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Ministry to sign deal with Shopee in bid to make farmers tap e-commerce platform

The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shopee on July 15 this year encouraging Thai farmers to sell products online, expecting the product sales via Shopee platform to increase by approximately 30 per cent.Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai ...

The Nation Reporter

Bank deposits swell as investors avoid risk assets in uncertain times

Despite lower interest rates this year, bank deposits have risen sharply as investors have stayed away from investment in risk assets.Banks’ deposits as the end of May shot up by 8.76 per cent to Bt 14.63 trillion, an increase of Bt1.18 trillion from the end ...

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Agricultural startups to be mentored on using innovation to generate higher value

The National Innovation Agency (NIA) in cooperation with 12 private partners is launching a campaign to promote startup agricultural entrepreneurs to use innovation for boosting product prices instead of relying on government aid, NIA director Panart Chairat said.“NIA realises the importance of the agriculture sector ...

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BOT focuses on pre-emptive moves to mitigate Covid-19 impact on economy

Pre-emptive measures will be launched in three areas to prop the economy up, it was decided at a meeting of the Bank of Thailand (BOT)’s Monetary Policy Committee and the Financial Institutions Policy Committee.At the year’s first biannual meeting on July 7 of the two ...

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Bt1.6-billion FDI got the nod in June

The committee overseeing foreigners’ investment under the Foreign Business Act permitted 22 foreigners to invest in Thailand in June, according to the Department of Business Development’s director-general, Vuttikrai Leewiraphan.Most of them are from Japan, Singapore and China with total foreign direct investment (FDI) of Bt1.587 ...

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Volunteers to be enlisted next month for human trial of Covid-19 vaccine

Thailand will sign up volunteers in August-September to test the Covid-19 vaccine and conduct the first trial on a human in October, said Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Minister Suvit Maesincee.Suvit said he was informed by Chulalongkorn University’s Chula Vaccine Research Centre and the ...

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List of ‘travel bubble’ countries finalised today ahead of Aug reopening

Foreign tourists will be allowed back into the country in August under “travel bubble” arrangements, Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn confirmed on Thursday, (July 2).The “travel bubbles” will cover countries at low-risk of Covid-19 contagion, while the tourists would be allowed to travel on ...

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Energy Ministry plans to buy solar energy generated by public under new project

The Energy Ministry aims to launch a new public solar energy project with an annual target of 50 megawatts and the pilot phase to be completed in 60 days, Minister Sonthirat Sonthijirawong said.“The ministry will work with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand [Egat], the ...

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Investment in EEC drops more than 18%

The number of firms registering in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) from January-May this year dropped 13.35 per cent year on year to 2,731, Department of Business Development director general Vuttikrai Leewiraphan announced today.Their total registered capital was Bt6.790 billion, down 18.32 per cent year ...

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Public Health Ministry prepares for the worst once state of emergency lifted

The Public Health Ministry is preparing more than 20,000 hospital beds and 1.3 million doses of medicine to deal with the second wave of Covid-19 infections that may hit the country once the state of emergency has been lifted.Dr Sukhum Kanchanaphimai, the ministry’s permanent secretary, ...

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