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Saturday, 12 January 2013 10:21

Foreign trade growth slows in 2012

BEIJING, Jan 11 (Xinhua) -- China's annual foreign trade growth missed the government's 10-percent target set for 2012 by rising only 6.2 percent from 2011, customs data showed Thursday.

Over 234 years ago, a vibrant ethnic group known as the Thai Song Dam or Lao Song migrated from Laos to Khao Yoi, in Thailand's present day province of Phetchaburi, southwest of Bangkok. Dubbed as one of Thailand’s top eight strongest ethnic groups with a distinct traditional identity, the present day “Thai Song Dum” ethnic group are gathered once again to celebrate their matchless identity and culture. 

BANGKOK, Jan 10 – Deputy Prime Minister/Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong has stood firm that the government’s loan ceiling of Bt150 billion for the highly-criticised rice pledging scheme and the Bt480 billion loan limits for state enterprises will not be expanded.

Friday, 11 January 2013 11:25

PC Air sues two South Korean companies

BANGKOK, Jan 10 - Thailand's PC Air sued two South Korean companies following last year's case where the carrier's passengers were left stranded at South Korea's Incheon Airport.

BANGKOK, Jan 10 - Applications for investment privileges in Thailand reached a historic level of Bt1.46 trillion -- nearly US$48 billion -- in 2012, according to the Industry Ministry.

BANGKOK, Jan 10 – Fifty per cent of Thai men at the age of being fathers are smokers, while new juvenile smoking is reported at 1,000 persons a day, according to Thailand’s tobacco control expert.

BANGKOK, Jan 10 - The Supreme Administrative Court on Thursday ruled that the Industry Ministry's Pollution Control Department was too slow to clean up lead contaminated Klity Creek in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, ordering it to pay compensation to villagers.

NAKHON PHANOM, Jan 10 – The water level of the Mekong River in Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom is decreasing steadily, in its normal season fluctuation, impacting goods transportation between Thailand and the Lao PDR, as the dry season approaches.

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 9 (Bernama) -- Malaysia and Thailand on Wednesday agreed to explore five possible agreements, including on transfer of prisoners between both countries, to enable the inmates to continue their imprisonment in their homeland so that they can be closer to their families.

Friday, 11 January 2013 10:32

Red Shirt activists sue former PM Abhisit

BANGKOK, Jan 10 – A lawyer representing the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) led two Red Shirt activists to file petitions at the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) accusing former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy Suthep Thaugsuban of attempted murder.

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