Articles Archive for August 2009
Leaders of ASEAN countries and ASEAN secretary-general are seen during a photo session of the 14th Summit opening ceremony.
Thailand has decided to hold the 15th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during October 23-25 in two well-known adjoining beach resorts of Cha-am and Hua Hin instead of the island province of Phuket.
Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Monday told reporters after the meeting among concerned agencies that the 15th ASEAN Summit and related meetings will take place in the seaside towns of Cha-am, Phetchaburi Province, …
Born: 10 October 1955
1978 — B.A. (Social Science), Kasetsart University, Bangkok
1979 — M.S. (Economics), Northeastern University, Boston, USA
1988 — Ph.D. (Applied Economics), Clemson University, South Carolina, USA
1 October 2004 – present – Secretary-General, the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB)
30 April 2009 – present – Chairman of the Board of Directors, Thai Airways International Plc.
- Member of the Board, the Bank of Thailand (BOT)
- Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, BOT
Thailand’s economy has recovered in the second quarter of this year from a recession during the first quarter, with a positive quarterly growth expected in the last quarter, according to the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB).
Dr.Ampon Kittiampon, secretary-general of the state planning agency NESDB, yesterday said the gross domestic product (GDP) in the April-June quarter contracted by 4.9 percent when compared with the corresponding period last year after it had fallen by 7.1 percent in the first quarter.
During the second quarter, Dr.Ampon said, the country’s seasonally adjusted GDP …
Thailand’s oil and gas giant PTT Plc last Friday reported that its net profit during the second quarter of this year fell by 33.4 percent, when compared with the same period last year, to about 19.9 billion baht.
According its report to the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), PTT said the fall in quarterly net profit was due mainly to the decrease in sales prices in relation to the decrease in global market prices as the average Dubai price decreased by 49.1 percent from US$ 116.5 per barrel in the …
Thailand’s TrueMove will be receiving advance reservation for new iPhone 3G S Wi-Fi during August 5-24 before the launch of the innovative handset will be made in Thai market on August 28.
The advance reservation can be made via TrueMove’s website at www.truemove.com or at True Shops around the nation while those reservation makers can pick up their iPhone 3G S Wi-Fi from August 28 to September 3.
According to Papon Ratanachaikanont, assistant to the president and chief executive officer of True Corporation Plc and the company’s deputy group chief commercial officer, …
Fashion show is among the highlights of BIFF&BIL 2009 to be held during August 13-16 in Bangkok.
Now – Aug 16, 2009
Event: Siam Paragon World Watch & Jewelry 2009
Venue: Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon
Siam Paragon once again proudly presents to you the most magnificent watch exposition of Thailand “Siam Paragon World Watch and Jewelry 2008”. Witness the latest watch collections from world class watch brands. Come and experience the glamour of more than 200 top watch and jewelry brands.
Co-organized by Siam Paragon Development Co., Ltd and Siam Paragon Retail Co., Ltd