• Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:49
    Court to rule on Wednesday over bus fare hike
    The Central Administrative Court will rule on Wednesday on a petition seeking a stay on the hike in public bus fares, which came into effect on Monday.
    national
  • Thu, 28 Mar 2019 21:07
    Hike in minimum wage will cause more losses than gain: FTI
    The Federation of Thai Industry (FTI) is urging the next government to work more closely with the private sector in crafting key economic policies, stating that further hiking the minimum wage – a policy proposed by several political parties – will hurt the low-income sector and be harmful to the economy.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:00
    One and done, a single rate hike was more than enough
    AFTER AN extended period of holding the policy rate at 1.50 per cent, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided in December 2018 to raise the policy rate to 1.75 per cent. At the following meeting in February 2019, the committee voted to maintain the policy.
    Economy
  • Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:38
    Tobacco farmers seek support from political parties against tax hike
    A network of tobacco farmers is calling on political parties to help ease the impact of the 40 per cent excise tax rise on cigarettes that is scheduled for October 1 this year.
    business
  • Sun, 10 Mar 2019 17:00
    Egat prepares for sharp hike in summer power consumption
    The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has estimated that power consumption during late April and early May would peak at 29,000 megawatts (MW), which is two per cent more than the same period last year.
    national
  • Tue, 26 Feb 2019 01:00
    Exporters up in arms against plan to hike daily minimum wage
    EXPORT companies in more than 40 provinces are voicing loud opposition to plans of raising the minimum daily wage.
    national
  • Mon, 25 Feb 2019 01:00
    Mega-projects to hike public debt
    RISING government spending on mega-projects, which are deemed crucial to economic growth, will further increase the country’s public debt, economists said with some asking the military to be more efficient in its spending.
    Economy
  • Sun, 24 Feb 2019 12:13
    Tobacco monopoly will help growers switch to cannabis
    With cigarette sales expected to decline due to a sharp hike in taxes, the Tobacco Authority of Thailand plans to help tobacco farmers switch to cannabis cultivation.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:00
    AEC Feed
    SSS to hike contribution rate to 12% this year
    ASEAN+
  • Sun, 27 Jan 2019 11:32
    Muang Thai Life sees 26% hike in premiums this year
    Muang Thai Life Assurance Plc expects 26 per cent more growth this year in new premiums compared to 2018, president and chief executive Sara Lamsam told reporters on Saturday.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:52
    Taiwan's 'Bikini Climber' social media star dies after ravine fall
    Taipei - Taiwanese rescue teams were trying Tuesday to retrieve the body of a dead hiker who became famous on social media for taking selfies on top of mountain peaks dressed in a bikini.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:30
    Bus fare hike? What bus fare hike?
    A Bangkok survey has found that many residents are unaware about the Bt1-Bt2 bus-fare hike coming into effect on Monday and that most of those who do know are worried about another increase in the cost of living.
    national
  • Thu, 27 Dec 2018 15:55
    Indonesia hikes danger level for deadly tsunami volcano
    Carita, Indonesia - Indonesia on Thursday raised the danger alert level for an erupting volcano that sparked a killer tsunami at the weekend, after previously warning that fresh activity at the crater threatened to trigger another deadly wave.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 26 Dec 2018 01:00
    Thai Oil pushes clean fuel project to hike production 
    THAI OIL Plc (TOP) will invest about US$5.16 billion (Bt168 billion) for five years starting next year, while planning to spend $1.37 billion in the first quarter of next year on a clean fuel project (CFP).
    Corporate
  • Sat, 22 Dec 2018 07:09
    US Fed could rethink rate hikes as Trump trade wars drag on economy
    The US central bank sent a strong signal on Friday that it would be willing to reconsider expected interest rate hikes amid new data showing President Donald Trump's multi-front trade wars are dragging on the economy and shaking up investors.
    business
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