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]

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]

Ministry tackles cassava glut

Ministry tackles cassava glut
October 13th, 2014 in Government

The government has pledged to use more cassava in ethanol production to curb negative effects on domestic …[More]

Focus on energy efficiency

Focus on energy efficiency
October 13th, 2014 in Government

SOME MEMBERS of the National Reform Council’s energy sector reform team plan to focus on ending price …[More]

Rice exports to Iran may resume soon

Rice exports to Iran may resume soon
October 13th, 2014 in Government

THAILAND is expected to export more rice to Iran soon after that country lifts an import ban imposed three years …[More]

ERC drafts IPP regulation

ERC drafts IPP regulation
October 9th, 2014 in Government

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is drafting a new regulation to set criteria for the renewal of concessions …[More]

Minister nixes proposed SME federation

Minister nixes proposed SME federation
October 9th, 2014 in Government

Plans to set up Thailand’s first SME federation representing small and medium-sized enterprises are likely to hit …[More]

Master plan set for release next month

Master plan set for release next month
October 9th, 2014 in Government

The Energy Policy and Planning Office expects the new power development plan (PDP) to be finalised next month …[More]

Work permit, visa proposals get positive response

Work permit, visa proposals get positive response
October 8th, 2014 in Government

The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking has given an update on its proposals to …[More]

FPO: Savings Fund likely to be scrapped

FPO: Savings Fund likely to be scrapped
October 7th, 2014 in Government

The plan to bring back the National Savings fund (NSF) is likely to be scrapped as administrative costs are …[More]

Direct line against graft

Direct line against graft
October 6th, 2014 in Government

The Customs Department has set up a channel to allow the public, exporters and importers direct access to the …[More]

Domestic loans main source for projects

Domestic loans main source for projects
October 6th, 2014 in Government

Borrowing in the domestic market will be a major source of funding for the 2.4-trillion-baht infrastructure projects …[More]

Prajin wants AoT staff to act as cops

Prajin wants AoT staff to act as cops
October 2nd, 2014 in Featured, Government

Transport Minister Prajin Juntong agrees with a plan to empower Airports of Thailand (AoT) officials to assume …[More]

LPG, CNG prices begin their ascent

LPG, CNG prices begin their ascent
October 1st, 2014 in Featured, Government

Decade-long subsidies for cooking gas and natural gas prices end today as the Energy Ministry raises their retail …[More]

Rice exports to hit 11 million tonnes

Rice exports to hit 11 million tonnes
October 1st, 2014 in Government

Thailand’s rice shipments are on course to hit 11 million tonnes this year thanks to price competitiveness and the …[More]

Commerce Ministry determined to boost growth of Thai organic products dector

Commerce Ministry determined to boost growth of Thai organic products dector
September 29th, 2014 in Government

With organic products currently accounting for only 1 per cent of the Thai food market, the Commerce Ministry and …[More]

Revenue will miss target

Revenue will miss target
September 25th, 2014 in Government

The government’s revenue collection for this fiscal year ending next Tuesday could fall 200 billion baht short of …[More]