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BANGKOK, May 23 – The Thai government has agreed with a civil society group to sign an accord to deal directly with the problems of the poor and the marginalised.

BANGKOK, May 23 – Thai police have released the photos of two men who allegedly set fire to the Central World shopping complex during the 2010 political protests in the heart of Bangkok.

TOKYO, May 23 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday invited Japanese investors to join in the development of mega projects in Thailand for the growth of the Southeast Asian region.

BANGKOK, May 23 - Thailand's Pheu Thai party MPs officially submitted the highly-criticised reconciliation bill to Parliament today in a move to grant blanket amnesty for offenders in all political demonstrations since 2006.

BANGKOK, May 22 - Thailand's National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) said the country's Global Positioning System (GPS) is growing, with its overall value expected to reach Bt4 billion this year.

BANGKOK, May 22 – Energy Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal today flatly ruled out any relationship between last night’s electricity blackout in 14 southern provinces and the government’s plan to build a strongly-opposed coal-fired electricity generation plant.

BANGKOK, May 23 -  The public's spending for Vesak Day tomorrow could generate Bt4.8 billion in cash in circulation, according to a survey conducted by the Thai Chamber of Commerce University's Economic and Business Forecasting Center.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 17:38

Baht strong - Thai auto exports weaken

The 6 percent appreciation of Thailand’s baht since late last year has reduced profits in the domestic auto industry to only 3-4 percent, a representative of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) said on Friday.

The Thai Industrial Sentiment Index (TISI) slipped for its fourth consecutive month to 92.9 in April, according to the chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

The Thai government realized net revenue of Bt127.581 billion last month, 9 percent higher than its earlier estimate of Bt10.585 billion, a Finance Ministry spokesman reported today.

Somchai Sajjapong said the revenue came mainly from personal income and auto sales taxes.

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