+6,305 Covid cases

+6,305 Covid cases

The number of confirmed new cases is rising again, but daily coronavirus-related deaths are down slightly, health officials reported on Thursday.

12:45

Bars push reopening

Operators of night entertainment venues will reiterate their demand for the reopening of their businesses, as the Public Health Ministry proposes to designate certain provinces as "green zones" where nightlife activities can resume.

04:11 84
Bars push reopening

Diesel cap to stay

The government will continue to cap the diesel price at 32 baht a litre thanks to the increased diesel excise tax cut of five baht a litre, says the board of the Oil Fuel Fund.

04:22 8
Diesel cap to stay

Chadchart win may 'aid unity'

An election victory for independent governor candidate Chadchart Sittipunt on Sunday could ease intense political polarisation in the next general election, says a political scientist.

04:00 33
Chadchart win may 'aid unity'

More floods loom

If the BMA cannot fix the flooding problem in Bangkok then nobody can, Prime Minister Prayut says.

05:24 20
More floods loom

Make online casinos legal, parties urge

The leader of the Thai Local Power Party, Chutchawan Kong-u-dom, on Wednesday led smaller parties in submitting a draft amendment to the Gambling Act allowing for the legalisation of casinos and online gambling.

05:35 29
Make online casinos legal, parties urge

High oil prices hinder airlines' recovery

Volatile oil prices continue to cast a shadow over any recovery in the aviation sector, even as tourism shows signs of improvement as a result of border entry relaxations during the first quarter this year.

05:47 7
High oil prices hinder airlines' recovery

Last updated: May 19, 2022 at 15:50 hrs.
  • Daily New Cases:6,305
  • Deaths:29,640

China and Covid: The cost of infallibility

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ROAD TO BANGKOK GOVERNOR 2022

Counting down to Sunday 22 May 2022.
Starting at 08.00 hours and concluding at 17.00 hrs.

  • day
  • hrs
  • mins
  • secs

  • EXCHANGE RATE
  • WEATHER
  • SET
  • GOLD PRICE

EXCHANGE RATE

Currency/Baht
Buy (Baht)
Sell (Baht)
EUR
36.0815
36.8150
GBP
42.7402
43.5869
HDK
4.3679
4.4517
Currency/Baht
Buy (Baht)
Sell (Baht)
JPY
26.4492
27.1508
USD
34.4386
34.7655
CNY
5.0614
5.1965
Source: Bank of thailand (19 May 2022)
  • Bangkok Cloudy
    22° /32°
  • Phuket Cloudy
    25° /34°
  • Surat Thani Rainy
    22° /33°
  • Pattaya Rainy
    24° /34°
  • Chiang Mai Cloudy
    17° /30°
  • Kanchanaburi Rainy
    19° /34°
SET
1,610.98
-9.35
SET50
970.79
-6.22
SET100
2,207.67
-14.71
sSET
1,069.13
-4.95
SETCLMV
1,010.43
-7.29
SETHD
1,162.25
-8.02
SETTHSI
1,017.71
-6.84
Source: settrade.com (19 May 2022)
Type
Baht/Litre
GASOHOL 91
50.36
GASOHOL 95
41.84
GASOHOL E20
42.95
Type
Baht/Litre
GASOHOL E85
DIESEL
31.94
NGV
42.68
Source : PTT (19 May 2022)
BUY ฿
SELL ฿
BAR (1 BAHT WEIGHT, 96.5%)
29,750.00
29,850.00
ORNAMENT (1 BAHT WEIGHT, 96.5%)
29,213.32
30,350.00
Source: GoldTraders (19 May 2022)

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