IT IS TIME to start preparing your 2016 personal-income-tax filing. There are things to consider and new items you should be aware of. Last year, in order to encourage domestic spending, the government issued a number of notifications of special tax allowances, including the following.
REGISTRATIONS of new companies are expected to see a healthy rise of 3 per cent this year, reflecting a more positive outlook for the economy and growth in investment and tourism, government officials say.
Nation Multimedia Group chairman Thepchai Yong says the company has redeemed all of its due bills of exchange, including those due this month, worth a total of Bt360 million, while planning to deal with its B/Es that will be due in the future.
AMERICANS will keep investing in Asean, despite President Donald Trump’s policy to encourage them to invest in their home country to |stimulate domestic employment, Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantra-porn said yesterday.
AMERICAN ECONOMIST Eric Maskin, the 2007 Nobel laureate recognised with Leonid Hurwicz and Roger Myerson “for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory”, was in Bangkok recently to talk about why global markets have failed to reduce inequality at a lecture organised by Bridges, Thammasat University and the International Peace Foundation.
PRIME MINSTER Prayut Chan-o-cha, aware of the damage corruption causes, made anti-fraud measures one of the national priorities for both the public and private sectors. Thai private company leaders can fast-track anti-fraud programmes, reducing risk to their bottom line, which addresses a government priority.
BANGKOK BANK is considering designing a monthly-instalment premium payment product for long-term, savings-linked life insurance for the first-jobber segment, in an effort to get young salary earners to maintain their financial discipline – and at the same time expand the bank’s customer base.
SIAM Commercial Bank has invested Bt150 million to build financial products and services under a new SCB Prime sub-brand, in order to cater to the mass-affluent customer segment and drive the bank’s assets under management (AUM).
MCOT aims to transform itself from a struggler to a top-10 TV broadcaster this year and turn a profit at the same time, with the planned reversal mainly driven by a revenue contribution from government sector, according to the boss of the state media enterprise.
MCOT RECENTLY asked the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) for permission to import equipment that it will use in co-|operation with True Corp and Advanced |Info Service (AIS) to operate wireless |services on its portion of the 2.6 gigahertz spectrum.