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PDMO seeks to lock in rates

The Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) will focus on issuing bonds with maturities in a range of five to 50 years for the next fiscal year, starting Oct 1, to lock in low interest rates, says Theeraj Athanavanich, a bond market adviser. Source: Business

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MPI continues to rise as exports shine

The manufacturing production index (MPI) continues to rise, gaining 3.7% year-on-year in August to 112.94, indicating that the economy is still recovering, says the Office of Industrial Economics (OIE). Source: Business

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Fitch: Big local banks stable

Thailand’s large banks should be able to comply with new capital requirements for domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs), as they already have capital ratios well in excess of the minimum requirements to be implemented by 2020, says Fitch Ratings. Source: Business

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Somkid hails CSR efforts

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak yesterday expressed gratitude to the private sector for supporting the government’s Pracha Rat (People’s State) initiative after many listed companies responded through corporate social responsibility (CSR). Source: Business

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Ad firm Prakit in hotel debut

The advertising firm Prakit Advertising is making a foray into Bangkok’s hospitality business, launching a boutique hotel on Phahon Yothin Road to tap the growing number of Chinese and European travellers. Source: Business

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Trump tax plan buoys US stocks, SET advances again

Recap: US stock exchanges climbed as investors held out hope that President Donald Trump’s tax reform programme would make it through Congress. The focus of geopolitical attention, meanwhile, has shifted briefly from North Korea to the Middle East as Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria weigh their response to the 93% …

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