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Property firms turn to debentures to pay for new land

Property firms turn to debentures to pay for new land Debentures will be issued by listed property firms to help raise funds for land purchases totalling more than Bt100 billion this year. A recent survey by The Nation found most of the developers would turn to debentures to help support their business expansion in 2019. The move…

Thai e-Commerce grew to Bt3.2- tr last year: ETDA

Thai e-Commerce grew to Bt3.2- tr last year: ETDA Thai e-Commerce grew the most in Asean last year, due to changes in consumer behaviour, and its value is expected to hit Bt3.2 trillion, the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) said in a press release on Saturday. The number of internet users has grown four times…

NBTC may extend loans to operators as 5G inducement

NBTC may extend loans to operators as 5G inducement

NBTC may extend loans to operators as 5G inducement THE NATIONAL Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is exploring the possibility of drawing on its research and development fund to make loans to telecom operators as a new financial option to encourage the operators to bid for new spectrum licences later this year. NBTC secretary-general Takorn…

Thailand’s Central Group planning to invest $200 million in Grab

Thailand’s Central Group planning to invest $200 million in Grab

Central Group, Thailand’s biggest shopping Central and department store operator, is planning to invest US$200 million (6.3 billion Thai baht) in ride-hailing giant ‘Grab’, according to sources ‘familiar with the matter’ today. The deal seals a strategic partnership where the Thai retail giant will help Grab expand its business in Thailand. Central Group would invest…

The Top 10 types of expat in Thailand (2019)

Being an expat in Thailand you’ll go through plenty of phases – from excitement, to astonishment, to bewilderment, to acceptance – it’s all an exciting journey, and will rarely go to plan. But that’s why so many of us love living in Thailand. There are some particular sub-sets of Thai expat we can spot a…

BOI approves new rail services, new port investment

BOI approves new rail services, new port investment

The Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI) has laid out strategies to boost the development of rail services and the country’s cruise tourism. Duangjai Asawachintachit, BOI secretary general, says the latest BOI meeting chaired by the Prime Minister had resolved to instigate measures to attract investment in rail development and related infrastructure for continued economic…