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Foreign confidence in Thai stocks rises to "neutral" - survey

14 Mar 2016

BANGKOK, March 14 Foreign investor confidence in Thailand has risen to "neutral", the first improvement in four months, on signs of accelerating government spending, a survey of stock market players showed on Monday.

Foreign confidence in Thai stock market hits new low in Feb - survey

09 Feb 2016

BANGKOK, Feb 9 Foreign investors' confidence in Thailand fell for a third straight month as concern about domestic politics exacerbated lack of appetite for risk assets amid a slowdown in the Chinese economy, a survey of stock market players showed on Tuesday.

Thai firms flock to bond market into arms of yield-starved investors

09 Feb 2016

BANGKOK, Feb 9 The number of Thai corporate borrowers issuing new bonds may surge 15 percent this year to topple a near decade high in 2015, particularly small and medium-sized companies with problems getting loans from banks.

A $59 trillion tailwind spurs governance changes in Asia firms

19 Jan 2016

SINGAPORE A surge in socially responsible investments to $59 trillion globally over the past decade is nudging Asian firms to change a notoriously insular management style to one that actively addresses corporate governance concerns.

Foreigners most bearish in Thai share market confidence survey

11 Jan 2016

BANGKOK, Jan 11 Foreign investors are the most bearish about the Thai stock market as global economic uncertainties weigh over government policies to boost the economy, a survey showed on Monday.

Thai telecoms shares bruised as battle for 4G licences drags on

18 Dec 2015

BANGKOK, Dec 18 Shares in Thailand's telecoms sector slid to a three-year low on Friday as investors worried about the cost of 4G mobile licences and the possible entry of a new player that could spark a price war.

Fading SE Asian stock recovery puts focus on robust infrastructure story

15 Nov 2015

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE As a broad-based recovery in Southeast Asian stocks from this year's bear market lows fades, investors are now pivoting to bottom-up strategies and selectively seeking stocks exposed to the region's more enduring growth themes.

Thai Thonburi Hospital Group plans to list shares in 2016

28 Oct 2015

BANGKOK, Oct 28 Thailand's Thonburi Hospital Group is planning to raise about 8 billion baht ($225 million) in an initial public offering next year that could make it the third-largest listed healthcare stock in Thailand, the group's chairman said.

Thailand eyes crowdfunding for small firms as credit tightens

07 Aug 2015

BANGKOK, Aug 7 Thailand is hoping that crowdfunding could provide an alternative for small companies struggling to fund growth as banks cut back on lending.

Thai regulator to shake up mutual fund industry

23 Jul 2015

BANGKOK Thailand's market regulator plans a major shakeup to the country's 3.5 trillion baht ($100.98 billion) mutual fund industry to meet rising demand for riskier investment instruments with higher yields.

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