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BoT needed to preserve limited policy room-minutes

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The central bank saw a need to preserve monetary policy room to use at the most appropriate and effective time, when it kept its benchmark rate steady at a record low earlier [...] » More

‘Let them have their say’

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 10:28 AM

Schools have been told to allow students to express their political views on campuses in what is seen as an attempt to defuse growing frustration and demands for political [...] » More

Police target protest leaders

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 10:27 AM

Police are to seek arrest warrants for six leaders of the Aug 10 political gathering at Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus in Pathum Thani. The six were identified [...] » More

Finance, security IT spending to dip 1.7%

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 10:26 AM

Banking and security firms in Thailand are predicted to spend 48.9 billion baht on technology products and services this year, down 1.7% from 2019, says global research and [...] » More

Cabinet gives nod to trio of price guarantees

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 10:20 AM

The cabinet on Tuesday approved price guarantee programmes for corn, tapioca and rubber with total spending of 14.1 billion baht. According to Rachada Dhandirek, deputy [...] » More

Govt U-turns on submitting own charter change bill

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 10:13 AM

The government has decided not to present its own version of a charter amendment bill, prompting speculation that it was a ploy to buy time over the contentious issue. Deputy [...] » More

Pandemic hits trade perk use

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 10:11 AM

The use of free trade agreement (FTA) privileges and the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) by Thai exporters fell by 15.1% year-on-year in the first five months of [...] » More

Digital content industry poised to surpass B30bn

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 10:10 AM

Thailand’s digital content industry is expected to surpass 30 billion baht in value this year, driven by the rise in demand as users spend more time online in the wake [...] » More

Nate won’t face ‘Boss’ case probe

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 10:08 AM

The Public Prosecutor Commission on Tuesday decided not to set up a panel to investigate Deputy Attorney-General Nate Naksuk over his decision to drop Red Bull scion Vorayuth [...] » More

Thai PM downplays democracy movement’s spread to schools

Thai PM downplays democracy movement’s spread to schools

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s premier on Tuesday played down the spread of the country’s democracy movement to high schools where students have been raising a three-fingered salute [...] » More

Prawit: 3-finger gesture is Scouts’ salute

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Deputy prime minister Prawit Wongsuwon light-heartedly dismissed the three-fingered hand gesture used by protesting students as the salute used by the Boy Scouts, and then [...] » More

Cross-border trade drops by over 9pct in first half

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s cross-border trade fell by 9.18 percent year-on-year in the first half, attributed to lockdown measures and the slowing economies of neighbouring countries. [...] » More

Charter rewrite takes first step

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

An attempt to write a new charter, seen as a crucial step to defuse tension and resolve political conflicts, got off the ground on Monday after House Speaker Chuan Leekpai [...] » More

BoT gauges dividend suspension decision

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Bank of Thailand is assessing banks’ stress tests and capital increase plans for the next two years before considering whether to relax the interim dividend payment [...] » More

Thailand logs 3 new Covid imports Tuesday

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The government on Tuesday reported three new cases of the novel coronavirus, quarantined returnees from Russia and India, raising the total to 3,381. The Centre for Covid-19 [...] » More