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Tesco Thai property fund debuts strongly as yield play

Mar 19 2012

BANGKOK/HONG KONG The property fund of Tesco's Thai unit jumped nearly 10 percent in its trading debut on Monday as investors who were shut out of Thailand's largest IPO in six years scrambled to get a piece of the high-yielding security.

Tesco Thai property fund debuts strongly as yield play

Mar 19 2012

BANGKOK/HONG KONG The property fund of Tesco's Thai unit jumped nearly 10 percent in its trading debut on Monday as investors who were shut out of Thailand's largest IPO in six years scrambled to get a piece of the high-yielding security.

Thai hotelier Central Plaza sees 2012 profit up 50 pct, eyes Myanmar

Feb 09 2012

BANGKOK Central Plaza Hotel Pcl, Thailand's second-largest listed hotelier by market value, expects 2012 net profit growth of 50 percent as tourism recovers and the company is considering a joint-venture opportunity in Myanmar, its executive said.

As Myanmar opens, hoteliers see prospects

Jan 26 2012

DAVOS/BANGKOK Travellers hoping to catch a glimpse of the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda or hear the "tinkly temple-bells" of Kipling's Road to Mandalay might one day be able to book into a Westin or a Marriott, thanks to Myanmar's emergence from political isolation.

As Myanmar opens, hoteliers see prospects

Jan 26 2012

DAVOS/BANGKOK Travelers hoping to catch a glimpse of the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda or hear the "tinkly temple-bells" of Kipling's Road to Mandalay might one day be able to book into a Westin or a Marriott, thanks to Myanmar's emergence from political isolation.

Thailand in hurry to put flood defences in place

Jan 19 2012

BANGKOK Thailand is racing to implement water management schemes costing 300 billion baht to prevent a repeat of last year's flood disaster, but companies want to see even more haste while some experts say things shouldn't be rushed.

Thailand in hurry to put flood defences in place

Jan 19 2012

BANGKOK Thailand is racing to implement water management schemes costing 300 billion baht (6.0 billion pounds) to prevent a repeat of last year's flood disaster, but companies want to see even more haste while some experts say things shouldn't be rushed.

Thailand in hurry to put flood defenses in place

Jan 19 2012

BANGKOK Thailand is racing to implement water management schemes costing 300 billion baht ($9.4 billion) to prevent a repeat of last year's flood disaster, but companies want to see even more haste while some experts say things shouldn't be rushed.

Asian firms in pole as Myanmar beckons

Jan 09 2012

BANGKOK/TOKYO As Myanmar emerges from a half century of isolation, Asian companies with high tolerance for risk are sizing up business opportunities in what was once one of Asia's wealthiest nations.

World News

U.S. Senate unanimously passes Hong Kong rights bill

The U.S. Senate, in a unanimous vote, passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid China's crackdown on a pro-democracy protest movement that has gripped the vital financial center for months.