Kittiratt NaRanong

BANGKOK, 12 March 2014  The Finance Minister believes the 2.2 trillion baht mega infrastructure project will trigger the country’s GDP growth. 
BANGKOK, 22 February 2014  The government is preparing to issue bonds in a bid to raise funds for the debt plagued rice support program. 
BANGKOK, Feb 18 – A negotiation between caretaker Deputy Prime Minister/Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong and farmers over payments from the rice pledging scheme failed, triggering boos and jeers from the planters, some of whom hurled bottles at him yesterday.
BANGKOK, Jan 22 – The Election Commission (EC) has turned down the government’s request to seek additional loans to subsidise the controversial rice pledging scheme, saying it lacks the authority to do so.
BANGKOK, 14 January 2014  Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong will meet with the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday in a hearing to clarify guidelines for the borrowing 130 billion to finance the 2013/2014 rice support program of the government. 
BANGKOK, 9 January 2013  The Constitution Court on Wednesday held its first hearing on whether the passing of the 2-trillion baht loan bill was constitutional. 
BANGKOK, 19 December 2013 Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong has expressed no concern about the trimming of quantitative easing (QE) by the U.S., saying Thailand’s liquidity is still high and the baht currency is in an appropriate level.
BANGKOK, 23 Nov 2013 More than 100,000 visitors are expected at the “SET in the City” which is taking place from now through November 24th. 
BANGKOK, 8 November 2013 Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minster Kittiratt Na-Ranong has revealed some important updates on the government’s progress in the 2.2 trillion baht mega project. As of now, the 300 billion baht water management projects are going according to plans. As for...
BANGKOK, Oct 4 – The 'white lie' regarding Thailand’s economic figures, made by Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong last year, was not unethical, the Ombudsman Office has ruled.
BANGKOK, 29 September 2013  – Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong has said that the government will not reduce taxes for luxury items as earlier announced by the government as a plan to promote Thailand as a 'Shopping Paradise'. Earlier this week, Finance Ministry...
BANGKOK, Sept 29 - Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister/Finance Minister on Sunday affirmed that the government has no forthcoming policy to reduce import tax for luxury goods to support Thailand becoming a shopping paradise.
BANGKOK, 28 September 2013 The Finance Minister has expressed his confidence that Thailand will not be faced with real estate bubble, believes banks have plans to cope with the situation. 

Kittiratt: No rubber price intervention

Friday, 06 September 2013 14:53
BANGKOK, 5 September 2013 (NNT) - The National Rubber Policy Committee has resolved to financially aid rubber farmers owning no more than 25 rai of rubber plantations but has refused to intervene in the rubber price as requested by the farmers. 
BANGKOK, Sept 6 – Railway service between Bangkok and Thailand’s South resumed last night after rubber growers called off their blockade but vowed to resume their protest if the government failed to respond to their demand on subsidised rubber price within seven days.
BANGKOK, Sept 3 – Government representatives will hold talks with rubber farmers this afternoon to work on solutions to their resentment over the rubber price slump.

Govt rejects rubber price increase

Thursday, 29 August 2013 13:41
BANGKOK, Aug 28 – Deputy Prime Minister/Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong said today that government intervention to shore up rubber prices, as demanded by Thailand’s planters, would be too costly and contradict the operation of the market system.
BANGKOK, Aug 23 – Deputy Prime Minister/Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong insists that Thailand’s economy is not in recession and the government will strictly adhere to the application of its economic stimulus measures which were announced earlier
BANGKOK, 5 August 2013 Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong warns the ongoing protests against the government might affect the economy and calls on all sides to stay peaceful. 
BANGKOK, July 30 – The Thai economy will successively expand and the forecast gross domestic product of 4 per cent for this year is appropriate and realistic, according to the central bank chief.
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