Thailand-EU free-trade talks to start next year

Thailand hopes to start official bilateral free-trade talks with the European Union early next year, with a view to making the country the EU’s trade and investment hub in Asean

Thailand likely to expand exchange-traded funds (ETF) offer

In many countries, ETFs have become a tool that allows easier and more convenient investment, a greater variety of investment strategies, and efficient risk management if the fund is used along with other products.”Thailand is in a good state of development on ETFs, however, there remains room for improvement,” said chief executive officer Pattera Dilokrungthirapop.

Siam Commercial Bank focuses on growing urbanisation

The Siam Commercial Bank Economic Intelligence Centre (SCB EIC) urges business operators to focus on the growth of urbanisation outside greater Bangkok. The urbanisation rate in Thailand is lower than in some neighbouring countries at 31 per cent

Thailand Turns To Mobile Devices To Promote Tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is approaching travellers through its “Amazing Thailand” mobile application, hoping to double its website page views to 100 million over the next six months.

The Bank of Thailand new loan rules

The Bank of Thailand today announced a “preventive measure”, by setting the loan to value (LTV) limit for condominium and housing purchases.

Thailand-China business and investment seminar to be held in Bangkok

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the fourth largest bank in China, will join hands with Thailand’s three most influential private organisations to host an investment seminar and business-matching session early next month for Chinese and Thai enterprises. Forty leading Chinese manufacturers will visit Thailand to explore cooperation with 200 Thai enterprises.

Central Group allocates special budget for Carrefour acquisition

Central Group yesterday reaffirmed its interest in participating in the bid for Carrefour’s local operations against rivals like Casino (owner of Big C Supercentre) and Berli Jucker (BJC). Carrefour operates about 43 hypermarkets in Thailand but plans to discontinue its operations here and elsewhere in the region.

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to spend $1.45 million on advertising

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) plans to spend Bt45 million on advertising in the coming high season, aimed at boosting both the international and domestic markets.