Dual-track deal with China okayed

Dual-track deal with China okayed
November 26th, 2014 in Featured, Government

The Cabinet yesterday approved a draft memorandum of under-standing (MoU) with the Chinese government to …[More]

U-turn on savings fund

U-turn on savings fund
November 26th, 2014 in Government

The Finance Ministry is reviving plans to establish the National Savings Fund (NSF).

The policy reversal …[More]

Prayut’s Report Card

Prayut’s Report Card
November 24th, 2014 in Featured, Government

The Business Post asked 10 business leaders, economists and experts for a candid evaluation of the Prayut …[More]

Time to speed up reform

Time to speed up reform
November 21st, 2014 in Featured, Government

Industry leaders are urging the government to move faster on infrastructure investment, tax reform, tourism …[More]

State ramps up partner talks

State ramps up partner talks
November 21st, 2014 in Government

The government is flexing its muscles to spur exports in the remaining weeks of 2014, with plans to beef up trade …[More]

Hom Mali push in Hong Kong

Hom Mali push in Hong Kong
November 19th, 2014 in Government

The government has vowed to recoup the market share of Hom Mali fragrant rice in Hong Kong after the rice- …[More]

More flexibility for foreign businesses

More flexibility for foreign businesses
November 18th, 2014 in Featured, Government

The Commerce Ministry has reassured concerned investors overseas that the government will not stringently …[More]

State eyes sustainable changes

State eyes sustainable changes
November 18th, 2014 in Government

The government has reaffirmed its commitment to manufacturing restructuring, value-added industrial upgrades …[More]

Rice B680bn in the hole

Rice B680bn in the hole
November 14th, 2014 in Government

The country’s rice subsidy programmes covering 15 harvests over 11 years have caused massive losses of 680 …[More]

Oil Fund set for shake-up for fairness

Oil Fund set for shake-up for fairness
November 13th, 2014 in Government

Energy policymakers will reconsider the role of the state Oil Fund after its burden in subsidising liquefied …[More]

FBA amendment controversy heats up

FBA amendment controversy heats up
November 12th, 2014 in Featured, Government

The government has insisted the planned amendment to the Foreign Business Act (FBA) of 1999 will not be …[More]

New LPG price rise part of ministry’s master plan

New LPG price rise part of ministry’s master plan
November 6th, 2014 in Government

Vehicle owners and households using cooking gas can expect a further price increase in line with the Energy …[More]

Rice scheme loss ‘may reach B1tn’

Rice scheme loss ‘may reach B1tn’
November 6th, 2014 in Government

The loss incurred from the rice-pledging scheme could reach almost 1 trillion baht if it takes 10 years to sell 18 …[More]

Inheritance-tax draft to be presented to Cabinet soon

Inheritance-tax draft to be presented to Cabinet soon
November 5th, 2014 in Government

The draft inheritance-tax bill will be proposed to the Cabinet meeting next Tuesday with an expected fixed rate …[More]

More state rice sets sail

More state rice sets sail
October 31st, 2014 in Government

The government expects to deliver between 900,000 and 1 million tonnes from rice stocks by year-end through …[More]

Bond sales planned to help cover rice scheme losses

Bond sales planned to help cover rice scheme losses
October 30th, 2014 in Government

THE Finance Ministry plans to sell 30-year bonds to cover some of the about Bt500 billion in losses from the …[More]

Rice audit finds 90% substandard

Rice audit finds 90% substandard
October 29th, 2014 in Featured, Government

The government’s rice stocks have been found to be in a very poor state, with as much as 90% classified as …[More]

Petroleum concessions up for bidding

Petroleum concessions up for bidding
October 23rd, 2014 in Government

The government plans to auction new petroleum concessions for 29 onshore and offshore blocks next February …[More]

State tackles rice price issue head on

State tackles rice price issue head on
October 23rd, 2014 in Government

The government has vowed to take a proactive approach to farm product management with plans to stabilise …[More]

More waste-power plants coming

More waste-power plants coming
October 23rd, 2014 in Government

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Wednesday Thailand would push forward with the construction of more …[More]

New companies ‘may be front for pyramid scheme’

New companies ‘may be front for pyramid scheme’
October 21st, 2014 in Government

The Business Development Department is closely inspecting new registrations of firms suspected of being fronts …[More]

Growth ‘will offset debt burden’

Growth ‘will offset debt burden’
October 20th, 2014 in Featured, Government

The planned 2.4-trillion-baht infrastructure megaprojects are unlikely to affect public debt much, as the …[More]

Energy regulator inks MoU with DIW to expedite power-plant permits

Energy regulator inks MoU with DIW to expedite power-plant permits
October 16th, 2014 in Government

The National Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) yesterday signed an amended memorandum of understanding …[More]

BMTA agreesto low-floorbus fleet

BMTA agreesto low-floorbus fleet
October 15th, 2014 in Government

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) has agreed to change the terms of reference (ToR) for its delayed …[More]

Prajin to seek B8bn boost for Red Line

Prajin to seek B8bn boost for Red Line
October 14th, 2014 in Featured, Government

Transport Minister Prajin Juntong plans to seek cabinet approval to add 8.1 billion baht to the budget allocated …[More]

Agency eyes 6 products, services for ‘Best in Asean’ promotion

Agency eyes 6 products, services for ‘Best in Asean’ promotion
October 14th, 2014 in Government

THE INTERNATIONAL Trade Promotion Department will select six products and services to be promoted as …[More]

Board to mull streamlining programme of sugar industry

Board to mull streamlining programme of sugar industry
October 14th, 2014 in Government

The sugar industry’s liberalisation plan for launching refineries has been submitted to the Office of the Cane …[More]

Back on her old stamping ground

Back on her old stamping ground
October 14th, 2014 in Government

Apiradi Tantraporn was a bit surprised when she was approached to take the deputy commerce minister post in …[More]

Next week’s govt rice auction may be last before main harvest

Next week’s govt rice auction may be last before main harvest
October 14th, 2014 in Government

The Commerce Ministry plans to hold another round of bidding for 200,000 tonnes of rice next week, which could …[More]

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Sepo bill takes aim at politicised institutions

Sepo bill takes aim at politicised institutions
October 13th, 2014 in Government

The State Enterprise Policy Office (Sepo) is drafting a bill on good management practices in a bid to remove …[More]