Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers his policy speech at extraordinary Diet session in Tokyo on October 23, 2023. Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP

Japan PM announces $113 billion economic stimulus

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Thursday a stimulus package worth $113 billion aimed at easing the pain from inflation. Voters in the world’s third-largest economy have been squeezed…

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Cabinet approves 5th phase of co-payment scheme for September-October

The cabinet decided today (Tuesday) to roll out the 5th phase of the popular 50:50 co-payment scheme by providing 800 baht to each of the 26.5 million Thais who have…

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Government approves fourth phase of co-payment scheme, starting February 1

The Thai cabinet approved the fourth phase of the 50:50 co-payment economic stimulus scheme today (Monday), to be rolled out on February 1st, which coincides with Chinese New Year’s Day….

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Subscribers to government’s co-payment scheme urged to spend before program expires

Subscribers to the third phase of the 50:50 co-payment stimulus scheme have been advised to spend the balance in “Pao Tang” accounts, as the scheme will expire on December 31st…

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Latest Thai stimulus injection expected to stem the bleeding, not boost economy

The government launched its latest stimulus package on June 1 in a bid to shore up the economy and aid those impacted by Thailand’s third wave of COVID-19. Worth Bt140.4…

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The COVID-19 testing center in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Dave Chan / AFP)

Canada to spend big to ‘punch way out of Covid recession’

Canada’s finance minister announced Can$101.4 billion (US$80.9 billion) in spending to help its battered economy recover from the pandemic and set a greener course with a new climate target. The…

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PM scraps 2,000 baht giveaway plan

The Government has backed down over its plan to give two 1,000 baht handouts to every low-income earner, to help ease their hardship in light of the economic slowdown and…

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Economic ministers approve new stimulus package

Thailand’s economic ministers approved the Finance Ministry’s economic stimulus package today. The measures include a 1,000 baht cash handout for two consecutive months, to be wired directly into the bank…

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Government mulls new economic stimuli to be rolled out in February

The Thai Government is set to roll out a new economic stimulus package, including another phase of the Chim-Shop-Chai (Eat-Shop-Spend) program, to stimulate domestic spending and investment by businesses in…

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Cabinet to consider Finance Ministry’s new economic stimulus package

The economic cabinet is due to consider the Finance Ministry’s economic stimulus package, aimed at stimulating consumption and investment, today (Friday). The proposal includes, among other things, a one-time 1,500…

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