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Asia Pacific commercial real estate investment to rise by 5% in 2019, says JLL

Asia Pacific commercial real estate investment to rise by 5% in 2019, says JLL

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BANGKOK: Asia-Pacific’s overall real estate transaction volumes in 2019 are expected to rise by 5%, says global real estate consultant JLL. “A decade into the economic cycle, investors are contending with macro risks and geopolitical uncertainty such as rising interest rates, continued trade tensions between the US and China, as […]

Go-Air seeks more flight slots into Thailand amid increasing demand

Go-Air seeks more flight slots into Thailand amid increasing demand

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Indian-based budget carrier GoAir is looking for additional flying slots into Thailand airports amid growing air passenger traffic. The GoAir Vice-President Arjun Dasgupta says the airline wants to launch flights from seven more Indian cities, including Chandigarh and Lucknow, to Phuket. Currently, it has already has direct flights into Phuket […]

TAT praises visa-on-arrival fee waiver extension to April 30

TAT praises visa-on-arrival fee waiver extension to April 30

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PHUKET: The Tourism Authority of Thailand yesterday (Jan 15) finally recognised the extension of the waiver of the visa on arrival fee for citizens of 20 countries, which came into effect last Friday (Jan 11). The Cabinet last Tuesday (Jan 8) agreed to extend the waiver on the B2,000 visa-on-arrival […]

Property developers anxious about year ahead

Property developers anxious about year ahead

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BANGKOK: Property developers should be more cautious about financial liquidity and new supply launches because residential presales and transfers are unlikely to be as robust as previously expected this year. Atip Bijanonda, president of the Housing Business Association, said that if the global economy does not improve, there will be […]

BOI approves new rail services, new port investment

BOI approves new rail services, new port investment

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The Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI) has laid out strategies to boost the development of rail services and the country’s cruise tourism. Duangjai Asawachintachit, BOI secretary general, says the latest BOI meeting chaired by the Prime Minister had resolved to instigate measures to attract investment in rail development and […]

KBank expects 10 times digital lending

KBank expects 10 times digital lending

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BANGKOK: Kasikornbank (KBank) has set an ambitious goal of 10 times growth in digital lending this year, targeting low-income earners who are not bank customers. The bank expects its digital lending outstanding to expand aggressively to B10 billion in 2019 from B1bn last year, said president Kattiya Indaravijaya. KBank plans […]

Easy Living Phuket: ‘Top 10 Real Estate Agency in South East Asia’

Easy Living Phuket: ‘Top 10 Real Estate Agency in South East Asia’

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At only 31 years old Asa Marsh has built Easy Living Phuket from the ground up and on the 7th of Dec achieved the title of ‘Top 10 Real Estate Agency in South East Asia’ This massive success has been attributed to understanding the needs of property buyers in Phuket. […]

Thailand opens doors to cryptocurrencies

Thailand opens doors to cryptocurrencies

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Divisions are forming across Asia with regards to cryptocurrencies. Some nations such as China are constantly stomping on anything to do with crypto assets but others, Thailand being the latest, are opening their digital doors to the fledgling industry. Over the past year Thailand has warmed to crypto and this […]

Jam-packed Thailand Yacht Show & RendezVous opens at Royal Phuket Marina

Jam-packed Thailand Yacht Show & RendezVous opens at Royal Phuket Marina

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The fourth Thailand Yacht Show & RendezVous opened its doors today for yachting enthusiasts and lifestyle-seekers from around the region. Boasting a line-up of leading international yacht brands and brokers, charter agencies, luxury property developers, bespoke travel organisers and leading names in the hospitality and food and beverage industries, the […]

Phuket dodges major economic impact from Pabuk

Phuket dodges major economic impact from Pabuk

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PHUKET: Leading figures for Phuket’s tourism industry say that the island has dodged any major economic impact from the fallout of tropical storm Pabuk passing through the region. As many as 28 flights arriving or departing Phuket International Airport were cancelled over Jan 3-4 heading into last weekend. However, both […]