Month: January 2016

AoT airports set new record in passenger traffic

Thailand’s six main airports saw robust growth in passenger traffic of 21.3% in 2015, setting a new record of just under 110 million.

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NSF predicts member surge

The National Savings Fund (NSF) expects membership to rise to 1.5 million this year from 390,000 as a result of heavy campaigning through numerous collaborations with other groups, says secretary-general Somporn Chitpenthom.

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Japan’s negative-rate move gives equities a big lift

Recap: Global stock markets advanced last week as the cooling economy in China supported views that the US Federal Reserve will have to slow its pace of interest-rate increases this year. The Bank of Japan’s surprise move to negative interest rates to beat stubborn deflation lifted markets sharply higher on Friday. The Thai stock market also tracked the global euphoria.

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China wealth fund eyes Thai stake

China has expressed interest in investing in the Thailand Future Fund (TFF), according to Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong.

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Conversion of baht bonds set to end

The Finance Ministry is considering whether to temporarily stop foreign governments and companies from issuing baht-denominated bonds and swapping the proceeds into US dollars due to concerns over tightening liquidity in the Thai financial market.

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BoJ’s new easing step may be powerful but is risky

The Bank of Japan has surprised the market again with a step to introduce a negative interest rate, but the decision indicates the central bank has been pushed into a corner in its battle against deflation.

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Progress on new Yangon airport

The Myanmar government and a consortium that includes the Japanese builder JGC Corp reached a broad agreement Saturday on a plan to construct a new airport on the outskirts of Yangon.

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Authorities help 380 staff of foreclosed firm

The Labour Ministry has said it is helping the employees who suddenly lost their jobs after the Central Bankruptcy Court seized the assets of their employer.

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Barbie gets body makeover to broaden its appeal

NEW YORK — When it comes to Barbie’s body, it will no longer be one size fits all.

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Gold rises B50 to B18,900

Gold prices climbed 50 baht to 18,900 baht per baht-weight in Bangkok on Saturday.

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