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Eco-cars lead way in B90bn projects

The Board of Investment (BoI) has approved investment applications worth nearly 90 billion baht, mainly for companies making environmentally friendly cars or involved in renewable energy. Secretary-general Udom Wongviwatchai said the BoI approved investment applications worth 89.7 billion baht at Friday’s meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Airbus establishes a new subsidiary in Thailand

Airbus has announced plans to open a new subsidiary in Thailand that will produce flight operations data for use by its airline customers worldwide.

European Automakers Target Growing Automotive Industry in Thailand

Japan has long been one of the largest investors in Thailand, especially in the Thai automotive industry, where Japanese automakers have created a significant automotive cluster and comprehensive supply chain. However, major European automakers, especially Volkswagen, have announced to set up facilities in Thailand and take advantage of the opportunities available in the growing Thai and Southeast Asian automotive sector.

Investors told of potential in recovering EU

With an end in sight to the economic crisis in Europe, it is an apt time for Thai businesses to change crisis into opportunity, seeing Europe as a market not only for trading but also investment, and to ensure sustainable growth with a free-trade agreement, a seminar heard yesterday.

Communication key to luring foreign money

Constant communication, accurate information, and awareness of opportunities are keys to successful ventures for European investors looking to do business in the Kingdom, the Thai European Business Association (TEBA) says.

Elections to the European Parliament between 22 and 25 May 2014

Elections to the European Parliament will be held in all member states of the European Union (EU) between 22 and 25 May 2014. It will be the eighth Europe-wide election to the European Parliament since the first direct elections in 1979.

TEBA Weekly Report on Bangkok Shutdown – 17 February 2014

Looking Ahead: Gov to retake 5 protest sites; No solution for Farmer payment; PDRC remains firm on non-negotiable term for Gov to resign.

TEBA Weekly Report on Bangkok Shutdown – 10 February 2014

Unpaid Rice Scheme, EC to decide on Election and Gov. to arrest PDRC leaders and many more…

TEBA Report on Bangkok Shutdown – 2 February 2014

Mixed reaction but smooth election: Almost no trouble in the North and North East voting. While many voters are able to vote in some Bangkok districts, the southern part also struggled to carry out. Overall, unusually low voter turnouts, estimated around 20-30%, casting doubt over poll outcome.

TEBA: Bangkok Shutdown – 19 January 2014

Attack pattern: Late night-time shooting aiming at PDRC security guards and Day-time bombing aiming at the protesters.

TEBA: Bangkok Shutdown – 16 January 2014

Negotiation continues to ease the tension between Election Commission and the government. While protesters would not except delay unless reform process is agreed along with Prime Minister resigns from her post.

TEBA: Bangkok Shutdown – 14 January 2014

While Emergency degree is not necessitated, CAPO 3rd announcement late night of 14 January 2014 that suspected protesters are forbidden to commute on 12 roads