Thailand Morning News For April 4

Thailand Morning News For April 4
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Thailand launches unique residence programme
Henley & Partners has secured the global concession to promote Thailand’s exclusive residence programme, which gives foreigners authorisation to live in the country for up to 20 years.
Hubbis

Thailand’s TCC group plans $3.5b Bangkok development
Thailand’s richest man, Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, is planning a $3.5 billion property development in central Bangkok that will include offices, homes and shopping malls.
Deal Street Asia

Alibaba still in talks to set up logistics hub for South East Asia in Thailand
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is said to be in talks with the Thai and the Malaysian governments, seeking the best location and conditions to set up a regional distribution and logistics hub for South East Asia.
Thailand Business News 

Kingsgate seeks compensation from Thailand over Chatree mine closure
Australian miner Kingsgate is seeking compensation from Thailand’s military government over its controversial order to shutdown the company’s gold mine in northern Thailand, forcing the sackings of more than 1000 Thai workers.
The Sydney Morining Herald 

Low-income people around country register for new round of state welfare
A LARGE NUMBER of low-income people queued up to apply for state welfare as the second round of registrations opened nationwide yesterday.
The Nation 

Global oil price increases prop up inflation outlook
The Commerce Ministry has raised its projection for inflation this year to between 1.5% and 2.2% from 1.5-2%, mainly because of the hike in global crude oil prices.
Bangkok Post 

PM satisfied with declining household debt
The Prime Minister has expressed his satisfaction with a reported decrease in household debt while reminding citizens to be careful with their spending.
Thai Visa News 

Indonesia, Thailand show less inflation pressure
Consumer prices in Indonesia and Thailand grew at a slower pace than economists predicted last month, giving central banks in South-East Asia’s two biggest economies scope to keep interest rates low for longer.
— The Star Online

Supporters fear for future of ThaiHealth
A PUBLIC HEARING about changes in the law governing the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) ended yesterday with strong criticism of the new Thai Health Promotion Fund Bill.
Thai Visa News 

Data science poised to boom
Big data and analytics spending in Thailand is expected to continue double-digit growth in 2017, driven by the availability of data, a new generation of technology and a cultural shift toward data-driven decision making.
– Bangkok Post

King to Sign Thailand’s New Charter on April 6
Thailand’s king will officially endorse a new constitution on Thursday, the royal palace said Monday in announcing a formality that will clear the way for the first elections promised by the military since it seized power nearly three years ago.
BenarNews 

TCC Assets sets Bt120-bn budget
TCC ASSETS (Thailand) Co, the property arm of beverage tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi’s empire, has set aside an investment budget of more than Bt120 billion from this year to 2021 in an effort to achieve double-digit annual business growth.
The Nation 

NLA president says new charter will curb corruption effectively
National Legislative Assembly (NLA) president Pornpetch Wichitcholchai​ stated that he was confident that the new constitution will be able to effectively prevent and combat corruption.
Thai PBS News 

All citizens now entitled to free emergency services in first 72hrs
Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said a new regulation provides benefits for any persons suffering from critical conditions to seek immediate medical treatments within 72 hours and without paying for the costs.
The Phuket News  

Tap water supplier in Eastern region expects strong demand from EEC
UNIVERSAL Utilities Group, which supplies tap water in the Eastern region of Thailand, plans to invest an average of Bt200 million a year to develop water-treatment systems, especially in Chachoengsao, Rayong, and Chon Buri provinces, to serve expected strong demand from the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).
The Nation 

Thailand and South Korea collaborate to develop SMEs
The Ministry of Industry and South Korea’s government agencies have signed two agreements to mutually develop their SME sectors.
Thai Visa News 

NLA president says new charter will curb corruption effectively
National Legislative Assembly (NLA) president Pornpetch Wichitcholchai​ stated that he was confident that the new constitution will be able to effectively prevent and combat corruption.
Thai PBS News 

 

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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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