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Thailand: Gas field auction details finalised

The auction plans for the Bongkot and Erawan gas blocks in the Gulf of Thailand have finally been determined after almost a dozen postponements in the last two years.  The winning bidders for the Erawan and Bongkot gas blocks in the Gulf of Thailand are expected to sign production-sharing contracts with the government by February 2019, […]

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Thailand: Lazada, Shopee turn to celebrity ploys

Lazada and Shopee are trying to attract millennial consumers, with the former hiring Bella Ranee as brand ambassador while Shopee introduces a series of celebrities on its platform.  “Local e-commerce competition will become more intense, so Lazada plans to continue to improve our services and reduce e-commerce roadblocks in Thailand — payment and logistics,” said Thanida […]

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Thailand: Q1 exports tally 7-year growth high

Thailand’s exports continued to grow in March, albeit at a slower pace, helping first quarter shipments rise 11.3%, the highest in seven years.  The Commerce Ministry reported Monday the country’s customs-cleared exports grew for the 13th straight month in March, up by 7.06% year-on-year in March after increasing 10.3% in February.  Shipments last month fetched the […]

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Thailand: Data crisis triggers IT security fears

Goosebumps are rising among social media fans amid a firestorm over Facebook’s massive personal data harvesting. Coincidentally, a similar scandal has erupted in Thailand, where one of the country’s largest telecom operators faces censure as a result of IT security negligence.  In the latest saga, the personal data of about 46,000 True Move H users was […]

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Singapore and Thailand share digital economy experiences

Singapore’s plan to become the world’s first Smart Nation is well under way as the city-state adapts its economy to many technological changes, says Beh Swan Gin, chairman of the Economic Development Board.  “Remaking” the economy means that technology will be merged into every aspect of Singaporean people’s lives, he said at the recent launch in […]

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