THE Finance Ministry will today propose to the Cabinet an SME development fund with the initial size of Bt20 billion in an effort to sprout small and medium-sized enterprises in the agricultural, tourism and service industries across the country.
TOTAL ACCESS Communication is interested in partnering with state telecommunications agency TOT to provide wireless broadband service on the 2.3-gigahertz spectrum, DTAC chief executive officer Lars Norling said yesterday.
TO INCREASE efficiency in the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises and to reduce duplication, the Commerce and Industry ministries have agreed to integrate their work on SME promotion plans and funding.
THE STATE Enterprise Policy Office expects to launch the delayed Thailand Future Fund, worth Bt40 billion to Bt50 billion, in the second quarter as one of the government’s financial tools for infrastructure development.
THAI SMILE AIRWAYS, a fully owned subsidiary of national carrier Thai Airways International, will spread its wings further abroad this year to raise the number of passengers to 4.5 million and revenue to Bt10.1 billion.
CP GROUP’S chief Dhanin Chearavanont and other senior Thai and foreign executives will take part in the Board of Investment’s “Opportunity Thailand” showcase on February 15, with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha delivering the keynote speech.
The SET Index, from the last week of 2016 to last week, has seen a record high at 1,580 points, close to ASPS Research’s 2017 target of 1,600 points (based on estimated earnings-per-share growth in 2017 of 7.58 per cent or Bt100 per share and targeted PER of 16 times).
IF THERE’S one place that has wholeheartedly embraced “Made in China 2025” and Germany’s “Industry 4.0”, it is the Sino-German (Shenyang) Intelligent Equipment Manufacturing Park in Shenyang, the capital of northeast China’s Liaoning province.
MINISTERS FROM countries party to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) met during the Fourth APTA Ministerial Council to conclude negotiations that will more than double the number of products under preferential tariff treatment in order to expand trade and boost growth in the region.