BAAC promissory note sale tanks

BAAC promissory note sale tanks
February 28th, 2014 in Government

The caretaker government’s fundraising plan to pay off rice farmers suffered another setback on Thursday …[More]

Nod to Bt20 bn partial payout to rice farmers

Nod to Bt20 bn partial payout to rice farmers
February 26th, 2014 in Government

The caretaker Cabinet yesterday approved a short-term allocation of Bt20 billion from the central budget …[More]

Steps on budgetary loopholes suggested

Steps on budgetary loopholes suggested
February 25th, 2014 in Government

ADDED TRANSPARENCY and contingent liability are needed to serve as extra checks and balances on the …[More]

Urgent funding sought for farmers

Urgent funding sought for farmers
February 25th, 2014 in Government

THE NATIONAL Rice Policy Committee will today ask the Cabinet to allocate Bt10 billion to Bt20 billion …[More]

New government urged to avoid populist policies

New government urged to avoid populist policies
February 20th, 2014 in Government

The new government, once installed, is urged to rid itself of political influence in economic affairs, particularly …[More]

Commerce sets 3-prong plan to pay farmers

Commerce sets 3-prong plan to pay farmers
February 20th, 2014 in Government

THE COMMERCE MINISTRY yesterday launched a plan to raise funds to pay growers under the rice-subsidy …[More]

Govt searches for ways to pay rice farmers

Govt searches for ways to pay rice farmers
February 17th, 2014 in Government

The Yingluck Shinawatra government may have dried the tears of a few cash-strapped farmers when she vowed …[More]

Targeting of businesses slammed

Targeting of businesses slammed
February 14th, 2014 in Government

Board of Trade, Thai Chamber say govt’s pursuit of PDRC financiers irresponsible and damaging …[More]

First 50 rice farmers file court cases against government

First 50 rice farmers file court cases against government
February 14th, 2014 in Government

A group of 50 farmers has launched the first civil court lawsuit against the caretaker government to demand …[More]

Afet bids for govt rice come in low amid high supply

Afet bids for govt rice come in low amid high supply
February 14th, 2014 in Government

A total of 17 traders joined the Commerce Ministry’s auction yesterday of 227,000 tonnes of rice via the …[More]

Rice farmers to get payments next week, Yingluck assures

Rice farmers to get payments next week, Yingluck assures
February 14th, 2014 in Government

Long-overdue government subsidy payments to farmers under the rice-pledging scheme will begin next …[More]

Bt2-tn loan bill chided in court

Bt2-tn loan bill chided in court
February 13th, 2014 in Featured, Government

TESTIFYING on the government-backed Bt2-trillion borrowing bill to the Constitutional Court yesterday …[More]

Business lobbies, academics blast rice subsidies, govt’s ‘insincere’ anti-graft sentiments

Business lobbies, academics blast rice subsidies, govt’s ‘insincere’ anti-graft sentiments
February 12th, 2014 in Featured, Government

Some academics and private-sector representatives yesterday slammed the government over its controversial …[More]

Arrest warrants issued against four Commerce officials over anti-govt activity

Arrest warrants issued against four Commerce officials over anti-govt activity
February 12th, 2014 in Featured, Government

Four Commerce Ministry officials have been issued arrest warrants by the Centre for Maintaining Peace …[More]

Protests shade rooftop plan

Protests shade rooftop plan
February 12th, 2014 in Government

The prolonged political unrest has delayed the government’s project to install solar rooftops at over 750 …[More]

Rice payments harry academics

Rice payments harry academics
February 12th, 2014 in Government

The Constitution Court should rule the caretaker government’s borrowing to pay farmers who pledged their …[More]

Inspectors uncover shortage

Inspectors uncover shortage
February 11th, 2014 in Government

Last year’s sweeping inspection of warehouses nationwide found as much as 4.5 million tonnes of grain …[More]

Unused car orders to be cancelled

Unused car orders to be cancelled
February 11th, 2014 in Government

The Excise Tax Department plans to talk to dealers about scrapping the reservations of more than 100,000 …[More]

Development slave to political tussle

Development slave to political tussle
February 10th, 2014 in Featured, Government

When another round of serious political conflicts started last November, no one imagined the clashes would …[More]

Another tablet auction set

Another tablet auction set
February 10th, 2014 in Government

All 1.63 million tablets under the second phase of the government’s One Tablet per Child scheme will be …[More]

Ministers baulk at e-auctions

Ministers baulk at e-auctions
February 10th, 2014 in Government

E-auctions of big projects worth a combined 66 billion baht have stalled on concerns that such bidding under …[More]

Traders: Old rice stocks unshippable

Traders: Old rice stocks unshippable
February 10th, 2014 in Government

The government is being urged to take the harsh step of ridding itself of old rice stocks, which have long been …[More]

It’s time to compromise

It’s time to compromise
February 7th, 2014 in Government

Business leaders and academics agree Thailand urgently needs face-to-face negotiations to seek a consensus …[More]

End pledging project now: exporters

End pledging project now: exporters
February 6th, 2014 in Government

RICE EXPORTERS have urged the caretaker government to end its flagship rice-pledging scheme …[More]

New auction after deal falls through

New auction after deal falls through
February 6th, 2014 in Government

The Education Ministry will hold a second round of tablet auctions for two zones of the second phase of …[More]

Chinese whispers as government deal hits rocks

Chinese whispers as government deal hits rocks
February 5th, 2014 in Featured, Government

Academics and exporters alike believe there is something very fishy behind the government’s rice deal …[More]

Beware ‘populist policy trap’

Beware ‘populist policy trap’
February 4th, 2014 in Featured, Government

The government should abandon its non-welfare populist policies on the grounds that Thailand could fall …[More]

Govt plans rice auction next week

Govt plans rice auction next week
February 4th, 2014 in Government

The caretaker Commerce Ministry will try to release 500,000 tonnes of rice from its stockpiles via auction …[More]

Gold may be excluded from free-trade agreement with India

Gold may be excluded from free-trade agreement with India
February 3rd, 2014 in Government

India is considering withdrawing some products from the Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) with Thailand after …[More]

A rotten harvest

A rotten harvest
February 3rd, 2014 in Government

In the two years since the launch of the government’s rice pledging policy, where do we stand now? …[More]

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