New government faces tough policy choices

More than 100 billion baht a year is needed to fund welfare schemes promised by the new government, according to Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) estimates. The actual welfare spending, however, would hinge on the coalition government’s final decisions, taking into account the available budget and ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Prices watchdog walks the walk for consumers

As a product of humble origins, Whichai Phochanakij understands the hardships that ordinary people endure. The Internal Trade Department chief, whose direct task is to supervise the cost of living and the prices of goods and services, vows to strike the best balance to ensure ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Rural economic stimulus vowed

The Commerce Ministry has pledged to move ahead with plans to drive local economic development, e-commerce, exports and big data for farm products and trade.Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said on March 16, 2018 after a workshop that the ministry is still focused on stimulating the ...

Phusadee Arunmas

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