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15:10

Economy seen up 3.0 to 3.5% this year, says finance minister

The Thai economy is still expected to grow 3.0 to 3.5% in 2022, while a weak baht is helping exports, says the finance minister.

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3-3.5% growth forecast
14:02

Transistor radio sales soar after PM's comment

People rush to buy old-fashioned transistor radios after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha recommended them as a reliable channel for flood information when other systems fail.

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Tuning in
11:45

Opec+ expected to slash oil output

Oil producers led by Saudi Arabia and Russia were set to meet Wednesday as reports said they were mulling an output cut of up to 2 million barrels per day in a bid to prop up slumping prices.

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Opec to cut oil output
09:15

TAT banking on e-visas

With Malaysian tourists becoming the first source market to reach 1 million and reopening of more countries in sight, Thai tourism could realise an even stronger rebound among the Asian market if e-visas are adopted and international flights resume.

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TAT banking on e-visas
06:00

Stimulus plan revived as Prayut returns

The Tourism and Sports Ministry is pushing ahead with its proposals for a 1-billion-baht stimulus project and a 4am closing time for entertainment venues.

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Stimulus plan revived as Prayut returns
05:50

Saha wary on consumer spending

A leading consumer goods company has expressed its concern that ongoing floods and political uncertainty may negatively affect consumer spending power during the peak sales season.

05:50 4
Saha wary on consumer spending
05:43

30 MPs 'plan to join Bhumjaithai'

More than 30 MPs, including some from the ruling Palang Pracharath Party, are expected to defect to the Bhumjaithai Party ahead of the next general election.

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30 MPs 'plan to join Bhumjaithai'
05:22

Pheu Thai urges EC to allow relief aid donations

The main opposition Pheu Thai Party has urged the Election Commission to revise electioneering regulations during the 180-day period prior to the end of the House of Representatives' term to allow MPs to hand out relief items to flood victims.

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Pheu Thai urges EC to allow relief aid donations
05:11

Hollow trees may harbour poisonous fungus: Doctor

A top hospital physician on Tuesday advised people not to step inside tree hollows in their quests to observe lesser false vampire bats due to the risk of exposure to dangerous fungus spores.

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Hollow trees may harbour poisonous fungus: Doctor
04:00

Bangkok girds for more heavy rain

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has asked companies to let employees work from home to avoid traffic congestion, with more heavy rain forecast for the capital.

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Wet and wetter
4 Oct 2022

PM scorned for backing radio as flood information medium

The prime minister's suggestion that old-fashioned radio may be the best means of keeping people informed during major flooding draws public scorn, but his spokesman says it's still a popular medium.

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Turn on the radio
4 Oct 2022

Upriver provinces face flooding to save Bangkok

Provinces upriver from Bangkok are warned of more flooding as the National Water Command Centre tries to slow the deluge from the North and protect the capital city.

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Flood triage
4 Oct 2022

Unsafe abortion prevention added to national healthcare system

Abortion services for unplanned or unintended pregnancies up to 20 weeks have been added to the national healthcare system under legislation effective next month.

4 Oct 2022 16
Pregnancy termination
4 Oct 2022

Child driver in fatal red light crash reports to police

A 15-year-old boy who drove a BMW through a red light at an intersection and killed a motorcyclist has reported to police and been charged.

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Unlicensed teen charged
4 Oct 2022

Analysts upbeat on investment outlook

Thailand's reopening would benefit the economy this year and next, spurring the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) to reach 1,685 points by year-end, a recent survey has found.

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Analysts upbeat on investment outlook
4 Oct 2022

Economy set to expand despite global recession

Thailand is expected to eke out annual economic growth of about 3% over the next two years despite a looming global recession, says Bangkok Bank economist Kobsak Pootrakool.

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Economy set to expand despite global recession
4 Oct 2022

Plankton infests Rayong beach waters

A large area of algal bloom was sighted at Leam Mae Phim Beach, Klaeng, Rayong.

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Plankton infests Rayong beach waters
4 Oct 2022

'No closures' when virus hits schools

The Ministry of Education announced a new set of control measures for schools and universities, stating that school closures may no longer be necessary after the coronavirus' reclassification.

4 Oct 2022 10
'No closures' when virus hits schools
4 Oct 2022

Varawut to lead father's political party

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa has been elected leader of the 12-MP Chartthaipattana Party, replacing his elder sister Kanchana.

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Varawut to lead father's political party
4 Oct 2022

Hawker takes on police over false charge

A roast chicken vendor has filed a complaint seeking legal action against police in Samut Prakan province for wrongly accusing him of stealing B15.8m worth of jewellery.

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Hawker takes on police over false charge