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Bank shares rebound while defensive shares look bright

Bank shares are beginning to rebound after a poor showing in last quarter’s results. Shares within the “defensive” group – companies that are broadly protected from economic downturns – are also expected to gain, especially hospitals and shares that are benefitting from...

Urgent measures considered to stimulate the economy

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak revealed today that measures to stimulate investment will be introduced at the next cabinet meeting on Tuesday.The move came after the validity of the 2020 fiscal year budget bill was called into question over a...

[Update] Thailand has the highest number of coronavirus cases outside of China

Thailand has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases outside of mainland China, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) with four confirmed cases.On Thursday, the Ministry of Health from China, Thailand, Japan and the Republic of Korea...

Thailand falls two spots on corruption index

Thailand's ranking on Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index fell two spots from a year ago, according to the report released Thursday.Thailand now ranks as the 101st most corrupt country in the world according to the perception of Transparency...

Exports fall for fifth month in a row

Thailand’s exports fell for the fifth straight months from August to December while total exports declined by 2.65 per cent in 2019, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce.The Kasikorn Research Center now expects the country’s export value to contract by 1...

Property developers aiming for projects along new mass transit routes

Thailand will spend over 1.1 trillion baht over the next four years to develop the country’s rail and transport systems, representing opportunity and challenges for property developers to expand their portfolio outside the traditional CBD.“We see a business opportunity to expand...

Auschwitz of the Thais

For the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we visited Auschwitz to reflect on its history and how it ties to us as Thais.We’ve all seen it; we’ve all seen the pictures. But it’s different when you’re here....

Helena’s Journey

Some years ago, when the Terminal 21 shopping mall was new, I spotted a statue of Adolf Hitler in front a clothing store, dressed to look like Ronald McDonald.  Around the same time, I learned that there had once...

Plastic is precious

The government’s ban on plastic is a positive step in the right direction. Before the ban, Thailand was using over 70 billion plastic bags every single year. But can we do more? Of course we can, and there are many people...

Stock Analysis: ‘Gulf Energy’

Thousands of investors on the Stock Exchange of Thailand would consider Wednesday November 22, 2017 as the day they may have struck the jackpot of the lottery, had they managed to get their hands on the initial public offering of one of...

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