Thursday, 01 August 2013 10:34

Iran buying 250,000 tonnes of Thai rice

Iran has agreed to buy 250,000 tonnes of Thai rice under a government-to-government contract, according to Deputy Prime Minister/Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan.

Thai rice traders have offered Bt20 million in compensation for any consumer killed by methyl bromide in packaged rice - an attempt to restore confidence in the safety of locally-produced grains.

Thursday, 01 August 2013 09:57

Export volume in June decreased 3.38 percent

Thailand’s export volume in June declined for the second consecutive month, registering a 3.38 percent fall, year-on-year, or Bt19 billion in value.

Permanent Secretary for Commerce Vatchari Vimooktayon said the reduction was from the economic slowdown in the Eurozone, the United States and Japan, resulting in a drop in exports to Thailand’s main traditional markets of 8.4 percent and China by 16.7 percent.

The global economic slowdown has lowered Thailand’s Manufacturing Production Index (MPI) by 3.5 percent last month with hard disk drives and electronics parts production hardest hit, according to the Industry Ministry.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 16:42

Flood situation in Tak stable

TAK, July 31 -- The flood situation in Thailand's northern border province of Tak is stable as the Moei  River surged to flood areas in both Mae Sot in Thailand and Myawaddy in neighbouring Myanmar.

CHIANG RAI, July 31 - Flash floods and rain in this northern province continue, while a three-year-old boy was swept away by the floods and remains missing.

PATTANI, July 31 – Four soldiers were wounded in two bombings in the southern border provinces of Pattani and Yala on Wednesday.

BANGKOK, July 31 – The opposition whip announced its rejection of the controversial Amnesty Bill, tentatively scheduled for debate in the Lower House on August 7.

BANGKOK, July 30 - An anti-government group, the People's Army Against the Thaksin Regime, on Tuesday reasserted that it will not trespass official premises as it rallies this Sunday against the parliament's move to debate on controversial amnesty bill.

BANGKOK, July 30 - Thailand's National Security Council (NSC) chief on Tuesday said the cabinet has not yet considered imposing the Internal Security Act (ISA) to maintain law and order as anti-government protesters plan to rally against the House deliberation of the controversial amnesty bill.

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