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Thai bourse targets 40 percent market cap growth by 2023, fueled by IPOs

Jun 21 2018

BANGKOK Thailand's national bourse is eyeing a near 40 percent rise in the market value of shares listed on it over five years to about $700 billion, driven by offerings from infrastructure funds, family businesses and company spinoffs, its new president said.

Airports of Thailand to invest $3.9 billion in new airports, handle more passengers

May 28 2018

BANGKOK Airports of Thailand PCL, a major beneficiary of the country's tourism boom, is adding new airports to its portfolio to ease demand, President Nitinai Sirismatthakarn told Reuters on Monday.

Thailand's biggest solar firm plans $1.76 billion in Vietnam wind projects

Feb 09 2018

BANGKOK Thailand's largest solar energy company, Superblock Pcl, plans to invest 56 billion baht ($1.76 billion) to install 700 megawatts (MW) of wind farms in Vietnam, the company's Chairman Jormsup Lochaya told Reuters on Friday.

Thai air safety upgrade opens up growing China, Korea, Japan markets

Oct 09 2017

BANGKOK Thai airlines can now add flights to the growing China, South Korea and Japan markets after the U.N. International Civil Aviation Organization removed a red flag against Thailand over safety concerns, officials said on Monday.

Top Thai rubber producer Sri Trang sees 20 percent rise in sales

Jan 20 2017

BANGKOK Thailand's Sri Trang Agro-Industry Pcl, the world's biggest natural rubber producing company, expects to increase sales by over 20 percent to 1.7 million tonnes this year, a senior company executive said on Friday.

Thai police find more unexploded bombs following coordinated blasts

Aug 14 2016

BANGKOK Thai police over the weekend found and defused five explosive devices that had failed to detonate when an as yet unidentified group carried out a series of deadly bomb attacks on popular tourist spots late last week.

'Here's some fruit: now pay up,' say Thai debt collectors

May 19 2016

BANGKOK When Piya Pong-acha's employees chase payments from Thai debtors there are no strong men pounding on doors or threatening letters from lawyers. A basket of fruit and a polite home visit does the trick.

Thai WHA to invest $902 mln on expansion in next 5 yrs

Nov 04 2015

BANGKOK, Nov 4 Thailand's leading warehouse developer WHA Corp said on Wednesday it planned to invest more than 32 billion baht ($902 million) over the next five years expanding its business at home and across Southeast Asia.

Thai Thonburi Hospital Group plans to list shares in 2016

Oct 28 2015

BANGKOK, Oct 28 Thailand's Thonburi Hospital Group is planning to raise about 8 billion baht ($225 million) in an initial public offering next year that could make it the third-largest listed healthcare stock in Thailand, the group's chairman said.

CLSA favours Thai stocks, sees economy, earnings recovering

Apr 30 2015

BANGKOK, April 30 CLSA favours Thai stocks among others in Southeast Asia, saying the government's infrastructure spending plans will eventually pull the economy out of the doldrums, boosting corporate earnings growth.

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