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Economy improves in February as restrictions ease

The economy improved in February after a moderate slowdown the previous month, owing to an easing of coronavirus curbs and a resumption of a quarantine waiver for foreign tourists, the central bank said on Monday.The Russia-Ukraine crisis is likely to push up inflation and cause ...

State urged to accelerate fiscal 2022 spending

The government is advised to speed up state expenditure in fiscal 2022 to lift the economy, which is trapped by rising energy prices and the impact of persistent Covid-19 outbreaks.Danucha Pichayanan, secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), said the Russia-Ukraine crisis ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Q4 jobless rate drops to 1.64% as virus curbs eased

Thailand’s unemployment rate in the fourth quarter fell to its lowest level since the pandemic and the jobs situation should improve further with restrictions easing and more foreign tourists returning, the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) said on Monday.The impact of the Omicron ...

Cleaning the economy

Bringing the economy back on track for normal growth is necessary, but may be insufficient if the government does not direct growth in a cleaner manner.Power generation and industries that play a major role in driving the Thai economy need to be seriously adjusted to ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt targets return to Tier 2 trafficking list

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has ordered state agencies to speed up solving human trafficking problems in the country in the hope Thailand will be reinstated as a Tier 2 nation in 2022.Thailand was demoted from Tier 2 to Tier 2 Watchlist in 2021’s Trafficking ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

No shortage of Favipiravir pills

The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) on Saturday said the country is not facing shortages of anti-viral Favipiravir pills for Covid-19 patients.Sirikul Methivirangsan, deputy director of the GPO, was reacting to a message posted on the Rural Doctor Society (RDS) Facebook page earlier saying several hospitals ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt agencies make moves to tackle oversupply of fruit, slump in prices

The government and private agencies are taking steps to manage fruit harvests from March onwards in a bid to tackle oversupply and dropping prices.Chantanon Wannakhajorn, secretary-general of the Office of Agricultural Economics, said the agency’s teams have devised management plans by surveying farmers, exporters, cooperatives, ...

The Nation Reporter

Ministry aims to declare Covid-19 an endemic in four months

The Public Health Ministry aims to relegate the Covid-19 from a pandemic to an endemic in four months, it announced Thursday.Dr Kiartiphum Wongrachit, the ministry’s permanent secretary, said the goal is to make the change in four months.Kiartiphum said he had learned from epidemiologists that ...

The Nation Reporter

B101bn spent on Covid-19 treatments

More than 101 billion baht of the Universal Coverage for Emergency Patients (Ucep) scheme has been spent treating Covid-19 sufferers, mostly with mild symptoms, over the past two years, says the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said Ucep will carry on ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Economic recovery to be slow amid Covid crisis, global energy prices, rise in product costs: BOT

Thailand’s economy is expected to recover gradually but still faces difficulties due to the Covid-19 crisis, global energy prices and the increasing cost of products and services, the Bank of Thailand (BOT) reported on Wednesday.It said recovery in each economic sector is different, and it ...

The Nation Reporter

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