Thailand detects first Omicron Covid case

Thailand has detected its first case of Omicron.The coronavirus variant was found in an American businessman of Thai descent who arrived in the country from Spain, senior Public Health Ministry officials said on Monday.Department of Medical Sciences director-general Supakit Sirilak said the new variant was ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

New savings bonds in Q2

The Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) is expected to issue another batch of government savings bonds, worth 70 billion baht, in the second quarter of next year to satisfy high demand, says director-general Patricia Mongkhonvanit.The PDMO plans to offer total savings bonds worth 150 billion ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Online shopping tops woes

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) says 48,513 complaints regarding cyber problems have been lodged with the ministry’s help centre over the past 11 months.Deputy DES Minister Newin Chorchaithip said on Sunday that of these complaints, 33,080 involved online shopping problems faced by ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

More people rely on internet payments since Covid: poll

More people have turned to the internet for financial transactions and making payments for goods and services, according to the result of a survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.The poll was conducted online on 1,047 people throughout the country from Nov ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Border security boosted as Omicron gets closer

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered border security to be reinforced after the first case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 was detected in Malaysia, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana says.A border security alarm was sounded as concerns grew over the cross-border spread of the new ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

CESA approves new economic campaigns

The national reopening campaign is now in full-swing, despite the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. And the Center for Economic Situation Administration(CESA) has approved four new campaigns promoting economic activities and investments.Keep watching ...

Inflation set to increase next year

Rising product prices based on higher demand and persistently high oil prices are expected to drive Thailand’s headline inflation to grow by 0.7% to 2.4% (an average of 1.5%) next year, from 0.8% to 1.2% this year, according to the Commerce Ministry.The projection is based ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Thai exports under FTAs up 25% in first 9 months of 2021

Business under Thailand’s 13 free-trade agreements (FTAs) has been expanding despite the Covid-19 crisis, its trading partners in Asean, China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, India, Chile and Peru.In the first nine months of the year (January to September), the total trade ...

The Nation Reporter

Central bank expects spike in NPLs

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) expects higher non-performing loans (NPLs) in the local banking system after banks relaxed debt assistance measures, but the bad loans are expected to be contained under the strong risk management of the banking sector.The central bank on Friday announced the ...

Somruedi Banchongduang

Thai air traffic rises 25% at the beginning of November after country reopening

The volume of flights from November 1-10 was 9,919, up 25 per cent from October, Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (Aerothai) said on Saturday.Of the total flights, 2,243 flights were international flights, 6,651 domestic and 1,025 flights across Thai airspace, Aerothai Acting President Tinnagorn Choowong said. ...

The Nation Reporter

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