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Confidence among Thai consumers in August plunged to its lowest level in nine months as the domestic political situation, the higher cost of living and a volatile global economy tempered Thailand’s economic outlook.

Despite last month’s oil spill in Ao Prao, Prao Bay, on the western part of Thailand’s popular tourist-oriented Samet Island, the beauties of Rayong’s other renowned islands still remain as must-go destinations for many travellers.

Thursday, 05 September 2013 15:35

Nine-day road blockade in South costs Bt3 billion

BANGKOK, Sept 5 – The blockade of roads in Thailand’s southern region since August 27 by rubber growers’ protesting falling rubber prices has cost Thailand at least Bt3 billion, according to transport and logistics operators.

BANGKOK, Sept 4 - Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul on Wednesday said Thai rice exported to China is of good quality, for it tended be packaged and exported directly by the Commerce Ministry.

BANGKOK, Sept 4 - Thailand's Ministry of Commerce hopes that Thailand will become the logistics hub of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

BANGKOK, Sept 4 - Thailand's Public Health Ministry is targeting a growing market for herbal products, rising from Bt300 million to Bt500 million and a market value for herbal dietary supplements from Bt8 billion to BT10 billion 

BANGKOK, Sept 5 – The public prosecutor indicted four men in Criminal Court in connection with the murder of late businessman Akeyuth Anchanbutr.

BANGKOK, Sept 4 - Thailand's Ministry of Transport on Wednesday urged the public to avoid some highways leading to the southern provinces now being blocked by rubber grower protests, but Surat Thani Airport remains open despite a threatened closure.

BANGKOK, Sept 5 – A high-ranking Myanmar official has called on Thailand to speed up demarcation of the two countries’ border for security and joint development.

BANGKOK, Sept 5 -- Protesting rubber growers and the Thai government have failed to reach an agreement on rubber prices, so the issue was forwarded to the Natural Rubber Policy Committee (NRPC) for consideration today.

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