Arkhom predicts potential growth of 4-5%

The potential growth rate of the economy is 4-5%, says Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith. Among the factors that will determine more robust sustainable growth is increasing productivity by reskilling and upskilling workers, Mr Arkhom said yesterday at a seminar called “The NEXT Thailand’s Future”, co-hosted ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Cyber scams: Top bankers unite to battle rise in financial crime

The central bank, commercial banks and state-run financial institutions are joining forces to fight online criminals preying on bank customers, officials and executives told a press conference on Friday.Senior officials from the Bank of Thailand (BOT), the Thai Bankers’ Association (TBA), and the Government Financial ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand issues warnings after smog blankets major cities

Thai authorities have urged children and pregnant women to stay indoors and people to wear masks outside, as toxic smog covers vast areas of the country, leading more than one million people to seek medical attention, officials said. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha begged farmers to stop ...

South, Southeast nations to enhance cooperation for maritime transport

A group of seven South Asian and Southeast Asian nations – collectively known as Bimstec – has reached an agreement on maritime transport cooperation to boost maritime connectivity within the region.The group’s Senior Officials’ Meeting endorsed the Agreement on Maritime Transport Cooperation at a virtual ...

The Nation Reporter

Air pollution has made over 1.3 million Thais sick this year

More than 1.32 million Thai people have reported sick in 2023 due to PM2.5 pollution, the Disease Control Department (DCD) said.A total of 1,325,838 patients suffered from air pollution-related diseases during the first five days of January, department director-general Dr Opas Karnkawinpong said.“The PM2.5 [particulate ...

The Nation Reporter

Central bank turns to biometrics to battle online scams

The Bank of Thailand has joined the fight against online crimes by instructing financial institutions to step up their preventive measures, including a requirement for biometric verification for mobile banking transactions, its governor, Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput, said on Thursday.Bank customers who want to transfer more than ...

The Nation Reporter

Abundant cash crops help make Thailand 2nd-biggest bioplastics producer

With a yearly production capacity of 95,000 tonnes, Thailand is now the second-largest producer of bioplastics in the world after the United States, which produces 150,000 tonnes.Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri made the announcement on Monday citing data from the Thai Bioplastics Industry Association.Anucha said Thailand ...

The Nation Reporter

Transparency in upcoming election and EC’s role in focus on Open Data Day

The performance of Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) and the people’s expectations in terms of fairness and transparency in the approaching general election formed the crux of discussions on International Open Data Day, which is commemorated on the first Saturday of March every year.Experts from various ...

The Nation Reporter

Local project aims to raise community income in Thailand

Thailand’s Commerce Ministry has launched the Local project to increase income for low-income earners by identifying and supporting local products in three categories: bio-, circular and green (BCG), innovation and identity.The initiative aims to serve consumers’ shifting concerns about the environment and health, while increasing ...

Vietnam, Laos, Thailand strengthen transport connectivity

The 23rd preparatory conference of the nine provinces of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand that share the use of Road 8 and Road 12 was recently held in the central Lao province of Bolykhamsay to review their cooperation.A representative of Bolykhamsay province reported the implementation of ...

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