Two casino giants exploring Thailand
Two of the world’s top casino operators are laying the groundwork to potentially establish gambling facilities in Thailand as a hedge against a deteriorating outlook in Macau.
Move Forward speaker pick named mid-month
The Move Forward Party (MFP) is expected to finalise its candidate for the House Speaker post in the middle of this month, said party secretary-general Chaithawat Tulathon.
BTSC says it's ready to invest in 'missing link'
The Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BTSC) is ready to invest in a 2.6-kilometre missing link to connect its Yellow Line monorail to the Green Line of the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) at Ratchayothin and Lat Phrao stations.
Extension granted to migrant workforce
Concern over a domestic labour shortage has eased after the cabinet on Tuesday approved an extension to employment contracts that allow more than 200,000 migrant workers to keep their jobs.
GPO touts new drug to help quit smoking
The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) has unveiled a locally developed cytisine -- an alkaloid that occurs naturally in certain plants -- that can help people quit smoking, reduce treatment costs and potentially save over 12 million baht in imported drugs.
CPRAM aiming for 10% sales growth
CPRAM Co, a food manufacturer under Charoen Pokphand Group, the country's biggest agribusiness conglomerate, aims to increase its sales by at least 10% this year to 27.5 billion baht.
Big parties reject idea of forming national coalition
The United Thai Nation, Pheu Thai and Move Forward parties have all shrugged off a suggestion by a senator that all parties consider forming a national coalition in the event the country faces a new political crisis.
Thai Burger King unit aims to captivate kids
Burger Thailand, the local operator of the Burger King chain, is ramping up its efforts to attract children, part of the company's global strategy.
Small firms eye booze lift
Small breweries and local distilleries are hopeful of a bright future if the Move Forward Party forms a coalition government and pushes changes to liberalise the alcohol industry as promised.
MFP urged to end graft in logistics
Lorry operators called on the Move Forward Party (MFP) to stamp out bribery in the transport sector on Thursday, saying the practice has been around for about two decades.
Chinese EV firms eager to join FTI
Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers are keen to become members of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) to help drive the fledging EV industry in Thailand.
Defence body eyes reform
The Defence Council has declared its own plan to reconfigure the armed forces in response to the Move Forward Party (MFP) pressing for military reform.
Coalition figures question ‘new election’ scenario
Coalition figures criticise caretaker Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam for saying a new election could be needed if Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat is disqualified.
Pheu Thai scraps B10,000 handout
Pheu Thai scraps the B10,000 handout it promised during the election campaign, saying the high cost of the Move Forward Party’s welfare programmes would make it unfeasible.
900kg of crystal meth seized from fishing trawler
Authorities seize more than 900kg of crystal meth, believed to be destined for Australia, from a fishing trawler off Koh Samet in the Gulf of Thailand and make six arrests.
Local grocers headed accused Chinese fraudsters’ firms
Police say two grocers in Bangkok acted as directors of 48 shell companies linked to a Chinese couple facing charges of running a 10-billion-baht international fraud scheme.
Survey suggests power bills should be coalition's priority
Most entrepreneurs want the new government to follow through on its pledge to reduce power bills.
Covert truck bribery stickers 'do exist'
Covert stickers showing that trucks operating illegally on Thailand's roads have paid bribes to police and other officials to avoid arrest do in fact exist, according to national police chief Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas.
Saha Group averse to hike in daily wage
Saha Group suggests the new government emphasise promoting the agricultural sector rather than a sharp increase in the daily minimum wage.
Chamber puts spotlight on urgent issues
The Thai Chamber of Commerce highlighted urgent issues, with expediting the formation of a new government the priority to ensure continuity of budget allocation.