Thailand morning news for April 25

Thailand morning news for April  25

World Bank puts Thailand’s 2019 GDP growth at 3.8 percent The World Bank has cut Thailand’s growth rate projection this year to 3.8% from 3.9% compared to last year’s 4.1% GDP due to export growth slowing to 5.7% from last… — Thai PBS News Thailand says ‘making progress’ with high-speed Thai-Chinese railway Thailand’s government said […]

Power cuts unlikely to stunt Cambodia’s growth… just yet

Power cuts unlikely to stunt Cambodia’s growth… just yet

The Asean Development Bank (ADB) recently forecast Cambodia’s economy to grow by 7 per cent this year and ease slightly to 6.8 per cent in 2020. While the bright forecast would ordinarily be good news, it is likely to only worsen a massive power shortage gripping the country. Said to total some 400 megawatts (MW), […]

Thailand morning news for April 24

Thailand morning news for April  24

Phuket faces water shortage which may become critical in May if there are no rains Thailand’s popular tourist destination of Phuket is now experiencing water shortage, with water in the province’s three reservoirs just enough for the production of tap water until May and the… — Thai PBS News Thaksin given 3-year imprisonment for Exim […]

Thailand morning news for April 23

Thailand morning news for April  23

Hopewell Holding wins final court battle over controversial project The Thai Ministry of Transport and the State Railway of Thailand have been dealt a devastating blow as the Supreme Administrative Court today overturned the Administrative Court’s verdict and ordered… — Thai PBS News EC expected to rule on Thanathorn’s fate on Tuesday The Election Commission […]

Thailand morning news for April 22

Thailand morning news for April  22

Pheu Thai ready to form government after official poll results announced The Pheu Thai party is ready to form a coalition government with its six allies once the Election Commission has announced the official results of the March-24 general election, said party secretary-general Phumtham Wechayachai today. — Thai PBS News Thailand to ban three kinds […]

Thailand morning news for April 19

Thailand morning news for April  19

After Songkran, Phuket water reductions continue to stretch reserves until rains return After 270,000 litres of water being used over the Songkran holidays, Phuket’s three main reservoirs are left with 2.82 million cubic metres (m3) of water, which the island’s Irrigation Office chief is adamant will be enough to see residents through until the annual […]

Scarborough Shoal lost to China says Philippines spokesman

Scarborough Shoal lost to China says Philippines spokesman

Filipinos finally heard last Sunday (April 14) what many have dreaded hearing for sometime. Scarborough Shoal has been lost to China. The candid and perhaps unintentional admission, largely overlooked by the Philippine media, first came during a fiery exchange between former foreign affairs secretary Albert del Rosario and Philippine Presidential spokesperson Salvador F Panelo, and […]

Thailand morning news for April 18

Thailand morning news for April  18

Cabinet approves 3rd runway at Suvarnabhumi airport The Thai cabinet today approved the construction of a third runway at Suvarnabhumi international airport as part of the country’s ambition to become the aviation hub of ASEAN. –Thai PBS News Future Forward’s Piyabutr denies charges Future Forward Party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has denied computer crime and contempt […]

Thailand morning news for April 17

Thailand morning news for April  17

297 people die in five days of Songkran festival The five days of Songkran up to yesterday have claimed 297 lives with another 2,807 people injured in 2,702 road accidents across the country, according to the Centre for the… — Thai PBS News Drink-driving cases during Songkran pass 8,000 Drink-driving cases accounted for 98% of […]

Thailand morning news for April 16

Thailand morning news for April  16

EU deal could spur shift to Vietnam Relocation of Thailand’s automotive, computer, garment and electric circuit industries to Vietnam is possible once the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement (EVFTA) takes effect this year, the Commerce Ministry… — Bangkok Post New fires in the North likely to be arson – Army Some 1,000 combined professional and volunteer […]

Thailand morning news for April 15

Thailand morning news for April  15

Day Three: Songkran road deaths show a dramatic drop There has been 1,665 traffic accidents, with 174 deaths and 1,728 people injured in the first three days of the Songkran ‘seven days of danger’ (Thursday, Friday, Saturday). — The Thaiger 2,294 vehicles impounded, 71,307 charged for drink-driving in 3 days Officials have charged a total […]

Thailand morning news for April 12

Thailand morning news for April  12

EIC revises down GDP forecast once more Siam Commercial Bank’s Economic Intelligence Center (EIC) has again downgraded its 2019 economic outlook, slashing the forecast for Thai GDP growth to 3.6% amid a global economic slowdown and and domestic political risk. — Bangkok Post Risky loans by cooperatives a concern The National Credit Bureau (NCB) has […]

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