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Border trade resuming in Mae Sot

Cross-border cargo trade resumed over the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Mae Sot on Monday morning after Covid-19 restrictions were eased.The lockdown imposed on two communities in the district will be lifted on Tuesday morningKeep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand welcomes first foreign tourists in seven months

Thailand welcomed its first foreign tourists in seven months on Tuesday, bringing a tiny ray of hope to a vital industry that has been brought to its knees by the coronavirus crisis.Thirty-nine Chinese tourists flew into Suvarnabhumi Airport on the outskirts of Bangkok on a ...

State of emergency to continue until Nov 30

The government is set to extend a state of emergency through November in order to prevent a resurgence in the novel coronavirus.The national Covid-19 task force chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, on Wednesday approved the extension of nationwide ...

Tak closes crossing after Covid test find

The northern province of Tak on Saturday sealed its border shared with Myanmar’s Myawaddy after three more Myanmar nationals in Mae Sot border district tested positive for the new coronavirus that causes Covid-19.That prompted the Myanmar town to close its immigration checkpoint on the opposite ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Labor Ministry allocates 1.74 bn baht to skills training [Video]

The Ministry of Labor has allocated 1.74 billion baht specifically for occupational skills training campaigns in the 2021 fiscal year, as an alternative approach to help workers being affected by this year’s pandemic.Keep watching ...

BoT will not extend debt moratorium, plans targeted measures

The Bank of Thailand will not extend a broad-based debt moratorium but will introduce targeted measures to help debtors affected by the coronavirus pandemic, a BoT assistant governor said on Friday.Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy posted its deepest contraction in over two decades in the second ...

Thailand and China agree to work together against COVID 19 [Video]

Thailand and China have agreed to cooperate in multiple respects to research and develop a vaccine for COVID-19, as well as mutually work to revive one another’s economies.Keep watching ...

Thai economic outlook highly uncertain, risks tilted to downside -c.bank

Thailand’s economic outlook remains highly uncertain with risks tilted to the downside and the central bank stands ready to use necessary tools to support an economy hammered by the coronavirus pandemic, central bank officials said on Wednesday.Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy contracted the most in 22 ...

NPL crisis due to Covid-19 'worse than 1997 meltdown'

The present Covid-19 crisis was worse than the Tom Yam Kung crisis of 1997, the Bangkok Commercial Asset Management (BAM) has said, adding that non-performing loans (NPL) was of concern for Thailand’s economic system.BAM explained that financial institutions in 1997 had a low rate fund ...

The Nation Reporter

Checks ramped up in Mae Sot

Thailand has tightened security at the main border trade gateway with Myanmar in Tak’s Mae Sot district after three Myanmar nationals tested positive for the coronavirus at the Thai border.Tak’s deputy governor, Suppimitr Paorik, has ordered vehicles from Myanmar to only load and unload goods ...

Assawin Pinitwong

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