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KBank sets four targets for 2015

Loan growth estimated at 9%, little changed from this year Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Court fines Malaysian man for possession of protected pangolins

Kuala Lumpur (dpa) – A Malaysian court fined a man for possession of12 protected pangolin anteaters in an eastern state, a report said Tuesday. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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Kiatisak opts for youth against Malaysia as semi-finals beckon

National football team coach Kiatisak Senamuang is preparing to turn to players he worked with at the recent Asian Games as Thailand eye a second straight win at the Asean Championship against Malaysia today. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Sports

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Somkiat Tangkitvanich

TDRI: Follow the service path to grow Thai economy

Thailand should focus on developing its service industry and strengthening the public sector to hasten its escape from the middle-income trap and upgrade to a high-income country in 14 years, says the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI). Bangkok Post Thailand’s service industry should shift from a labour-intensive system to a skill- and knowledge-based structure to […]

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A chance to play with Man Utd greats

Red Devils fans will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play alongside heroes of yesteryear Andy Cole and Ronny Johnsen in the “United:Live” event in Bangkok on December 14-15. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Sports

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Rare albino dolphin captured in Japan's 'Cove': campaigner

Rare albino dolphin captured in Japan's 'Cove': campaigner TOKYO – A rare albino dolphin has been captured by Japanese fishermen, according to a campaign group staging a protest against the sale or slaughter of the creatures. File phot shows two Risso's dolphins being herded by fishing boats near the village … Full News here – […]

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FTI chairman Supant Mongkolsuthree

Offer incentives to draw SMEs into formal tax system: FTI

The Federation of Thai Industries yesterday urged the government to offer attractive concessions to help bring small and medium-sized enterprises out from “underground” and into the formal tax system. The Nation FTI chairman Supant Mongkolsuthree told a seminar called “Reform Industry: Reform Thailand” held by Krungthep Turakit and the Office of Industrial Economics that of […]

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How the world economy shot itself in the foot

This has so far been a very different year. Why? We started the economic year with a lot of optimism. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Sasitorn Pongsathorn

LH Bank to even out lending portfolio

Land and Houses Bank (LH Bank) has developed strategies to balance the loan portfolio of its three core business segments to diversify risks and meet aggressive growth targets in coming years. Bangkok Post President Sasitorn Pongsathorn said in an exclusive interview with the Bangkok Post that LH Bank planned to balance its loan portfolio for […]

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Centara Phuket

Centara to relaunch revamped Phuket resort

Centara is about to relaunch a family resort in Phuket in time for the high season. The company took control of the Blue Marine Resort & Spa Phuket in January 2014, and set about revamping it in line with the standards of its upscale brand. It will officially reopen as Centara Blue Marine Resort & […]

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Give amnesty to protesters, not leaders: big parties

Heads of parties and colour groups ‘happy to fight any charges in court’ Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Asian stocks mixed after China rally

Asian stocks mixed after China rally HONG KONG — Asian markets were mixed Tuesday after a Chinese rate cut had fuelled a rally in the previous session, while Tokyo played catch-up following a long holiday weekend. The yen made inroads against the dollar and euro after the Bank of Japan … Full News here – Read […]

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‘Mind Research’ To Instill Thai Junta Leader’s Teaching Underway

The research is aimed at students in schools and colleges across the country   BANGKOK – A top education official has claimed that psychological research is being conducted to persuade Thai students to live their lives in accordance with the teachings of the leader of Thailand’s military junta. According to Khoasod News, Sutthasri Wongsaman, permanent […]

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No, the Tour de France is still NOT coming to Thailand!

Photo: AP The Tour de France, the world’s long-running, most prestigious (and somewhat plagued) cycling race, will start its 2016 edition from Manche in Normandy, France, with the rest of the route to be revealed on December 9. I might be going on a limb here, but I’m pretty sure that the last stage will be again […]

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the Siam Royal View project

Koh Chang developer turns to Thai buyers

Siam Royal View Co, a property firm owned by a Swiss investor, will shift its focus to Thai buyers, as they are less put off by political troubles. Bangkok Post The company plans to develop six new condo buildings worth a combined 1 billion baht and a 350-million-baht hotel on Koh Chang, close to the […]

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