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PTTEP wins safety and health awards again
PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) has won two national Occupational Safety and Health Awards for the third consecutive year. 

Ivanka Trump touts launch of World Bank businesswomen's fund
Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's daughter and a White House advisor, on Saturday touted the creation of a new World Bank initiative to foster entrepreneurship among women.

PTT, Bangchak to lower retail petrol prices
PTT and Bangchak will lower their retail petrol prices, starting at 5am on Thursday.

Video can increase sales for SMEs: Workshop


Uber launches service for elderly, disabled passengers
Uber Thailand has launched uberASSIST, its latest ridesharing service which the company said will enhance the day to day travel of elderly passengers and passengers with disabilities.

Uber executive meets with PM Prayut
A Uber executive met with Prayut during his official visit at the US-Asean Business Council event on Tuesday.

Don’t worry about VAT rise, says tax boss
The Revenue Department director-general Prasong Poontaneat has quelled concerns about the latest royal decree that stipulates a VAT hike to 9 per cent next October.

Logistics firm JWD acquires 100% stake in Ocean Air International
JWD InfoLogistics Public Co Ltd (JWD) said on Wednesday that JVK International Movers Ltd, a subsidiary of JWD, has acquired 100-per-cent ownership of Ocean Air International Co Ltd, a Thai freight forwarding firm that specialises in international sea freight and airfreight services.

KSS doubles its capital as part of expansion plan
Krungsri Securities (KSS), a subsidiary of Bank of Ayudhya, has celebrated a milestone as it has successfully doubled its registered capital by Bt750 million to Bt1.35 billion.

PDI plans investments in two Lao hydropower plants
Padaeng Industry Public Co Ltd (PDI) plans to further expand its capacity to generate renewable energy by signing a memorandum of understanding to jointly invest in two hydropower plants in Laos with a total capacity of 114 megawatts.

Goldman Sachs studying whether to trade bitcoins: source
NEW YORK - Goldman Sachs is exploring whether to launch a trading venture in bitcoin in response to client demand, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.

Born to fight: excise chief seeks Olympics glory
THE NEW excise tax has been praised by many as a great advance in tax reform in Thailand – and Somchai Poolsavasdi is one of the key people behind it.

Habitat Group wins 5 premium property awards


NMG appoints new chairman
Marut Arthakaivalvatee, one of Thailand’s leading advertising executives, has been appointed new chairman of the board of directors of the Nation Multimedia Group  (NMG) in a move that will help reinforce the group’s leadership in the media business and further drive its expansion into online business and revenue diversification.

AP Thailand launches ‘Life Asoke – Rama 9’
AP (Thailand) in collaboration with its Japanese partner, Mitsubishi Estate Group (MEC), is launching “Life Asoke – Rama 9”, a mega-condominium project to end the year. Condo unit prices start at Bt2.45 million (Bt98,000 per square metre).

Vested interests block meaningful reforms as government remains too vague: Banthoon
DO NOT EXPECT major government successes in implementing the next major round of reforms, a banking executive has warned.

'Be tech-savvy to be more competitive' says American firm McKinsey
DHAKA - McKinsey prepared the biennial survey based on interviews of chief purchasing officers of top 63 global garment retailers that buy apparel items worth US$137 billion a year.

Digital technology can reduce income gap: Minister
Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara emphasized on Monday that the adoption of innovative digital technology had great potential to solve the growing wealth disparity within the society.

JD.com’s CEO: We will make Thailand Asean’s hub
RICHARD LIU, the billionaire founder of JD.com, says he has set his sights on making Thailand a major hub for his e-commerce expansion plan in Southeast Asia.

Japan, China compete for influence in Thailand
Tokyo’s huge trade mission to Bangkok highlights contest for economic weight.



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