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Advertisers cut budgets amid political turmoil

The advertising industry is feeling the pinch of political protests as advertisers start cutting or delaying their spending for 2014. Bangkok Post Wannee Ruttanaphon, president of the Media Agency Association of Thailand (MAAT), said some companies and banks have slashed their budgets due to political tensions and a lack of positive signs of economic recovery. […]

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Capital outflows set to continue amid imbroglio

More foreign capital will flow out of Thailand as continued protests exacerbate a situation already under pressure from the United States’ tapering of its quantitative-easing policy. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Social media in overdrive amid dramatic events

SOCIAL MEDIA coverage of events in Thailand, especially Bangkok, yesterday seemed like deja vu, as there were a lot of people with Thai flags flying out on the streets around the capital. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Investment strategy amid a volatile market

Overall investments in different asset classes have fluctuated continuously this year, caused by the recovery of the major economies of the US, Europe and China, and a general recovery in the global economy, amid the uncertainty of fiscal policy in the US – and especially the timing of quantitative-easing (QE) tapering. Full News here – […]

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King Calls for Security and Stability Amid Political Unrest

Thailand’s Revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej urged the nation to work together for “stability” in a speech on Thursday on his 86th birthday   BANGKOK – Thailand put politics aside Thursday to celebrate the 86th birthday of the country’s revered monarch, who used his annual birthday speech to call for stability but made no direct reference […]

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No let-up on anti-amnesty pressure amid uncertainties

The private sector vows it will not drop its guard on the blanket amnesty bill even as government whips and some senators promise to back down in order to ease street protests. Bangkok Post Pramon Sutivong, chairman of the Anti-Corruption Organisation of Thailand, yesterday said the ACT will keep a close watch until the Senate […]

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Avoid excessive forex exposure amid continued US uncertainty, BOT says

The Bank of Thailand has warned investors and business operators to avoid too much foreignexchange exposure and to be cautious with money markets, which could move with higher volatility as US economic figures are released. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Yuan bonds remain alluring amid volatility as China looks inward

It is interesting that the view that the Chinese currency is not going to appreciate further has been gaining traction. I think that for specific reasons, there is no reason to believe that the currency won’t continue its appreciation against the US dollar. The Nation It is part of Chinese economic policy to allow the yuan […]

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Nikon upbeat amid smartphone onslaught

Nikon Corporation, a world leader in imaging technology, is confident of continued revenue growth of 19% this year despite the threat of cameras being replaced by the boom in smartphones. Bangkok Post “We have reaffirmed our competitive position within the consumer electronics industry thanks to our variety of product lines and lower prices,” said Kenji […]

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Jatuporn’s name comes up again amid reshuffle talk

Speculation has intensified that a Cabinet reshuffle is imminent. It would be the third Cabinet reshuffle since the Yingluck Shinawatra government came to power in August 2011. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Thaksin meets Iraqi PM amid row on status

Discusses business as senators file case accusing him of violating charter Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Schaefer keeps job amid rumours of bad blood

Football Association of Thailand president Worawi Makudi confirmed that Winfried Schaefer will keep his job as national coach even though he failed to guide his charges to their fourth Asean Championship title. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Sports

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BAAC gets cash amid more heat over rice scheme

The government gave the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) close to Bt92 billion yesterday to finance its rice subsidy scheme. The move followed a complaint of insufficient funding, a senior bank executive said. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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Wall Street higher amid hopes for easy money from central bank

Washington – Major US stock indices rose Friday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke wrote that there was “scope for further action” by the rate-setting central bank to spur the economy. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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Thai journalist under investigation amid lèse majesté complaints

by Lisa Gardner Concerns for fundamental rights of free expression were again raised this week in Bangkok, with news that seven articles written by esteemed Thai journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk are now under investigation for alleged infringements of the  lèse majesté law. Thai columnist and social critic Pravit Rojanaphruk at the 7th anniversary celebrations of Prachatai on […]

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