An employee inspects a circuit board on the controller production line at a Gree factory, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei province, China August 16, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS

Global economy: Asian factories take Omicron risks in stride, for now

TOKYO, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Asia’s factory activity grew in December as companies took rising global cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant in stride, though persistent supply constraints and rising input…

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Thailand demands ฿1.8bn from company for toxic waste discharge

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) is demanding 1.8 billion baht in compensation from a private company for environmental damage allegedly caused by toxic chemicals discharged from its factory, located at…

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Victims of chemical fire in Samut Prakan call compensation offers derisory

Racha Thewa Tambon Administrative Organization (TAO), in Bangkok’s neighbouring province of Samut Prakan, is facing widespread criticism over its handling of compensation paid to households around the Ming Dih chemical…

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Massive blaze at engine oil warehouse in Nakhon Pathom now under control

Fire crews have managed to control a huge fire at an engine oil warehouse in Samphran district of Thailand’s central province of Nakhon Pathom, after battling the blaze with chemicals…

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Two killed, three seriously burnt in factory chemical explosion in Rayong

Two workers were killed and three others sustained serious burns when a chemical storage tank exploded at a factory in Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong on Tuesday afternoon. The Map…

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Fire put out at shoe factory in Samut Prakan, inspection for chemical residues underway

Fire broke out at a footwear factory in Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan on Tuesday night, causing damage estimated at over Bt100 million. An inspection on chemical residues is underway….

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3 villages near poultry plant in Phetchabun locked down as 3,000 workers found infected with COVID-19

Three villages around a frozen poultry plant in Bung Samphan district of Phetchabun province have been locked down after 19 villagers and more than half of the 6,500 plus workers…

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Ratchaburi noodle factory closed after 28 workers found with COVID-19

An instant noodle factory, in Ban Pong district of Thailand’s Ratchaburi province, has been ordered to close for 14 days from today (Monday), after 28 workers tested positive for COVID-19…

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437 more COVID-19 cases found in Phetchaburi factory

437 more COVID-19 infections have been found connected to the Cal-Comp Electronics factory in Phetchaburi province, bringing the total in the cluster to 2,111 so far, according to local authorities….

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Cal-Comp Electronics, 682 employees infected, 14 days, Petchaburi

Electronics factory in Phetchaburi closed after 682 employees catch COVID-19

A Cal-Comp Electronics factory in Phetchaburi province has been closed from today (Friday) for 14 days by its management, after 682 of its 3,300 employees tested positive for COVID-19. Phetchaburi…

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CP Group launches its first face mask factory

Thailand’s agro-industrial giant, the Charoen Pokphand Group, yesterday presented the first batch of 100,000 surgical face masks, produced in its own factory, to Chulalongkorn Hospital. CP Group Chairman Dhanin Chearavanont…

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No raw materials from China forces closure of Kanchanaburi factory – 500 jobless

About 500 employees of a company in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi were abruptly notified by the management on Friday that they are being laid off, due to a shortage…

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