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18 Jun 2013 : Bangkok Bank (BBL) has focused on controlling asset quality at its China and Vietnam branches to hold down non-performing loans (NPLs) in the wake of economic uncertainty in those countries.
MARKET MONITOR All eyes on Bernanke this week
17 Jun 2013 : Recap: Uncertainty about US Federal Reserve stimulus continues to grip markets, ever since chairman Ben Bernanke indicated on May 23 that the Fed could scale back heavy bond buying if the US recovery looks sustainable. Funds flowing out of emerging markets sent the SET into a tailspin, falling below 1,400 briefly on Thursday. Bargain-hunters pushed the index back up Friday with buying in banks and telecom blue chips.
17 Jun 2013 : Ask a dozen people how much it will cost to secure a comfortable retirement and you probably will get a dozen different sets of numbers. To many people, retirement is so far away that it does not seem like a pressing concern; others probably feel they just don't have the room in their budgets for any retirement savings.
17 Jun 2013 : The booming trade in smart devices and the apps that work on them is unlikely to slow down any time soon. You know that for a fact when the taxman has jumped on the bandwagon, intent on accompanying you wherever you go.
17 Jun 2013 : Hi, I was reading your financial advice section and had some questions about retirement.
12 Jun 2013 : The Thai stock market plunged by as much as 5.3% yesterday on continuing capital outflows.
12 Jun 2013 : The Finance Ministry is set to appoint Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as an adviser to conduct a study of the most economically viable business model for the high-speed rail projects, says the permanent secretary.
11 Jun 2013 : The state-owned Government Savings Bank (GSB) is eyeing a 50-60% share of the loans to fund 350 billion baht worth of water management projects, says president Voravit Chailimpamontri.
10 Jun 2013 : I have been thinking about buying a house of my own. My income is about 800,000 baht a year. I dare not aim for a luxurious one, but I don't want to buy a tiny room or a townhouse next to a slum. A constraint is my age, I guess. I'm 45 now. I don't know the best house I can get, but I want to live near the city without tightening my belt so I can accrue some savings before retiring at 60 or a few years later.
10 Jun 2013 : Recap: Concerns that the US Federal Reserve might taper off its monetary easing kept up the pressure on global equities. Sell-offs by foreign investors pushed down Asian markets all week with the SET being one of the few to rally on Friday.
10 Jun 2013 : Less than a week after the first episode of Khun Chai Puttiphat was aired on Channel 3 last month, the soap starring 19-year-old lead actor Jirayu "James" Tangsrisuk quickly became the talk of the town.
05 Jun 2013 : The state-owned Government Savings Bank (GSB) has hinted it will slash its interest rates following last Wednesday's 25-basis-point cut in the policy rate by the central bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).
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