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Thailand: DIGITAL PAYMENT TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE

The Bank of Thailand plans to make digital payment the main payment channel in the next three years. Central bank governor Veerathai Santipraphob, said yesterday that the central bank and other parties would create an ecosystem for digital payment to become the main channel of payment in the kingdom.  The system would be cost efficient, […]

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Emirates launches route connecting PP, Bangkok

Emirates will launch a daily service on June 1 linking Phnom Penh (PNH) and Bangkok (BKK). The service from Phnom Penh to Dubai, via Bangkok, will provide more flight options to passengers travelling between the capitals of Cambodia and Thailand. Travellers from the Southeast Asian nations will enjoy connectivity to over 150 destinations in 86 […]

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Thailand Leads Mobile Banking Penetration

That is well ahead of the global rate of 41% and higher than China, at 61% Among Thailand’s internet users, 74% access banking services via mobile devices, according to the annual Global Digital Report 2019 from social media management platform Hootsuite and digital marketing agency We Are Social. That puts one of Asia’s favorite vacation […]

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Thailand: Gas block contracts signing this month

The two petroleum contracts for the Erawan and Bongkot gas blocks are still on track to be signed this month, says the Mineral Fuels Department.  The government completed the auction of the Erawan (G1/61) and Bongkot (G2/61) blocks on Dec 12.  PTT Exploration and Production Plc (PTTEP) won the concession contracts for both the offshore […]

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