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Six to be ordered to compensate state
July 27, 2016 1:00 am

Six to be ordered to compensate state

COMMERCE Minister Apiradi Tantraporn recently signed orders demanding that the group of six politicians and senior officials linked to four government-to-government contracts for the sale of 6.2 million tonnes of rice provide compensation for...

Cabinet approves Bt44-bn rail projects
July 27, 2016 1:00 am

Cabinet approves Bt44-bn rail projects

THE CABINET yesterday approved construction of two Bangkok urban rail lines worth Bt44.16 billion, part of a larger infrastructure initiative by the ruling junta as it seeks to revive the sluggish economy.

Start-ups ‘a force to push economy of Thailand forward’
July 26, 2016 1:00 am

Start-ups ‘a force to push economy of Thailand forward’

START-UPS can improve the economy of Thailand, according to panellists at the Techsauce Summit on Saturday.

Commerce Ministry draws out strategy to streamline export procedure
July 26, 2016 1:00 am

Commerce Ministry draws out strategy to streamline export procedure

THE COMMERCE Ministry has drawn up a strategy to reduce rules and regulations on trade in strategic products, starting with rice.

NBTC plans new schedule for spectrum reallocation
July 26, 2016 1:00 am

NBTC plans new schedule for spectrum reallocation

THE OFFICE of the National Broadcasting and Telecom-|munications Commission will prepare a new schedule for spectrum reallocation for the next regulators, said Takorn Tantasith, the NBTC’s secretary-general.

NBTC moves to aid TV channels
July 25, 2016 1:00 am

NBTC moves to aid TV channels

THE BROADCASTING regulator will soon propose for the Cabinet’s consideration two options to help struggling operators of digital terrestrial television.

Wheat imports soar after tariff waiver
July 25, 2016 1:00 am

Wheat imports soar after tariff waiver

WHEAT imports have risen significantly during the past two years after the government waived import tariff for the crop in 2014, according to a Commerce Ministry report.

US approves $21m assistance to Myanmar
July 25, 2016 1:00 am

US approves $21m assistance to Myanmar

YANGON - The United States will provide an additional US$21 million (Bt730 million) in assistance to Myanmar, to promote economic growth and capacity building for long-term development in the country.

Myanmar needs to scale up transport investment: ADB
July 25, 2016 1:00 am

Myanmar needs to scale up transport investment: ADB

YANGON - Myanmar needs to invest US$45 billion to $60 billion in transport projects over the next 15 years, to improve connectivity with neighbours and ensure equitable distribution of economic growth, Asian Development Bank officials have said.

Historic Hoi An goes ‘green’ in fresh campaign
July 24, 2016 1:00 am

Historic Hoi An goes ‘green’ in fresh campaign

VIETNAM’S ANCIENT city of Hoi An has launched a “Green fence