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Thailand’s consumer prices up 1.68 pct in September

07-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:02 AM

Thailand’s consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 1.68 percent in September from one year earlier, the fastest growth in four months, official data [...] » More

Temples underwater as floods hit historic Thai city

07-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Several temples in Thailand’s historic city of Ayutthaya were underwater on Wednesday, as heavy monsoon rains flooded provinces across the country. More than 40 temples [...] » More

Chaiwut mulls legalising e-cigarettes amid fierce opposition

07-Oct-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Digital Economy and Society (DES) minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn said on Tuesday he is exploring ways to legalise the sale of e-cigarettes despite strong opposition from [...] » More

Thailand likely to impose a tourism fee in 2022

07-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TimesOfIndia | 5:02 AM

The government of Thailand has announced its plan of imposing a tourism fee in 2022 to subsidise tourism-related projects. The country will charge 500 baht (about INR 1100) [...] » More

Storm floods remain in 16 provinces

07-Oct-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Flooding caused by last week’s passage of Storm Dianmu remains in 16 provinces, with about 101,000 families still affected, the Department of Disaster Prevention and [...] » More

S&P keeps Thailand’s BBB+ rating

07-Oct-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

The government has welcomed the decision by Standard & Poor (S&P) Global Ratings to maintain Thailand’s sovereign credit rating at BBB+ and rate the [...] » More

Thai tour operators feel timing of tourism fee may not be appropriate

07-Oct-2021 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 5:02 AM

TOURISM operators in Thailand are worried the 500 baht (RM61) fee that will be collected from foreign tourists starting next year, would not be appropriate with an industry [...] » More

Govt warns workers of Aussie visa scam

07-Oct-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

The Labour Ministry is warning Thai jobseekers looking for agricultural jobs in Australia to be wary of scammers claiming to be able to secure a visa immediately, as details [...] » More

Riding out the storm… in style

07-Oct-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

The global pandemic has posed challenges for the hospitality sector over the past 19 months, but SET-listed Asset World Corp (AWC), led by Wallapa Traisorat, has continued to [...] » More

Pattaya’s beaches spring back to life

07-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Pattayamail | 5:02 AM

Pattaya’s beaches sprung back to life the first weekend after more coronavirus restrictions were relaxed. Domestic tourists and families flocked to Jomtien Beach Friday [...] » More

Thailand sets retail antigen test kits at 40 baht per unit

07-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Pattayamail | 5:02 AM

The government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) is set to retail antigen test kits at 40 baht per unit at eight of its retail stores from 18 October 2021. The move is to [...] » More

Thailand to finalise procurement contract for new Covid-19 drug within 2 weeks

07-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 5:02 AM

The health ministry says a contract to purchase supplies of the first oral Covid-19 treatment will be completed in the next 2 weeks. According to a Bangkok Post report, the [...] » More

Air force chief wants modern jets

07-Oct-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

The air force needs new, advanced aircraft to strengthen the nation’s defences, newly appointed air force chief, ACM Napadej Dhupatemiya, says. He said his father, [...] » More

Market sentiment still bullish

07-Oct-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Investor confidence in stocks remains bullish, supported by the improving pandemic situation, accelerated vaccine distribution, and better prospects for the local economic [...] » More

Thailand seeks to procure ‘Molnupiravir’ oral antiviral drug for COVID-19

07-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Pattayamail | 5:02 AM

The Thai government has established communications with US drugmaker Merck & Co. in regard to the procurement of molnupiravir, an oral antiviral drug for COVID-19. [...] » More