Thailand morning news for August 29

Thailand morning news for August 29

We Believe We Can Achieve Our 3% Growth Target, Says Thailand’s Finance Minister Thailand Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana discusses Thailand’s economy, reserves, economic growth, their current account surplus, the possibility of another rate cut, his outlook for the Baht, the U.S.-China trade war and his outlook for the government. — Bloomberg (video) Thai PM Rejects […]

Thailand morning news for August 28

Thailand morning news for August 28

Ombudsman calls Thai PM’s incomplete oath unconstitutional Thailand’s ombudsman has ruled that the prime minister’s failure to recite a key sentence in his oath of office was unconstitutional, and will refer the matter to the Constitutional Court to rule on whether the government is legally installed. — The Washington Post Seoul Endorses Intelligence Pact With […]

Thailand morning news for August 27

Thailand morning news for August 27

Oath ‘fix’ tipped for today Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is due to lead the cabinet in receiving a message from His Majesty the King at Government House on Tuesday, in an event believed to be linked with the recent controversy over the swearing-in of the cabinet, according to an internal formal schedule circulated on Monday. […]

Thailand morning news for August 26

Thailand morning news for August 26

Comatose suspected insurgent dies after 35 days in hospital Abdulloh Esor Musor, a suspected insurgent being held in military custody for questioning after his arrest on July 20th, died early Sunday morning. — Thai PBS News Thailand to roll out plastic bag-gobbling robots Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources is developing an AI robot […]

Thailand morning news for August 23

Thailand morning news for August 23

Baby dugong ‘Yamil’ dies Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources reports that Yamil, the baby dugong found stranded in the southern province of Krabi on July 1st, died of shock and cardiac arrest at 9.35pm today (Thursday) after suffering indigestion and gastroparesis over the past few days. — Thai PBS News Thai government to […]

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 […]

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