Cabinet gives nod to over 60 mega projects to facilitate EEC

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved more than 60 large-scale investment projects in the lower North and upper Northeast designed to facilitate and to connect with the government’s flagship Eastern Economic…

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China hits back by levying tariffs on US$60b of US goods

BEIJING (REUTERS) – China will levy tariffs on about US$60 billion worth of US goods in retaliation for new US tariffs, as previously planned, but has reduced the volume of…

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Law to be amended to give better protection to copyright owners

The amended copyright law will provide better protection to owners of copyrights by empowering them to notify internet service providers to “take down” their works such as music, films, books…

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Wat Pho beats Great Wall of China in TripAdvisor’s  2018 ranking

Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram, better known as Wat Pho, in Tha Tian area of Bangkok’s old town, has beaten the Great Wall of China in the 2018 world’s top…

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Royal Turf Club of Thailand closes for good

Curtain was finally down today  for the Royal Turf Club of Thailand, commonly known as the Nang Loeng racecourse, after 102 years in service as a venue of horse racing…

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Air Asia announces 32 flight cancellations on Sunday

Air Asia has announced the cancellation of 32 regional flights through southern China scheduled on Sunday as they are expected to be affected by Typhoon Mangkhut. The affected return flights…

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PM Prayut says Thailand has “very high” foreign reserves

Thailand has “very high” foreign reserves estimated at almost 200 billion dollars in August, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said last night. Speaking in his weekly address, he pointed out that…

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Admin court gives redress to Dtac’s 850 Mhz phone users until December 15

The Central Administrative Court has ordered the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to provide redress to mobile phone subscribers using 850 megahertz spectrum of Total Access Communications (Dtac) until…

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New High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is seen on a TV screen delivering her speech during the opening day of the 39th UN Council of Human Rights in Geneva on September 10, calling for the creation of a new “mechanism” tasked with preparing criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar.

UN human rights chief calls for new “mechanism” to deal with atrocities against Rohingya 

GENEVA — New UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today called for the setting up of a new “mechanism” to prepare criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar,…

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All Nippon Airways check-in desks announces the cancellation of all flights due to an earthquake

A board next to the All Nippon Airways (ANA) check-in desks announces the cancellation of all flights due to an earthquake, at Chitose airport in Chitose city, Hokkaido prefecture on…

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Two executives of IFEC heavily fined for insider trading

The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has imposed heavy fines on the top executive and a former executive of Inter Fareast Energy Corporation (IFEC) for insider trading. SEC said it had…

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Customs to tighten up watch on couriers of brand-name products

The Customs Department will set up an intelligence gathering centre to keep track on people posing as passengers but in fact are couriers smuggling in brand-name products from overseas.  …

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Artificial rain-making operations for 13 water-scarce provinces

As many provinces throughout the country are awash with rain and facing flooding, there are 13 provinces in northern, northeastern and central regions which are scarce of water and need…

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More seatless carriages planned for subway trains during rush hours

Bangkok Expressway and Metro Pcl which operates the Blue Line subway is pondering whether it should double the number of seatless carriage to two for each train so there will…

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Consumer’s confidence index for July highest in 62 months

Consumer’s confidence index for the month of July was registered at 82.2 representing the highest rate for the past 62 months of five years and two months since June 2013,…

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Finance Ministry to introduce “Sharing Economy”

The Fiscal Policy Office has been instructed to hold discussions with the Commerce Ministry and the private sector about the Finance Ministry’s plan to introduce the so-called “Sharing Economy” concept to…

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New banknotes that change colours when tilted available Saturday

The Bank of Thailand will start issuing a new set of banknotes featuring His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebavarangkun’s portrait on the front side on Saturday which coincides with the…

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20 percent of tour bookings to Ubon and Pakse cancelled

About 20 percent of package tour bookings to Ubon Ratchathani and Pakse and Paksong townships in souther Laos during the long weekends this week have been cancelled after the dam…

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“Unequal wealth distribution, graft among major challenges facing Thailand”

Unequal wealth distribution is one of the most pressing problems facing Thailand with the richest one percent owning more than half of the total household wealth while entrenched corruption is…

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