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  • NEWS

    Govt tackles big sector items, but the poor still waiting

    Spectrum, Published on 20/05/2018

    » After almost four years in power, the military government may have been successful in some macroeconomic areas and structural changes. In terms of the household economy, however, it still faces the uphill task of easing the plight of the grassroots.

  • NEWS

    SRT chief, board get the chop

    News, Amornrat Mahitthirook, Published on 24/02/2017

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has invoked Section 44 of the interim charter to remove the governor and entire board of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) in a move believed to stem from alleged irregularities in the agency's double-track railway projects.

  • NEWS

    Who wants in on the EEC?

    Business, Published on 09/10/2017

    » The much-awaited Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) bill has already passed its first reading by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and is expected to be implemented by the end of the year.

  • BUSINESS

    Share investors tread cautiously ahead of Fed meeting

    Business, Published on 24/07/2017

    » Recap: Most global stock markets moved sideways last week as investors kept an eye on the US interest rate outlook ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting this week, though most observers do not expect any move until September.

  • TRAVEL

    A dam fine ride

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 13/04/2017

    » Most dams and the reservoirs they created are meant to serve several purposes, from irrigation and fishing to hydroelectric-power-generation and more. However, there's one activity that dam builders probably never thought of when they designed their projects: biking.

  • BUSINESS

    North korea and oil slump keep investors on sidelines

    Business, Published on 10/07/2017

    » Recap: A long-range missile launch by North Korea put investors back in risk-off mode early last week. A sharp decline in oil prices further dampened sentiment before a Friday rally on Wall Street in response to better-than-expected job figures for June. A buying spree in energy giant PTT following a recent fall and in banking stocks ahead of second-quarter earnings results helped limit losses in the Thai stock market.

  • BUSINESS

    The man on mission to drive the EEC

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 06/03/2017

    » The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) has dominated current headlines, with the government pinning high hopes on the development. Generous tax breaks have been awarded to companies investing in skilled industries there.

  • NEWS

    Prasarn to be procurement panel head

    News, Published on 25/02/2017

    » Former Bank of Thailand governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul is tipped to head a new panel triggered under Section 44 of the interim charter to supervise state procurement projects worth at least five billion baht.

  • BUSINESS

    BOI’s Incentives in the EEC

    Published on 28/02/2017

    » <b>Chachoengsao, Chonburi and Rayong Provinces</b> have been designated for the development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), a pilot project for the economic development of Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard. Over the past 30 years, these three provinces have been developed to support the fast growing industries. It was the “eras of industrial revolution”. In 1987, Map Ta Phut industrial estate was established and it was the beginning of the development of Thai heavy industry, such as petrochemical, auto and electronics industries. These eras are also called Thailand 3.0. Today, Thailand is ready to move forward to the era of Thailand 4.0.

  • BUSINESS

    Apisak encourages higher R&D spending

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 27/01/2017

    » The government's sizeable investments are aimed at changing the country's landscape and encouraging research and development (R&D) to gain a competitive edge, says Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong.

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