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Democracy activists step up anti-government campaign

The pro-democracy movement intensified its protests against the government after students unfurled the banner of revolt with the first youth-led street protest on July 18.The protesters gathered again at Democracy Monument on Sunday evening (July 26), reiterating their demands that Parliament be dissolved, intimidation of ...

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Interior Ministry scheme to employ more than 30,000 in rural areas

The Interior Ministry will offer over 30,000 positions to help people in rural areas who have become unemployed due to the Covid-19 situation, Interior Minister General Anupong Paochinda said on Saturday (July 25).“Two projects that the ministry had proposed to the Cabinet were approved on ...

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Jomtien Beach being widened under Bt1.1bn project

Jomtien Beach in Pattaya is being widened under a Bt1.1-billion project to replenish a vast expanse of sand eroded over the years by the sea.The Marine Department aims to expand around 7 kilometres of beach to a width of 35-50 metres in order to preserve ...

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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 ...

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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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