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Seven Thai airlines to seek B16bn bailout

Seven Thai airlines are likely to seek a 16-billion-baht bailout from the Finance Ministry so they can keep employees while their services are suspended.The carriers are Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air, Nok Air, Bangkok Airways, THAI Smile, Thai VietjetAir and Thai AirAsia X.Keep reading ...

Narumon Kasemsuk

Thai expats urge cooperation

Many Thais living abroad agree that their experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic in their adopted nations can serve as a valuable lesson for those back home who have yet to be placed under the most severe of restrictions.In a selection of phone interviews conducted by ...

Kornchanok Raksaseri

Thailand Mulls Emergency Decree for ‘Big’ Economic Stimulus

Thailand said it’s mulling an emergency decree to enable the government to borrow more money to support the economy over the next two to three months.There’s no limitation on the size of the potential funding, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said in a briefing Friday ...

Komsan Tortermvasana

Ministry to divert some of its budget funds to help Thai entrepreneurs

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) aims to cut its spending to help Thai entrepreneurs and shore up the economy.Ministry permanent secretary Atcharin Phatthanaphanchai said that during the board meeting to discuss the budget for fiscal year 2020 and 2021, a proposal to ...

The Nation Reporter

Crisis spurs demand for online service

Retail operators have launched several measures at once to revive sales after malls were ordered closed and consumers began shifting to online shopping to avoid contracting Covid-19.Piyawan Piyapong, executive vice-president for service and e-commerce business at Big C Supercenter Plc, said the company recently launched ...

Pitsinee Jitpleecheep

Somkid: Emergency borrowing could top B200bn

The government is mulling an emergency decree to enable it to borrow more money to support the economy over the next two to three months.The Finance Ministry has been asked to work on a “big” stimulus package, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Friday ...

Government vows to screen all people returning from Bangkok [Video]

The government has given its assurance that officials will impose stringent COVID-19 screening measures on people returning to their home provinces from Bangkok and warned that those failing to comply will face both a fine and imprisonment.Keep watching ...

Smog continues to blanket the North

Severe smog was recorded at air quality monitoring stations in five upper northern provinces on Tuesday, the Department of Pollution Control (DPC) reported.The department reported that severe PM2.5 pollution was detected by eight air quality monitoring stations in Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Phayao, Mae Hong ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Factory output down again

Thailand’s manufacturing production index (MPI) contracted for the tenth straight month in February, down 5.19% from a year earlier, hit by lower production of cars, tires and sugar, the industry ministry said on Wednesday.That performance was in line with a forecast drop of 5.2% in ...

BoT holds key rate steady

The Bank of Thailand kept its policy rate unchanged on Wednesday after last Friday’s unscheduled rate cut of 25 basis points, while trimming its economic growth forecast for 2020 to a 5.3% contraction.The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted 4-2 to hold the policy rate at ...

Somruedi Banchongduang

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