Sat, 15 Sep 2018 09:21
Jin Air flight returns to Suvarnabhumi due to ‘unusual sounds’
South Korean budget airline Jin Air’s flight LJ 200 bound for Incheon returned to the airport early on Saturday morning after the captain reported unusual sounds in the aircraft.
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:47
Rights and Liberties Protection Department gets additional Bt210 million to pay crime victims
The Rights and Liberties Protection Department has been granted an additional Bt210 million from the central fund on top of its 2018 budget of Bt300 million.
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 01:00
Education Fund hit by delayed and lower budget allocation
THE GOVERNMENT budget allocation for the Equitable Education Fund (EEF) has been delayed and amount earmarked will also be lower than expected.
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 01:00
Limiting universal healthcare to those who earn less than Bt100,000 unfair, says activist
A PROMINENT health activist yesterday attacked the government over reports that it plans to provide free medical service under the universal healthcare scheme to only those earning less than Bt100,000 a year.
Mon, 03 Sep 2018 06:00
Merge small schools, urges World Bank
Reducing number of schools will improve education sector, ease teacher shortage.
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:49
Japan eyes record defence budget amid N. Korea, China threats
Japan's defence ministry on Friday made its biggest-ever budget request, seeking better missile defence and bolstered air power amid ongoing threats from North Korea and China.
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 01:00
Budget will entrench power of military: student activists
IT TOOK lawmakers just three hours to approve the Bt3-trillion budget for next year – and with all 206 legislators voting in favour of the bill, analysts believe the military government is sticking to its old school of thought.
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 17:45
NLA approves 2019 budget
The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Thursday approved the government budget bill for fiscal 2019, in which Bt3 trillion has been set aside for the ministries and their projects and expenditure.
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:08
Bt1.3 billion shortage in textbook funds blamed on ‘misunderstanding’
THE BUDGET Bureau will cough up more money to the office responsible for procuring textbooks for schools after a “misunderstanding” caused the original budget allocation to be cut by half.
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 01:00
Graft body heaps praise on Prayut, citing savings
PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha deserve top marks on anti-corruption, according to the Anti-Corruption Organisation of Thailand (ACT) which said it has saved 25 per cent of the national budget in the seven years of its operations.
Fri, 24 Aug 2018 01:00
Battening down for 35% rupiah plunge
INDONESIA’S proposed 2019 state budget is designed to face a worst-case scenario of rupiah depreciation of up to 35 per cent – 18,000 to the US dollar - particularly related to anticipated ballooning government debt due to the weakening of the currency.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:00
THAI PRESIDENT FOODS Bid for bakery stake hits obstacle
Thai President Foods Plc’s board of director has approved a budget of Bt9 billion for the tender offer of 33 per cent stake in President Bakery Plc, the bakery producer the Farmhouse, at the price of Bt61.16 per share, according to the company reported to the Stock Exchange of Thailand yesterday.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:00
THAI urged to seek more synergies with budget units
THE board of Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) has urged the company’s management to draw up a growth strategy that achieves stronger synergies with its budget arms, Thai Smile Airways and Nok Air.
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 12:49
WHA to build high-rise HQ in Bang Na
WHA Corporation Plc (WHA Group), which deals in logistics and industrial facilities services, has budgeted Bt2 billion to build a new 25-storey headquarters in Bang Na, calling the southwestern Bangkok district “the gateway to the Eastern Economic Corridor”.
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 01:00
SCG ramps up investments by 20%
SIAM Cement Group (SCG) plans to boost its 2019 investment budget by 20 per cent from this year to Bt60 billion, the group's vice president-finance and investment and chief financial officer, Chaovalit Ekabut, said yesterday.