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ANGKOK, April 26 – The surging Thai baht may force the Commerce Ministry to revise next month’s export target, according to Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom.

BANGKOK, April 26  – Twenty-nine foreign business operators were granted permission to invest in Thailand with a combined capital investment of Bt5 billion (US$175 million) and hiring 662 Thai workers, a Commerce Ministry official said.

BANGKOK, April 25 - The slump and volatility of the gold price has created a new phenomenon with sales of gold ornaments surging by 40 per cent in the last several days, according to a Thai gold trader

BANGKOK, April 24 – The Bank of Thailand (BoT) gave reassurances today that it has closely monitored the baht currency movement and relevant measures will be applied at the appropriate time. 

BANGKOK, April 24 – The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) will call on the government to impose monetary measures to tackle currency speculations which have severely affected Thai exports, a leading industrialist said today.

BANGKOK, April 25 – The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) continues investigating Thailand’s purchase of bogus bomb detectors from a British businessman who was recently convicted by a British court.

BANGKOK, April 25 – Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung said an ad hoc centre has been set up in Thailand’s deep South to receive public complaints on alleged abuse by the authorities.

BANGKOK, April 24 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today instructed state agencies to strictly adhere to peaceful means to resolving the escalating violence in Thailand’s far South.

The plunge in gold prices has wreaked havoc on Thai pawnshops where 80 percent of received assets are the precious metal, according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA).

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 17:15

Strong baht deters Thai industrial exports

The rising Thai baht, now less than Bt29 to the dollar, has dipped the value of Thailand’s industrial exports by more than Bt35.48 billion (US$1.22 billion) in the first two months of this year, according to the Ministry of Industry.

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