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Tue, 23 Jul 2024 14:45:00 +0700
Thailand signals another U-turn on cannabis
Thailand will work towards controlling the use of cannabis through legislation instead of re-listing it as a narcotic, according to Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, signalling yet another policy U-turn.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 09:08:00 +0700
Halting tilapia invasion 'a priority'
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has instructed the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry to ramp up its efforts to stop the spread of blackchin tilapia in the country.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 08:32:00 +0700
Park honouring late king promises to be breath of fresh air
Thais are looking forward to the completion of a public park in remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, which is expected to become a major new landmark in Bangkok.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 08:25:00 +0700
Myanmar's embattled junta chief takes on role of nominal president
All duties of Myanmar's figurehead president have been transferred to the chief of the ruling junta, Min Aung Hlaing, after the nominal head of state was placed on medical leave following a period of prolonged illness, state television said on Monday...

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 07:06:00 +0700
Premium EV sales dip 35% in first half
Sales of premium electric vehicles (EVs) in Thailand plunged 35% year-on-year during the first half of this year, but German luxury car maker BMW remains positive about its EV sales, with newly launched models in the Mini family in Bangkok expected t...

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 06:58:00 +0700
Call for firms to support Thai farmers
The Commerce Ministry has called for collaboration among Thai conglomerates to help purchase agricultural products to support farmers, so that they can have a more stable income.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 06:41:00 +0700
Questions over digital wallet funding
The Finance Ministry has not ruled out using funds under Section 28 of the State Fiscal and Financial Discipline Act for the digital wallet handout scheme, says Finance Permanent Secretary Lavaron Sangsnit.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 06:26:00 +0700
Thai ESG Fund expected to receive cabinet green light on Tuesday
The cabinet is expected to endorse the new Thai ESG Fund on Tuesday, with analysts hoping the revised conditions of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused fund will boost trading on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) by 40-50 billio...

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 05:49:00 +0700
Mongkol tipped as new Speaker
Senator Mongkol Surasajja, a former Buri Ram governor, is strongly tipped to be selected as the Senate Speaker when the Upper House convenes on Tuesday.

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 05:30:00 +0700
Profits of 10 listed banks for H1 rise 3.7% to B126.4bn
The 10 SET-listed banks reported a combined net profit of 126.4 billion baht for the first half of this year, marking a 3.7% increase year-on-year. This growth was primarily driven by large banks, while smaller banks experienced a decline in earnings...