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Prayut gives nod to SRT stimulus plan

January 20, 2018

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has given the nod to the loss-ridden State Railway of Thailand's (SRT) rehabilitation plan which should help accelerate the setting-up of a subsidiary to specifically manage and develop the SRT's assets and eventually turn its business around.
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Chapchai leading in Singapore

January 19, 2018

SINGAPORE: Thailand's Chapchai Nirat carded a spotless seven-under-par 64 in the second round of the Singapore Open on Friday to grab the clubhouse lead with Masters champion Sergio Garcia lurking behind on another day hit by threats of lightning.
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Thailand’s Luksika bundled out of Australian Open

January 19, 2018

Thai tennis professional Luksika Kumkhum was eliminated from the Australian Open on Friday, losing to Petra Martic in the third round.
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Rohingya illegals caught on train to South

January 18, 2018

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: Seven young Rohingya who sneaked into Thailand were caught aboard a Sungai Kolok-bound train on their way to Malaysia at Thung Song station on Thursday.
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Monetary policy should remain accommodative: BoT

January 18, 2018

The Bank of Thailand said on Thursday its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) thought monetary policy should remain accommodative to support economic growth and help inflation get back to the target range.
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BoT sounds alarm on baht speculation

January 18, 2018

In a rare move, the Bank of Thailand has threatened to investigate some financial institutions with operations in Thailand for possible involvement in baht speculation.
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AoT denies plans to hike flight charge

January 18, 2018

Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) has dismissed online news reports accusing it of looking to raise the airport service charge for departing passengers on domestic flights.
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Central bank steps up fines for market conduct violators

January 17, 2018

The Bank of Thailand is escalating the punishment for banks that violate the regulator's market conduct rules.
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20 countries consider more North Korea sanctions

January 17, 2018

VANCOUVER: Twenty nations including Thailand agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it did not choose negotiations.
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Thai stocks end higher, lead Southeast Asian peers

January 17, 2018

The Stock Exchange of Thailand index ended higher and outperformed other stocks in Southeast Asia on Wednesday.
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Luksika Kumkhum beats Bencic in Australian Open

January 17, 2018

Thailand’s Luksika Kumkhum defeated Belinda Bencic 6-1, 6-3 in a match on Melbourne Park's third show court.
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Medical Council to probe doctor-patient brawl

January 17, 2018

The Medical Council of Thailand will investigate an incident in which a doctor and the father of a child brought in for treatment argued angrily, grappled and hit out at each other.
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‘Dust sculptures’ warn of danger from polluted air

January 17, 2018

Artist Rueangsak Anuwatwimon has applied his talent to awakening people to an invisible threat they unwittingly breathe in - by incorporating ultra fine dust collected from polluted areas across Thailand in his human sculptures.
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Are REITs better than property funds?

January 17, 2018

First introduced in 2014 to replace the Property Funds for Public Offering (PFPO) scheme, REITs have gained popularity and played an increasingly important role in Thailand's real estate industry.
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Japanese firms in Thailand looking at 4.4% wage rise

January 16, 2018

Japanese companies operating in Thailand are considering raising wages by an average 4.4% this year, according to an annual survey by NNA.
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BoT raises foreign transfers ceiling, fights strong baht

January 16, 2018

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has increased the size of the maximum international money transfer allowed each customer for non-commercial bank business from 200,000 baht per day to 800,000 baht per day in a move to curb the strong baht.
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BoT raises foreign transfer ceiling, fights strong baht

January 16, 2018

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has increased the size of the maximum international money transfer allowed each customer for non-commercial bank business from 200,000 baht per day to 800,000 baht per day in a move to curb the strong baht.
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Thailand seeking to crack World Bank top 20 ranking

January 16, 2018

Thailand could crack the top 20 of the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking for 2019 after it managed to jump to 26th-most business-friendly nation in the 2018 ranking, says Prime Minister Office Minister Kobsak Pootrakool.
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Mercedes-Benz makes late EV entry

January 15, 2018

German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz Thailand has finally decided to join the government's electric vehicle (EV) scheme after staying on the sidelines for five years.
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Thailand at Canada meeting to tighten N.Korea net

January 15, 2018

VANCOUVER: A top-level meeting on kerbing North Korea's nuclear ambitions will focus in part on how to ensure countries fully implement all the sanctions imposed on the reclusive state, a Canadian government source said on Monday.
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Singapore seeks to extradite ‘bank robber’ once jailed in Thailand

January 15, 2018

SINGAPORE: Singapore said on Monday it was seeking to extradite a Canadian man suspected of a rare bank robbery in the city-state, after he was detained by authorities in Britain last week.
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The value of old money

January 15, 2018

High-tech library, co-working space and museum rolled into one, the Bank of Thailand's new Learning Center -- recently opened to commemorate its 75th anniversary -- is shaping up to be Bangkok's latest riverside destination. Situated right by the Chao Phraya, with a picturesque view of the river, the centre is located across from the...
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Temperature to drop in upper Thailand Jan 14-15

January 14, 2018

With the strong high pressure system prevailing, the temperature in upper Thailand is expected to drop by 1-2 degree Celcius on Jan 14-15, the Thai Meteorological Department said in its 5am forecast on Sunday.
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Sky-high airport food prices come under heavy scrutiny

January 13, 2018

Facing a barrage of criticism for overpriced food at Thailand's various airports, authorities have started to take action to curb exorbitant prices being charged by outlets.
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Fears for missing grow at Children’s Day

January 11, 2018

Thailand's missing children record is still too high with 422 cases recorded by the Mirror Foundation last year alone, it said yesterday, two days before this year's Children's Day.
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State keen to retain border trade growth

January 11, 2018

Thailand's border trade is expected to grow 10-14% this year from an estimated 1.6 trillion baht in 2017, driven by growing demand for Thai goods, underlining the importance of partnerships on trade and investment as well as working to improve trade with minor cities in neighbouring countries.
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400,000 Chinese likely for New Year

January 11, 2018

The Association of Thai Travel Agents (Atta) expects more than 400,000 Chinese tourists to travel to Thailand during next month's Chinese New Year festival, generating 20 billion baht.
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More nations to take part in Cobra Gold

January 10, 2018

Many more countries have expressed interest in taking part in the multinational Cobra Gold military exercise in Thailand this year, Supreme Commander Thanchaiyan Srisuwan says.
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SEC: Bitcoin futures are kosher

January 10, 2018

Despite allowing Thai investors to speculate on bitcoin via an international global derivatives trading service, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has insisted bitcoin futures is a regulated futures contract even as bitcoin itself is not legal tender in Thailand.
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Private sector urges BoT to act on baht

January 10, 2018

The private sector has asked the government and the Bank of Thailand to hold a meeting on finding ways to curb the baht's rapid gains, which is putting the baht among the top-performing currencies in Asia.
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