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Thailand and other major rice exporters in Southeast Asia are speeding up establishment of an ASEAN Rice Confederation in an attempt to stabilise rice prices and enhance their collective bargaining power.

Thailand's Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) last month dropped to its lowest point in every sector in the past 19 months from 77.9 to 77.6.

Friday, 08 November 2013 13:09

Thai-Cambodian border market quietens

SI SA KET, Nov 7 - The Thai-Cambodian border market at Si Sa Ket's Chong Sangam border pass has become less busy as shoppers felt anxious about the International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict on Preah Vihear dispute to be announced on Monday.

Friday, 08 November 2013 09:36

Thai exports grow 1 percent for 2013

Thailand’s exports will end with grim results this year with only 1 percent growth, the Thai National Shippers’ Council (TNSC) announced last week.

TNSC president Nopporn Thepsitha said the unclear US fiscal policies on economic stimulus and debt ceiling and currency volatility which led to diminishing orders for Thai products played vital roles in the disappointing exports.

Thursday, 07 November 2013 14:24

Samet Island's Phrao Bay resorts fully booked

RAYONG, Nov 6 - Thailand's Eastern seaboard tourists have regained confidence in the safety of Samet Island's Phrao Bay as the three resorts there are fully booked, according to a senior foresty official.

CHIANG MAI, Nov 6 - A large crowd of tourists on Wednesday morning awakened to a glistening vista of this year’s first winter frost covering the higher elevations of Doi Inthanon, Thailand's highest point, located in Chiang Mai's Jomthong district.

BANGKOK, Nov 7 – Democrat MP and anti-Amnesty Bill rally leader Suthep Thaugsuban said last night that the government must do whatever way it will to shoot down the amnesty bill once and for all by 6pm Monday.

Thursday, 07 November 2013 13:35

Urupong protesters march to new location today

BANGKOK, Nov 7 - Anti-government demonstrators at Urupong intersection have announced that they will move from the present rally site to upgrade their weeks-long protests against the government.

Thailand has lost Bt260 billion from the government’s rice pledging scheme in the last two years, according to Deputy Prime Minister/Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan.

Thursday, 07 November 2013 13:22

Bangkok Bank opens 3rd Indonesia branch

Thailand's Bangkok Bank opened its third branch in Indonesia in Medan City in North Sumatra province.

President/Director of Bangkok Bank Chartsiri Sophonpanich said Medan is the third largest city of Indonesia. It is the bank's third branch following Jakarta and Surabaya and the bank's 26th branch overseas.