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RPT-FOCUS-Build it and they will come: Thai developers pour billions into retail

12 Nov 2018

BANGKOK, Nov 9 Thailand's new ultra-luxurious Iconsiam shopping complex opens its doors on Saturday, shrugging off a decline in tourist arrivals and political uncertainty ahead of next year's elections.

Build it and they will come: Thai developers pour billions into retail

09 Nov 2018

BANGKOK Thailand's new ultra-luxurious Iconsiam shopping complex opens its doors on Saturday, shrugging off a decline in tourist arrivals and political uncertainty ahead of next year's elections.

Thailand's Kasikornbank invests $50 million in ride-hailing firm Grab

08 Nov 2018

BANGKOK Thailand's Kasikornbank PCL on Thursday said it has invested $50 million in Singapore's Grab, forming a partnership that will help launch the GrabPay electronic wallet in its sixth Southeast Asian market in 2019.

Crisis? What crisis? Real will be fine, says Beckham

03 Nov 2018

BANGKOK Former England captain David Beckham does not think Real Madrid is going through anything as significant as a "crisis" and is confident his former club will soon emerge from their current run of poor form.

VietJet aims for young fleet to keep fuel, maintenance costs low - CEO

31 Oct 2018

BANGKOK, Oct 31 Fast-growing budget carrier Vietjet Aviation JSC plans to maintain an average fleet age of just three years to keep fuel and maintenance costs low and its planes fresh for customers, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

Death of chairman adds to King Power uncertainty as Thai duty-free changes loom

30 Oct 2018

BANGKOK The death of Leicester City soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha adds to challenges his King Power International empire faces as its dominance of the lucrative Thai duty-free industry comes under scrutiny.

Thai regulator blocks $4 billion sale of Engie's Glow to PTT

11 Oct 2018

BANGKOK Thailand's energy regulator has blocked PTT Pcl's bid to acquire power firm Glow Energy from France's Engie for up to $4 billion, in what would have been the country's largest investment deal this year.

Singapore's Grab in talks to sell Thai unit stake to Central Group: sources

27 Sep 2018

BANGKOK Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab is in talks to sell "a decent-sized stake" in its Thai business to Thailand's largest retailer, Central Group, people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

Singapore's Grab in talks to sell Thai unit stake to Central Group -sources

27 Sep 2018

BANGKOK, Sept 27 Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab is in talks to sell "a decent-sized stake" in its Thai business to Thailand's largest retailer, Central Group, people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

Headwinds before takeoff for new Thai Airways team

18 Sep 2018

BANGKOK Struggling national carrier Thai Airways International PCL is pinning hopes of a revival to its 1990s heyday on a new leadership team, jet purchases and improving its brand as tourism booms in the region.

World News

Former Trump adviser Flynn to be sentenced for lying to FBI

A judge will decide on Tuesday whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn should be sent to prison for lying to the FBI in a case stemming from the investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia in the run-up to the 2016 election.