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IP Department hopes to see GI certification for every province in...
March 3, 2015 1:00 am

IP Department hopes to see GI certification for every province in...

THE Intellectual Property Department plans to extend its "one geographical indication, one province" scheme to all provinces within three years to boost development of localised products and income for local people.

BoI makes inroads into India with roadshow
March 3, 2015 1:00 am

BoI makes inroads into India with roadshow

THE Board of Investment welcomes Indian investment in the Kingdom while extending incentives to Thai investors to reciprocate.

2015 inflation forecast cut to 0.6-1.3%
March 3, 2015 1:00 am

2015 inflation forecast cut to 0.6-1.3%

THE COMMERCE Ministry has cut its inflation target for this year to 0.6-1.3 per cent, much lower than the previous projection of 1.8-2.5 per cent, after the drop in oil prices and sluggish economic growth.

Thai shippers foresee flat export growth for first half
March 3, 2015 1:00 am

Thai shippers foresee flat export growth for first half

WITH A SLUGGISH global economy, fluctuating exchange rates and the limited competitiveness of Thai export products, the Thai National Shippers Council foresees flat export growth in the first half of the year, and full-year growth of only 1.1-1.5 per...

Long-term measures needed to help farmers, says FTI
March 2, 2015 1:00 am

Long-term measures needed to help farmers, says FTI

Short-term stimulus programmes and cash handouts for farmers are good and quick measures but what are truly needed are mid- to long-term solutions to help farmers lift their productivity and lower production costs, according to the Federation of Thai...

Thailand must examine the real issues surrounding energy exploration
March 2, 2015 1:00 am

Thailand must examine the real issues surrounding energy exploration

Is the existing petroleum exploration and production regime the real culprit? asks The Nation's Pichaya Changsorn.

Reform panel wants NBTC to be independent
March 2, 2015 1:00 am

Reform panel wants NBTC to be independent

The spectrum-licensing body must be an independent body with a single board of up to seven members, according to the preliminary conclusion of the state subcommittee tasked with reforming the broadcasting and telecom industries.

'Clear govt system needed' to prevent fake deals
March 2, 2015 1:00 am

'Clear govt system needed' to prevent fake deals

Thailand needs to have a clear system to prevent a repeat of fake government-to-government rice contracts or other corruption cases, academics and traders said last week.

Thai labour market faces dual challenges
February 28, 2015 1:00 am

Thai labour market faces dual challenges

THAILAND IS facing two challenging factors - greater connectivity of social and economic communities in the world and the emergence of an ageing society - that will actively shape the country's labour market.

Transport links will make Thailand regional hub: PM
February 28, 2015 1:00 am

Transport links will make Thailand regional hub: PM

IMPROVED transport connectivity between Thailand and its neighbours will propel this country into becoming a true regional centre, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said.