Asia’s Poultry Farmers Battle Bird Flu Outbreak

MUMBAI/TOKYO – Asia’s chicken farmers are confronting the region’s worst bird flu outbreak in years, with the deadly virus affecting farms stretching from Japan to India, roiling some poultry prices and showing no signs of easing. More than 20 million chickens have been destroyed in South Korea and Japan since November. The highly pathogenic H5N8 […]

 KRC estimates ฿45bn economic loss in a month from new COVID-19 outbreak

Thailand’s second COVID-19 outbreak, which originated in the coastal province of Samut Sakhon on December 19th, may cause economic damage estimated at about 45 billion baht in just one month, according to a COVID-19 impact assessment by the Kasikornthai Research Centre (KRC). The estimate is based on the assumption that the second outbreak does not […]

All Shopping Centers to Close at 9 PM from 4 January Onwards

Starting from 4 January 2021 onwards, all shopping centers will close at 21.00 hr, instead of 22.00 hr, in an effort to contain a second wave of COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand.   The Thai Retailers Association and the Thai Shopping Center Association have jointly agreed to cooperate with the public sector in stepping up measures against COVID-19.   […]

Policy Rate to Be Maintained at 0.50 Percent to Support Economic Recovery

The Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on 23 December 2020 voted unanimously to maintain the policy rate at 0.50 percent to support economic recovery.   MPC Secretary Titanun Mallikamas said that MPC assessed that the Thai economy continued to recover, but downside risks and uncertainties remained high in the period ahead. The economy would […]

More People and State Officials Join the 2020 ITA Program against Corruption

President of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) Police General Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit stated that more people and state officials joined the Integrity and Transparency Assessment (ITA) program against corruption in the 2020 fiscal year than in the 2019 fiscal year.   The greater participation in the program reflects their anti-corruption awareness and positive response in promoting […]

BOI Approves Measures to Accelerate Investments

The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) on 21 December 2020 approved a package of measures to accelerate investments, particularly in target industries, and to encourage businesses to adopt digital technologies. BOI Secretary General Duangjai Asawachintachit said that the package to promote large projects was designed to boost investment in the post-COVID-19 period. The adoption of […]