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Amendment to labour law offers protection to employees working from home

Labour Protection Act BE 2566 (2023), which facilitates working from home, will come into effect on April 18 this year, deputy government spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul said on Thursday.She said the amendment was necessary as the old Labour Protection Act BE 2541 (1998) did not take ...

The Nation Reporter

Inflation and unemployment main worries of Thais, global survey shows

The majority of people globally, including Thailand, are worried about economic recession, rising product prices and unemployment, global market research company Ipsos said on Tuesday.The company cited its research “Ipsos Global Trend 2023” conducted among more than 48,000 people in 50 countries. About 1,000 of ...

The Nation 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Household debt continues to increase, nears 15 trillion baht

Thailand’s household debt reached 14.9 trillion baht in the fourth quarter of last year, as bad debts doubled due to the Covid-19 crisis, according to the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC).Household debt increased by 3.9% in the fourth quarter, compared to 3.5% in ...

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Jobless rate falling, but '230,000 new graduates still out of work'

Although unemployment continues to decline as the economy recovers from the pandemic, recent graduates accounted for half of the 460,000 unemployed people in Thailand in the fourth quarter of last year, according to the National Economic and Social Development Council.The council said on Thursday that ...

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