• Fri, 19 Apr 2019 21:00
    Fake Bt500 banknote used to buy cigarettes in Krabi store
    A woman used a fake Bt500 banknote a convenience store in Krabi’s Muang district on Wednesday to buy a pack of cigarettes and a lighter for Bt72 and made off with the change in real currency.
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  • Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:00
    Murky mega-projects are shaping new govt’s formation
    Political power is shifting unseen under pressure from three multibillion-baht schemes
  • Mon, 15 Apr 2019 01:00
    Thailand to unveil Asean tourism push
    Thailand is set to release comprehensive gastronomy guidelines for the Asean region by the end of this year to facilitate the recovery of tourism figures, after the industry has been hurt by a string of challenges, including dangerous air pollution in the North, the global economic slowdown and the strengthening of the baht.
  • Wed, 03 Apr 2019 01:00
    Baht strengthening propels Thai outbound travel
    DESPITE forecasts of an economic slowdown, Thai outbound travel is set to continue growing by 8-8.5 per cent this year after the baht continued to appreciate late last year, according to the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA).
  • Wed, 06 Mar 2019 01:00
    Negative factors squeeze export numbers in January
    Thai exports saw an unexpected 5.7 per cent slump year on year in January, pointing to impact from the baht’s appreciation, the Thai National Shippers’ Council (TNSC) said, while urging exporters to use local currencies to reduce financing costs and foreign exchange risks.
  • Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:42
    Multiple fires speed through Lampang’s mountains
    State officials and volunteers, along with a water-spraying helicopter, were on Tuesday battling multiple fires in Doi Phra Baht forest in Lampang’s Muang district.
  • Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:18
    Thai exports drop 5.65% in January
    Thai exports saw a 5.65 per cent year on year contraction in January, largely due to the impact of the US-China trade war, the Thai baht appreciation and increase in competition from Asean markets.
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  • Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:36
    Thieves foiled in bid to blow open Chantaburi ATM
    Two masked men detonated a pipe bomb at an ATM machine in Chanthaburi early on Wednesday but were forced to flee without a single baht, police said.
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  • Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:00
    Arbitrary rules trigger nightmares for Immigration officials, expats  
    How ironic it is that big men in uniform, sitting in big offices, being given big amounts of baht for their supposed “work”, can at a moment’s notice immediately affect the lives of expats here.
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  • Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:00
    Rising baht exposes vulnerability of expat retirees  
    I have been living in Thailand for 19 years now, but I’m now suddenly a criminal because the value of the baht has risen so much that the Bt800,000 bank deposit required for my retirement visa came short by Bt8,000. 
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  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:00
    Somkid urges BOT action on baht
    THE government’s economics chief has voiced his concerns over a strong baht with his central bank counterpart, citing the impact on farmers and calling on him to be ready to put the brakes on further gains in the currency.
  • Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:29
    Lampang battling fires, harmful dust
    Forest fires that have been burning around Doi Phra Baht in Muang Lampang since Sunday night are contributing to the dense haze clinging to the province.
  • Mon, 11 Feb 2019 01:00
    Thai bonds beckon foreign investors
    Rise in overseas investments seen if baht maintains upward trend in first half of year
  • Mon, 04 Feb 2019 01:00
    ‘Overshooting’ baht raises fears of sluggish growth
    WITH THE stronger baht constraining Thai economic growth, other small emerging market economies are facing the risk of recession, economists warn.
  • Mon, 04 Feb 2019 01:00
    Food industry hits alarm button over baht appreciation
    Food industry representatives are urging the Bank of Thailand (BOT) and the Finance Ministry to address worries that the baht will appreciate this year, dampening exports and reducing the income of local farmers. 
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