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The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has expressed satisfaction with the country's rising competitiveness ranking, which it considers as reflecting Thailand's strong economic fundamentals.

BANGKOK, Sept  4 -- The Ministry of Tourism and Sports admitted that the number of foreign visitors to Thailand was lower than targeted this year, so it will increasingly promote tourism in the country next year.

Friday, 05 September 2014 11:09

Sukhothai faces heavy flooding

BANGKOK, Sept 4 -- The Yom River in Sukhothai province in Thailand's norther region has overflowed dykes and sandbagging to flood the provincial governmental offices even as local officials were reinforcing flood protection to save the province's business heart, as water continues to flow from the overfull Yom River.

SUKHOTHAI, Sept 4 --  The water level in the Yom River remains critically high, where the water has eroded the river banks and broken through its banks, flooding two districts in Sukhothai province.

BANGKOK, Sept 4 -- The Office of the Attorney General has not yet acted to prosecute former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra but will form a joint committee with the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to further investigation into the rice-pledging case against her.

BANGKOK, Sept 4 -- Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, prime minister and chief of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), told committees tasked with selecting national reform councilors to do their duty fairly and base their selection on the knowledge, capabilities and achievements of candidates.

BANGKOK, Sept 3 -- Indonesia's Ninth Regional Military Command commander Udayana Maj Gen Wisnu Bawa Tenaya is officially visiting Thailand. He arrived yesterday and will depart tomorrow.

Maj Gen Wisnu Bawa Tenaya paid a courtesy call on Lt Gen Thirachai Nakwanich, Commander of the First Army Region at First Army Region headquarters in Bangkok today.

During the three-day visit, the Indonesian general is scheduled to visit several divisions at Royal Thai Army headquarters and observe military activities of the royal guards, the three-dimensional

operation-units and the border defense forces.

The visit is part of this year's military officer exchange programme to further enhance military cooperation between Indonesia and Thailand

Lt Gen Thirachai and his guest also discussed further military cooperation between the two nations. The Thai general explained Thailand's current situation to the visitor to create mutual

understanding with the neighbouring country, in accordance with a policy of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).

TMB Bank’s research unit, TMB Analytics has projected that last Friday’s cut in fuel prices in Thailand would stimulate people’s purchasing power, lower transportation costs in the business sector and generate more income for the state.

Bankrupt persons and those who have been imprisoned should not be allowed to co-invest with the state in mega-projects, said Yajai Pattanasukwasun, Director of the Bureau of Legal Affairs, State Enterprise Policy Office, Ministry of Finance.

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 16:11

Thailand approves 13 SME projects

In an effort to increase gross domestic product (GDP) of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to 38 percent and the number of corporations by another 50,000, the SME board has approved urgent promotion of SME businesses in 2015, said Wimonkan Kosumas, deputy director-general of the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP).

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