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Investors continue buying up Phuket development projects, land prices increasing

Investors continue buying up Phuket development projects, land prices increasing

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President of Real Estate Association, Boon Yongsakul says, “Real estate investment in Phuket is continuing to grow. We are sure that this year’s investment is growing more than last year.” “Phuket has a very beautiful natural environment and Phuket local people are very nice. More foreign tourists continue to visit […]

In money, managers matter

In money, managers matter

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Next month the 21st Fifa World Cup will kick off in Russia. On the back of world cup fever, we thought it would be an appropriate time to discuss the lessons that football can teach us about selecting investments You may remember Sir Alex Ferguson and his 26 years at […]

6 ways to avoid being defrauded in a property investment

6 ways to avoid being defrauded in a property investment

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As today’s local Phuket property news is soured by the story of a development ‘scheme’ resulting in losses for investors and third parties, the perception of real estate may be besmirched with negativity, all the while honest families who have elected to take their own risk on the market by […]

Minor injects B12bn into global expansion

Minor injects B12bn into global expansion

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BANGKOK: SET-listed Minor International (MINT), a hospitality, restaurant and lifestyle company, has set aside a combined B12 billion in capital expenditure for the next five years to expand its food business, excluding the growth of the Benihana restaurants it recently acquired. Paul Kenny, a Minor International director, said the company […]

Financial Thaimes: Keep calm and ignore the noise

Financial Thaimes: Keep calm and ignore the noise

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As the Davos economic forum drew to a close earlier this year, there was an unusual consensus that the economic prospects for the world were positive. A week later, the Dow Jones experienced its largest sell-off in six years. As markets begin to rise back to their 2017 levels, I […]

Thailand hotel investment market sets new record in 2017

Thailand hotel investment market sets new record in 2017

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BANGKOK: Hotel investment transaction volume in Thailand hit an all-time high last year, totalling B17 billion, led by a number of marquee transactions, reports property consultancy JLL. Despite high levels of investor interest, transaction volume in 2018 is, however, unlikely to match 2017 as fewer investment grade hotel assets are […]

Thailand to launch ICO, cryptocurrency rules in March

Thailand to launch ICO, cryptocurrency rules in March

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BANGKOK: The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to introduce new regulations to supervise initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies in March, while reiterating that investment in such financial instruments carries hefty risks, especially for small investors. The SEC expects to issue the regulatory framework over the next […]

The cost of learning – Who is paying for your children’s university fees?

The cost of learning – Who is paying for your children’s university fees?

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Are you an expat living in Phuket that has a young family, or maybe you are in the planning stages? If you have children, you may already be paying for tuition fees at a local international school, unless you are lucky enough to be on an expat contract with everything […]

Not all cryptocurrencies are the same

Not all cryptocurrencies are the same

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Thai companies wanting to raise public funds via Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) using cryptocurrencies should be required to follow the strict rules and regulations on Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), currently applied to stocks and other financial instruments, said experts. The cryptocurrency hype in Thailand has stepped up following an announcement […]

Future of money or a fraud? Deconstructing Bitcoin in the region

Future of money or a fraud? Deconstructing Bitcoin in the region

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Bitcoin’s popularity in Asia has had a positive influence on other alternative cryptocurrencies such as ethereum and litecoin. Clearly there is a great demand for such digital money, even though its volatility hurts. Asia has reacted both warmly and violently to the rising interest and craze in cryptocurrencies. Asian regulators […]