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Cabinet approves allotment from emergency fund to aid rice pledging scheme

BANGKOK, 25 February 2014  The Cabinet has given the green light to the allocation of 20 billion baht from the annual emergency budget in...

Govt to start paying farmers for rice scheme on Monday

BANGKOK, Feb 16 - Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisarn today reaffirmed that the government tomorrow will begin distributing Bt4 billion per day to...

Commerce Ministry: Proceeds of rice sales will reach THB 12 billion...

BANGKOK, 14 February 2014 Another huge stock of rice from the government’s rice subsidy scheme will be distributed this month, with more to be...

Nearly 500,000 tonnes of rice auctioned today

BANGKOK, Feb 12 – The Commerce Ministry today tendered nearly 500,000 tonnes of rice from the subsidy scheme and announced an auction for 220,000...

Govt-farmer rice talks fail; farmers storm out of meeting

BANGKOK, Feb 10 – Farmer leaders today abruptly walked out of a meeting with key Cabinet members who failed to tell them when they...

Bt130 billion in loans needed to continue rice subsidy project

BANGKOK, Jan 9 – The caretaker government will seek permission from the Election Commission (EC) to borrow Bt130 billion to buy rice from farmers...

Caretaker govt continues rice subsidy scheme

BANGKOK, Dec 11 – The National Rice Policy Committee today approved the release of rice from the 2013/14 harvest into the market to avoid...

Thailand holds trade talks with Philippines, Canada, Israel

BANGKOK, Dec 11 - The Philippines was asked to buy more rice from Thailand after importing less than the annual quota of 100,000 tonnes...

Thailand, Italy agree to expand bilateral export markets

BANGKOK, Dec 5 – Thailand and Italy agreed to accelerate implementation the Thai-European Union free trade agreement to replace the expiring generalised system of...

Thailand’s 2013 export growth: academic says 2%, minister says 4%

BANGKOK, Oct 23 – A leading academic said that Thailand’s 2013 exports would grow only 2 per cent but the commerce minister insisted on...

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