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ICT Ministry to widen role
September 19, 2014 1:00 am

ICT Ministry to widen role

The Information and Communications Technology Ministry is set to expand its role and restructure its operation to serve the government's policy of promoting a digital-based economy.

Bt5.6 bn in net outflow from Sept 1-12
September 19, 2014 1:00 am

Bt5.6 bn in net outflow from Sept 1-12

The net outflow of foreign capital between September 1 and 12 amounted to Bt5.6 billion, said Suchart Thanathitiphan, assistant director of the Thai Bond Market Association research and development division.

Veg fests to boost Q4 growth
September 19, 2014 1:00 am

Veg fests to boost Q4 growth

Thais are expected to splurge 27.7 per cent more, or altogether Bt51.27 billion - the highest amount in seven years - for this year's Gin Je vegetarian festival, as it will be celebrated twice.

Barriers to growth stay despite 'Prayuthnomics' warn CIMB...
September 19, 2014 1:00 am

Barriers to growth stay despite 'Prayuthnomics' warn CIMB...

CIMB Thai Bank says the shortage of labour, the risk posed by the global supply chain to the Thai export structure, and high household debt are the main barriers to domestic economic growth despite the "three roses" of what the bank calls...

Boost in govt spending will spur growth: Prayuth
September 18, 2014 1:00 am

Boost in govt spending will spur growth: Prayuth

SPEEDING UP budget spending in the last month of fiscal year 2014 and in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 will boost the economy and help the country achieve 2 per cent growth in the last quarter of this year, Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-Ocha...

Six items top the agenda of interim military regime
September 18, 2014 1:00 am

Six items top the agenda of interim military regime

TAX REFORMS, energy reforms, public-debt management, restructuring of state enterprises, investment in infrastructure, and creation of value-added agricultural products are the six priority tasks on the government agenda to restructure the economy...

'Bilateral deal on Dawei unchanged'
September 18, 2014 1:00 am

'Bilateral deal on Dawei unchanged'

THAILAND AND MYANMAR are keen to proceed with the joint development of Dawei Special Economic Zone, with updated proposals to be tabled during the Thai prime minister's visit next month, said a Myanmar official.

Rice exporters must have 500-tonne stockpiles
September 18, 2014 1:00 am

Rice exporters must have 500-tonne stockpiles

THE COMMERCE Ministry will inspect exporters' rice stockpiles soon to ensure they have at least the minimum amount required under a new regulation, while it will also encourage traders and farmers to hold on to rice longer during the upcoming...

Surin stresses competitiveness as AEC nears
September 18, 2014 1:00 am

Surin stresses competitiveness as AEC nears

The former secretary-general of Asean, Surin Pitsuwan, has urged the government to take advantage of the current political stability to support policies and projects that boost the competitiveness of the country and private enterprises, as this would...

FTI cuts export growth forecast to 2%, while TISI drops amid slow...
September 18, 2014 1:00 am

FTI cuts export growth forecast to 2%, while TISI drops amid slow...

THE FEDERATION of Thai Industries (FTI) has lowered its export growth projection for this year from 3.5 per cent to 2 per cent because of the sluggish global economic recovery and low crop prices.