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Why Asia-Pacific Is About to Be Huge for Facebook

. . About half of Facebook’s revenue comes from the U.S. and Canada, even though the two countries account for just 13% of the social network’s monthly active users. Not only is the U.S. Canada Facebook’s largest market by revenue, its average revenue per user is growing faster than any other region. But that trend […]

January 4th, 2017 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Thailand’s Revenue Department to Draft New E-Commerce Law

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s  Revenue Department has set up two ad hoc committees to study foreign laws governing e-commerce as a basis for the drafting of similar law in Thailand in order to properly tax e-commerce business operated by multi-lateral corporations such as Google and Facebook. The department director-general Mr Prasong Poonthanet said on […]

December 26th, 2016 | Posted in Economy & Business,Regional News | Read More »

Thai Shares Closed Higher for a Second Straight Session

. . BANGKOK  – Dec 26 Thai shares closed higher for a second straight session on Monday in thin trading as strong November trade data briefly invigorated the market in an otherwise quiet day. The benchmark stock index, which ended up 0.35 percent, or 5.25 points, rose as much as 0.47 percent after data showed […]

December 26th, 2016 | Posted in Economy & Business,Regional News | Read More »

Mass Tourism Putting a Strain on Thailand’s Infrastructure

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s success in attracting huge numbers of tourists has put some infrastructure for handling the influx under pressure, an economist with the World Bank said on Monday. “Bottlenecks are building up in destinations like Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Phuket, while infrastructure still hasn’t expanded,” Kiatipong Ariyapruchya said. The economist also said […]

December 26th, 2016 | Posted in Economy & Business,Regional News | Read More »

Thai Junta’s Closure of Chatree Mine Spooks Foreign Investors

. . BANGKOK – When Thailand’s junta leader-turned-prime minister Gen.Prayut Chan-o-cha, used his absolute power to suspend gold mining, causing an Australian miner’s shares to plummet 19% in a single day, he complicated efforts to attract foreign investors already spooked by military rule. Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha announced the order last week, saying that gold mining […]

December 19th, 2016 | Posted in Economy & Business,Regional News | Read More »

Thai Junta Approves Consumer Tax Incentive to Boost Spending

. . BANGKOK – hailand’s military governments parliment has approved a shopping tax incentive for consumers in Thailand to spur spending before the end of the year as it tries to lift sluggish economic growth. Ever since the 2014 Coup, Thailand’s Military Government has struggled to regain traction due to weak global demand, sluggish consumption […]

December 13th, 2016 | Posted in Economy & Business,Regional News | Read More »

Thailand’s Finance Ministry to Propose More Stimulus Packages to Boost Economy

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Finance Ministry is to propose more economic stimulus packages to the Cabinet for approval tomorrow to boost economy. Under the stimulus packages, the ministry expects over a million people will be benefited. Somchai Sujjapongse, the permanent secretary for Finance, said that the ministry would submit more stimulus measures to the […]

December 7th, 2016 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

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