October2017

SET closes down 24.10 to 1,683.43

The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index fell 1.41%, or 24.10 points, to 1,683.43 on Thursday. Read more here: Bangkok Post – Business News

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Govt terminates free bus and train rides end of this month

The government will terminate the free bus and train ride scheme end of this month after having been introduced for almost a decade. The scheme had been extended 23 times since it was first implemented in August 2008 during the Samak Sundravej administration, or almost 10 years ago. Throughout the[…]

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SMEs more optimistic, feel slump has bottomed out

Most small and medium-sized enterprises feel their business slowdown has bottomed out, but many still have no idea when they will resume investment, the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) found from its latest survey. Read more here: Bangkok Post – Business News

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Exports at all-time high in September

Exports set a new monthly high at US$21,812 million in September, rising 12.2% year-on-year, and export growth in the first nine months of the year peaked was the best in six years. Read more here: Bangkok Post – Business News

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Quiet celebration of vegetarian festival this year

Celebration of the vegetarian festival this year in most popular cities across the country with large Chinese communities will be a much smaller and quieter event as it falls at exactly the same time as the royal funeral of the beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The religious vegetarian festival kicks[…]

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Son of Thai ex-PM Thaksin vows to challenge money-laundering charges

PANTHONGTAE SHINAWATRA, the only son of fugitive former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has denied allegations of money-laundering after the Department of Special Investigations (DSI) charged him with the crime on Wednesday. Panthongtae is accused of receiving a THB10 million (US$300,000) cheque in 2004 related to an earlier corruption case[…]

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Mourners drive flight traffic

Those coming to Bangkok to pay their final respects to the late King Bhumibol are creating an extra surge in passenger traffic. Read more here: Bangkok Post – Business News

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