Saudis gear up for world’s biggest IPO

Saudis gear up for world's biggest IPO Crown prince gives green light to Aramco share offering, which could value oil firm at $1.5 trillion A worker walks past oil transport pipes at a Saudi Aramco crude oil processing plant in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia. (Bloomberg Photo) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin…

JPMorgan stock pickers bet on Thai tourism in ‘ignored’ SE Asia

Booming tourism in Thailand attracts foreign stock investors. (Bangkok Post photo) Southeast Asian stock markets still have “selective investment opportunities” even though Wall Street is ignoring them, according to JPMorgan Asset Management.The money manager, which has about $3 billion invested in the region’s equities, says tourism shares are one example,…

Stats reveal high rate of suicide

Once every two hours, a Thai takes their own life, and every 9.55 minutes, one attempts suicide, according to the latest set of statistics on mental health in Thailand."These figures are gravely worrying and the government is paying huge attention to them. We need to place a lot more emphasis…

Building on ancient ties for new prosperity

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shares his views on India's role in the region and the world. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shares his views on India's role in the region and the world, ahead of the 35th Asean Summit and Related Summits, including tomorrow's 16th Asean-India Summit and Monday's…

Port, Ratchaburi lock horns for title

Port, Ratchaburi lock horns for title Fifa president Infantino to attend FA Cup, sign World Cup bid MoU with Asean nations on Saturday Ratchaburi manager Robert Procuerer (front second left) and Port assistant coach Sarawut Treephan (front second right) pose with the FA Cup trophy. The curtain falls on the…

Unusual couple blazes a trail for rights

Kirin 'Sai' Techawongtham, left, and her guide dog Luther. Bangkok Post photo Sai and Luther left Thailand on Thursday for the US where Sai will enrol in an intensive course of life skills training for the blind before going on to graduate school.Sai is Kirin Techawongtham, my daughter, and Luther is…

Additional stimulus package a possibility

An additional stimulus package could be launched later this year to invigorate the economy after the third-quarter reading was weaker than expected.The economic cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday acknowledged that the third-quarter economic growth reading was softer than expected, said Kobsak Pootrakool, deputy secretary-general to the prime…

Centre goes live to fight fake news

Centre goes live to fight fake news Ministry says information will be verified within 2 hours Buddhipongse Punnakanta, the minister of digital economy and society, at the official opening of the Anti Fake News Center on Nov 1, 2019. The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry aims to spend 60…

CRG enters soft-serve ice cream market

CRG enters soft-serve ice cream market Sensing opportunity, group mounts challenge to dominant Dairy Queen Piyapong Chitchumnong, senior vice-president for marketing at Central Restaurants Group, promotes the new soft-serve ice cream brand Soft Air. Central Restaurants Group (CRG), the operator of food brands such as Mister Donut and Ootoya, is…