MCOT - Pattaya Mail - Pattaya News, Communities, Opinions and much more... Visit PattayaMail.com for updates of news and information on Travel & Tourism, Business, Entertainment, Sports, Dining, Kids, Books, Music and more... http://pattayamail.com Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:43:01 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Government laying new economic foundation http://pattayamail.com/news/government-laying-new-economic-foundation-42425 http://pattayamail.com/news/government-laying-new-economic-foundation-42425 Government laying new economic foundation
BANGKOK, Oct 29 -- The government is laying a new economic foundation by adjusting promotional privileges for investors and applying information technology to develop the digital economy, according to Deputy Prime Minister Pridiyathorn Devakula.
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Latest News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:02:33 +0000
Thailand's new Special Investigations chief starts work http://pattayamail.com/news/thailand-s-new-special-investigations-chief-starts-work-42424 http://pattayamail.com/news/thailand-s-new-special-investigations-chief-starts-work-42424 Thailand's new Special Investigations chief starts work
BANGKOK, Oct 29 -- The new director-general of Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) started her first working day today, while the Justice Minister visited her department to brief her on his policies.
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Latest News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:58:39 +0000
S. Korea's tourism income hits record on Chinese tourists http://pattayamail.com/business/s-korea-s-tourism-income-hits-record-on-chinese-tourists-42422 http://pattayamail.com/business/s-korea-s-tourism-income-hits-record-on-chinese-tourists-42422 S. Korea's tourism income hits record on Chinese tourists
SEOUL, Oct. 30 - South Korea reaped a record income from tourism in September, assisted by a solid increase in Chinese tourists, data showed Thursday.
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Business Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:53:12 +0000
Growing China to contribute more to Asia development: Xi http://pattayamail.com/business/growing-china-to-contribute-more-to-asia-development-xi-42421 http://pattayamail.com/business/growing-china-to-contribute-more-to-asia-development-xi-42421 BEIJING, Oct 30 - Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday the prospect for Asian countries' cooperation is promising and a growing China will make bigger contribution to Asian development. Xi made the comments in a meeting with the members of…]]> Business Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:51:33 +0000 World Bank places Thailand 26th in 'Doing Business' rankings http://pattayamail.com/news/world-bank-places-thailand-26th-in-doing-business-rankings-42420 http://pattayamail.com/news/world-bank-places-thailand-26th-in-doing-business-rankings-42420 World Bank places Thailand 26th in 'Doing Business' rankings
BANGKOK, Oct 29 -- The World Bank has positioned Thailand in the 26th rank, rising two notches from last year, in its annual "Doing Business" ranking of the best environments to start and run a company, while Singapore has occupied…
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Latest News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:48:29 +0000
PM begins two-day visit to Cambodia tomorrow http://pattayamail.com/news/pm-begins-two-day-visit-to-cambodia-tomorrow-42419 http://pattayamail.com/news/pm-begins-two-day-visit-to-cambodia-tomorrow-42419 PM begins two-day visit to Cambodia tomorrow
BANGKOK, Oct 29 - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will officially visit Cambodia tomorrow and Friday to boost bilateral relations. Apart from promoting relations, the visit aims to move forward important cooperation projects that stalled earlier. During the visit, Gen Prayut…
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Latest News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:43:28 +0000
NLA to hold special meeting on Yingluck impeachment next month http://pattayamail.com/news/nla-to-hold-special-meeting-on-yingluck-impeachment-next-month-42418 http://pattayamail.com/news/nla-to-hold-special-meeting-on-yingluck-impeachment-next-month-42418 NLA to hold special meeting on Yingluck impeachment next month
BANGKOK, Oct 29 – The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will convene a special meeting November 12 to consider the proposal to impeach former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
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Latest News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:38:13 +0000
Parents of Myanmar murder suspects petition attorney general http://pattayamail.com/news/parents-of-myanmar-murder-suspects-petition-attorney-general-42316 http://pattayamail.com/news/parents-of-myanmar-murder-suspects-petition-attorney-general-42316 Parents of Myanmar murder suspects petition attorney general
BANGKOK, Oct 28 – The parents of two Myanmar men detained for the alleged murder of two British tourists on Ko Tao island of Surat Thani province on September 15 have petitioned the attorney general for justice as they believe…
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Latest News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:31:07 +0000
Interpol asks Thai police to watch for Indian suspect http://pattayamail.com/news/interpol-asks-thai-police-to-watch-for-indian-suspect-42315 http://pattayamail.com/news/interpol-asks-thai-police-to-watch-for-indian-suspect-42315 Interpol asks Thai police to watch for Indian suspect
BANGKOK, Oct 28 – Interpol has asked the Thai police to watch out for an Indian suspect who fled an Indian prison and may escape through Thailand.
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Latest News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:28:19 +0000
Thai energy minister adamant for more coal-fired power plants http://pattayamail.com/business/thai-energy-minister-adamant-for-more-coal-fired-power-plants-42314 http://pattayamail.com/business/thai-energy-minister-adamant-for-more-coal-fired-power-plants-42314 Thai energy minister adamant for more coal-fired power plants
BANGKOK, Oct 28 – Thailand's energy minister is determined to build more coal-fired power plants to increase their proportion of the country's electricity generation to 30 per cent of all fuel-fired generation.
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Business Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:24:27 +0000
Cabinet orders public clarification of latest petroleum concession bidding plans http://pattayamail.com/news/cabinet-orders-public-clarification-of-latest-petroleum-concession-bidding-plans-42313 http://pattayamail.com/news/cabinet-orders-public-clarification-of-latest-petroleum-concession-bidding-plans-42313 Cabinet orders public clarification of latest petroleum concession bidding plans
BANGKOK, Oct 28 --  Thailand's cabinet has ordered the Energy Ministry to explain a possible natural gas shortage crisis to the public in response to opposition to the 21st round of contested bidding for petroleum concessions.
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Latest News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:19:27 +0000
China test orbiter preparing for return to Earth http://pattayamail.com/news/china-test-orbiter-preparing-for-return-to-earth-42312 http://pattayamail.com/news/china-test-orbiter-preparing-for-return-to-earth-42312 BEIJING, Oct 29 - China's return lunar orbiter, a precursor to the Chang'e-5 mission, has escaped lunar gravity and is approaching the Earth after 114 hours of flight in space. As of 8:00 pm Tuesday, the unmanned spacecraft was flying…]]> Latest News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:18:15 +0000 S. Korea ranks 5th in biz environment: World Bank http://pattayamail.com/business/s-korea-ranks-5th-in-biz-environment-world-bank-42311 http://pattayamail.com/business/s-korea-ranks-5th-in-biz-environment-world-bank-42311 SEJONG, Oct 29 - South Korea ranked fifth in terms of business environment this year thanks to improvements in regulations and the system for starting a business, granting construction permits and protecting minor investors, the finance ministry said Wednesday. The…]]> Business Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:16:49 +0000 Intra-Asean trade grew faster than extra-Asean trade in 1993-2013 http://pattayamail.com/business/intra-asean-trade-grew-faster-than-extra-asean-trade-in-1993-2013-42310 http://pattayamail.com/business/intra-asean-trade-grew-faster-than-extra-asean-trade-in-1993-2013-42310 BANGKOK, Oct 29 - Intra-Asean trade increased at a faster pace, with annual growth rate averaging 10.5 per cent, as compared to either overall Asean trade (by 9.2 per cent) or extra-Asean trade (by 8.9 per cent) during the period…]]> Business Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:15:42 +0000 PM assures transparency in 29-block petroleum concessions http://pattayamail.com/news/pm-assures-transparency-in-29-block-petroleum-concessions-42309 http://pattayamail.com/news/pm-assures-transparency-in-29-block-petroleum-concessions-42309 PM assures transparency in 29-block petroleum concessions
BANGKOK, Oct 28 - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that his government would award petroleum exploration and production concessions on 29 blocks with transparency.
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Latest News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:10:25 +0000
BMA applies strict measures to prevent Ebola http://pattayamail.com/news/bma-applies-strict-measures-to-prevent-ebola-42296 http://pattayamail.com/news/bma-applies-strict-measures-to-prevent-ebola-42296 BMA applies strict measures to prevent Ebola
BANGKOK, Oct 27 -- The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is alert to the possible entry of Ebola to Thailand and has deployed staff at Don Mueang Airport and the Bangkok Port to screen visitors and to educate local communities on…
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Latest News Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:42:44 +0000
Indonesia's Sumatra earthquake felt in Thailand's Phuket http://pattayamail.com/news/indonesia-s-sumatra-earthquake-felt-in-thailand-s-phuket-42295 http://pattayamail.com/news/indonesia-s-sumatra-earthquake-felt-in-thailand-s-phuket-42295 Indonesia's Sumatra earthquake felt in Thailand's Phuket
PHUKET, Oct 27 - Residents of this province did not panic when the tremour from the earthquake in Indonesia's Northern Sumatra was felt here this morning.
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Latest News Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:40:21 +0000
Ford still views Thailand as its most important regional production base http://pattayamail.com/news/ford-still-views-thailand-as-its-most-important-regional-production-base-42294 http://pattayamail.com/news/ford-still-views-thailand-as-its-most-important-regional-production-base-42294 Ford still views Thailand as its most important regional production base
BANGKOK, Oct  27 - Thai Minister of Industry Chakramon Phasukavanich quoted a top Ford Motors executive as confirming that Thailand remained as its major automotive production base in the region and it would expand its eco-car production here.
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Latest News Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:38:03 +0000
Singapore gets 'Destination Of The Year' Award http://pattayamail.com/news/singapore-gets-destination-of-the-year-award-42293 http://pattayamail.com/news/singapore-gets-destination-of-the-year-award-42293 SINGAPORE, Oct 28 - Singapore was amed Destination of the Year at the eighth Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards, which recognises achievements in the global cruise industry. Singapore is the first Asian country to win this prestigious award. Other nominees included…]]> Latest News Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:36:45 +0000 S. Korean Park In-bee regains No. 1 ranking in women's golf http://pattayamail.com/news/s-korean-park-in-bee-regains-no-1-ranking-in-women-s-golf-42292 http://pattayamail.com/news/s-korean-park-in-bee-regains-no-1-ranking-in-women-s-golf-42292 SEOUL, Oct 28 -- South Korean golfer Park In-bee has regained the No. 1 ranking in women's golf. Park moved up a notch to the top spot in the latest women's world rankings released this week. She has 11.09 points,…]]> Latest News Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:35:28 +0000