Egat readying country's first FSRU

The state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is preparing to develop the country’s first floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) worth 24.5 billion baht to support its business plan to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from 2020.The National Energy Policy Council approved Egat developing this ...

Yuthana Praiwan

Thai fishing industry makes headway, but challenges remain

In October, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced the suspension of preferential trade policies for Thailand under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which will affect over 500 products, including all of those related to the Thai seafood industry.The reason cited for ...

Deutsche Welle

Southeast Asia's strongest currency baht fights own success

Thailand is trying to coax the baht down from six-year high territory as the currency’s strength threatens local manufacturing and tourism.The central bank has cut interest rates and eased capital controls to rein in emerging Asia’s best-performing currency this year.Keep reading ...

ASEAN needs more women in the energy sector

Southeast Asia has shown an improvement in the number of women in leadership roles. The Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore are leading in having the most women holding senior management positions, based on a 2019 report by Grant Thornton, ‘Women in Business’. However, women representation decreases ...

Liyana Hasnan

Artificial intelligence to be used in diagnosis of lung disease

Siriraj Hospital yesterday (November 12) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Perceptra, an artificial intelligence (AI) company, for joint research into and development of medical AI which can help doctors read chest x-rays, Prof Dr. Prasit Watanapa, the dean of faculty of medicine Siriraj ...

The Nation Reporter

Meet pushes for set-up of digital investment agency

The government should set up an office dedicated to promoting investment in digital business in Thailand, said Digital Council of Thailand’s chairman Suphachai Chearavanont, after a meeting between the council and the Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Trade of Thailand yesterday (November ...

The Nation Reporter

Fuel tariff to be frozen until April

The fuel tariff (Ft) rate will be frozen at 3.64 baht per kilowatt-hour for another four months from January to April next year, marking a 16-month period at the same rate, as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) wants to avoid power prices burdening consumers during ...

Yuthana Praiwan

Over 1,300 factories were up for sale or out of business in first 10 months of 2019

There were 1,339 factories with 34,569 employees and a total investment of approximately Bt56.9 billion registered for sale or out of business in the first 10 months of 2019, according to the Industry Ministry.The factories were classified into 21 industrial groups including crop products, food, ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand asks farmers not to grow off-season rice on drought worries

The Thai government has asked farmers in 22 provinces to not grow off-season rice, as the country braced for a dry spell amid low water levels in main reservoirs.Thailand, the world’s second-largest rice exporter after India, will not have enough water to grow the crop ...

Panarat Thepgumpanat

Doc warns teen phone addicts

A growing number of youngsters, especially university students, are suffering “trigger finger” and other muscle-related problems as the time they spend on smartphones increases.At risk are those who use phones for prolonged periods, bending their necks and elbows and tapping fingers on screens to text ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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