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Nation TV moving with the changes
NATION TV will make adjustments to keep pace with changing consumer behaviour and technology this year after a 50-per-cent surge in ratings last year.

Rubber plantations hit worst in floods
The massive floods are costing the southern economy Bt27.4 billion, with rubber plantations taking the brunt of the damage at nearly Bt20 billion, according to TMB Analytics.

Ministry proposes Bt20 bn SME development fund
THE Finance Ministry will today propose to the Cabinet an SME development fund with the initial size of Bt20 billion in an effort to sprout small and medium-sized enterprises in the agricultural, tourism and service industries across the country.

‘Rethink’ for asset management firms
PROTECTING CLIENTS, MAINTAINING CONFIDENCE CRUCIAL, MINISTER SAY AMID BILL OF EXCHANGE DEFAULTS

DTAC talks with TOT on broadband partnership
TOTAL ACCESS Communication is interested in partnering with state telecommunications agency TOT to provide wireless broadband service on the 2.3-gigahertz spectrum, DTAC chief executive officer Lars Norling said yesterday.

TrueVisions may face further penalties: NBTC
If firm not finalising relief steps for subscribers over channel cancellations

Two ministries to integrate work on SMEs
TO INCREASE efficiency in the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises and to reduce duplication, the Commerce and Industry ministries have agreed to integrate their work on SME promotion plans and funding.

Thailand Future Fund to be launched in Q2
THE STATE Enterprise Policy Office expects to launch the delayed Thailand Future Fund, worth Bt40 billion to Bt50 billion, in the second quarter as one of the government’s financial tools for infrastructure development.

Thai Smile plans more than 10 overseas routes
THAI SMILE AIRWAYS, a fully owned subsidiary of national carrier Thai Airways International, will spread its wings further abroad this year to raise the number of passengers to 4.5 million and revenue to Bt10.1 billion.

Women dominate China’s outbound tourism
Travelling abroad is gaining popularity among Chinese people, with tourists spending more on experiences instead of seeking shopping opportunities, statistics show.

CP chief to attend meet on ‘golden year of Thai investments’
CP GROUP’S chief Dhanin Chearavanont and other senior Thai and foreign executives will take part in the Board of Investment’s “Opportunity Thailand” showcase on February 15, with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha delivering the keynote speech.

SCB joins funding for Canadian Solar
BT7.44 BN IN SYNDICATED LOAN IN SUPPORT OF NEW PRODUCTION BASE IN THAILAND

TFD to help Hot Pot rebrand, expand overseas
A BUSINESS group owned by Apichai Techaubol announced yesterday that it would join the management of Hot Pot, in which it holds a 24.5-per cent stake.

Ministry to encourage farmers to grow herbs
BID TO MEET HIGH DEMAND IN GLOBAL MARKET AND TO ALSO BOOST THE INCOME OF GROWERS

Mexican chain buys big load of Thai rice
THE COSTCO-MEXICO superstore has imported 112 tonnes of Thai rice for distribution to its 32 branches in 18 Mexican states.

Fixed-cost management can prevent crises in tough times
FROM THE financial perspective, there are two types of costs that management have to deal with – variable and fixed.

More support needed to drive SET above the 1,600-point mark
The SET Index, from the last week of 2016 to last week, has seen a record high at 1,580 points, close to ASPS Research’s 2017 target of 1,600 points (based on estimated earnings-per-share growth in 2017 of 7.58 per cent or Bt100 per share and targeted PER of 16 times).

Shenyang’s Sino-German park ‘hub of intelligent manufacturing’
IF THERE’S one place that has wholeheartedly embraced “Made in China 2025” and Germany’s “Industry 4.0”, it is the Sino-German (Shenyang) Intelligent Equipment Manufacturing Park in Shenyang, the capital of northeast China’s Liaoning province.

Products under APTA increased
MINISTERS FROM countries party to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) met during the Fourth APTA Ministerial Council to conclude negotiations that will more than double the number of products under preferential tariff treatment in order to expand trade and boost growth in the region.

Jobs boost for Nakhon Ratchasima as AIS plans to set up second call centre
ADVANCED INFO Service (AIS) plans to set up a second call centre at a cost of around Bt1 billion on a 10-rai land plot in Nakhon Ratchasima.



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