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  • Tom 8:40 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: alien workers, , , , British Ambassador, British entrepreneurs, , business services, Chamchuri Square, , financial, financial service, financial transaction services, , , foreign exchange operations, , investing, , , , juristic, , , , , ,   

    UK interests financial services in Thailand 

    financial services in Thailand

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    The United Kingdom has shown interest in investing in Thailand‘s financial service as satisfactory figures on export and tourism sectors have been reported.

    Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, along with Lord Charles Powell of Bayswater and Mr Quinton Quayle, British Ambassador to Thailand, discussed economic issues in Thailand and the UK and deemed that both countries are going through a good recovery.

    Mr Abhisit stated that the government has expressed interest to promote the investment of Thailand by establishing the One Start One Stop (OSOS) investment center to facilitate and provide investment services to all investors in Thailand. (More …)

  • Tom 7:19 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , CEO, , , , , , , financial, , Kasikorn Bank, legal, , , scheme, Strong Thailand, , , Thai exports, Thai Parliament,   

    Economy to improve next year 

    The economy next year will be improving but will yield no benefits to the infrastructure development of the country if the management of the government remains poor, according to Kasikorn Bank CEO, Bantoon Lamsam.

    Mr Bantoon believed that the national economy next year would improve, particularly the Thai exports sector, while financial institutions remain stable and can move forward with the economic revival.

    The CEO however admitted that the national infrastructure management in educational, legal, and communication aspects had not received enough attention from the public sector. He deemed that the Strong Thailand scheme of the government was only a temporary solution for short-term economic stimulation, and there had been no projects for infrastructure development. (More …)

  • Tom 9:55 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , aiming, , , financial, , , , Spas, , , , Tourism entrepreneurs, tourism event, , Travel Market, , World Travel Market   

    Thai tourism entrepreneurs to join World Travel Market 2009 

    More than 120 Tourism entrepreneurs will join the World Travel Market (WTM 2009) to present tourism products globally from 9 to 12 November 2009 at Excel Exhibition Center in London, Great Britain.

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) led by the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Chumpol Silpa-archa, Chairman of TAT Wichai Srikwan, Acting Governor of TAT Ms Pensuda Priaram, and the entourage from TAT and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports will invite more than 120 Thai tourism entrepreneurs from both private and public sectors to participate in the global tourism event, named “World Travel Market 2009 (WTM2009) during 9-12 November 2009 at Excel Exhibition Centre in London, Great Britain. (More …)

  • Tom 9:10 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Bond, , cooperated, , creative business ideas, Creativity, , , financial, , global market, , Hybrid Fund, , institutions, invest, Strong Thailand Project, , Thailand Creativity Fund   

    Thailand Creativity Fund set up according to Creative Economy Scheme 

    The Government financial institutions cooperated with the Thai private sector to launch the Thailand Creativity Fund worth 800 million THB, aiming at product development and value adding for competitiveness in the global market under the Strong Thailand Scheme.

    Deputy Minister of Finance, MD. Pruttichai Damrongrat cited that government financial institutions and the private sector had joined forces in setting up the Thailand Creativity Fund worth 800 million THB. It was the first scheme of funding for direct investment in the Equity Instrument, Bond, and Hybrid Fund as well as to invest in the creative business ideas. This was to encourage the private sector to emphasize in creative ideas, modern designs, and value adding to products, which would help in building competitiveness in the global market in accordance with Creative Economy Scheme, initiated by the Government’s Strong Thailand Project. (More …)

  • Tom 3:28 pm on September 20, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , cheap, , , , , , economic crisis, , , European hotel, Exchange rate, financial, , hotel booking, hotel booking website, Hotel Price Index, hotel rates, , , , prices, , room prices, , , , , , , , year   

    Book that holiday: survey shows hotel prices have sunk 

    tourists checking in at the airport. Average room prices across the globe fell 17 percent in the six months to June compared to the same 2008 period. Reuters photo.

    tourists checking in at the airport. Average room prices across the globe fell 17 percent in the six months to June compared to the same 2008 period. Reuters photo.

    Don’t put off those plans to travel around the world much longer — a new survey shows hotel prices are at their lowest in over five years, thanks, in part, to the economic downturn.

    The latest Hotel Price Index (HPI), by hotel booking website Hotels.com, found average room prices across the globe fell 17 percent in the six months to June compared to the same 2008 period, and to the same levels as 2003, as the economic crisis kept away guests. (More …)

  • Tom 6:15 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , creative economy, Creative Hub, development, , , financial, GDP, gross domestic product, , , Thai Khem Khaeng, ,   

    Thailand to be pushed as ‘ Creative Hub’ in ASEAN 

    Photo: padccreativehub.com

    Photo: padccreativehub.com

    The public and private sectors signed 12 agreements relating to creative economic development in an effort to propel Thailand to be a ‘Creative Hub’ within the ASEAN community.

    The projects under the 12 agreements will be financed by a budget of 20 billion baht, allocated from the Thai Khem Khaeng scheme. The projects are aimed to increase the proportion of creative economy by 20 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2012. (More …)

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