Thailand Morning News For April 21

Thailand Morning News For April 21
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ADB predicts 3.5% Thai growth
The Thai economy is expected to expand by 3.5% based on an export recovery and domestic public spending this year, with momentum set to continue next year, raising growth to 3.6%, says the Asian Development…
– Bangkok Post

Effective education key to escaping middle income trap, ADB says
THAILAND faces more challenges as it strives to improve the economy and people’s incomes for the long term as it struggles to move up from being a middle-income country, the Asian Development Bank says.
– The Nation

Cable link with China eyed
The government is keen to invest in a submarine cable linking Bangkok with Hong Kong and mainland China in an effort to make Thailand the digital hub of Southeast Asia.
– Bangkok Post

New education plan focuses on inspiring students
EDUCATION MINISTER Teerakiat Jareonsettasin has pledged to make upcoming educational reforms relevant to children.
– The Nation

Oh, baby. Thai cops bust sperm smuggler on Laos border
Thai authorities arrested a man trying to smuggle six vials of sperm into Laos, a customs officer said Thursday, the latest sign that a commercial surrogacy industry is growing in the opaque communist country following curbs around the region.
– Coconuts Bangkok

Dumping duties’ will ease pressure for Australian paper manufacturer
An anti-dumping duty will be imposed by the federal government on four countries including Brazil, Thailand, China and Indonesia, it has been reported.
– Manufacturers’ Monthly

US firm CNH sets up regional HQ in Bangkok
CNH Industrial, a US-based manufacturer of agricultural and construction equipment and commercial vehicles, yesterday opened its regional headquarters in Bangkok in a move that recognises the importance of the Thai domestic market and the country’s hub status within Asean.
– The Nation

TAA second carrier to get licence re-certified by CAAT
Thai AirAsia (TAA) had its licence re-certified by the Thai civil aviation authority in compliance with global safety standards.
– Bangkok Post

A Thai student dreams of selling rice to China
Three months away from graduation, Nontipa Kla-ngam sees a golden opportunity as she wraps up her master’s thesis on the free trade agreement (FTA) between Thailand and China.
– Xinhua

Future govts ‘won’t face curbs’
The government has given assurances that a bill supporting its 20-year national development blueprint will not restrict future elected governments from making changes to the plan as they see fit.
– Bangkok Post

More Thai-built Sony phones
Sony Corporation has relocated some of its premium smartphone production from China to Thailand as the Japanese electronics giant seeks to cut labour costs and make use of export tax incentives.
– Bangkok Post

Thai narcotic suppression authorities smash a major international drug syndicate with link to Xaysana
Thai narcotic suppression police have smashed an international drug trafficking gang with link to the detained Laotian drug lord Xaysana Keopimpha and confiscated over 70 million baht assets of the gang.
– Thai PBS

 

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John Le Fevre

John Le Fevre

Managing Editor at AEC News Today
John is an Australian national with more than 35 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer and copy editor.He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia.He has covered major world events including the 1991 pillage riots in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010 and 2014 Bangkok political protests.In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post.

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