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Thailand’s rice production to return to historical levels

Thailand’s rice production is expected to return to historical levels in 2017-18, reaching 19.5 million tonnes, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). That total is 5% higher than production in 2016-17, which was hindered by critically low reservoir levels. Planted acreage is likely to increase 3%, especially […]

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Thai Financial markets

More young Thai talent needed to improve financial markets

THAILAND still needs a lot of young professionals capable of helping improve the local financial markets. That is why the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) continues to hold its annual Young Financial Star competition to attract more talent into the field. Krisada Sektrakul, SET senior executive vice president and head of the Capital Market Education […]

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Thai Baht

Thai Baht set to weaken

Thai baht is set to weaken following foreign capital outflows from the stock and bond markets. The Thai baht today is traded at Bt35.13 per US dollar, gaining nearly 2 per cent since the beginning of this year. Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) expects a reversal of the trend this month due to tightening by […]

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French reinsurer CCR not accepting more Thai business

CCR Group, a leading French reinsurer, has circulated a letter informing its partners in New Zealand, Australia and Thailand to stop writing business with the company in order to ensure its long-term profitability for the benefit of shareholders. The letter, sent on Monday by the head office in Paris, said the group had conducted a […]

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SCG chief sees only short-term Impact on economy from floods

Siam Cement Group (SCG), the country’s largest industrial conglomerate, foresees disruption from the severe flooding to affect the Thai economy in the short term, however it expects the recovery to be faster than some analysts have predicted. “I read some analysis, which said that |the Thai economy will recover in the final |quarter of next […]

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Oishi ready to restart, expand

Oishi Group Plc, the country’s biggest green tea maker and Japanese restaurant chain, plans to spend 400 million baht to add 30 new outlets next year. Of the total, 15 will be Shabushi outlets with the rest Oishi Ramen, Oishi Japanese Buffet Restaurant or Nikuya. Paisarn Aowsathaporn, Oishi’s executive vice-president for food, said the expansion […]

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SENA goes golfing

Listed property developer Sena Development (SENA) plans to launch a residential project in Pattaya next year, according to the Bangkok Post. The company will ask shareholders on December 27 to approve purchase of a 100 rai piece of land in Pattaya Country Club with an appraised value of almost THB2 billion (US$64.9 million). The decision […]

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Ch Karnchang gears up for billions’ of contracts

Ch Karnchang, the country’s second-largest construction company, is ready to take on Bt50 billion to Bt60 billion worth of post-flood work. Chief executive officer Plew Trivisvavet said yesterday that after all flood waters have been mopped up, old infrastructure such as roads would need to be repaired while new infrastructure, such as roads, buildings and […]

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