The government's think-tank is maintaining its 3.3% economic growth forecast for this year, buoyed by growing tourism, recovering domestic consumption and the government's accelerated spending and measures to help low-income groups.
Luxury and high-priced products will be liable for higher tax payments when a draft amendment to the calculation of excise tax comes into force, likely next year.
Donors are being advised to switch from styrofoam food containers to biodegradable bagasse ones when supplying free food to mourners at Sanam Luang, as thousands of boxes have been left abandoned at the grounds after visitors leave, posing a headache for city cleaners.
In the struggling Gaza Strip, Omar Ramlawi's plastic factory is one of the few businesses that has managed to stay afloat, overcoming dire shortages of raw materials by resorting to an unusual source: recycling.
China's car and truck maker Beiqi Foton Motor has made a foray into the Thai automotive market by setting up a wholly-owned subsidiary to handle sales and production of Foton's pickup trucks, passenger pickup vehicles (PPVs) and passenger cars in Thailand.
A random inspection found over 100 vendors in Bangkok have marked up the prices of black clothes during the mourning period for the passing of His Majesty the King, Department of Internal Trade (DIT) director-general Nuntawan Sakuntanaga said yesterday.
In an outpouring of grief, a transformation seems to have occurred.
Prime Minister and head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha finally rid the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) of its last elected governor, MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra. The dismissal order came a little less than two months after he suspended the governor over investigations into alleged irregularities at the BMA.
The government and security forces have not been straight about their response to intelligence reports of a bomb threat in the Bangkok area. Police, the defence minister and the national spokesman all have made statements which have turned out to be less than forthcoming. The security threats supposedly involve Muslims from the deep South, and the allegations are swirling on the very eve of the...
About 10,000 people a day will be allowed to pay respects before His Majesty the King's body in the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall in the Grand Palace starting this Saturday.