BANGKOK, 21 August 2012  – The Excise Department has revealed that after the first-car tax rebate scheme was launched, the number of new cars registered for the privilege has been on the rise, reaching 10,000 units per week recently.
BANGKOK, 20 August 2012  – According to the Finance Ministry, state agencies have generated altogether 1.57 trillion baht of income in the first 10 months of the 2012 fiscal policy year, a 77 billion baht increase year-on-year. 
BANGKOK, 21 August 2012  - On the occasion of the Commerce Ministry’s 92nd Anniversary, 3 special speakers were invited to deliver a speech about the current economic downturn and to predict the future economic situation. 
BANGKOK, 22 August 2012 – The country’s power producer is ready to adjust the amount of water to be discharged from 2 major dams to accommodate the current situation. 
BANGKOK, 20 August 2012  – A health expert has raised awareness of breast cancer, suggesting that women consume more vegetables and exercise regularly. 
BANGKOK, 22 August 2012 – The Cabinet has agreed to allocate more budget to support the water management policies in Bangkok and across the country. 
BANGKOK, 20 August 2012  - The Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) has disclosed that Thailand this year still has an edge over its dialogue partners in the free trade agreements (FTAs) on agricultural products. 
BANGKOK, 20 August 2012  – Army Chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha has presided over a ceremony to mark the 110th anniversary of the Ordnance Department at the department compound. 
BANGKOK, 21 August 2012  – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has attended the celebration of the Thai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (TCCI)’s 36th anniversary and has given the letter of appointment to the 18th TCCI President. 
BANGKOK, 22 August 2012  – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) is set to speedily extend help to those hit hard by the shortage of rainfall in 4 provinces. 
BANGKOK, 20 August 2012 - Social Development and Human Security Minister Santi Prompat has expressed his confidence that unless the amount of rain this year is higher than last year, Bangkok will not be inundated. 
BANGKOK, 21 August 2012  – The Strategic Committee for Reconstruction and Future Development, National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), has revealed that the European economy will take some time before it recovers, and has urged Thailand to keep an eye on China as it...

GLO to launch e-lotto in time for year-end

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 13:57
BANGKOK, 20 August 2012  – The Government Lottery Office (GLO) has agreed to comply with the Ministry of Finance’s policy to press forward with the online lottery scheme before the end of this year. 
BANGKOK, Aug 20 - Thailand's leading developer and manager of factory estates, the Amata Corporation, is negotiating with partners to develop an industrial estate at a 200,000 rai-site in Dawei, Myanmar.
BANGKOK, 20 August 2012  - Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra has announced that he will run in the next gubernatorial election under the Democrat Party banner. 
BANGKOK, Aug 21 - Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) Governor Yongsit Rojsrikul said the government's policy to collect a Bt20 fee for travel all routes of the capital's underground and elevated electric mass transit trains will be in effect within two years.
BANGKOK, Aug 21 – The Kasikorn Research Centre projected that the Thai economy in the second half of this year will likely to grow 7-9 per cent despite risks such as export slowdown, inflation and a possible higher production cost.
BANGKOK, 18 August 2012  - The government have been dredging canals and planting forests to help prevent floods this year. Sluice gates damaged by major floods last year have been repaired while the construction of permanent flood barriers have been implemented. 

THAI eyes 10% revenue increase per year

Monday, 20 August 2012 13:31
BANGKOK, Aug 18 – Thai Airways International (THAI) set a target of 10% revenue increase per year over the next three years (2013-2015) with a new fleet in service later this year, according to the airline’s Executive Vice President for Strategy and Business Development Department...
BANGKOK, Aug 20 – The charred bodies of four persons recovered from Tiger Discotheque fire in the southern province of Phuket are likely to be those of two Asian females and two Caucasian males, according to a senior police officer.
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