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SCG Packaging shares price up on Vietnam expansion

Shares of SCG Packaging Plc (SCGP), a unit of Thailand's largest industrial conglomerate Siam Cement Group, rose by 2.8 per cent on Tuesday after it unveiled an 11.8-billion-baht business expansion in Vietnam.SCGP price peaked at 64 baht, before settling...

Opinion: Foreign land ownership deserves public debate rather than outdated beliefs

Throughout last week, pro-democracy protesters, who are mostly liberals, have been calling out coup supporters and royalists, who are mostly conservatives, about Prayut government’s decision to allow foreigners to buy land in Thailand.At first, I thought it was just...

‘Movers & Shakers’ on the SET for September 21

Politics and EconomyBiggest news on the economic front is increase of government debt ceiling to 70% of GDP. Thailand’s current debt to GDP is at 58%. Increasing government borrowing to meet pandemic costs right thing to do, especially now...

Opinion: Forget military alliances, it’s all about the economy, stupid

American and allied embassies across Asia have been scrambling for the past month to analyze and scrutinize the possible of entry of China into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).China formally applied to join the...

Opinion: Is nowhere safe? Latest police harassment is brazen new low

As reports surfaced of a police officer openly harassing a female journalist who came to the station for a standard procedure, we have to ask ourselves: Is nowhere safe for women in Thailand? And, perhaps more urgently: Why is...

Malaysian transgender icon, on the run from Shariah law, reportedly arrested in Bangkok

Malaysian transgender icon Muhammad Sajjad Kamaruz Zaman, better known as Nur Sajat, was reportedly arrested in Bangkok and out on bail, local reports said on Monday.Nur Sajat has been on the run from Malaysian authorities since February this...

Thai Union acquires 10 per cent stake in R&B Food Supply

Thai Union Group Plc (TU), one of the world’s largest seafood producers, acquired a 10-per-cent stake in R&B Food Supply Plc (RBF) in a strategic move to enhance its food products, the company said on Monday.​​The transaction was worth...

‘Movers & Shakers’ on the SET for September 20

Politics and EconomyRaise Debt Ceiling – The government plans to raise public debt to GDP ceiling to 70%, to help raise 2 trillion baht for Covid relief. If approved, it will boost the market as liquidity in the system...

Anti-military hashtag trends for past two days in Thailand

An anti-military hashtag trended for the past two days in Thailand, coinciding with the 15th anniversary of a military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government of Thaksin Shinawatra.The hashtag 15ปีแล้วนะไอ้สัส (It has been 15 years, you assholes)...

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