Financial shocks from crackdown

The serious crackdown on red-shirt protesters in Bangkok yesterday not only saw the Stock Exchange of Thailand Index tumble 23 points, or 3.11 per cent, soon after trading opened, but also led to the closure of embassies, bank branches, petrol stations and mass-transit lines.

Three banks offer financing for 7-Eleven franchise

Entrepreneurs wanting to jump on the 7-Eleven franchise bandwagon can now access…