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Thailand in world top 10 for long term tourism growth, WTTC reports
Thailand’s travel and tourism sector grew by nearly 11 per cent in 2016 and will be the world’s 10th fastest growing country over the next decade at 6.5 per cent per annum, a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) shows.
— The Nation
PayPal And Thai Airways International Make Booking For Foreigners Easier
Foreigners wishing to visit Thailand can now purchase tickets online at www.thaiairways.com with the added convenience and security of PayPal.
— Buriram Times
Prayut orders probe into Thai PBS investment in agro-giant
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered an inquiry into Thai Public Broadcasting Service’s (Thai PBS) controversial investment in debentures issued by an agro-industrial conglomerate.
— Bangkok Post
Rebound Tipped For Thai Stock Market
The Thai stock market headed south again on Wednesday, one session after it had snapped the three-day slide in which it had given away more than 15 points or 1 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,540-point plateau, although the market figures to rebound on Thursday.
Software to fight hacking by employees
The rapid pace of technological progress is transforming the cybersecurity landscape. The next generation of cybersecurity analytics is enabling users to detect activity and behaviour that are likely to constitute a cyberattack.
— Bangkok Post
Thailand Investigates New Cases Involving Buddhist Temple’s Money
Thailand is investigating three new cases involving possible financial crimes at the country’s biggest Buddhist temple, whose influential former abbot is wanted for suspected money laundering, police said on Wednesday.
— US News
Habitat for Humanity Global Village project in Thailand calls for NZ volunteers
Judene Edgar is championing a support crew for Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village project in South East Asia this June and is hoping to wrangle some helping hands.
— Nelson Mail
Thailand seeks to collect big tax bill from former PM
Thailand’s military government is seeking to collect at least 12 billion baht ($360 million) in unpaid taxes and penalties from a prime minister toppled in a coup 11 years ago, in what his supporters consider a continuing political vendetta.
— The Salt Lake Tribune
Thailand’s new economy: poised for take-off but is the runway ready?
The sign at the entrance to Thailand’s U-Tapao airport declares grandly (and perhaps even more hopefully): One Airport, Two Missions.
— Blue Notes
Duterte visiting Thailand
President Rodrigo Duterte will pay an official visit to Thailand from March 20 to 22
Mexico grants Thailand rice quota
Thailand has been granted a quota to export long-grain white rice to Mexico as part of a bid to lower the rice price and meet market demand in the country, according to Commerce minister Apiradi Tantraporn.
— The Nation
Thailand PM announces Digital Government Plan 2017-2021 to achieve integrated, citizen-centric digital government within 5 years
The Three-Year Digital Government Development Plan (2016-2018) has been extended to a Five-Year Digital Plan and new domains have been added.
— Open Gov Asia
Thailand charges activist who mocked PM’s song
A Thai activist who made fun of one of leader Prayuth Chan-ocha’s ballads on Facebook has been charged with cyber-crime for publishing material critical of the government.
Revenue chief clarifies delay in tax returns
The Revenue Department has advised working people to register for “Prompt Pay” service so that they could get tax returns faster in case they claim for tax returns.
— Thai PBS
The Cards and Payments Industry in Thailand 2017: Emerging Market Trends, Growth and Opportunities to 2021
ResearchMoz added Latest Research Report titled ” The Cards and Payments Industry in Thailand 2021: Worldwide Market Size, Shares, Trends, Growth, Survey and Forecast report ” to it’s Large Report database.
— Digital Journal
Siriraj Hospital to use robots for dispensing medicine
ONE OF THE country’s biggest hospitals, the Bangkok-based Siriraj, will start using robots to dispense medicine this year.
— The Nation
The Nation forges closer links with top Web board Thaivisa
THAIVISA.COM, the largest English-language Web board and resource for digital platforms for expatriates and foreign visitors, will work more closely with The Nation on content integration, advertising and services.
— The Nation
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