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://www.pattayamail.com Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:48:30 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb New floating market to be opened soon near Government House http://www.pattayamail.com/news/new-floating-market-to-be-opened-soon-near-government-house-44550 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/new-floating-market-to-be-opened-soon-near-government-house-44550 New floating market to be opened soon near Government House
BANGKOK, Jan 23 - A new floating market near Government House in central Bangkok will be opened early next month. Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, who initiated the idea on opening the new traditional Thai floating market on the Padung…
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Latest News Sat, 24 Jan 2015 06:35:46 +0000
Over 90 per cent of Thailand, Laos land border demarcation completed http://www.pattayamail.com/news/over-90-per-cent-of-thailand-laos-land-border-demarcation-completed-44547 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/over-90-per-cent-of-thailand-laos-land-border-demarcation-completed-44547 Over 90 per cent of Thailand, Laos land border demarcation completed
VIENTIANE, Jan 24  - More than 90 per cent of the land border demarcation between Thailand and neighbouring Laos has been completed, said Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Affairs Minister Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn.
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Latest News Sat, 24 Jan 2015 06:32:22 +0000
Third panda dies from virus in NW China http://www.pattayamail.com/news/third-panda-dies-from-virus-in-nw-china-44546 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/third-panda-dies-from-virus-in-nw-china-44546 XI'AN, Jan 24 - A third giant panda died Friday after contracting canine distemper virus (CDV) in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, local authorities said. The panda, 9-year-old Xin Xin, was diagnosed with the virus that affects a wide variety of…]]> Latest News Sat, 24 Jan 2015 06:31:45 +0000 BNI to open branches in S. Korea, Myanmar http://www.pattayamail.com/business/bni-to-open-branches-in-s-korea-myanmar-44545 http://www.pattayamail.com/business/bni-to-open-branches-in-s-korea-myanmar-44545 Jakarta, Jan 24 -  PT Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), the countrys fourth largest bank in assets, said it would open branches in South Korea and Myanmar this year. "Proposal for the opening of the branches in South Korea was already…]]> Business Sat, 24 Jan 2015 06:31:03 +0000 SME Bank provides RM100 million under 'SME Go' programme http://www.pattayamail.com/news/sme-bank-provides-rm100-million-under-sme-go-programme-44544 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/sme-bank-provides-rm100-million-under-sme-go-programme-44544 KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 - SME Bank has allocated a RM100 million fund to provide funding with a payback period of up to 15 years for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to export their products under the SME Go programme.…]]> Latest News Sat, 24 Jan 2015 06:30:27 +0000 Najib arrives in Zurich to attend 45th World Economic Forum http://www.pattayamail.com/news/najib-arrives-in-zurich-to-attend-45th-world-economic-forum-44538 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/najib-arrives-in-zurich-to-attend-45th-world-economic-forum-44538 ZURICH (Switzerland)  Jan 22- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, arrived here late Wednesday to attend the 45th World Economic Forum (WEF) which begins today until Jan 24. Najib, who arrived…]]> Latest News Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:16:05 +0000 S. Korea says no decision yet on Park's visit to Russia in May http://www.pattayamail.com/news/s-korea-says-no-decision-yet-on-park-s-visit-to-russia-in-may-44537 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/s-korea-says-no-decision-yet-on-park-s-visit-to-russia-in-may-44537 SEOUL, Jan. 22 - South Korea's presidential office said Thursday no decision has been made yet about whether President Park Geun-hye will visit Moscow in May for a key Russian anniversary.]]> Latest News Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:14:11 +0000 Chinese economy not to suffer hard landing: premier http://www.pattayamail.com/news/chinese-economy-not-to-suffer-hard-landing-premier-44536 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/chinese-economy-not-to-suffer-hard-landing-premier-44536 DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22 - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Wednesday that the world's second largest economy is not heading for a hard landing. As the Chinese economy has entered a state of new normal, the shift of growth…]]> Latest News Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:12:14 +0000 Commerce Ministry won’t change Foreign Business Act this year http://www.pattayamail.com/business/commerce-ministry-won-t-change-foreign-business-act-this-year-44455 http://www.pattayamail.com/business/commerce-ministry-won-t-change-foreign-business-act-this-year-44455 Commerce Ministry won’t change Foreign Business Act this year
Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has confirmed it has no immediate plan to amend the Foreign Business Act (FBA) to strictly control illicit proxies because it wants to facilitate foreign investment in the country.
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Business Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:28:12 +0000
Thailand launches Smart Job Centre http://www.pattayamail.com/news/thailand-launches-smart-job-centre-44430 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/thailand-launches-smart-job-centre-44430 Thailand launches Smart Job Centre
BANGKOK, Jan 19  - Thailand has officially launched its first "Smart Job Centre", aiming at providing better access to jobs for Thais at home and abroad via up-to-date technology, while targeting to provide no less than 50,000 jobs to Thai…
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Latest News Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:22:16 +0000
Malaysia set to offer more opportunities at 45th World Economic Forum http://www.pattayamail.com/news/malaysia-set-to-offer-more-opportunities-at-45th-world-economic-forum-44429 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/malaysia-set-to-offer-more-opportunities-at-45th-world-economic-forum-44429 DAVOS (Switzerland), Jan 20  "More Opportunities". That is what Malaysia is set to offer at the upcoming World Economic Forum (WEF), which starts tomorrow until Jan 24. Whether it is business opportunities or ease of doing business in Malaysia, there…]]> Latest News Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:19:42 +0000 Oil consumption versus GDP set to fall to lowest in 45 years http://www.pattayamail.com/business/oil-consumption-versus-gdp-set-to-fall-to-lowest-in-45-years-44428 http://www.pattayamail.com/business/oil-consumption-versus-gdp-set-to-fall-to-lowest-in-45-years-44428 SEOUL, Jan. 20 - Domestic oil consumption versus gross domestic product (GDP) in South Korea was expected to fall to the lowest level since 1970 this year, boosting corporate earnings and domestic consumption, according to analysts and data Tuesday. The…]]> Business Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:16:23 +0000 Number of flood victims in Perak rises, Kelantan remains unchanged http://www.pattayamail.com/localnews/number-of-flood-victims-in-perak-rises-kelantan-remains-unchanged-44407 http://www.pattayamail.com/localnews/number-of-flood-victims-in-perak-rises-kelantan-remains-unchanged-44407 KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 - The number of flood victims in Perak as at 8 am today showed a slight increase from last night while in Kelantan it remained the same as reported last night. The number of evacuees in…]]> Latest News Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:12:13 +0000 Korean Air suffers drop in domestic passengers following nut rage incident http://www.pattayamail.com/news/korean-air-suffers-drop-in-domestic-passengers-following-nut-rage-incident-44406 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/korean-air-suffers-drop-in-domestic-passengers-following-nut-rage-incident-44406 SEOUL, Jan 17 - The number of passengers using Korean Air Line Co., South Korea's top flag carrier, dropped in December apparently affected by the so-called "nut rage" that has tarnished its image among travelers, industry data showed Saturday. Cho…]]> Latest News Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:10:35 +0000 China launches tourist tax refund scheme http://www.pattayamail.com/news/china-launches-tourist-tax-refund-scheme-44405 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/china-launches-tourist-tax-refund-scheme-44405 BEIJING, Jan 17 - Overseas visitors can now claim tax refunds on purchases across China, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced on Friday, to boost inbound trips and domestic consumption. According to the plan, foreign tourist and those from China's…]]> Latest News Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:08:44 +0000 Thai bicycle market grows sharply http://www.pattayamail.com/business/thai-bicycle-market-grows-sharply-44404 http://www.pattayamail.com/business/thai-bicycle-market-grows-sharply-44404 Thai bicycle market grows sharply
BANGKOK, Jan 16 –Campaigns launched by the government and private agencies have helped push bicycle sales in Thailand to grow over to one billion baht a year now. 
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Business Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:03:53 +0000
AirAsia lauds Basarnas' performance for retrieving cockpit voice recorder http://www.pattayamail.com/news/airasia-lauds-basarnas-performance-for-retrieving-cockpit-voice-recorder-44390 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/airasia-lauds-basarnas-performance-for-retrieving-cockpit-voice-recorder-44390 Surabaya, E Java, Jan 15-  AirAsia Indonesia has commended the performance of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) of the Republic of Indonesia for successfully locating and retrieving AirAsia flight QZ8501s cockpit voice recorder (CVR). "The CVR was located…]]> Latest News Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:47:01 +0000 750 websites shut down amid piracy crackdown http://www.pattayamail.com/news/750-websites-shut-down-amid-piracy-crackdown-44389 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/750-websites-shut-down-amid-piracy-crackdown-44389 BEIJING, Jan 15 - China's copyright and Internet watchdogs have shut down 750 websites for rights infringement in a campaign launched in June 2014, the National Copyright Administration revealed Wednesday. Authorities uncovered 440 violation cases, of which 66 have been…]]> Latest News Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:44:55 +0000 Samsung denies takeover talks with BlackBerry http://www.pattayamail.com/business/samsung-denies-takeover-talks-with-blackberry-44388 http://www.pattayamail.com/business/samsung-denies-takeover-talks-with-blackberry-44388 SEOUL, Jan. 15 -  Samsung Electronics Co., South Korea's top electronics firm, Thursday denied media reports that it is in takeover talks with Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. "It is not true," a spokeswoman at Samsung Electronics said, adding that…]]> Business Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:43:16 +0000 Modernine TV receives Forest Protection Award http://www.pattayamail.com/news/modernine-tv-receives-forest-protection-award-44387 http://www.pattayamail.com/news/modernine-tv-receives-forest-protection-award-44387 BANGKOK, Jan 14 -Modernine TV, a major arm of MCOT Public Company Limited (MCOT), an established Thai media firm running Thai News Agency (TNA) and Modern Radio Networks as well, has received the Forest Protection Award from the Thai Ministry…]]> Latest News Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:41:28 +0000