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Thai Pomelo Fashion raises $52 million from top retailer Central, others

12 Sep 2019

BANGKOK Fashion e-commerce startup Pomelo has raised $52 million in fresh funding from a group of investors including top Thai retailer Central Group and Skype co-founders, its CEO said on Thursday, as the company expands its physical footprint in Asia.

Asset World aims to raise up to $1.6 billion in Thailand's biggest corporate listing

11 Sep 2019

BANGKOK Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi's hospitality and retail arm, Asset World Corporation (AWC), aims to raise up to 48 billion baht ($1.6 billion) next month in the biggest listing of an individual company in Thailand.

Thailand's Central, China's JD.com launch financial services app Dolfin

09 Sep 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's largest retailer, Central Group, and China's JD.com on Monday launched an financial services app to expand services with local banks in the latest move by the mall operator to increase its digital presence.

Lao activist latest asylum-seeker to go missing in Thailand - right groups

06 Sep 2019

BANGKOK A political activist from Laos who fled to Thailand has gone missing after seeking refugee status with the United Nations, the latest in a series of disappearances of refugees and asylum-seekers in the region, rights groups said on Friday.

Bangkok tops Paris, London as world's most-visited city - MasterCard

04 Sep 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's capital, Bangkok, edged out Paris and London as the world's most popular city to visit, according to a survey released on Wednesday, welcome news for Thailand after worries over a drop in foreign arrivals.

Thai-Chinese high-speed rail to start operating in 2023 -official

03 Sep 2019

BANGKOK, Sept 3 The first phase of an 873-km (542 mile) high-speed railway between Thailand and China is expected to begin operating within four years, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

Thailand drops cannabis extracts from narcotics list; firms eye investments

02 Sep 2019

BANGKOK Thailand has removed cannabis and hemp extracts from its narcotics list, officials said on Monday, the latest effort to promote the development of marijuana products for medical purposes.

Thailand drops cannabis extracts from narcotics list; firms eye investments

02 Sep 2019

BANGKOK, Sept 2 Thailand has removed cannabis and hemp extracts from its narcotics list, officials said on Monday, the latest effort to promote the development of marijuana products for medical purposes.

General Motors cuts some 350 jobs in Thailand operations

30 Aug 2019

BANGKOK General Motors has cut about 350 jobs from its Thai subsidiary's operations, a labor representative said on Friday, slashing more than 15% of the workforce for the U.S. automaker that has two factories in Thailand.

Plastics maker Indorama commits $1.5 billion to recycling

21 Aug 2019

BANGKOK Thai chemicals company Indorama Ventures has committed $1.5 billion of investment in recycling as consumers become more aware of the environmental impact of single-use plastic and regulators push for more recycling, it said on Wednesday.

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