• Fri, 07 Jun 2019 01:00
    Rising household debts could |impact consumer spending: NESDC
    HOUSEHOLD DEBTS are on the rise and could suppress consumer spending as well as people’s ability to repay their debts, the state think-tank National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) warned yesterday.
    business
  • Thu, 23 May 2019 01:00
    National census finds more people living on streets
    SINCE THE weakening economy may result in more job losses and an increase in homeless people, the Social Development and Human Security Ministry has decided to conduct a census and work towards improving the quality of their lives.
    national
  • Wed, 22 May 2019 01:00
    Thai GDP forecast cut to 3.3% to 3.8%
    THE National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has adjusted down its GDP forecast from 4 per cent to 3.3 to 3.8 per cent, citing the impact on Thai exports from the escalating US-China trade war as the key factor.
    Economy
  • Tue, 21 May 2019 13:13
    Yearly GDP forecast adjusted down to 3.3-3.8% by NESDC
    The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) adjusted down their GDP forecast for 2019 from 4 per cent to a range of 3.3-3.8 per cent in their quarterly economic report on Tuesday morning.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 21 May 2019 01:00
    Public urged to report child abuse cases
    UNICEF, in cooperation with the Social Development and Human Security Ministry, has launched a campaign that urges members of the public to call the 1300 hotline if they suspect child abuse or violence against children.
    national
  • Mon, 01 Apr 2019 01:00
    New law prescribes criminal action against perpetrators of domestic violence
    OFFICIALS FROM provincial offices under the Social Development and Human Security Ministry will soon have the power to impose a 48-hour restraining order, without waiting for court approval, against perpetrators of domestic violence.
    national
  • Sun, 31 Mar 2019 16:30
    Siblings fleeing 'abusive mother' taken under ministry care
    Police on Sunday sent two Thai-Swiss siblings aged 11 and 12, who had run away from their Bangkok home since March 29, to the care of the Social Development and Human Security Ministry.
    national
  • Sat, 09 Mar 2019 10:15
    Commission approves move to raise official elderly age to 65
    The National Elderly Commission has agreed to raise the official age of elderly people in Thailand from 60 to 65, Social Development and Human Security Minister Anantaporn Kanjanarat said.
    national
  • Wed, 27 Feb 2019 03:00
    New proposal aims to extend child subsidy
    LOW-INCOME earners will be provided with a monthly child-support subsidy of Bt600 for the child’s first six years if the Social Development and Human Security Ministry’s proposal gets the Cabinet’s approval.
    national
  • Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:00
    Adding value is key to moving Thailand to next 
    ADDING value to Thai products by increasing the connectivity between the agriculture, manufacturing and tourism industries is key to achieving economic growth in 2019 and beyond, said deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak during a meeting yesterday with the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC).
    Economy
  • Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:00
    Economy to grow by 4%: NESDC
    THE THAI economy will grow by 4 per cent in 2019, propelled by private and public investments, the upcoming general election and private consumption, according to a forecast by the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC).
    Economy
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:53
    Krungthai confirms NESDC prediction, forecasts 4.1 per cent growth
    Following on from the National Economic and Social Development Council’s forecast for economic growth on Monday, Krungthai Bank is predicting growth of 4.1 per cent in 2019.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:26
    NESDC forecasts growth of up to 4.5 per cent in 2019
    The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) predicts the Thai economy will grow by 3.5 to 4.5 per cent this year.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 28 Jan 2019 01:00
    Post-election government to face economic test
    THE NEXT government will inherit a slower economic growth rate of 3.8 per cent this year amid global market uncertainties and the domestic challenge to narrow economic inequality, according to the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), the country’s top planning agency.
    politics
  • Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:44
    PM steps in to help two abandoned boys in Amnat Charoen
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Social Development and Human Security Ministry to send officials to help two brothers abandoned by their mother at a rented house in Amnat Charoen.
    Breaking News
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