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DTAC, True ‘Merger of (Un)equals’ Likely Will Fail Telecom Experts Say

NBTC may appear toothless, but entire Thai gov't to fight merger of No. 2 & 3 telcos
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Chiang Rai Starts ‘Blooming’ Dec. 1

While fully vaxed tourists actually can visit the northern province now, Chiang Rai's marketing machine churning out 'reopening' hype for December
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BoT Allows Cross-Bank Debts Consolidation

People struggling under credit cards and loans from different banks can now refinance and consolidate their debt to reduce interest burdens.  Bank of Thailand Assistant...
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NSC to Reconsider Reopening of Bars, Clubs

The National Security Council next week will discuss relaxing coronavirus curbs on entertainment venues, bars, pubs, and karaoke clubs. National Security Council chief Gen. Supoj...
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Thai Economy Now Seen Growing 1.5% in 2021

The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce’s economic forecasting center now expects the economy to expand by 1.5 percent this year, owing to...
In its “Truck Power Season 2” rally, the Land Transport Federation of Thailand deployed truckers to bring faces to the problems caused by rising fuel prices.

700 Big Rigs Roll Into Bangkok to Protest High Diesel Prices

About 700 big rigs rolled through Bangkok Tuesday to demand the government cap diesel-fuel prices at an unrealistic 25 baht. The tractor-trailers filled four routes...
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Flood-Hit Businesses Can Get Free Cash, Facility Repairs

The Department of Industrial Promotion has introduced new measures to assist flood-hit villagers and affected businesses. Assistance will be offered to cover both the repair...
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Thai Economy Shrinks Less Than Expected 0.3% in Q3, Buoyed by...

Thailand’s economy contracted less than expected in the third quarter, with the relatively strong exports offsetting the devastating effects of the coronavirus delta variant. Gross...

Thai Insurers Blocked from Terminating Covid-19 Policies Early

The Office of the Insurance Commission prohibited insurance firms from prematurely terminating their Covid-19 insurance policies that offered lump-sum compensation. OIC Secretary-General Suthipol Thaweechaikarn said...
Nana Plaza, the red-light bar complex popular with tourists on Sukhumvit Soi 4, continues to be closed while straight-up watering holes masquerading as restaurants are back to normal business. Nightlife complexes such as Nana would remain closed through the new year under a proposal to be made to the CCSA Friday. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand’s Bars, Clubs to Stay Closed Until 2022 Under Proposal to...

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday will consider a proposal to keep Thailand’s bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues closed thrugh the...
Water use is emerging as a flashpoint in the fight between Chachoengsao farmers and factories. (Photo: A24 News Agency, with permission)
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WATCH: Thailand’s EEC Megaprojects Threaten Chachoengsao’s Premium Rice Farms

Megaprojects under development in Chachoengsao are inciting worries among farmers in the eastern province about the impact of industry upon their land and crops. The...
Prices for fresh vegetables have pushed up inflation. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Fuel, Flooding Push Thailand Inflation Rate to 2.4% in Oct.

Fuel prices and severe floods pushed inflation to 2.38 percent in Thailand last month. The Finance Ministry said headline inflation jumped from 1.68 percent in...
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Rice prices to increase with Thailand’s reopening, receding floods – Commerce...

Rice prices likely will improve due to positive factors including a weaker baht, the country’s reopening and receding floods, the Department of Internal Trade...
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Red Line to Fully Open in Dec., Ending Free Rides

The Red Line commuter train service will fully open in December, marking the end of free rides available since August. Currently serving 6,105 people a...
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Bar, Restaurant Owners Sue Prayut for ฿87 Million Over Alcohol Bans,...

A group of restaurant and bar owners today will file a lawsuit against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, seeking 87 million baht in compensation for...
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SCB to Buy 51% of Thai Crypto Platform BitKub

Siam Commercial Bank Plc. is buying 51 percent of digital-asset exchange Bitkub for 17.85 billion baht. SCB CEO Arthid Nanthawithaya said in a statement that...

Signs of Life in Southern Provinces as Thailand ‘Reopens’

. This week lively down south, but Bangkok remains quiet
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Cap Diesel at ฿25 or 3,000 Trucks Overrun Bangkok, Driver Union...

The Land Transport Federation will send written demands to the prime minister, demanding his government limit the price of diesel fuel at 25 baht...

Thailand Pass ‘Error in API Server’? Here’s How to Fix It

Thailand's embarrassing effort at a tourist-registration website failed miserably. We've got two things you can do that will ensure you get a "Submitted Successfully" message.

Thailand’s Reopening Day Is Here, But How Many Tourists Will Come?

. 70% of Thais fear reopening will spark Covid-19 surge, but starvation looms for many without it
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‘Life in the Blue Zone’ Full of Quarantine, Paperwork for Tourists...

. Indians, Russians and others not from the 46 regions on the 'low-risk' list can enter Thailand Nov. 1, but face red tape, quarantine & movement limits.
Piles of dirty, suspected second-hand nitrile gloves were found in a raid on a warehouse in Bangkok, December 2020. The Thai FDA said fraudulent companies package gloves like these for resale around the world.

1st Thai Firm Indicted in Soiled-Glove Export Scandal

Public prosecutors indicted Paddy The Room Trading Co. for its role in the scandal involving the export of hundreds of millions of soiled, bloody...
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Cabinet OKs Draft Digital-Regulation Decree That Could Push Startups Out, Favor...

The Cabinet on Monday approved a draft of a royal decree to that will greatly increase regulation of digital platforms despite widespread criticism it...
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Month After Predicting Double-Digit Growth, Thai Digital Industry Group Asks for...

Businesses in Thailand’s digital sector are asking the government to provide support in terms of employment, investments and regulations, as the Covid-19 pandemic has...
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