China rail deal to be inked today

China rail deal to be inked today
December 19th, 2014 in Government

Thailand and China will sign two memorandums of understanding (MoU) on the joint development of dual …[More]

Energy Ministry panel to determine authority on power purchase contract

Energy Ministry panel to determine authority on power purchase contract
December 18th, 2014 in Government

THE ENERGY Ministry has set up a committee to determine whether it has the full authority to terminate the …[More]

Nod to ‘digital economy’ draft

Nod to ‘digital economy’ draft
December 17th, 2014 in Featured, Government

THE CABINET yesterday approved a draft law setting up a national digital economy committee, and another …[More]

Dept watching 30-40 suspicious companies

Dept watching 30-40 suspicious companies
December 17th, 2014 in Government

The Business Development Department will strictly inspect 30-40 companies that are at high risk of operating …[More]

Govt hopeful of upgrade from US Priority Watch

Govt hopeful of upgrade from US Priority Watch
December 11th, 2014 in Government

THE government has high expectations that the United States will upgrade its trade status to the Watch List …[More]

Axe time limit on graft allegations

Axe time limit on graft allegations
December 10th, 2014 in Featured, Government

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) has urged policymakers to revoke the prescription period …[More]

Energy price restructuring plan ready

Energy price restructuring plan ready
December 10th, 2014 in Government

The Energy Policy and Planning Office will, on December 15, propose the energy price restructuring plan, while …[More]

Prayut vows transparency

Prayut vows transparency
December 10th, 2014 in Government

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has pledged a more transparent investment climate in order to streamline …[More]

ICT Ministry set to be rebranded

ICT Ministry set to be rebranded
December 5th, 2014 in Government

The government says it will submit the Act that will result in the Information and Communication Technology …[More]

Fuel prices will not be used for political gain, says Narongchai

Fuel prices will not be used for political gain, says Narongchai
December 5th, 2014 in Government

Energy Minister Narongchai Akrasanee has unveiled a master plan to develop the energy sector next year now …[More]

Ministry drawing up roadmap for farm trade

Ministry drawing up roadmap for farm trade
December 5th, 2014 in Government

The Commerce Ministry is preparing a proactive work plan for next year to raise the value and standards of farm …[More]

Prayut backtracks on FBA changes

Prayut backtracks on FBA changes
December 4th, 2014 in Featured, Government

The government has shelved plans to amend the Foreign Business Act (FBA), Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha …[More]

Ministers to discuss PTT pipeline transfer case

Ministers to discuss PTT pipeline transfer case
December 4th, 2014 in Government

FINANCE MINISTER Sommai Phasee will discuss with Energy Minister Narongchai Akrasanee the opinion of …[More]

State to set up holding company

State to set up holding company
December 2nd, 2014 in Government

The government plans to create a National Backbone Holding Co to operate the country’s telecommunications …[More]

World leaders want to hear from Prayut what is happening

World leaders want to hear from Prayut what is happening
December 1st, 2014 in Featured, Government

The global community has closely monitored how Thailand’s military-backed government will tackle corruption …[More]

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]

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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]