Friday, 02 August 2013 16:28

Thailand's July inflation rate 2% higher

BANGKOK, Aug 2 – Thailand’s inflation in July was 105.42, a 2 per cent increase year-on-year, according to permanent secretary for commerce Vatchari Vimooktayon.

Friday, 02 August 2013 16:24

Thai rubber cooperatives cry for help

BANGKOK, Aug 2 – The Thai government should adopt a policy of reducing rubber production and compensate planters for the lost revenue in an attempt to salvage declining rubber prices, a leading rubber planter said today.

Thursday, 01 August 2013 16:53

10% of oil slick left at Phrao Bay

RAYONG, Aug 1 - The oil spill cleanup operation at Samet Island's Phrao Bay is progressing, with only 10% of the slick is left on the beach, and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports will meet tourism operators to discuss measures to revive tourist confidence.

BANGKOK, Aug 1 – Anti-government activists have vowed to rally in Bangkok on Sunday despite an enforcement of the Internal Security Act (ISA) in three capital districts from today through August 10.

BANGKOK, July 31 – The government, jittery in the face of a planned rally against a parliamentary debate on the controversial amnesty bill, announced today it will impose the Internal Security Act to maintain peace and order in Bangkok’s three risk-prone districts on August 1-10.

BANGKOK, July 31 - A staunch Red Shirt leader today called on pro-government activists to refrain from joining opponents’ political rally next week as the amnesty bill is debated in Parliament amid the country’s disgruntled sentiment.

BANGKOK, July 31 -- The chemical dispersant used in the oil spill clean-up operation at Rayong's Samet Island is safe according to international standards, Energy Minister Pongsak Ruktapongpisal said today.

BANGKOK, July 31 - The government is set to put in place measures to help the tourism sector in the aftermath of the oil slick off Rayong, forcing tourist cancellation, said Kittiratt Na Ranong, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister.

Thursday, 01 August 2013 16:13

Grim prospects for Thai rice exports in 2013

BANGKOK, Aug 1 – Thailand’s rice exports in the first two quarters dropped by 8.4 per cent and the prospects in the second half of the year remain bleak, according to a leading rice trader.

Thursday, 01 August 2013 10:34

Iran buying 250,000 tonnes of Thai rice

Iran has agreed to buy 250,000 tonnes of Thai rice under a government-to-government contract, according to Deputy Prime Minister/Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan.

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