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Minimum wage to rise

Minimum wage to rise

19-Oct-2011 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 7:01 AM

The Central Wage Committee yesterday resolved to raise the daily minimum wage by 40 percent in every province, effective from April 1 next year. Labour permanent secretary [...]
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Thai PM says floods costs to top $3.3b

Thai PM says floods costs to top $3.3b

19-Oct-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

The Thai premier on Monday said reconstruction from massive floods swamping vast swathes of the country is expected to cost the government over $3.3 billion – a fifth [...]
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Thailand gas oil exports up after floods reduce demand

19-Oct-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Thailand’s gas oil exports more than doubled from June to August as the country’s worst floods in 50 years reduced demand for the oil product, typically used in [...]
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Japan trade group blasts Thai govt over floods

18-Oct-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

A Japanese trade organisation is blasting Thailand’s government for what it says is a failure to provide timely and accurate information about floods that devastated [...]
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Car production halted for another week

18-Oct-2011 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 7:01 AM

Two major automakers yesterday extended production shutdowns in Thailand as the impact of heavy flooding on manufacturing continued to mount. Toyota said production at its [...]
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Flood barriers hold firm in shielding Bangkok

Flood barriers hold firm in shielding Bangkok

17-Oct-2011 Intellasia | AP | 2:34 PM

Barriers protecting Bangkok from Thailand’s worst floods in half a century held firm Sunday as the government said some water drenching provinces just north of the [...]
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Thailand to stay in World Heritage committee

17-Oct-2011 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 7:01 AM

Thailand will remain a member of the World Heritage Committee and will ask it to wait for a ruling from the International Court of Justice before considering Cambodia’s [...]
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Thai royal insult law may have been misused: govt

Thai royal insult law may have been misused: govt

15-Oct-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Thailand on Thursday accepted its controversial royal insult laws may have been misused and could “inadvertently” have affected freedom of expression, in response [...]
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Floods disrupt auto production in Thailand

15-Oct-2011 Intellasia | AP | 7:01 AM

Severe flooding has forced a halt to Honda and Toyota assembly lines in Thailand that account for about 7 percent of their combined global car production. American automakers [...]
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Thai bourse to start oil futures trade on October 17

14-Oct-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is to start trading in oil futures on Monday, October 17, to offer an alternative investment for local investors and help business [...]
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Thai floods damage rice, threaten exports

Thai floods damage rice, threaten exports

14-Oct-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Thailand’s worst floods in half a century have inundated farms and mills, squeezing rice supplies from the world’s top exporter, while rival Vietnam is expected [...]
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Thai PM warns on prices as flood fears grip Bangkok

Thai PM warns on prices as flood fears grip Bangkok

14-Oct-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Thailand’s prime minister warned businesses on Wednesday not to take advantage of flooding around the country to push up prices as residents of Bangkok cleared [...]
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Japan firms’ output hit by Thai floods

Japan firms’ output hit by Thai floods

14-Oct-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Toyota on Wednesday said production at its three Thailand plants would be halted until at least Saturday, with the operations of many Japanese firms crippled by the [...]
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Thailand beefs up airport flood defences

Thailand beefs up airport flood defences

13-Oct-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Thailand has bolstered flood defences at Bangkok’s main airport and other areas as it works to shield the city of 12 million people from the worst inundation in [...]
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UN expert urges reform of Thai royal insult laws

12-Oct-2011 Intellasia | CBS News | 7:01 AM

A UN expert on freedom of speech called Monday for Thailand to tone down laws that prohibit defamation of the country’s royal family, saying the legislation and [...]
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