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Surge in startup funding led by e-commerce, marketplace

The total funding raised for startups in Thailand last year is estimated at UScopy06 million (3.33 billion baht), with e-commerce and marketplace the biggest sector, says Techsauce Media Co, a local tech...

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February 28, 2018

Online-based economy to skyrocket through 2025

Thailand's digital economy is expected to reach US$37 billion (1.17 trillion baht) by 2025, out of $200 billion in Southeast Asia, of which e-commerce and ride-hailing services comprise the major share, according to a study by Google and Temasek....

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February 23, 2018

Alibaba hears EEC park plea

The government has urged Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to expand its park project planned for the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to cover other provinces in Thailand, says Uttama Savanayana, the industry minister.

Alibaba Group's new team is set to hold talks about the issue with the government in March, he said. The expansion is aimed at helping local business operators, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises...

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February 23, 2018

E-logistics on the fast track in Vietnam

AS ONE of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in the world, Vietnam is considered a high-potential market for e-logistics, analysts say.

Vietnam has an average annual growth rate of 35 per cent in the sector. The boom in online shopping and home deliveries in the country in recent years have also created many opportunities for e-logistics operators, they said....

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February 17, 2018

Customising seeds for Thailand

A Dutch company is working to use CRISPR genetic manipulation to disburse globally competitive crops to farmers

Netherlands-based East-West Seed company is vying to stay ahead of the pack with CRISPR technology applications, which have the potential of reducing seed production prices by a factor of 10 within the...

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February 14, 2018

State scours the globe for

The government is looking for partnerships with renowned international e-commerce firms in the US, Europe, China, India, Africa and the Middle East via, Thailand's first official B2B (business-to-business) e-marketplace.

The aim is to export as many Thai products as possible through the online channel and raise transaction value on the national e-commerce platform by 1 billion baht to reach 5.5 billion baht this year...

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February 08, 2018

Logistics firm eyes e-commerce boom

E-COMMERCE will boost the value of logistics business to Bt2.4 billion this year, according to a forecast by Shippop, a logistics start-up that entails several transport and logistic companies to deliver all online purchases. The firm expects to become No 1 for one-stop logistic services across Asean in 2020...

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February 01, 2018

WHA rents e-commerce warehouse in Bang Na

WHA Corporation Plc (WHA Group), which deals in logistics and industrial facilities solutions, has signed a warehouse lease with Central JD Commerce, an e-commerce joint venture between Central Group and, one of China’s largest e-commerce companies.

The expandable contract covers a 6,848-square-metre warehouse at WHA Mega Logistics Centre Chonlaharnpichit at Bangna-Trat Road Kilometre 19. ..

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January 22, 2018

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