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Thai bourse grants SET Sustainability Awards to 14|listed companies
THE STOCK EXCHANGE of Thailand has announced that the SET Sustainability Awards 2016 have been granted to 14 listed companies. 

Glimpse into the life of pioneer family behind tourism boom
THAI tourism historian Chanin Donavanik knows the hotel business in Thailand well. As the son of Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, founder of Dusit Thani (Dusit International), Chanin spent his entire life involved in hospitality.

Premium airlines step up dogfight for business
They offer cheaper fares as they also battle low-cost competitors to stay aloft in the industry. 

New FamilyMart to open at Aspire Sathorn Thapra project
FAMILYMART, in cooperation with AP (Thailand), yesterday announced the launch of a new convenience store at the Aspire Sathorn Thapra project, which is near the Talat Phlu BTS station.

Five start-ups reach final round of Depa Phuket smart-city project
FIVE START-UPS have reached the final round of the Digital Economy Promotion Agency’s “Start-up Challenge for Smart Cities” event in Phuket.

Edge seen for Thailand with electric vehicles
THAILAND has strong potential to succeed in developing an electric vehicle (EV) industry as one of the country’s new growth sectors due to its existing position in the global automotive market, according to Dick Hsieh, president of Delta Electronics (Thailand).

Brother focuses on ‘Transform for the Future’
BROTHER has announced a three-year strategy under the concept “Transform for the Future”, with the focus on sustainable development, the business-to-business (B2B) market and human resources.

With the Fourth Industrial Revolution comes ‘HR 4.0’
“WE ARE at the beginning of a revolution that is fundamentally changing the way we live, work and relate to one another. There has never been a time of greater promise or greater peril.” – Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, at last year’s WEF.

Expanding ReadyPlanet acquires majority stake in e-Travel Marketing
READYPLANET, a digital-marketing specialist, has acquired a 52-per-cent stake in e-Travel Marketing in order to expand into the tourism and hotel businesses.

Bangkok Airways to boost long-haul markets
BANGKOK AIRWAYS is eyeing long-haul markets with plans to boost passengers from the Americas, Africa and Europe. The plans were announced yesterday as the carrier forecast it would be boost passenger numbers by 12-13 per cent this year.

Start-up to launch taxi service using electric scooters
ETRAN GROUP, a start-up company, hopes to raise initial funding of Bt300 million to launch an electric-motorbike service in Bangkok in the third quarter of this year.

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JUNTA CITES ‘IRREGULARITIES’ FOR TOTAL SRT BOARD REVAMP

Ex-office workers see health drink venture take off in first year
THREE OFFICE workers – Wongdet Iaosanurak, 37, Chatchanee Plerkslanan, 30, and Aek Plerslanan, 27 – decided three years ago it was time to change their working lives and go into business on their own, forming Crossmax Retail Co Ltd.

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Freedom has led to extremes: Jokowi

Asia’s airports handle 10% more travellers
AIRPORTS across the Asia-Pacific are getting more crowded, with the number of international travellers growing by 10.2 per cent last year compared with the previous year.

Asean meet sets out 6 priorities for growth
ASEAN has revealed this year’s six priorities to drive growth and pursue the common goals of the 10-member regional bloc as Asean foreign ministers met at a retreat in the Philippine resort of Boracay this week.

RP economy to stay robust, says ADB chief
THE PRESIDENT of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said he believes the Philippines will continue to enjoy solid growth this year and beyond, “based on a young and educated workforce and strong private sector activities” including business process outsourcing (BPO) and manufacturing.

VN to offer G-bond lending for members
MARKET MEMBERS will be able to borrow Vietnam government bonds (G-bonds) for sale when a new circular comes into effect on September 1.

Taxis in VN claim unfair rivalry
TAXI FIRMS are calling for fair competition with tech-based rivals Uber and Grab, which have grown rapidly in Vietnam over the past two years.

Staedtler Thailand looking for sales lift
Following expansion of production sites in Bangkok



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