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First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Prayuth welcomes European investors

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday welcomed European business representatives at army headquarters in Bangkok, and guaranteed support for their investments in Thailand.Representatives of the Thai-European Business Association took Thai and ... [Published Bangkok Post - 4 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Planters split on rubber stock sale

The military has reassured on Wednesday local rubber prices will not be affected by the sale of the government's stock but views remain split among planters about the move."The Natural Rubber Policy Committee will clear the stock gradually and carefully ... [Published Bangkok Post - 4 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

BAAC working to free farmers from loan sharks

The state-owned Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) has set aside 10 billion baht for refinancing loans to farmers who owe money to loan sharks as part of the military regime's policy of eradicating underground lending.The loan limit ... [Published Bangkok Post - 10 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

Shigeta demands 'his' babies

Japanese businessman Mitsutoki Shigeta's Thai lawyer has contacted Lat Phrao police asking for permission to take all the babies he is thought to have fathered using surrogate mothers back to Japan.Screen grab from Australian TV shows a couple who succeeded ... [Published Bangkok Post - 11 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 3 reports

KL urges military man at peace talks helm

Malaysia wants Thailand to appoint a military officer as head of the Southern peace talks delegation, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said yesterday.He said a Thai representative has been sent to Malaysia, the facilitator of the peace process, to make ... [Published Bangkok Post - 11 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

Apiwan falls ill while on the run

Former deputy House speaker Apiwan Wiriyachai, wanted for allegedly insulting the monarchy, is sick and has undergone a lung operation in the Philippines, a high-placed source in the Pheu Thai Party said.The source said Col Apiwan, a leading Pheu Thai ... [Published Bangkok Post - 11 hours ago]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

THAI denies pilot exodus claim

Thai Airways International (THAI) has dismissed claims that as many as 200 of its pilots resigned en masse recently due to disillusionment with the national flag carrier.Only about 30 pilots have resigned from THAI so far this year, not the 200 being ... [Published Bangkok Post - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Myanmar seizes 2.4m meth pills

Myanmar's navy has seized about 2.4 million ya ba tablets hidden in a ship, a record haul of the drug in the country, police said Monday.The tablets were found on board a ship intercepted by the navy near the town of Kawthoung at the country's southern ... [Published Bangkok Post - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Prayuth mulls NCPO ‘super cabinet’

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is considering appointing seven more people to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and making the military council a "super cabinet", according to a highly placed source.Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha pays homage ... [Published Bangkok Post - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 3 reports

PAO officials wear black, rap Panadda

Provincial administration organisation (PAO) officials wore black to work yesterday to protest against PM's Office permanent secretary ML Panadda Diskul for criticising some of them for reckless spending.The protests, which took place at many PAO offices ... [Published Bangkok Post - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Police arrest Swede, Filipino

Police have arrested a Swedish man and a Filipino for allegedly using fake credit and ATM cards to steal at least 10 million baht in major cities across Thailand.The suspects — Per Johan Robin Bentley, 29, and Martin Philip Javellana Magno, 31 — were ... [Published Bangkok Post - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 2 reports

Scholars and Cents

Stroll across any of the elite college campuses in Australia, the United Kingdom or the United States and you will see no shortage of Asian faces. The region dominates the international student composition of universities around the world, and as Asia’s ... [Published Bangkok Post - Aug 25 2014]

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"Other factors to look out for this year are the US Federal Reserve's decision on whether to taper its QE and how it will affect l;iquisity or capital flows, which are balanced now" he said
"Talks are ongoing with the UN. If that reaches an agreement, we will come back. If not, that is the end of it."
"Once the stock is cleared, there will no longer be an excuse to bargain down and the prices will rise in the short term" he said
"We hope the new legislation will scare any stock manipulators," Mr Vorapul said. "We may not be able to put them in jail, but at least we can prevent them from enjoying the huge profit from illegal equity trading and can impose huge amount of fines on them."

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