Thailand morning news for November 4

Thailand morning news for November 4

Prayut asks US to reconsider trade preferences cut Thailand has asked the United States to reconsider Washington’s decision to cut some Thai products from its list of low-tariff imports under the Generalized System of Preferences. — Bangkok Post RCEP delay, India doubts, China plea, split world fears: Asean update Meetings hosted by the 10-member Association […]

Thailand morning news for November 1

Thailand morning news for November 1

Roads to Avoid During the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok (Interactive Map) Commuters should expect lengthier travel times on several major roads as more than 3,000 delegates will arrive in the capital for the ASEAN Summit starting Thursday. — Khaosod English Thai exports brace for more challenges despite limited impact from GSP cut Although the immediate […]

Thailand morning news for October 31

Thailand morning news for October 31

Thai Civilized party leader may face charges for attempting to bring suspected explosive into Parliament House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has ordered parliamentary legal affairs officials to explore the possibility of taking legal action against Thai Civilized party leader Mongkolkit Suksintharanont for allegedly attempting to smuggle explosives into Parliament to “test the efficiency of security measures”. […]

Thailand morning news for October 30

Thailand morning news for October 30

Gen Prawit confident of security arrangements for ASEAN summit Deputy Prime Minister in charge of security affairs, General Prawit Wongsuwan, has confidence in the security measures for ASEAN leaders, their dialogue partners and delegates attending the 35th ASEAN summit in Bangkok from November 2nd to 4th. — Thai PBS News Sept factory output plummets The […]

Thailand morning news for October 29

Thailand morning news for October 29

Thai Union Group unaffected by US GSP cut The decision by US President Donald Trump to cut Thailand’s access to preferential trade concessions under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme will have no effect on Thailand’s largest seafood exporter — AEC News Today THAI told to speed up ฿156bn baht new aircraft purchase plan […]

Thai Union Group unaffected by US GSP cut

Thai Union Group unaffected by US GSP cut

The decision by US President Donald Trump to cut Thailand’s access to preferential trade concessions under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme will have no effect on Thailand’s largest seafood exporter A presidential decree signed Saturday (Oct 26) stripped access for about one-third of Thai exports eligible for the reduced import tariff. A statement […]

Thailand morning news for October 28

Thailand morning news for October 28

Trump’s GSP seafood cut gives Thailand 2020 GDP an early whack (video) The struggling Thailand economy received an unexpected whack for the year ahead with US President Donald Trump suspending $1.3 billion worth of duty-free trade for Thai items, including seafood, under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme. — AEC News Today U.S. duty-free […]

Trump’s GSP seafood cut gives Thailand 2020 GDP an early whack (video) *updated

Trump’s GSP seafood cut gives Thailand 2020 GDP an early whack (video) *updated

The struggling Thailand economy received an unexpected whack for the year ahead yesterday (Oct 26) when US President Donald Trump suspended $1.3 billion worth of duty-free trade for Thai items, including seafood, under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme. President Trump is reported to have sent a letter to US House of Representatives Speaker, […]

Thailand morning news for October 25

Thailand morning news for October 25

Thailand leaps 6 spots in ‘Ease of doing business’ ranking Thailand moved up six places to 21st out of 190 countries in the World Bank’s 2020 ease of doing business rankings, Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana said on Thursday. — Bangkok Post It’s Official…the high speed rail from Bangkok to Pattaya signed into agreement today, set […]

Thailand morning news for October 24

Thailand morning news for October 24

Thai Airways not at risk of shutting down, says airline president Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) is not at risk of shutting down and recent news reports about the airline’s situation were misinterpreted, THAI president Sumeth Damrongchaitham insisted on Wednesday. — Bangkok Post Poor air quality to return to Bangkok and suburbs for remainder of […]

Thailand morning news for October 23

Thailand morning news for October 23

TG president warns airline on brink of collapse, staff must work harder Thai Airways International president Sumeth Damronchaitham has admitted, for the first time, that the national flag carrier is in deep financial crisis, to the extent that it may have to fold unless all staff members unite to work harder. — Thai PBS News […]

PM focuses on Phnom Penh’s mounting trash woes – Cintri to lose monopoly

PM focuses on Phnom Penh’s mounting trash woes – Cintri to lose monopoly

One of the lasting impressions many visitors to the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, are left with is mounds of stinking, decaying, garbage piled on the sides of streets, free range rats chirping and scurrying backwards and forwards across the mounds in search of nourishing morsels. That might all be set to end. In a surprise […]

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