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Bank of Thailand expects weaker economy in Q1

The spread of the new coronavirus strain and the delay in the fiscal 2020 budget bill will dampen the economy, which will grow at a softer pace than expected in the first quarter and the full year, adding to the likelihood of a policy rate cut at next week’s meeting, …

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Virus threatens global companies

The primary impact of the coronavirus outbreak sweeping China is on human health, with almost 10,000 cases and more than 200 deaths reported as of Jan 31. But the risk of contagion is also affecting economic activity and financial markets. Source: Business

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Equity sell-off goes viral, gold gains

Recap: Most Asian equity indices tumbled yesterday as the rising death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China rattled investors’ nerves, with human transmission seen in other countries including Britain, South Korea and Thailand. Gold prices rallied as investors sought refuge amid a global pandemic. Source: Business

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Managing public debt and personal time

Although women are increasingly taking the reins at corporations, they still make up a small share of those occupying senior civil service positions. But Thai-Spanish Patricia Mongkhonvanit has managed to enter those ranks. Source: Business

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