Bangkok Condo Finder Property Round Up – August 2015

Chris Bassett on September 1st, 2015 with No Comments

Welcome to the Home Connect News. I’m Derren. The past month has been what might be termed a ‘mixed bag’ for the business sector in Bangkok and Thailand with talk of the country having lost its competitiveness in many industries while the Stock Exchange of Thailand prepares for a raft of initial public offerings and real estate investment trusts. (more…) ...

Of IPOs, REITs and Trains

Chris Bassett on August 29th, 2015 with No Comments

Thailand doing business
The Thai business marketplace, as with others around the world, remains in a state of flux in terms of alternating between general confidence and mild pessimism. Two glaring example of both are the communications coming out from Thai Foods Group Plc (TFG) and Banpu Power, a subsidiary of Banpu Plc, Thailand’s largest coal miner, in relation to their proposed initial public offerings (IPOs). In the case of Thai Foods Group, its management has announced a delay to its IPO, which had ...

Stock Exchange set to reap AEC rewards

Chris Bassett on August 26th, 2015 with

Thai Stock Exchange
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has been busily preparing itself for the advent of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) both in terms of expansion at home and positioning itself to become the leading bourse for what is known as the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). In 2014 the SET became the leading bourse in Asean in some areas. It topped the highest daily trading value at 44.5 billion baht for the third successive year, added the largest net additional shares in ...

Solar power, bio-plastics and e-commerce show Thai business in transition

Chris Bassett on August 14th, 2015 with

Thailand Solar Power
Solar power, bio-plastics and e-commerce show Thai business in transition The business landscape across the world is changing rapidly and many executives in Thai companies are not slow to embrace the new paradigms. While Thailand itself may not have the technological know how and capacity to run with new technologies on its own, local businesses are prepared to join hands with foreign firms which do have the knowhow and are looking to expand their operations into the Thai marketplace. In mid-July, for ...

Thailand Looks to Develop its Third Wave of Industry

Chris Bassett on August 7th, 2015 with

Thailand Economic Activity
In a very frank and forthright speech made at the end of June, deputy prime minister MR Pridiyathorn Devakula stated Thailand had lost its competitiveness in many industries and this was clearly reflected in the negative export-growth figures since 2013. “We need to change,” said the deputy prime minister, who went on to add that the government “is making good progress in its plan to shift the Kingdom into the ‘third wave’ of its economic development.” [1] Pridiyathorn was speaking at a ...

Bangkok Condo Finder Property Round Up – July 2015

Chris Bassett on August 6th, 2015 with

Welcome to the July BCF round-up, this month we look into China, ARIA Capital & CP Land's push into the Thai property market and also at how Thailand is shopping its way to economic recovery! (more…) ...

China Leads the Real Estate Investment Charge

Chris Bassett on July 27th, 2015 with

China Invest Thailand Real Estate
As the start date for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) draws ever closer serious investors the world’s most populous nation and second-largest economy, China, have been taking ever-increasing interest in the region, and especially in Thailand. While Chinese entrepreneurs have been engaged in business ventures of various kinds, the heavy monetary investments have very much centred around the real estate sector. For the past two years Thailand has watched as the Chinese have become one of the major foreign property investors in the ...

AIRA Capital diversifies into property by way of joint venture

Chris Bassett on July 23rd, 2015 with

AIRA Thailand PLC
The facts and figures of Thailand’s overall property market may well be weaker than many would like at the present time, but this is not stopping leading firms making serious decisions about the prospects for future developments within the sector. One major Thailand-based company, Aira Capital, announced plans to diversify into the business of property development at the end of June, and has since set up a subsidiary company called Aira Property. This new division has already been involved in entering ...

CP Land Looks West

Chris Bassett on July 17th, 2015 with

CP Land Thailand Article
The start date for the Asean Economic Community (AEC) is now just six months away and the Southeast Asian marketplace continues to be a source of investment and speculation both from within the countries of the region and from outside investors. In a recent announcement from the conglomerate CP Group, its property arm, CP Land  announced its first steps towards expanding into the regional and overseas market. CP Land said it plans to spend around 500 million baht in taking over an ...

Shopping to Economic Recovery

Chris Bassett on July 14th, 2015 with

Thailand Shopping Siam Paragon
Shopping to economic recovery While the economy is hardly booming at present, the reality is that business still continues, albeit at a slower pace, and major players across all sectors recognize that they need to keep planning for the future. Bangkok remains the centrepoint in the country, but the imminent start of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) at the end of the year means focus is also directed towards other major centres such as Chiang Rai, Tak, Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan ...

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