of dollars worth of Chinese imports that America’s biggest trading partner vowed to retaliate…


China promises fast response as Trump readies tariffs

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BEIJING: China vowed on Friday to strike back quickly if the United States hurts its interests, hours before U.S. President Donald Trump was due to unveil revisions to a tariff list targeting $50 billion worth of Chinese goods.