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Shippers downbeat on 2020 outlook as strong baht lingers

09-Jan-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Shippers are painting a gloomy picture of the country’s exports, predicting outbound shipments to contract by as much as 5 percent this year. Ghanyapad Tantipipatpong, [...]
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Thailand plans to increase budget deficit 11.5pct for fiscal 2021

09-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Seeking to bolster a flagging economy, Thailand’s cabinet approved on Tuesday a plan to boost its budget deficit by 11.5 percent from the current fiscal year to 523 [...]
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Thailand moves closer to US currency watchlist

09-Jan-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s 12-month trade surplus with the US has exceeded $20 billion, increasing its chance of being included on the US Treasury’s watchlist of currency [...]
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Record number of trafficking victims in Thailand raises concerns over care

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:09 AM

Thailand rescued a record 1,807 victims of human trafficking last year, according to data that campaigners on Monday said raised concerns about the nation’s ability to [...]
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Thailand launches full-time clinics dispensing cannabis oil

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 8:09 AM

Thailand on Monday opened its first two full-time clinics dispensing cannabis oil for medical treatment, a step forward in the government’s policy of promoting the [...]
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PM tells Thais to ‘stop bickering’ and ‘build the country’

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 8:08 AM

With his approval rating dropping and facing a parliamentary reprimand, and with a massive demonstration calling for his removal planned for January 12, Thai PM Prayut [...]
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PM empowers embassy to evacuate Thais from Iran

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 8:08 AM

The Thai PM, who also acts as the defence minister, has given Royal Thai Embassy officials in Iran the authority to evacuate Thai citizens if it becomes necessary due to [...]
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Uttama gets agencies braced for war

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 8:08 AM

Finance minister Uttama Savanayana has instructed all agencies under the ministry to monitor the escalating US-Iran tension and stand ready to roll out measures to shore up [...]
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New BoT rules shine light on cost fairness

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 8:07 AM

The Bank of Thailand is requiring financial institutions to adjust prepayment charges for small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) and personal loans, and late-payment fees [...]
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‘People power’ events irk Prayut

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 8:07 AM

Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged Thais to let the country move forward democratically, as he contends with the prospect of rival events this Sunday, both for and [...]
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B3bn fund to combat water crisis

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 8:06 AM

The cabinet will on Tuesday be asked to approve a budget of 3 billion baht to combat water shortages in vulnerable areas which may worsen in the coming months, the Office of [...]
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Two out of three CEOs say the 2020 Thai economy will not improve Survey

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 8:06 AM

Many CEOs, based in Thailand, don’t expect Thailand’s economy to improve during 2020. Many surveyed cited global economic uncertainties, according to the [...]
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Central bank juggles interest rates, inflation and soaring baht

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters-Bloomberg | 8:06 AM

The central bank is mulling additional measures to curb the soaring baht and believes there is no need to raise its benchmark interest rate if inflation rises on supply-side [...]
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Thailand rolls out cannabis clinics based on traditional medicine

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Independent | 8:05 AM

Thailand has opened its first full-time cannabis clinics, which will offer traditional remedies based on the drug. The two new centres in Bangkok will also offer alternative [...]
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Fans of K-pop’s Blackpink superstar Lisa pummel Thai cafe

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Bangkok cafe drew the wrath of thousands of fans of K-pop girl group Blackpink, following “inappropriate” comments posted by the owner about a visit from Thai [...]
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