THAILAND

Boom time for Bangkok's online food delivery industry amid lockdown

WHILE the Thai economy is likely to contract 5-10 per cent this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the few growth sectors (other than face mask and sanitiser sales) has been the online food...

Differing prospects for Asean telcos in 5G rollout: DBS

5G offers profitable opportunities for telcos in Singapore and Malaysia, but Thai telcos may face some risks from a higher capital expenditure (capex) burden, said DBS.

Asean growth “should improve” in 2020: HSBC

Asean should see further growth in 2020, thanks to a surge in public infrastructure spending and a relatively stable private consumption, though enacting key reforms this year is critical to boosting...

Singapore IPO value jumps four times to US$2.2b in 2019

SINGAPORE'S initial public offering (IPO) market was up four times in funds this year, boosted by four real estate investment trusts (Reits) - Prime, Lendlease, Eagle Hospitality, and ARA...

E-commerce offers Thai small retailers big jump in reach and income

A SMALL Thai retailer who expands into online sales can boost takings by an average of 51 per cent a year, according to a new report released by an e-commerce platform provider.

New centre in Bangkok to help S'pore start-ups

A new centre was launched in Bangkok yesterday to help Singapore start-ups spread their wings in Thailand.

BreadTalk buys out joint venture partner in Thailand for $6.96m

SINGAPORE - F&B chain BreadTalk has bought out its partner in a joint venture in Thailand, acquiring the remaining 50 per cent interest in the company that it does not own from The Minor Food...

Thailand's richest man plans US$1.5b IPO

THAILAND'S richest man Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi is planning an initial public offering of a domestic property business that could raise at least US$1.5 billion, people with knowledge of the matter...

Scan and pay for purchases in Thailand with Singtel Dash

BANGKOK - Customers of Singtel's e-wallet Dash on a shopping spree in Thailand can now scan and pay for their purchases with their smartphones under a new mobile payment network launched on...

Tainted love for Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-o-cha's latest pop song

BANGKOK (AFP) - The Thai junta chief's attempt to woo the country with a rock ballad dubbed Diamond Heart fell flat on Valentine's Day as netizens panned the lyrics written by a leader whom some...

Dining goes digital for Thailand's street food vendors

[BANGKOK] Bangkok's famous street-food vendors have joined the digital revolution, embracing payment via Quick Response (QR) barcodes that can be read using smartphones.