Bangkok Post

Co-payment scheme to be extended

The government has pledged to implement a fifth phase of the “Khon La Khrueng” co-payment subsidy scheme after Friday approving tourism stimulus packages to revitalise the embattled sector.According to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the government wants to extend the scheme and is studying the possibility ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

TAT keen on 20m goal

Thai tourism remains on course to reach 20 million arrivals next year as the prime minister predicted, following the easing of travel rules on May 1, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).“The industry next year is poised to strengthen from this year, making ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Groundwater: Making the invisible visible

Climate change is causing global temperatures to rise, putting our most visible sources of water at risk. From Spain to parts of the African continent, droughts are being experienced at unprecedented levels. Madagascar last year faced a food crisis that left 1.3 million people facing ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt to subsidise workers' SSF contributions May-July

The government will subsidise registered workers’ welfare payments after the cabinet agreed to reduce their contribution to the Social Security Fund (SSF) in light of economic pressures, says the Labour Ministry.The decision to reduce workers’ contribution was among 10 measures agreed by the cabinet last ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Growth outlook needs rejig

The Finance Ministry plans to revise its 2022 forecast for Thai economic growth next month, focusing on the impact of rising inflation and spiking energy prices, says a ministry source who requested anonymity.The ministry is worried the Russia-Ukraine war will affect its target for foreign ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Digital spending to grow 9%

Digital advertising spending is expected to continue to grow in 2022, though by a smaller margin than the 18% surge recorded last year amid concerns about the weak economy, according to the Thailand Digital Advertising Spend Report.The report was jointly commissioned by the Digital Advertising ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Oil Fuel Fund set to be replenished next month

The Oil Fuel Fund Office (Offo) expects to obtain the first portion of loans as part of a total of 20 billion baht from commercial banks next month as its fund, used to subsidise energy prices, is nearly empty.The loans are to repay oil and ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

TDRI warning over living cost measures

A researcher at the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) says he supports some of the measures announced by the government on Tuesday to ease living costs, but notes that some could affect the social security system in the long run.This week the government announced a ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

NGOs rally against bill to keep them in check

Non-governmental organisations held a protest on Thursday demanding the dropping of draft legislation aimed at monitoring and regulating their activities.Members of several NGOs converged at the Social Development and Human Security Ministry to air their opposition to the Operations of Not-for-Profit Organisations bill (NPO bill).The ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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 ...

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