BANGKOK, Feb 6 -- Thailand's military are ready to provide security protection for people from other provinces working in the three southernmost provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, if requested, according to Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat.
BANGKOK, Feb 6 – Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Phongthep Thepkanjana left for London today to meet with legal consultants for preparations for the country's oral statement before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in April in the Thai defence of the Preah Vihear temple dispute between Thailand and Cambodia.
BANGKOK, Feb 6 – Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubumrung said today that curfews will possibly be imposed at dusk in some areas in Thailand’s deep South which have been repeated targets of militant attacks.
BANGKOK, Feb 6 - Thailand's Agriculture Ministry is concerned of Thai durian exports which are affected by Indonesia's new ban on agricultural imports.
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong has expressed displeasure over the sharp appreciation of the Thai baht and the high policy interest rate fixed by the Bank of Thailand (BoT).
He said the high policy interest rate may have its advantages but “we must admit that there are also disadvantages in every measure and a careful consideration is necessary.”
Thailand’s minimum wage hike to Bt300 has increased the capital costs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by almost six percent, with the textile industry being hit hardest, Industry Minister Prasert Boonchaisuk said last week.
BANGKOK, Feb 4 – Thailand has targeted increasing its export of agricultural and food products by 10 per cent as part of the “Thai Kitchen to the World” programme, according to a senior Commerce Ministry official.
Srirat Rastapana, director general of the International Trade Promotion Department, said activities are being organised to promote Thai food abroad including joining food fairs in various countries, holding Thai food fairs in 12 countries, promoting health foods for export and assigning Thai commercial representatives to directly promote Thai food in Southeast Asian countries, China, India, Japan and the Middle East.
There are 19 international food events in 14 countries including the World Food Moscow 2013 in Russia Sept 16-19, Fine Food Australia 2013 in Sydney, Australia Sept 9-12, Food Taipei 2013 June 26-29 and Anuga 2013 in Cologne, Germany from Oct 5-9, she said.
She said the department will also provide consultations and assistance to Thai businessmen interested in opening restaurants or food-related businesses in Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia, and in Eastern European countries such as Russia and Poland.
BANGKOK, Feb 4 – Thai AirAsia, Thailand’s largest low-cost air carrier, predicted a 20 per cent business growth with 10 million passengers using its service, or an 82 per cent occupancy per flight this year, a senior executive said today.
BANGKOK, Feb 4 – Thailand's Ministry of Commerce has identified 22 violators of the Thai Foreign Business Act for holding more than half of the corporate shares when the law limits foreign ownership at a maximum 49 per cent.
BANGKOK, 3 February 2013 The government has dismissed news reports of business shutdowns, caused by the new 300-baht daily minimum wage raise, but promised to look into the issues and offer possible assistance when needed.