Western slowdown to weigh on Thai production
Thai exports are likely to be indirectly affected by banking problems in the US and Europe, slowing an already sluggish sector and causing a drop in the Manufacturing Production Index (MPI), according to the Office of Industrial Economics (OIE).
Campaign pledges 'failing indebted farmers'
Election policies by various parties targeting farmers are aimed at creating short-term results and do not result in lasting income security, a recent forum in Bangkok was told.
Confidence index remains weak in Q1
The Tourism Confidence Index for the first quarter remained below the pre-pandemic level because of concerns over high energy costs and Chinese businesses using nominees.
Phuket braces for Songkran spike
Phuket expects to see a 10% increase in hotel bookings during the Songkran festival next month.
AIS plans long-term ecosystem economy
Advanced Info Service (AIS) has unveiled its long-term business direction, which it calls an ecosystem economy.
Heineken sets out sustainable strategy
Dutch beer brand Heineken is committed to pursuing sustainable brewing and clean energy as part of its business priorities over the long term.
EA allots B10bn to boost EVs, capacity
Energy Absolute plans to allocate 10 billion baht this year to build more EVs and batteries, increase solar power capacity and produce more biofuel for aircraft.
Prayut's decision 'won't hinder UTN'
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declined to disclose on Wednesday why he has decided not to run as a list-MP candidate for the United Thai Nation (UTN) Party in the upcoming election, describing it as a personal matter.
Parties buck EC poll pact
The Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) and United Thai Nation Party (UTN) have turned down a pact that lays down the protocol for politicians to follow during campaigning.
Polking says Thais good enough to meet top Asians
National coach Mano Polking believes Thailand are good enough to play against top Asian sides after two defeats in as many warm-up games during the international break.
UK museum to surrender Courbet painting stolen by Nazis
LONDON - A British university museum has agreed to return a 19th-century painting by French artist Gustave Courbet, which was seized by the Nazis, to the descendants of its original Jewish owner.
Pope Francis in hospital, events cancelled
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican said Wednesday that Pope Francis, 86, was in hospital in Rome for previously scheduled health checks, before later cancelling his Thursday appointments.
Spreading wildfire behind military academy
NAKHON NAYOK: Wildfire was spreading on mountains behind the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy in Muang district late Wednesday night.
Amsterdam to rowdy Brits: ‘Stay away’
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam has launched a campaign to discourage tourists planning drug- and alcohol-fuelled parties — starting with young British men.
UK closer to joining Pacific trade pact
TOKYO: Members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are expected to agree this month on allowing Britain to join the free trade pact, Japanese government sources said on Wednesday.
Man charged for anti-112 graffiti at Wat Phra Kaew
Protester arrested for spray-painting '112' at Temple of the Emerald Buddha faces charges that could put him in jail for seven years. A 15-year-old girl was also arrested on a lese-majeste warrant at the scene.
UN nuclear watchdog at Russian-held plant
KYIV: The UN atomic energy watchdog chief arrived Wednesday at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in a rare visit to Europe's largest atomic facility currently controlled by Russian forces.
Malaysian PM begins China visit
Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim is making his first official visit to China, where he will meet with President Xi Jinping as part of efforts to reinvigorate relations in the post-pandemic era.
Central 'eyeing Vietnamese mall operator'
Thailand’s Central Group is said to be a possible candidate to acquire a stake in the shopping mall arm of Vingroup, Vietnam’s largest conglomerate, five sources told Reuters on Wednesday.
Thailand shut out of US democracy summit again
Thailand has once more been excluded from US President Joe Biden’s second “Summit for Democracy”, for which the guest list has been a major talking point.