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Biden signs major semiconductors investment bill to compete against China

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden signed into law Tuesday a multibillion dollar bill boosting domestic semiconductor and other high-tech manufacturing sectors that US leaders fear risk being dominated by rival China.

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Biden signs major semiconductors investment bill to compete against China
08:06

Court dismisses BTSC's petition on Orange Line

The Central Administrative Court has dismissed a petition filed by Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BTSC) seeking an injunction to suspend the current round of bidding for the right to jointly invest in Orange Line's western extension project.

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Court dismisses BTSC's petition on Orange Line
07:49

2,335 new Covid cases, 32 more deaths

The country registered 32 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,335 new cases admitted to hospitals during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Wednesday morning.

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2,335 new Covid cases, 32 more deaths
07:45

Jury finds ex-Twitter worker spied for Saudi royals

SAN FRANCISCO: A former Twitter worker was found guilty on Tuesday of spying for Saudi officials keen to unmask critics on the platform.

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Jury finds ex-Twitter worker spied for Saudi royals
06:33

T1 ready for big kick-off this weekend

The new Thai League 1 season will kick off with a bang, the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) said on Tuesday.

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T1 ready for big kick-off this weekend
06:32

Navy may take sub engines from China

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) could accept Chinese-made engines for the S26T Yuan-class submarine it is in the process of buying, it was revealed on Tuesday.

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Navy may take sub engines from China
06:22

Elton John and Britney Spears to collaborate on new song

Princess of pop Britney Spears will join forces with music maestro Elton John on a new single, the record company releasing the track said on Monday.

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Elton John and Britney Spears to collaborate on new song
06:10

EconThai calls for wage hike to be based on inflation rate

The Employers' Confederation of Thai Trade and Industry is urging the government to base the daily minimum wage calculation on inflation, not politically-motivated factors.

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EconThai calls for wage hike to be based on inflation rate
06:00

Mother's Day to see 9% rise in spending

Spending on Mother's Day is expected to increase by 9% this year to 10.8 billion baht, the highest level since 2012.

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Mother's Day to see 9% rise in spending
05:46

Thai growth downgraded by Citibank

Citibank has downgraded its 2022 forecast for Thai economic growth to 3.5%, from 3.6%, with next year's GDP predicted to expand by 4.5%, a fall from 4.8%.

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Thai growth downgraded by Citibank
05:33

Banks vow to keep rates steady for the time being

Local major banks plan to hold their interest rates steady if the Bank of Thailand raises the policy rate on Wednesday, as they want to mitigate its impact on borrowers amid a gradual economic recovery.

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Banks vow to keep rates steady for the time being
05:22

S&P bakeries install robots as costs soar

SET-listed S&P Syndicate Plc, the operator of the S&P bakery and restaurant chain, is to adapt its business operation to cope with high operational costs, with the launch of various tools such as work automation in the second half of this year.

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S&P bakeries install robots as costs soar
05:11

MPC expected to raise interest rate Wednesday

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is expected to raise the policy interest rate for the first time in two years by 0.25% on Wednesday to 0.75%, as inflation soared above 7% in the last two months, bringing an end to a low-interest era, analysts say.

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05:05

'No let-up' after Covid is downgraded: DDC

Monitoring of coronavirus mutations will remain unchanged when the disease is downgraded to "communicable under surveillance" status from Oct 1.

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'No let-up' after Covid is downgraded
04:44

SPRC faces B39m suit over oil spill

RAYONG: Restaurant and hotel entrepreneurs at Mae Ramphueng beach and Koh Samet yesterday filed a lawsuit against Star Petroleum Refining Public Co Ltd (SPRC) to demand 38.8 million baht in compensation for recent oil spills that have harmed the area.

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04:33

BMA to conduct zoning review

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will set up a panel to work with the Royal Thai Police to review zoning for restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.

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BMA to conduct zoning review
04:00

Prawit backs Prayut to keep job

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon backed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to survive the legal dispute over the eight-year limit on his premiership and carry on in the role for two more years.

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Prayut to keep job
00:45

Russia says ammunition detonated at Crimea base, one dead

KYIV (UKRAINE) - Russia Tuesday attributed loud blasts at a key military airbase on the Moscow-annexed Crimean peninsula to exploding ammunitions, downplaying the possibility that the site was hit by Ukrainian fire.

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Russia says ammunition detonated at Crimea base, one dead
9 Aug 2022

Serena Williams says 'countdown' to tennis retirement has begun

PARIS: United States tennis great Serena Williams announced on Tuesday that "the countdown has begun" to her retirement from the sport.

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Serena Williams says 'countdown' to tennis retirement has begun
9 Aug 2022

France reverses Russia ban after chateau turns away visitors

PARIS: France said Tuesday that a ban on Russian nationals entering military installations had been applied too rigidly when two Russian visitors were turned away at the Chateau de Vincennes, a mediaeval fortress and tourist attraction on the edge of Paris.

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France reverses Russia ban after chateau turns away visitors