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BANGKOK, Sept 5 -- The Bank of Thailand (BoT) said Friday Thailand’s economy would be little affected following a cut in interest rates by the European Central Bank (ECB).

Monday, 08 September 2014 16:02

Japan to help Thai SMEs

Japan and Thailand on Friday signed an agreement in Bangkok for Japan to help develop Thai small- and medium-sized enterprises and boost revenue between  5-10 per cent beginning next year.

Monday, 08 September 2014 15:59

Digital TV will force public to pay more

BANGKOK, Sept 6 - Low income people owning television sets will face higher cost for their TV use as they must pay additionally to buy set-top boxes to enable them to receive better signals after television stations in Thailand switch to digital from the current analog system, according to Jamnan Siritan, President of the Professionals of Broadcasting Council.

KRABI, Sept 8 -- Villagers in Thailand's Andaman Sea resort province of Krabi early Sunday gathered to oppose the planned construction of a new coal-fired power plant which could generate 800 megawatts of electricity. 

Monday, 08 September 2014 15:50

ASEAN, Japan pledge to strengthen partnership

BANGKOK, Sept 6 -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan have agreed to strengthen their partnership in four different areas, according to Sihasak Phuangketkeow, permanent secretary for Foreign Affairs.

BANGKOK, Sept 6 -- As a number of Thailand's  northern and northeastern provinces are being hard hit by severe flooding, Permanent Secretary for Interior Wiboon Sanguanpong assured the public that the central region would not experience massive flooding as in 2011. 

PHICHIT, Sept 8 --  Several northern Thai provinces are now devastated by severe flooding and residents, especially farmers, are suffering as floodwaters continue to rise, officials said Sunday. 

Monday, 08 September 2014 15:18

Security tightened at Government House

BANGKOK, Sept 8 --  With only two days left before new Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha starts his work at Government House, a large number of police officers, bomb disposal experts and trained dogs early Sunday searched buildings inside the compound as well as outside to make sure that no suspicious objects were left before the new government leader starts working there.

Just-refurbished buildings such as the Santi Maitree and the Thai Kufa  buildings were inspected thoroughly because many workers had been on the site.

No suspicious objects were found, but security officials will conduct another inspection including tests of telephone systems on Monday.

Officials and staff working for the deputy prime ministers and the minister attached to the prime minister’s office may inspect their offices today.

Gen Prayuth, also leader of the National Council for Peace and Order which seized power on May 22, will hold his first cabinet meeting at Government House tomorrow.

BANGKOK, Sept 8 -- A total of 43.3 per cent of respondents surveyed by the NIDA Poll feel that martial law, imposed by the military following the May 22 seizure of power should be lifted to create a better image for Thailand and restore investor confidence as the general situation in the country has improved, but an almost equal number -- 40.6 per cent believe military order must be continued for the time being.

Friday, 05 September 2014 11:42

New high for Thai Consumer Confidence Index

Thailand's Consumer Confidence Index arrived at a new high for 13 months in August as the index rose for the fourth month in a row thanks to stabilized politics, but with a proviso -- the Thai economy has yet to recover significantly, according the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC).

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