Thai Start-up portal

Thai Government develops one-stop startup portal to support local entrepreneurs

The one-stop startup portal dubbed ‘Biz Portal’ sets out to improve Thailand’s Global Competitiveness Index. Related posts: Google Thailand to push local content, web services Internet search engine Google has officially opened its representative office… Thailand: 17th ‘easiest’ for business Thailand is ranked 17th among the easiest places to do… SET likely to take more […]

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Analysts look to positives amid N Korea tensions

TENSIONS over the stand-off between the US and North Korea could pressure global stock markets, say investment experts, though some note that concerns over the prospect of a French referendum on whether to leave the European Union may encourage capital to stay put in Thai and other emerging markets. Warut Sivasariyonon, managing director for research […]

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Easy money bull runs to end soon according to ASCO

Liquidity-driven stock market rallies are coming to an end following the tapering of rapid fire money printing at most major central banks, warns the Association of Securities Companies. “We’ve been in the quantitative easing [QE] era since 2008 with money flooding stock markets across the globe, but the magnitude of cash pumping is gradually being […]

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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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IAA to educate about unpopular Thai stocks

IAA to cover unpopular stocks Investment Analysts Association (IAA) has asked stock regulators to earmark some budget to the association to conduct analysis reports on all the stocks in the Thai market, its chairman says. There are 659 listed companies, of which 522 are traded on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and 137 on […]

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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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