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Thai listed firms# 9-month earnings up 3.74 pct to THB 708 billion Stcoks—22 Nov 17

Companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) reported a net profit of THB 707.78 billion (approx. USD 20.83 billion) in the first nine months of 2017, a 3.74 percent rise from the same period in 2016, due to the increased sales and profits in

Afghanistans economic growth to pick up slightly, World Bank Says Stcoks—22 Nov 17

KABUL--22 Nov--World Bank
Business, consumer confidence yet to recover fully from foreign troop withdrawal

KABUL, November 21, 2017— Afghanistan's economic growth is projected to increase slightly to 2.6 percent in 2017 from 2.2 percent in 2016 as the country's deteriorating security weighs on the economy, according to the latest Afghanistan Development Update series released today by the World Bank.

Afghanistan's security environment is continuing to deteriorate, with the increased crime and conflict holding back business and consumer confidence from recovering fully from the impact of the security transition in 2014 that saw large numbers of foreign troops leave. Economic growth has increased moderately from 2014–2015, when growth was the lowest since 2003.

Proxy data for the first half of 2017, however, indicates that economic activity is continuing to languish, while business sentiment, gauged from the quarterly business perception surveys, has improved slightly between the first and second quarters of 2017, though it remains lower than in the second quarter of 2016.

Because of government's improved tax administration and better compliance, revenue collection is on track to reach the annual budgeted target. Revenue collection remained strong for the third year in a row, following the abrupt decli

Thailand a Homebuyers Market with Low Interest Rates, Gradual Price Properties—21 Nov 17

The Thai property market remains buoyant as the economy continues its slow recovery, with increasing supplies providing greater opportunities for new homebuyers, the inaugural DDproperty Property Index revealed today. DDproperty, Thailand's No.1 online

Bangkok Bank approves credit line of Baht 2 billion to support #Vanachai Panel to build new Stcoks—21 Nov 17

Bangkok Bank approved a credit line of Baht 2 billion to 'Vanachai Panel' for construction of a new particle board factory in Surat Thani (PB-3 project) to increase its capacity to produce high-quality and environmentally-friendly particle board to meet

Government of India and World Bank Sign Agreement to Set-Up Large-Scale Solar Stcoks—21 Nov 17

New Delhi November 20, 2017 – The Government of India and the World Bank today signed a US$98 million Loan Agreement and US$2 million Grant Agreement to help India increase its power generation capacity through cleaner, renewable energy

Pet Industry Keeps Growing: 122nd Canton Fair Highlights Pet Products and Stcoks—21 Nov 17

Hosted in the world's third largest pet market, the 122nd China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) has reported a 3.6 percent year-on-year increase of buyers with total transaction volume growing by 8.2 percent year-on-year. Exhibitors at the pet

Stable Growth Supports Modest Job Creation in Bosnia and Herzegovina Stcoks—17 Nov 17

SARAJEVO, November 16, 2017 – Countries in the Western Balkans are seeing an increase in jobs, as growth is picking up throughout the region. Regional growth is expected to reach 2.6 percent in 2017, resulting in the creation of 230,000 jobs

Growth Supports Job Creation in the Western Balkans, Says World Bank Stcoks—17 Nov 17

PRISTINA, November 16, 2017 – Countries in the Western Balkans are seeing an increase in jobs, as growth is picking up throughout the region. Regional growth is expected to reach 2.6 percent in 2017, resulting in the creation of 230,000 jobs

Growth Supports Jobs Creation in Montenegro, Says World Bank Stcoks—17 Nov 17

PODGORICA, November 16, 2017 – Countries in the Western Balkans are seeing an increase in jobs, as growth is picking up throughout the region. Regional growth is expected to reach 2.6 percent in 2017, resulting in the creation of 230,000 jobs

Volvo Group Unveils New Innovative Transport Solution to Drive Safety and General—16 Nov 17

The self-driving truck, driving autonomously from one hub to another, is part of a development project exploring how automation can contribute to increased productivity, enhanced safety and lower environmental impact. It has for the first time been

Photo Release: Visa Obtains Domestic Network Licence for Debit Transactions in Stcoks—15 Nov 17

Visa Debit to increase financial inclusion, improve security, and advance innovation as Thailand forges ahead with National ePayments Plan From left to right; Chris Clark, Executive Vice President and Group Executive, Asia Pacific, Visa Ruchukorn

Solvay Performance Polyamides announces price increase in Asia for Technyl(R) polyamide General—15 Nov 17

Solvay Performance Polyamides, a world leader in polyamide-based performance materials, announces a price increase across Asia of US$300 per metric ton for the entire Technyl(R) range of products, effective immediately. ""The stringent environmental

The SEC started counting Day 1 of filing approval process. HREITs 1st capital increase, invested in Stcoks—15 Nov 17

The SEC started counting Day 1 of filing approval process, for HREIT 1st capital increase for investment in the 30-year long term leasehold right of factories and warehouses and 30-year leasehold subscription extension, totaling 60 years, with the assets

CPFs Q3 sale grew by 8% from through investment in 15 countries Stcoks—14 Nov 17

Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF) reported its year-on-year sale increased by 8% to Bt372.024 billion in the first nine months this year which its revenue from overseas business rose by 13% while in Thailand grew nearly the same level of last year. CPF is

Microchip improves response time to critical system events on CAN networks with new 8-bit MCU with IT—14 Nov 17

Microchip's PIC18 product line has been expanded to include a new line of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that combine a Controller Area Network (CAN) bus with an extensive array of Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs). The CIPs increase system capabilities

Indorama Ventures to Acquire Artlant PTA in Portugal Strong PTA position in Europe Stcoks—13 Nov 17

Creates value potential and positions IVL to continue sustainable growth Strategic fit with IVL's leadership position in core business Increases scale of captive supply of PTA to lower cost Continues to build on successful feedstock integration

Gulf Energy Development PCL Preparing to Increase Its Stake in 5,300 MW Power Plants to 70%, Energy—10 Nov 17

Gulf Energy Development PCL, one of Thailand's largest independent power producers, is preparing to increase its investments in two gas-fired power plants (5,300 MW), which are under a joint development agreement with Mitsui, from 51% to 70% – in

Automation boom seen vital for growing Thai businesses Stcoks—09 Nov 17

Thai organisations are shifting to greater automation to transform daily office tasks, while reskilling their workforce to prepare for the changing job market, PwC Thailand says. A rising trend is reflected by increased adoption of "digital workforce", a

Applied DB or ADB expands to new foreign markets and moves to increase production of adhesive and Stcoks—09 Nov 17

Applied DB Public Company Limited or ADB, the leader in adhesive, sealant and plastic compound, targets new markets overseas and is accelerating the construction of a new factory that is expected to be completed and ready for operation in the fourth


- Interest expense to reduce more than THB 500 million annually after capital increase and sales of 2 residential developments - DEAN & DELUCA strategic growth plan unveiled, through re-evaluation of retail portfolio, business alliance strategy for

SunMoon Food Company Implements NetSuite OneWorld To Support Rapid Global IT—08 Nov 17

Fresh produce distributor increases productivity and efficiency, saves S$20,000 in just five months Oracle NetSuite, one of the world's leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP , HR, Professional Services Automation ( PSA ) and omnichannel

PDI records a nine-month net profit of 637 million baht, leveraged form strong sales income under Properties—08 Nov 17

Padaeng Industry Plc (PDI) showed strong performance in the first nine months of 2017, a significant increase with 80% year-on-year to 637 million baht, benefiting from continued high zinc prices. The Company is confident the zinc price will remain high

Strong fiscal year lays the foundation for further growth at Osram General—07 Nov 17

- Operating profit rises by EUR43 million to EUR695 million, resulting in a margin of 16.8 percent - Management Board proposes dividend of EUR1.10 per share, an increase of 10 percent - Osram Board expects continued growth in fiscal year 2018 and plans

Lufthansas flagship Airbus A380 is now in Bangkok Lifestyle—07 Nov 17

· The four-class Airbus A380 replaced Boeing 747 – 400 for the winter timetable brings more than 35% increase of capacity Lufthansa's flagship jumbo Airbus A380 landed for the first time in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport last week on 29

Malee Forms Joint Venture with Indonesian Consumer Giant to Strengthen its International Business, General—02 Nov 17

Malee Group continues expanding under its "Reconnect" strategy by strengthening and developing collaborations with leading partners that offer considerable expertise in many areas to develop new products and to increase sales and distribution channels

China Merchants Port Holdings Downgraded To #BBB# On Increased Leverage ; Outlook Stcoks—30 Oct 17

HONG KONG (S&P Global Ratings) Oct. 30, 2017--S&P Global Ratings said today it lowered its long-term corporate credit rating on China Merchants Port Holdings Co. Ltd. (CMPort) to 'BBB' from 'BBB+'. The outlook is stable. We also lowered our

Trend Micro Achieves Perfect Score of 100 Percent Breach Detection in 2017 Recommended four IT—30 Oct 17

The need for strong and reliable threat defense is critical to everyday operations and becomes more important as high profile attacks continue to increase. Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions,

Inclusive businesses increase health care access in low-income communities Stcoks—30 Oct 17

Inclusive businesses (IB) in the health sector, promoted by the Philippine Board of Investments, are helping the ASEAN pursue its health agenda, which prioritizes universal access to quality health care, financial risk protection, and sustainable

CIMB THAI posts 9M2017 net profit of THB 554.4 million Stcoks—19 Oct 17

- Operating income rose by THB 145.3 million to THB 9,838.6 million mainly contributed by net interest income and net fee and service income growth - 9M2017 net profit of THB 554.5 million, decreased 30.6% YoY due to increase in provisions. - Higher

ZTE Guides for 36.58% Gain in 9-Month Net Profit IT—19 Oct 17

ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, published guidance for a 36.58% increase in net profit for the nine months ended 30