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ASTV Holds Annual Shareholder Meeting

The first annual ASTV shareholder meeting for 2010 this morning saw all of the satellite station's stakeholders affirming that they will continue to support the network and its mission to present truthful news. ASTV's shareholder meeting this morning at Baan Chao Phraya saw passionate attendance from its benefactors. The meeting, presided over by Panthep Puapongpun informed shareholders of the network's performance in 2009 following its separation from Thai Day Dot Com company.

KBank Credit Lines Impacted by Protests

Kasikorn Bank executives have expressed worry over the possibility that the nation's GDP will grow by only 2.6 percent this year due to the red-shirt protests. Meanwhile, 2 billion baht in credit loans have begun to suffer. Deputy managing director of Kasikorn Bank, Pakorn Punthanapaet, stated today that the Ratchaprasong demonstration by the red-shirt group has impacted the bank's credit loan clients, especially small and medium businesses.

THAI Fears Protest Effects on Passenger Number

Thai Airways International claims political tension has been affecting the number of passengers more than the volcanic eruption in Iceland. The company will lose more if all flights have less than 60 percent of capacity filled on average. Piyasvasti Amranand, president of Thai Airways International, commented on the volcanic eruption in Iceland. He said that all of the 22 flights to Europe have resumed.