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AFG Final Networking for 2015

Friday, 04 December 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 49 By Dr. Iain Corness
The final networking evening for the dynamic Automotive Focus Group (AFG) was held at the Nova Platinum in South Pattaya. With sponsorship from Siemens, the lecture area was made available…

TCC to help gov’t escalate economic growth

Friday, 04 December 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 49 By NNT
The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) will help the government push forward economic growth in 2016 by at least four percent. TCC chairman Issara Vongkusolkit has revealed the organization’s role…

Urban planning regulations to be implemented nationwide in 2016

Friday, 04 December 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 49 By NNT
The urban planning of all provinces nationwide will be completed within this year and implemented early next year to accommodate trade and investment. Deputy Interior Minister Sutee Markboon confirmed during…

Dinoza.com - the fun shopping website launched by Pattaya entrepreneurs

Friday, 27 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 48
Pattaya City is home to many tech businesses and websites catering to the local market, but we seldom see many that take on the Thai startup market and operate at…

Thai stocks expected to surge in next 6 months

Friday, 20 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 47 By Thammarat Thadaphrom (NNT)
The Federation of Thai Capital Market Organizations (FETCO) forecasts that foreign capital inflows in the next 6 months will drive up Thai stocks. Paiboon Nalinthrangkurn, head of FETCO, said Thai…

Pattaya tax man cometh again

Friday, 20 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 47
City hall reminded Pattaya business owners that tax season is coming again, offering deadlines for payment of 2016 property, maintenance and sign taxes. The Finance Department said the tax on…

Palm oil purchases by EGAT contribute to higher price

Friday, 20 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 47 By NNT
The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is buying palm oil from farmers, pushing the price up by 1 baht per kilogram. The director of Krabi power plant, operating under…

Government pushes for more private sector investment

Friday, 13 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 46 By NNT
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha stated during his weekly televised address to the country, “Returning Happiness to the People”, that the government has been stimulating private investment in a bid…

Thailand sells an additional 500,000 tons of rice

Friday, 13 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 46 By NNT
Commerce Minister Apiradee Tantraporn said the Foreign Trade Department will sign on behalf of the Thai government a G2G contract with the Indonesian government, in which the latter will purchase…

Thepprasit Food Center busy

Friday, 06 November 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 45 By Jetsada Homklin
The Thepprasit International Food Center was cooking during the Chulalongkorn Day holiday weekend, with shoppers enjoying ready-to-eat meals there and at home. Thai and foreign tourists crowded into the Jomtien…
BANGKOK – An OTOP to AEC - Thailand Heritage from Local to Global fair is being held in November. In a press conference, Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister Renu…
BANGKOK – The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) has adjusted down the annual economic growth target to 2.8 percent, based on expectation that the export slowdown will continue.

Fish farming economically viable in Trat

Friday, 30 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 44
Officials from the Office of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the Office of Fisheries and the employment service agency in Trat have visited a fish-farming community in Koh Chang District as part…

Fresh food prices stable after vegan festival

Friday, 30 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 44 By NNT
A survey by inspectors from the Ministry of Commerce has found that prices of fresh food are still stable after the vegan festival. According to the Ministry of Commerce, prices…
Department of Skill Development Director-General Kreetha Sopchoke said the department has been speeding up efforts to develop labor skills ahead of the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The…
BANGKOK-The Ministry of Industry is expected to spend 630 million baht getting struggling small- and medium-sized enterprises back on their feet. 

Dusit Thani Pattaya appoints new F&B manager

Friday, 23 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 43
Chatchawal Supachayanont, GM of Dusit Thani Pattaya, has appointed Akshay Prabhakar as the new Food and Beverage manager of the 457-room hotel effective 1 October 2015.

Economic stimulus measures only where necessary

Friday, 23 October 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 43
Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak last week said one of the government’s major policies is to focus on restructuring and reforming the Thai economy. However, economic stimulus measures will only…
BANGKOK - A seminar has been organized to help improve Thai people’s potential ahead of further economic and trade liberalization. Permanent Secretary to the Finance Ministry Somchai Sujjapongse, over the…
BANGKOK – Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak today said one of the government’s major policies is to focus on restructuring and reforming the Thai economy. 
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