Fri, 28 Dec 2018 01:00
NEW YEAR SPENDING TO TAKE A DIP
The Grassroot Economic Research Centre of the Government Savings Bank forecasts grassroots spending of up to Bt30.2 billion in the New Year season, a drop of an average Bt2,150 per person from last year, in this new year season or average Bt2,150 per head or dropped from last year, the bank’s president and CEO Chatchai Payuhanaveechai said yesterday.
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 15:40
Experts back village-based model to entrench democracy at grassroots level
Several thinkers have recommended “democratic reform that starts from the grassroots level”, as Thailand’s democracy has failed to blossom in 86 years ago.
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 01:00
Helping only the poor may hurt all in the end, seminar hears
SEVERAL ECONOMISTS have cautioned Thailand against falling into the trap of delivering state help to low-income earners only.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:00
Enjoy local community attractions and win big on travel costs
Grab recently partnered with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to promote local tourism through the campaign Grab Xi, which is designed to offer Grab’s users an authentic grassroots travel experience at 25 local community attractions in five cities at a discounted price.
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:00
Poetry in motion
The Spoken Word Exchange – a grassroots, creative writing initiative, providing groups of artists and spectators from around the world the opportunity to experience and learn about each other’s culture through poetry – comes to Bangkok on from October 14 to 18.
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 01:00
Populist handouts won’t protect the poor from climate change
A recent article in The Nation, “Activists to table bottom-up approach to combat global warming and its effects at UN conference” (August 30), suggested that Thailand must develop grassroots approaches to mitigating the consequences of climate change for the poor who suffer its effects most acutely.
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 01:00
Generals on the campaign trail?
AS THE GENERAL election draws near, the government of General Prayut Chan-o-cha has become increasingly busier with projects seemingly aimed at winning the hearts of voters at the grassroots.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:00
Rise in GDP forecast
Government Savings Bank’s grassroots economics and business research centre has revised upward its Thai GDP growth forecast this year from 3.9 per cent to 4.6 per cent, based on continual expansion of the country’s export and tourism industries.
Tue, 01 May 2018 01:00
Technology training for elderly in Singapore’s ‘smart nation’ push
AS SINGAPORE accelerates to become a society with widespread use of technology, private firms and grassroots organisations launch initiatives to ensure the elderly don't get left behind.
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:00
Connecting with grassroots a big challenge for Future Forward
FUTURE FORWARD, which is billed as a “progressive” political party and viewed by many as a new hope for the country’s deeply divided politics, faces a big challenge in connecting with grassroots voters.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:01
'#ENOUGH': US students stage walkout against gun violence
From Washington to Los Angeles, students walked out of US classrooms Wednesday in the largest grassroots protest against gun violence seen in years, demanding action one month to the day after a deadly shooting rampage at a Florida high school.
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 01:00
Rural and urban activists are transforming women’s lives
Today we are witnessing a remarkable gathering of strength among women all over the world, demonstrating the power of speaking with one voice, as they call for opportunity and accountability, drawing momentum from grassroots networks and coalitions that stretch right up to government leadership.
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:00
NSF aims to build wealth at grassroots
NEW aims announced by the National Savings Fund (NSF) are for wealth to be built up at the grassroots level and for a marketing drive to boost the fund’s membership.
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:00
New super board will ensure grassroots don’t sprout
Re: “Prayut creates new ‘super board’ to ensure regional plans in line with national”
Yet another committee!
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 01:00
GRASSROOTS ECONOMY MINISTRY TO ENTICE FUND CONTRIBUTIONS
Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak is planning to launch a tax reduction measure to entice the private sector, state enterprises and the public to make contributions to a Pracha Rat fund for the grassroots economy next year.