• Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:00
    My sincerest sympathy to the American Democrats
    I have been mocking Donald Trump since he was the Republican Party’s presidential candidate, and his “historic” summit with Kim Jong-un  has done little to change my contemptuous stand. But while my  attitude toward the US leader hasn’t changed much, my sympathy towards his local opponents, the Democrats in particular, has grown remarkably.
  • Sun, 17 Jun 2018 06:00
    UN food body praises Thailand over progress on fishing issues, endorses World Soil Day Award
    The directorgeneral of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has praised the recent progress made by Thailand to address problems of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
  • Thu, 14 Jun 2018 01:00
    Impact of new announcement on hire purchase firms
    GOOGLE THE term ‘vehicle hire purchase’ in relation to Thailand now, and you might come across a bunch of news articles about the New Vehicle Hire Purchase Notification. Particularly, the charging of interest at a flat rate has become a controversial issue.
  • Wed, 13 Jun 2018 01:00
    Activists sound alarm over trade deal
    Groups say agreement will harm Thai agriculture and health, warn decision should be left to incoming elected government.
  • Tue, 12 Jun 2018 08:34
    Kim says N. Korea and US have overcome obstacles to hold summit
    North Korea and the United States have overcome the obstacles of a difficult history to hold their summit in Singapore, the North's leader Kim Jong Un said as the unprecedented meeting opened Tuesday.
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  • Tue, 12 Jun 2018 01:00
    Paraquat green light under scrutinyby human rights commission
    THE NATIONAL Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is investigating the Agriculture Department over allegations that it violated human rights last October when it extended the licences for many companies to sell paraquat.
  • Mon, 04 Jun 2018 01:00
    Time to buy for investment as SET likely to rebound later
    Outflow of foreign capital has pressured the Thai stock market for a long time. From early 2018 to now, foreign investors were net accumulated sellers of Thai stocks worth more than Bt130 billion. However, local purchase of Thai stocks, particularly from local institutional investors, has remained strong. Meanwhile, compared to early 2018, the SET Index has been positive so far.
  • Fri, 01 Jun 2018 01:00
    Banks urged to back fintech push
    THE financial technology (fintech) sector is facing difficulties of capital mobilisation shortage, an inadequate legal framework and banks’ hesitance in co-operation, said Le Minh Hung, governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV).
  • Thu, 31 May 2018 10:31
    Border checkpoints stepped up checks to prevent smuggling of durian saplings
    The Agriculture Ministry is seeking cooperation from border checkpoints in Ranong and Prachuap Khiri Khan to watch out for durian saplings being taken into Myanmar, a senior official said Thursday.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 26 May 2018 01:00
    Mass protest planned over nod for toxic agro-chemicals
    A MASS PROTEST at Government House is being organised to protest a decision by the government’s Hazardous Substance Committee on Wednesday not to ban reportedly dangerous agricultural chemicals paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos in Thailand.
  • Thu, 24 May 2018 01:00
    No ban on controversial toxic agriculture chemicals
    Committee allows use of paraquat, two others, but plans tighter regulations
  • Wed, 23 May 2018 01:00
    The Cabinet yesterday approved a supplementary mid-year budget of Bt100 billion aimed at boosting the livelihoods of low-income groups through the Thai Niyom Yangyuen project, according to the ministers of interior, finance, agriculture and cooperatives, tourism and sport, energy and the prime minister's office in a press conference. 
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 16:22
    Chiang Mai hills are alive with ploughing elephants
    Sgaw Karen in Chiang Mai province are celebrating their deep roots with a unique agricultural event this month.
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  • Mon, 21 May 2018 01:00
    Money spent on farm projects has multiplier effect throughout economy 
    THAILAND’S Bt42.87-billion budget for agriculture has led to a money flow of about Bt113.52 billion in the economic system, according to the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE).
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 15:50
    Cheap loans, tailored fertiliser offered to farmers
    The Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry launched “Kaset Sukjai” cards for more than three million farmers across the country on Sunday.
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