Monday February 19, 2018 22:31

THE NATION Press Releases

Photo Release: KBank, NSTDA and TRF promote food innovation Stcoks—14 Feb 18

Mr. Surat Leelataviwat (center), KBank Executive Vice President, Dr. Thitapha Smitinont, (left), Executive Vice President of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), and Associate Professor Dr. Pongpan Kaewtatip (right), Director

KBank, NSTDA and TRF Promote Food Innovation Stcoks—14 Feb 18

Bangkok--14 Feb--KASIKORNBANK

KASIKORNBANK (KBank) is teaming up with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and Thailand Research Fund (TRF) to implement a research project for food business. The project seeks to advance and disseminate knowledge gained from specialists in each business field, further business skills development via in-depth training and even offers THB100,000 in prizes, as well as research and development (R&D) funding and access to extensive distribution channels to strengthen food producers' operations. Those interested can apply to join the project at www.ksmegoodtogreat.com.

Mr. Surat Leelataviwat, KBank Executive Vice President, said that the food industry is one of Thailand's key industries, because Thai food products are exported all over the world; it was valued at THB619.2 billion in 2017 and that is expected to reach THB653.3 billion in 2018, thus would represent growth of 4.50-6.50 percent YoY. This confirms its importance to the national economy.

For this reason, KBank has decided to collaborate with the NSTDA and TRF in an innovation R&D for food processing business, with the primary objective of encouraging SMEs to use R&D to bolster their business potential. Most importantly, this program is intended to ensure that participating SMEs will be able to undertake pract

TOURISM MALAYSIA PROMOTEs VISIT MALAYSIA 2020 IN MALAYSIA APPRECIATION NIGHT, BANGKOK, Lifestyle—09 Feb 18

Tourism Malaysia opens a new chapter in tourist destinations with the national grand tourism campaign 'Visit Malaysia 2020' at the Malaysia Appreciation Night in Royal Orchid Sheraton, Bangkok. Deputy Chairman, Tourim Malaysia, Dato' Zainol Abidin Omar

Fitch Upgrades Siam Cement Rating to #A+(tha)#; Outlook Stable Stcoks—09 Feb 18

Fitch Ratings (Thailand) Limited has upgraded the National Long-Term Rating and the senior unsecured rating of The Siam Cement Public Company Limited (SCC) to 'A+(tha)' from 'A(tha)'. The Outlook is Stable. At the same time, Fitch has assigned the

Bosch announces collaboration with Yonah to help solve healthcare challenges in Papua New General—08 Feb 18

Bettering lives and delivering medical supplies through cargo drone infrastructure supported by Bosch technologies - Yonah, a project group of students and alumni of the National University of Singapore (NUS) aims to overcome access barriers to

พิพิธภัณฑ์ศิลปะสมัยใหม่แห่งชาติโตเกียว ใกล้กับพระราชวังอิมพีเรียล เตรียมจัดแสดงผลงานศิลปะญี่ปุ่นชิ้น ไลฟ์สไตล์—07 Feb 18

พิพิธภัณฑ์ศิลปะสมัยใหม่แห่งชาติโตเกียว (The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo) พิพิธภัณฑ์ศิลปะระดับชาติแห่งแรกของญี่ปุ่นซึ่งตั้งอยู่ในสวนคิตะโนะมารุ ติดกับพระราชวังอิมพีเรียล จะจัดแสดงผลงานศิลปะชิ้นเอกหลากหลายชิ้นในนิทรรศการฤดูใบไม้ผลิประจำปี

Masterpieces Featuring Spring to Be Displayed at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Near Lifestyle—07 Feb 18

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan's first national art museum situated at the Kitanomaru Park neighboring the Imperial Palace, will exhibit various masterpieces featuring spring at its annual spring exhibitions in 2018. The works to be on

ASEAN MPs sound the alarm over proposed amendments to Cambodian Constitution and Criminal General—05 Feb 18

Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today expressed alarm over proposed changes to Cambodia's Constitution and Criminal Code, and urged the National Assembly to reject the amendments when they come before the chamber this week. ASEAN

Photo Release: Seagate Thailand partners with the National Science Museum in opening the STEM General—02 Feb 18

Asst. Prof. Dr. Rawin Rawiwong, President of the National Science Museum (NSM) (3rd from left) and Miss Sutasnee Rojanasoonthon, Director – Asia Pacific, Communications & Community Engagement, Seagate Technology (Thailand) Limited (2nd from

Photo Release: SOFITEL BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT CELEBRATES THE NATIONAL CHILDRENS DAY AT SAENGSAWANG General—25 Jan 18

On occasion of the National Children's Day, the management and colleagues of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit led by Ms. Oliver Schnatz, General Manager, hosted lunch and entertained 200 students at Saengsawang Autistic Thai Foundation, located in Eakamai, as

Fitch Affirms Global Power Synergy at #A+(tha)#; Outlook Stable Stcoks—24 Jan 18

Fitch Ratings (Thailand) Limited has affirmed the National Long-Term Rating on Global Power Synergy Public Company Limited (GPSC) at 'A+(tha)' with Stable Outlook. At the same time, the agency has affirmed GPSC's senior unsecured rating at

Suriname Implements the IMF#s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System Stcoks—24 Jan 18

The authorities of Suriname have begun publishing key macroeconomic data on a website managed by the Ministry of Finance—the National Summary Data Page (NSDP). This marks the culmination of concerted efforts by the principal statistical agencies to

150,000 Buyers Expected At First China International Import Expo from November 5-10 In IT—22 Jan 18

The inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE) will take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai from November 5-10, 2018. Initial inquiries and bookings for CIIE indicate that attendance numbers will be unprecedented

Better Management of Public Expenditures Delivers Improved Public Services for Citizens in Stcoks—23 Jan 18

TIRANA, January 22, 2018 - The World Bank and the Ministry of Finance and Economy presented today the latest Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Assessment for Albania. The report presents an up-to-date diagnostic of the national-level

Fitch Downgrades BTS to #A-(tha)#; off Outlook Negative Stcoks—22 Jan 18

Fitch Ratings (Thailand) Limited has downgraded the National Long-Term Ratings on BTS Group Holdings Public Company Limited (BTS Group) and Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited (BTSC), and senior unsecured ratings on BTSC to 'A-(tha)' from

Fitch Affirms WHA at #BBB+(tha)#/Negative and Withdraws Ratings Stcoks—22 Jan 18

Fitch Ratings-Bangkok-19 January 2018: Fitch Ratings (Thailand) Limited has affirmed WHA Corporation Public Company Limited's (WHA) National Long-Term Rating and the National Long-Term Rating on its outstanding senior unsecured debentures at 'BBB+(tha)'.

Visa CEO: We won#t process transactions in bitcoin, because it#s not a payment Stcoks—19 Jan 18

Bitcoin, is not really money and Visa won't touch it, the credit card giant's CEO told CNBC. "I don't view it as payment system player," Alfred Kelly said in an interview recorded on Tuesday at the National Retail Federation conference in New York

Photo Release: SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, BANGKOK PARTICIPATES IN THE NATIONAL CHILDRENS DAY AT LERDSIN General—18 Jan 18

The management and colleagues of Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok led by Mr. Jan Kaiser, Hotel Manager, hosted lunch and entertained 150 child patients at Lerdsin Hospital, as well as providing gifts to them, on the occasion of the National Children's Day on

Photo Release: SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, BANGKOK CELEBRATES THE NATIONAL CHILDRENS DAY AT WAT SUANPLU General—16 Jan 18

On occasion of the National Children's Day, the management and colleagues of Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok led by Mr. Jan Kaiser, Hotel Manager, hosted lunch and entertained 200 students at Wat Suanplu School, located in Bangrak community, as well as

Photo Release: Prudential Assurance held Prudential Bangkok Marathon Expo General—12 Jan 18

Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited joined forces with the National Jogging Association of Thailand to transform Bangkok into a perfect community for health lovers all over the world in "Prudential Bangkok Marathon Expo 2017".

Prudential Bangkok Marathon Expo 2017, a perfect community for health lovers by Prudential General—12 Jan 18

Celebrate Prudential Bangkok Marathon Expo 2017 with the great success! This impressive expo was held by Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) PCL and The National Jogging Association of Thailand at Airport Rail Link Building, Makkasan with a lot of

Children#s Day Promotion at Dusit Thani Pattaya General—10 Jan 18

Pattaya, Thailand - Dusit Thani Pattaya invites mums and dads to take your children to celebrate the National Children's Day on Saturday, 13 January 2018 at The Bay Grill & Buffet where 'Kids Eat Free' when accompanied by their parent (maximum 2

Photo Release: The National Day of the United Arab Emirates At Dusit Thai General—13 Dec 17

H.E. Mr. Saif Abdulla Mohammed Khalfan Alshamisi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Thailand hosted a cocktail reception to celebrate the 46th Anniversary of The National Day of the United Arab Emirates held at Napalai Ballroom of Dusit Thani

SL Mining Ltd#s Mining Licence Agreement unanimously ratified by Sierra Leone Stcoks—13 Dec 17

On December 6th 2017, the Minister of Mines, on behalf of the National Minerals Agency tabled SL Mining Ltd's Mining Licence Agreement ("MLA") for ratification by the National Parliament of Sierra Leone. The MLA was unanimously approved by

The Bifaciality of LONGi Solar#s Bifacial PERC Cell Brakes World Record Energy—08 Dec 17

The National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Products Quality (CPVT) issued an independent test report showing that LONGi Solar's bifacial PERC monocrystalline cells achieved a world record bifaciality of 82.15%. LONGi Solar

Fitch Upgrades National Rating of Capital Nomura to #AA(tha)#; Outlook Stcoks—07 Dec 17

Fitch Ratings has upgraded the National Long-Term Rating of Capital Nomura Securities Public Company Limited (CNS) to 'AA(tha)' from 'AA-(tha)'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. A full list of rating actions is at the end of this commentary. The upgrade

Leading National Agriculture Groups Announce United Front in Support of Thailand Improved Plant General—07 Dec 17

Following a November 23rd stakeholder session to discuss proposed improvements to Thailand's Plant Variety Protection Act, some of the most prominent names in the nation's agricultural sector have today decided to join forces in their support for next

500,000 New Biometric Driver#s Licenses per Month IT—06 Dec 17

Exactly 3 months ago, Philippines' Land Transport Office LTO started issuing its first new biometric driver's licenses in Metro Manila. Now that the nationwide launch of the system has been successfully completed, LTO issues 500,000 licenses per month.

Photo Release: HRH Princess Soamsawali Presides over Event Honouring Nations Mothers At Centara General—06 Dec 17

Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali presided over the opening of the awards ceremony "The Combining Mothers' Hearts for Her Majesty the Queen" to honour the nation's outstanding mothers, organized by the National Council of Outstanding Mothers under

Photo Release: Seagate Thailand management receives the plague of appreciation from National General—01 Dec 17

Mr. Norachet Sae-tang, Teparuk Plant Manager, Seagate Technology (Thailand) Limited (left) receives the plague of appreciation from Asst. Prof. Dr. Rawin Rawiwong, Director of the National Science Museum (NSM) (right). This trophy of appreciation