Recreational use

Recreational use

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said that further liberalisation of cannabis for recreational use is possible in the future if the public accepted it.

06:00 88

Longer opening hours

Khao San Road could see night entertainment venues open until 4am after the government held talks with local businesses.

05:22 9
Longer opening hours

No dissolution

Gen Prayut will not dissolve the House and will carry on working until the end of this tenure, says the government spokesman.

04:00 28
No dissolution

Thaksin: No secret deal

Former prime minister Thaksin denies brokering a deal with the Palang Pracharath Party and the Pheu Thai Party to form a coalition government after the next election.

04:13 26
Thaksin: No secret deal

New pacts cement India-Thai relations

Thailand's Foreign Affairs Ministry and India's Ministry of External Affairs co-hosted a signing ceremony for two memoranda of understanding to improve bilateral ties.

05:00 6
New pacts cement India-Thai relations

BoI receives 784 applications in first half

Companies filed 784 applications for investment promotion during the first six months of 2022, an increase of 4%, but the combined investment value dropped by 42%.

04:27 4
BoI receives 784 applications in first half

Warning issued over DeFi transactions

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is warning investors to exercise caution when making decentralised finance (DeFi) transactions.

06:23 2
Warning issued over DeFi transactions

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A cosmopolitan kingdom

A cosmopolitan kingdom

A cruise through Ayutthaya reveals the ancient city's grandeur and remnants of foreign presence.

04:00
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Currency/Baht
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EUR
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36.65942
GBP
41.91522
43.48027
HDK
4.42022
4.62108
Currency/Baht
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0.26939
USD
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CNY
4.89191
5.38668
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  • Chiang Mai Rainy
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  • Kanchanaburi Rainy
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SET
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-5.62
SET50
986.73
-4.75
SET100
2,232.99
-9.61
sSET
1,054.32
-1.28
SETCLMV
1,021.58
-5.39
SETHD
1,180.13
-1.95
SETTHSI
1,031.42
-3.11
Source: settrade.com (18 Aug 2022)
Type
Baht/Litre
GASOHOL 91
43.96
GASOHOL 95
35.44
GASOHOL E20
36.55
Type
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GASOHOL E85
DIESEL
34.94
NGV
36.28
Source : PTT (18 Aug 2022)
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BAR (1 BAHT WEIGHT, 96.5%)
29,700.00
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30,300.00
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