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New city president has 'green' vision for Putrajaya
August 30, 2015 1:00 am

New city president has 'green' vision for Putrajaya

New Putrajaya Corporation (PPj) president Hasim Ismail is committed to turning the administrative capital of Malaysia into a "green" city.

New commerce minister takes measures to control cost of living
August 29, 2015 1:00 am

New commerce minister takes measures to control cost of living

The Commerce Ministry has announced four urgent measures in a bid to solve the high cost of living and promote a rise in crop prices and exports while also increasing trade efficiency.

Fiscal Policy Office supports plan to stimulate grass-roots economy
August 29, 2015 1:00 am

Fiscal Policy Office supports plan to stimulate grass-roots economy

The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) agrees with the new Council of Economic Ministers' plan to stimulate the grass-roots economy by putting money into the hands of low-income earners via the Village Fund scheme as it will create a multiplier effect...

Govt to revive Otop and Village Fund schemes
August 28, 2015 1:00 am

Govt to revive Otop and Village Fund schemes

The government will revive the One Tambon One Product (Otop) scheme to kick-start the grassroots economy while boosting multiple business and industrial clusters with new incentives, according to deputy premier Somkid Jatusripitak.

Russia plans more industrial parks for Asean
August 28, 2015 1:00 am

Russia plans more industrial parks for Asean

Asean needs a permanent platform for its goods and services to be exposed to Russian consumers in order to boost its trade volume and further expand economic cooperation, a visiting senior Russian business official said.

Aid domestic consumption, govt told
August 28, 2015 1:00 am

Aid domestic consumption, govt told

The government cannot do much about the seventh back-to-back month of contraction in exports, as the global economy is mired in molasses, but it can help the country's economy by doing more to boost domestic consumption, the Federation of Thai...

Year's tourism  target stays despite blast
August 27, 2015 1:00 am

Year's tourism target stays despite blast

WHILE A SENIOR official's worst-case scenario after the deadly bomb blast at Bangkok's Erawan Shrine last week is that Thai tourism could lose up to 1 million international arrivals and income of Bt70 billion in the event of a further...

No need to fear currency war, says Apisak
August 27, 2015 1:00 am

No need to fear currency war, says Apisak

A CURRENCY war in the region is unlikely as countries have different monetary tools to deal with different situations, Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said yesterday.

Impact on tourism from Erawan attack 'will last only a few...
August 27, 2015 1:00 am

Impact on tourism from Erawan attack 'will last only a few...

THE IMPACT of the Erawan Shrine bombing on tourist arrivals is not expected to last for more than six months.

Uttama orders quick fix to telecom row
August 27, 2015 1:00 am

Uttama orders quick fix to telecom row

INFORMATION and Communications Technology Minister Uttama Savanayana has ordered TOT and CAT Telecom to finalise new business plans and clear up all disputes with telecom concession holders within one month, so that both agencies can start a new...