Thailand morning news for August 22

Thailand morning news for August 22

Thai July exports unexpectedly rise 4.28% y/y on gold boost Thailand’s customs-cleared exports unexpectedly rose in July for the first time in five months, up 4.28% from a year earlier, as gold shipments surged, the commerce ministry said on Wednesday. — Reuters Thai Airways bans 2015-2017 MacBook Pros Thai Airways International has banned passengers from […]

Thailand morning news for August 21

Thailand morning news for August 21

Finance ministry cuts 2019 GDP growth forecast to 3% Thailand’s finance ministry has cut its 2019 economic growth forecast to 3.0% from the 3.8% it projected in April, due to falling exports. — Bangkok Post Thai police seek three more suspects in Bangkok blasts Thai authorities issued arrest warrants on Tuesday for three more suspects […]

Thailand morning news for August 20

Thailand morning news for August 20

Prawit pours cold water on visa plan Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon on Monday weighed in on the Tourism and Sports Ministry’s proposal to waive visa requirements for Chinese and Indian tourists to stimulate the economy, saying he disagreed with granting them easy access. — Bangkok Post Thai Immigration bristles about TM30 revolt as it […]

Thailand morning news for August 19

Thailand morning news for August 19

Thailand plans stimulus to spur $6.5-billion economic boost Thailand plans stimulus spending that the government hopes will spark a $6.5-billion economic boost, as officials try to counter a slowdown caused by the US-China trade war and currency strength. — Business Mirror 11 die in early morning passenger van collision in Sa Kaew Eleven people have […]

Thailand morning news for August 16

Thailand morning news for August 16

Thai second-quarter GDP growth seen weakest in four-and-a-half years as exports tumble: Reuters poll Thailand’s economic growth likely slowed in April-June from the prior three months, with the annual pace the weakest for any quarter in four and a half years, amid cooling global demand and trade tensions, a Reuters poll showed. — Reuters Thailand […]

Thailand morning news for August 15

Thailand morning news for August 15

Drug-hit hosts Thailand fail to lift ban for weightlifting worlds Thai weightlifters will not be allowed to compete at the world championships despite the country hosting the event, the sport’s global body confirmed Wednesday (Aug 14), dashing hopes of a late reprieve after a doping scandal. — CNA Cambodia-Thailand trade sees steady growth Two-way trade […]

Thailand morning news for August 14

Thailand morning news for August 14

FDI Applications More Than Doubled in First Half of 2019, Thailand BOI says The total value of applications received by the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) from foreign investors more than doubled to 147.2 billion baht (around USD4.8 billion) in the first half of 2019, as compared to the corresponding period last year, according to […]

Thailand morning news for August 13

Thailand morning news for August 13

Last 18 Thai fishermen stranded in Somalia arrive home The last group of 18 Thai fishermen, who had been stranded on fishing trawlers in the seas off Somalia, arrived in Bangkok this morning on a Thai Airways International flight and were welcomed by officials and airline staff at Suvarnabhumi international airport. — Thai PBS News […]

Thailand morning news for August 12

Thailand morning news for August 12

Surin hospital pleads for water as its reserves run out Water shortages in Thailand’s northeastern province of Surin have reached such a critical level that the provincial hospital has appealed for help from all agencies concerned, while many residents have resorted to buying water from private sources as tap water supply is not meeting the […]

Cambodia electricity authority “in a race” to prevent 2020 cuts

Cambodia electricity authority “in a race” to prevent 2020 cuts

The head of Electricite Du Cambodge (EdC) said yesterday (Aug 8) that the utility is in “a race against time and a race against nature” to get two new generators installed and commissioned ahead of the next dry season if power cuts similar to earlier this year are to be avoided. EdC director-general Keo Rottanak […]

Thailand morning news for August 9

Thailand morning news for August 9

PM ‘won’t quit’ over oath A government spokeswoman has played down rumours that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha may quit after apologising for not completing the oath of office during last month’s cabinet swearing-in ceremony. — Bangkok Post Thai Consumer Confidence Index for July lowest in 22 Months A Thai academic thinktank on Thursday said in […]

Thailand morning news for August 8

Thailand morning news for August 8

PM insists he did not intentionally omit words during his oath taking Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today he had no intention to truncate the oath he took during the swearing-in ceremony in front of His Majesty the King last month, but will settle the issue himself. — Thai PBS News Bank of Thailand cuts […]

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