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BANGKOK POST NEWS : MINISTRY TO REDUCE PRICES OF 74 AGROCHEMICAL ITEMS

30.11.2021

The Commerce Ministry's Internal Trade Department has teamed up with importers and traders to reduce the prices of 74 items of agrochemical products by as much as 35% for three months, starting from today.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : EEC TOUTS PRUDENCE OF PPP PROJECTS

29.11.2021

Four key infrastructure projects in the flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) are saving the state significant amounts of money because of their public-private partnership (PPP) funding, in addition to offering a net return of more than 200 billion baht for the government, according to the EEC Office.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : BETONG AIRPORT TO OPEN FULLY NEXT YEAR

26.11.2021

Betong airport in Thailand's southernmost province of Yala will open to commercial flights next year, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said yesterday.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : CIMBT REVISES UP GDP GROWTH FORECASTS

26.11.2021

The research office of CIMB Thai Bank (CIMBT) has upgraded its GDP projections for Thailand from 0.4% to 1.1% for this year and from 3.2% to 3.8% for next year, in line with better-than-expected third quarter economic reports.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : BANGLADESH FINALLY GETS NOD TO GRADUATE FROM LDC

25.11.2021

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has approved resolution to allow Bangladesh to graduate to the developing county grouping from least developed country (LDC) category 45 years after it was included in the category.
The UNGA adopted the historic resolution at its 76 session, said a press release from the finance ministry.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : MALDIVES WANTS TO RECRUIT SKILLED PROFESSIONALS, DOCTORS FROM BANGLADESH

25.11.2021

Maldivian Vice President Faisal Naseem has shown keen interest to recruit specialised professionals and doctors from Bangladesh, seeking to establish direct shipping line between Chattogram and Malé, to enhance bilateral trade.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : DRIVE TO WOO CHINESE INVESTORS TO EEC

25.11.2021

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Office wants more Chinese businesses to invest in the area to facilitate industrial development that is kinder to the environment, in partnership with China-based bank ICBC (Thai).

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THAI EMBASSY TO PROMOTE BANGLADESHI PRODUCTS: ENVOY

24.11.2021

Makawadee Sumitmor, Thailand Ambassador to Bangladesh has expressed her interests in increasing the sales of Bangladeshi products in the Thai market.
She disclosed her interest during a courtesy call on Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industries (FBCCI) President Md Jashim Uddin on Tuesday morning.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : TDRI POINTS TO POST-PANDEMIC MEGA TRENDS

24.11.2021

The Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) has urged the public and private sector to adapt themselves to eight post-pandemic mega trends that will create huge social and digital disruptions across industries.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : BIMAN TO RESUME DHAKA-BANGKOK FLIGHTS FROM DEC 2

23.11.2021

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will resume flights on the Dhaka-Bangkok-Dhaka route from December 2.
From Dhaka, a Biman flight will leave for Bangkok at 11:30am (local time) every Thursday and Sunday. The flight will depart Bangkok for Dhaka the same day at 4:15pm (local time).

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : SUPPLY-CHAIN PROBLEMS SHOW SIGNS OF EASING

23.11.2021

Global supply-chain woes are beginning to recede, but shipping, manufacturing and retail executives say that they don't expect a return to more-normal operations until next year and that cargo will continue to be delayed if Covid-19 outbreaks disrupt key distribution hubs.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : BBL ILLUSTRATES RISKS FOR THE THAI ECONOMY

23.11.2021

Bangkok Bank (BBL) predicts the economy will face a higher number of challenges over the next few years under a changing economic landscape following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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THE NATION NEWS : THAI STOCKS RISE IN THE MORNING TRADE

22.11.2021

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index rose by 2.51 points or 0.15 per cent to 1,647.57 on Monday morning.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : BIG UPBEAT ON SALES GROWTH PROSPECTS

22.11.2021

Bangkok Industrial Gas Co (BIG), Thailand's largest industrial gas producer, expects its sales to grow by 5-6% next year, up from an average of 4,200 tonnes per day, due to more demand from the manufacturing and service sectors following easing of the lockdown.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : LDC GRADUATION: BEING READY FOR GLOBAL STAGE IS KEY

19.11.2021

Bangladesh would genuinely graduate from the least-developed country bracket only after attaining a certain level of global competitiveness, said noted economist Rehman Sobhan yesterday.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : THAI VACCINE TO ENTER THIRD PHASE OF TRIALS

19.11.2021

Chulalongkorn University’s Centre of Excellence in Vaccine Research and Development expects to register its mRNA Covid-19 vaccine, known as ChulaCOV-19, mid-next year.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : IMPROVE FACILITIES, EASE OF DOING BUSINESS TO ATTRACT MORE FDI

18.11.2021

Enabling advantageous facilities for investors and making it easier to do business will help Bangladesh attract the foreign direct investment (FDI) expected in different sectors, according to the Foreign Investors' Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

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THE DAILY STAR : EASE OF DOING BUSINESS WILL HELP BANGLADESH ATTRACT MORE FOREIGN INVESTMENT: FICCI

17.11.2021

Increasing comparative facilities for the investors and improvement in the ease of doing business will help Bangladesh attract expected foreign direct investment in different sectors, according to Foreign Investors' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ficci).

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : DIGITALISATION TO DRIVE LOW-CARBON LEADERSHIP

18.11.2021

Thailand is expected to become Asean's low-carbon leader, driven by a digitalisation journey through the support of the country's innovation infrastructure, according to global tech giant Huawei Technologies.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : LDCS TO DEMAND CONTINUATION OF FISHERIES SUBSIDIES

16.11.2021

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : ECONOMY TO EKE OUT 1.2% GROWTH

16.11.2021

The Thai economy is expected to grow by 1.2% this year, recovering from a 6.1% contraction in 2020, with next year's expansion predicted to be between 3.5-4.5%, according to the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC).

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : BANGLADESH OFFERS BEST INCENTIVES FOR INVESTORS

15.11.2021

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) has urged French investors to take note of Bangladesh as an ideal destination for relocating industries.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : EVER-RELIABLE BUTTRESSES

15.11.2021

Despite the severe impact of Covid-19 on many sectors this year, the Thai economy is expected to perform well next year, contributed by some key sectors after the country's reopening on Nov 1.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : ITALIAN COMPANY WANTS TO RECYCLE SAVAR TANNERY WASTE

15.11.2021

An Italian company has proposed being authorised to manage Savar Tannery Industrial Estate's (STIE) solid waste so that it could recycle it into biogas and fertilisers.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : UNESCO PRIZE IS A TRIBUTE TO BANGABANDHU'S CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL HUMANITY

12.11.2021

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has handed over the "UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the Creative Economy" to MoTIV, a Uganda-based integrated creative studio.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : PRAYUT MULLS EASING COVID TRAVEL RULES

12.11.2021

The government is considering replacing the RT-PCR test with other screening methods for vaccinated tourists under the Test & Go scheme, and easing high-risk close contact (HRC) rules which force airplane passengers who had sat near Covid-19 patients to undergo mandatory quarantine.

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THE DIALY STAR NEWS: HR LINES TO BUY FOUR NEW SHIPS FROM CHINESE BUILDER

12.11.2021

Bangladeshi feeder vessel operator HR Lines, a subsidiary of the country's only container vessel owning firm Karnaphuli Group, is now in the final stage of negotiations with a Chinese shipbuilder over building four 3,000 TEU-capacity vessels.

The one year-long negotiation is a part of the HR's steady expansion plan to provide liner shipping services to the country's increasing imports and exports.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS: BANK OF THAILAND HOLDS KEY RATE AT RECORD LOW AS ECONOMY RECOVERS

10.11.2021

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low again on Wednesday, as widely expected, to support the economy as the country tries to revive the vital tourism sector.

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ฺBANGKOKENERGY GIANT PTT SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH CHINESE EV STARTUP HOZON POST NEWS :

10.11.2021

Thailand's largest energy firm PTT Plc and China's electric vehicle (EV) startup Hozon have signed an agreement to expand Thailand's EV market, the companies said on Wednesday.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : SET TO OFFER POPULAR FOREIGN STOCKS TO LOCAL TRADERS

09.11.2021

To revive investors' interest in traditional stocks, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is preparing to add new foreign stocks on the bourse to provide investors with more choices which can be easily traded through an online platform.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : CHINESE EXPORTS SOLID IN OCTOBER AS COVID EASES OVERSEAS

08.11.2021

SHANGHAI - China's exports rose by a better-than-expected clip in October, official data showed on Sunday, with demand strengthening in some key markets such as the United States and Covid numbers easing overseas.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS: CHINA IS READY' TO MAKE RCEP TRADE DEAL TARIFF CUTS

08.11.2021

HONG KONG: China is on track to cut tariffs when an Asia-Pacific trade deal comes into force at the start of next year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : MALAYSIA KEEN TO INVEST IN BANGLADESH'S PALM OIL INDUSTRY

05.11.2021

Malaysia has expressed interest to invest in palm oil-centric industries in Bangladesh to diversify exports.
This will indirectly and directly provide employment opportunities to many people and expand diversified businesses.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : FARMERS IN EEC AREAS TO GET SUPPORT FROM STATE

04.11.2021

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Office vows to accelerate farm development in EEC areas to increase the income of farmers in Chon Buri, Rayong and Chachoengsao.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : IEAT PROMOTES CREATION OF 'CORRECTIONAL' ESTATE PROJECT

03.11.2021

The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) is preparing to invite companies to join a project to build "correctional industrial estates" in five provinces, including those in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

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ฺBANGKOK POST NEWS : NT, AJA ENDORSE SMART CITY AGREEMENT

03.11.2021

National Telecom (NT) has joined hands with AJ Advance Technology (AJA) Plc to support the government's smart city project through 5G use cases, Alibaba cloud technology and 26-gigahertz spectrum range for the 5G network.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : BMA PUSHES FOR HASTE IN GETTING SAFETY CERTIFICATES

02.11.2021

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is urging business operators in the hospitality sector to apply for Safety and Health Administration (SHA) certificates to boost safety confidence among tourists when the country reopens on Monday

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : OIL PRICE INCREASE HURTING MANUFACTURERS, POLL REVEALS

02.11.2021

The global oil price surge is affecting the industrial sector as large numbers of factory operators have already borne the brunt, according to a recent poll conducted by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : EEC CONSTRUCTION PERMITS UP IN H1

01.11.2021

The number of residential construction permits in Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) provinces grew in the first half of 2021, along with a rise in new business registrations, both driven solely by Chon Buri.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : COMPUTER SERVICES EXPORT CROSSES $300M BASIS SAYS ACTUAL AMOUNT IS MUCH HIGHER

29.10.2021

Computer services export from Bangladesh has crossed the $300-million mark as the coronavirus pandemic turbocharged the global demand for data processing, hosting and consultancy services.
Local IT companies and freelancers have bagged an increased number of orders from clients across the globe since the crisis struck as customers had to rely more on digital tools to adapt to work-from-home practices.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : STATE BANKS LINE UP LOANS FOR BUSINESSES IN EEC

28.10.2021

State-run financial institutions stand ready to provide liquidity to around 175,000 business operators in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to help them deal with the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : STATE INSISTS AIRPORT RAIL LINK BE READY IN 4 YEARS

27.10.2021

The government has insisted that the high-speed rail linking Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-tapao airports, one of the key infrastructure projects in the flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), has to be finished over the next four years as planned.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : PREMIER BANK, UCB, DBBL REPORT HIGHER PROFITS

26.10.2021

Three private banks yesterday said their profits soared in the first nine months of the current year powered by increased business.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : THAILAND TO REGULATE DIGITAL PLATFORM SERVICE BUSINESSES

26.10.2021

The cabinet on Monday approved a draft decree to regulate digital platform service businesses to maintain financial and commercial stability and to prevent damage to the public, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : XIAOMI OPENS PLANT TO MAKE SMARTPHONES

22.10.2021

Xiaomi has opened a plant in Bangladesh to manufacture smartphones locally, joining a growing list of producers, both global and local, that are making high-end mobile phones in the country.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : MEGA EXPO CENTRE OPENS IN DHAKA

22.10.2021

The government yesterday opened the country's first and biggest multipurpose trade exhibition centre at Purbachal in Dhaka aiming to hold fairs and business-to-business matchmaking events for facilitating domestic and international trade, and thereby, advance the economy.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : DTAC SHAREHOLDER TELENOR VOWS TO REMAIN IN THAILAND

21.10.2021

Telenor Group, the major shareholder in Total Access Communication Plc (DTAC), has expressed its commitment to long-term investment in Thailand and contributing to people throughout society.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : IEAT TO BUILD B1.76BN INDUSTRIAL ESTATE

20.10.2021

A new industrial estate is to be built in Chachoengsao with a 1.76-billion-baht budget to serve high-tech industrial development projects in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) area, said the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT).

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : THAILAND URGES WTO TO TACKLE COVID-19 BARRIERS

20.10.2021

Thailand has urged World Trade Organization (WTO) members to step up tackling trade barriers and provide trade facilitation for essential products to cope with Covid-19 such as vaccine production to prevent further impact on global trade expansion.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : KASIKORN LAUNCHES TECH VENTURE BUILDER

19.10.2021

Kasikorn Business Technology Group (KBTG), a technology arm of Kasikornbank (KBank), has launched KASIKORN X (KX), a venture builder for tech startups aimed at capturing a surging wave of decentralised finance (DeFi) development.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : GOVT CONDUCTS FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR FTA WITH THAILAND

19.10.2021

Bangladesh's plans of signing a free trade agreement (FTA) with Thailand has turned more plausible with a feasibility study conducted by the Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : NEGOTIATIONS LIKELY NEXT YEAR WITH BANGLADESH

18.10.2021

Thailand expects to begin talks on a free trade agreement (FTA) with Bangladesh next year.
Auramon Supthaweethum, director-general of the Trade Negotiations Department, said talks are likely at the Joint Trade Committee (JTC) meeting between Thailand and Bangladesh in Dhaka next year.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : BANGLADESH NOW HAS 150 GREEN GARMENT FACTORIES -- HIGHEST IN THE GLOBE

18.10.2021

Bangladesh now has the highest number of green garment factories in the globe with the Leadership in Environmental and Energy in Design (LEED) certification given by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

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ฺBANGKOK POST NEWS : VALUE OF E-COMMERCE FORECAST TO HIT B4TN

15.10.2021

The value of Thailand's e-commerce is expected to grow 6.1% to 4 trillion baht this year, crucially driven by businesses that are sharpening their focus on the business-to-customer (B2C) model in the wake of the pandemic, according to the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA).

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS: ITALIAN FASHION BRAND BENETTON WANTS TO INCREASE APPAREL SOURCING FROM BANGLADESH

15.10.2021

Italian fashion brand United Colors of Benetton has expressed its willingness to increase its apparel sourcing from Bangladesh.
Monica Joshi, head of operations of Benetton Asia Pacific Limited, apprised Faruque Hassan, president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), of Benetton's plans when she called on him at BGMEA's office in Gulshan today.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : IMPORT TARIFF CUT FOR ONION, RAW SUGAR

15.10.2021

The customs authority yesterday reduced import tariff for onion and raw sugar in order to cut costs of businesses and contain the spiralling prices of the two popular items, according to notifications from the National Board of Revenue (NBR).

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BANGKOK POST NEWS: ECONOMIC PRIORITIES FOR DRIVING GROWTH

14.10.2021

The government is being urged to prioritise the continuation of infrastructure and special economic zone development, promotion of the bio-, circular and green (BCG) economic model, and legal amendments to promote the ease of doing business.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS: BANGLADESH KEEPS OUTRUNNING INDIA IN PER CAPITA GDP RACE

14.10.2021

Bangladesh is forecast to remain ahead of India in terms of per capita gross domestic product (GDP) in the next five years to 2026 powered by buoyancy in remittance, exports and agricultural activities.

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ฺBANGKOK POST NEWS : INDUSTRY TITANS WANT CLARITY ON CPTPP

12.10.2021

The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) is calling for a chat with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thailand's much-delayed decision to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) after China, Taiwan and Britain divulged their eagerness to take part in this free-trade pact.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : NOV 1 REOPENING

12.10.2021

Thailand will allow fully vaccinated visitors from low-risk countries to enter the kingdom without quarantine from Nov 1 as a key effort by the government to boost the economy.

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THE DAILY STAR : AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY AN EMERGING INVESTMENT DESTINATION FOR JAPAN

11.1.2021

The automotive industry in Bangladesh  could  be an emerging investment destination for Japanese entrepreneurs, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (DCCI) President Rizwan Rahman said yesterday.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : GSB SWITCHES TACK TO DATA ANALYTICS FOR DIGITAL LOANS

08.10.2021

Government Savings Bank (GSB) plans to deploy an alternative data analytics system by the middle of next year to enhance its digital lending analysis.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : STANCHART OFFERS DEDICATED HELPDESK FOR EXPATRIATES IN BANGLADESH

08.10.2021

Standard Chartered Bangladesh has launched a dedicated helpdesk for expatriates residing in Bangladesh.
The helpdesk will initially cater to Indians, one of the largest expatriate communities here, says a press release.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS: EXPORTS OF LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS UP

07.10.2021

Thai lifestyle product shipments are expected to grow healthily by 13.4% this year to 363 billion baht, driven by the economic recovery of trading partners and exporters' adjustment to sell their products through online and online business matching.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : THAI ENVOY HOPES FOR PROGRESS ON BANGLADESH FTA

07.10.2021

The newly appointed Thai ambassador to Bangladesh, Makawadee Sumitmor, has expressed hope that a free trade agreement (FTA) can be signed to create more business opportunities between the two countries.

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ฺBANGKOK POST NEWS: SHIPPERS KEEP GROWTH OUTLOOK AT 12%

06.10.2021

A group of Thai shippers is feeling more upbeat about export prospects this year after shipments rose for the sixth month in a row in August.
Chaichan Chareonsuk, chairman of the Thai National Shippers' Council (TNSC), said on Tuesday the group maintained its forecast for Thai export growth of 12% this year to US$260 billion.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : STATE REJIGS EEC INVESTMENT PLANS

05.10.2021

The government has revised investment plans in the state flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), as it aims to drive economic growth by 4.5-5% a year between 2022 and 2026.

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THE DAILY STAR NEWS : ADB EXTENDS $1.78B FOR DHAKA-SYLHET CORRIDOR

05.10.2021

The Asian Development Bank is providing $1.78 billion in loans to Bangladesh under the multi-tranche financing facilities, making it the highest proposed financing from the Manila-based lender against any single project.

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THAI PBS NEWS : PFIZER/BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE EFFECTIVENESS DROPS AFTER 6 MONTHS, STUDY SHOWS

05.10.2021

(Reuters) – The effectiveness of the Pfizer Inc (PFE.N)/BioNTech SE vaccine in preventing infection by the coronavirus dropped to 47% from 88% six months after the second dose, according to data published on Monday that U.S. health agencies considered when deciding on the need for booster shots.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : BOOSTING TIES TO BENEFIT BUSINESS

04.10.2021

The newly-appointed Thai Ambassador to Bangladesh, Makawadee Sumitmor, is calling for a free-trade agreement between Bangladesh and Thailand to create more business opportunities between both countries.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : SEC SCHEME USES AI FOR DIGITAL ENFORCEMENT PLAN

01.10. 2021

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has developed an e-enforcement project that uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology in verifying and investigating crimes and wrongdoing in the capital market.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS: BOT CHIEF FORECASTS UNEQUAL RECOVERY

01.10.2021

Economic inequality is expected to widen after the outbreak is controlled because lower-income earners will likely continue to suffer from the impact of the pandemic during an uneven recovery, says Bank of Thailand governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : DIGITAL ECONOMY POISED TO DOMINATE

16.09.2021

The digital economy will be a key sector driving Thailand's economic growth and may outweigh the physical economy in value in the next 5-10 years, said Jirayut Srupsrisopa, chief executive and co-founder of Bitkub Capital Group Holdings.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : NESDC CUTS GROWTH FORECAST TO 0.7-1.2%

17.08.2021

The government's planning unit has downgraded its economic growth forecast for a third time to a range of 0.7-1.2% this year from 1.5-2.5% made in May, 2.5-3.5% made on Feb 15 and 3.5-4.5% growth made in November last year, as Covid-19 cases surge.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : BOT BACKS BORROWINGS

17.08.2021

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) is urging the government to borrow an additional 1 trillion baht to address the severe economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and boost the country's long-term growth prospects.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : NEW APP AN ASSET FOR ANALYSIS

16.08.2021

FazWaz, a Thailand-based online real estate group, has recently launched a new app aimed at accelerating the digitalisation of the local property market.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS: SECOND BATCH OF PFIZER FOR MEDICS ARRIVES SATURDAY

13.08.2021

A second batch of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines for healthcare professionals in 77 provinces is expected to arrive on Saturday, according to the Department of Disease Control (DDC).

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : SAVINGS RATES SOAR AMID PANDEMIC

10.08.2021

Savings rates by locals at Thai and foreign commercial banks have more than doubled over the course of the pandemic, new data has revealed, with large depositors contributing the overwhelming majority of additional money.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS: CTBC BANKING ON THAI SMES

10.08.2021

Taiwan-based CTBC Bank (CTBC), a major shareholder of Land and Houses Bank (LH Bank), sees high growth potential of Thai small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the long term, though the SME segment is still facing hardships amid the pandemic, LH Bank president Chompoonoot Pathomporn said in an exclusive interview with the Bangkok Post.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : BANGKOK'S REOPENING TO BE POSTPONED

16.09.2021

Bangkok's reopening for inoculated tourists will be delayed by two weeks as most of the city's residents are still waiting for their second jabs, while the tourism ministry has pledged to open the city to bring at least 1 million international tourists this year.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : B53BN ALLOTTED FOR EEC WATER SUPPLY

09.08.2021

The government is committed to investing 52.9 billion baht from now to 2037 to ensure sufficient water supply for its flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : BOT: FIRMS EXPECT NORMALCY IN Q1 2022

06.08.2021

Nearly half of businesses expect normal Thai life to resume in the first quarter of next year, according to a Bank of Thailand survey.
The business sentiment index, which was conducted from July 1-22 on 260 businesses of all sizes, found 45% of respondents expect public confidence in spending life outside the home, including travelling as normal, will resume when new daily Covid-19 infections fall below 50, which they anticipate will happen in the first quarter of 2022.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS :  GOVT STARTS PFIZER ROLL-OUT

05.08.2021

The Public Health Ministry has started its Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine roll-out to medical personnel and frontline health workers in Bangkok, adjacent provinces, and other provinces nationwide as new record highs of 188 Covid-19 fatalities and 20,200 cases were reported on Wednesday.

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ฺBANGKOK POST NEWS : FIRMS WANT GOVT TO GIVE JAB TAX RELIEF

04.08.2021

The government is being encouraged to allow companies to have the cost of providing Covid-19 vaccines to their employees deducted from their corporate tax, as an indirect economic stimulus.

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ฺBANGKOK POST NEWS : MINISTRY INSISTS ALL MEDICS WILL GET PFIZER

03.08.2021

The Ministry of Public Health insisted that all medical health staff, along with rescuers and undertakers, will definitely get the Pfizer vaccine, as long as they fit the ministry's guidelines for mRNA-based vaccination.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : CALLS FOR RATE CUT TO RELIEVE PANDEMIC WOES

03.08.2021

Economists are urging Thailand's central bank to cut interest rates this week to support the economy amid rising downside risks.
Pipat Luengnaruemitchai, chief economist at KKP Research, a research house under Kiatnakin Phatra Financial Group (KKP), said the Bank of Thailand's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) should reduce the policy rate at its next meeting on Wednesday.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : GOVT EXTENDS LOCKDOWN

02.08.2021

The government has extended lockdown and curfew measures for two more weeks starting on Tuesday with 16 more provinces added to the list of "dark red or maximum and strict control zones", areas hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : KKP FORECASTS DEMAND FOR DEBT ASSISTANCE LIKELY TO SKYROCKET

30.07.2021

Kiatnakin Phatra Financial Group (KKP), a holding company of Kiatnakin Bank, expects a large number of customers to request financial assistance due to the prolonged pandemic.

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BANGKOK POST NEWS : GOVERNMENT ASKED TO EXPEDITE REGULATORY GUILLOTINE

29.07.2021

The government is being urged to step up efforts to reform outdated laws and regulations that hinder business activities and public services within six months to raise Thailand's competitiveness after the pandemic.

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ฺBANGKOK POST NEWS : STATE AGENCIES ALLOWED TO WAIVE FINES

29.07.2021

State agencies can consider waiving fines for private companies that have fallen behind construction schedules due to the impact of the pandemic, says Comptroller General's Department director-general Prapas Kong-ied.

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THAI PBS NEWS : WALK-IN VACCINATION AT BANGKOK’S BANG SUE GRAND STATION TO END ON JULY 31ST

27.07.2021

Vaccination services at Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok will be provided to people over 18 years of age and those afflicted with any of the seven underlying diseases, who registered in advance, starting August 1st, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced today (Monday).

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BANGKOK  POST NEWS : LAST CALL FOR ELDERLY EXPATS WANTING JABS

26.07.2021

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