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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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Betagro aims for market leadership

Betagro Group has set itself an aggressive goal to become the pork-export leader through its five-year business plan to achieve an integrated breeding cycle including 140,000 great-grandparent pigs (GGP). These high-quality GGP stocks will allow the group to breed high-quality swine through grandparent (GP) and parent stock (PS). Part of the group’s Bt3-billion annual investment […]

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Some take dim view of capital plan for Big C

France-based Casino Group’s capital-raising plan for its Big C Supercenter hypermarket chain might run into resistance from local minority shareholders. Many small shareholders disagree with the plan, claiming it is not transparent or is unreasonable. Casino Group holds about 65 per cent of Big C. Big C’s board yesterday decided to postpone the extraordinary shareholders’ […]

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Listed firms’ profits increase only 2.4%

Listed companies reported total net profits for the first nine months of 2011 of 511.9 billion baht, an increase of 2.4% from 500 billion in the same period last year, according to Tientip Subhanij, director of the SET’s Capital Market Research Institute. Sales revenue in the period rose 30% year-on-year to 6 trillion baht for […]

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