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2011-02-25 07:52:00

BANGKOK, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 24, 2011, the Board of Directors of PTT Public Company Limited (PTT), PTT Aromatics and Refining Public Company Limited (PTTAR) and PTT Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTCH) approved the amalgamation between PTTAR and PTTCH. The amalgamation will be proposed to the shareholders of PTTAR and PTTCH for approval. Such amalgamation will result in the establishment of a new public limited company (MergedCo) in accordance with Public Limited...

2008-07-02 12:00:39

By Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Bangkok Post, Thailand Jul. 1--M Pictures Entertainment, which is 41 percent owned by Major Cineplex, yesterday announced plans to acquire Media Network Retail Co in a deal valued at over 300 million baht. M Pictures, formerly Traffic Corner Holdings, would also acquire a 97 percent stake in Pacific Marketing and Entertainment Group from Major Cineplex in a separate share swap transaction valued at 395 million baht. Media Network Retail (MNR) is a leading...

2008-06-20 12:00:34

By Vichaya Pitsuwan, Bangkok Post, Thailand Jun. 19--Union Petrochemical Plc (UKEM) expects its revenue to rise by 10 percent in 2008, driven by the continuing rise in petrochemical product prices in line with surging oil prices and continuing demand. The company has revised up its revenue projection to 2.7 billion baht from an earlier target of 2.5 billion, according to deputy managing director Perajed Suwannapasr. The MAI-listed commodity solvents trader said its second-quarter...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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