CP awaits ruling on airport bid

CP awaits ruling on airport bid 'No problem' filing documents on day The government plans to upgrade U-tapao airport to serve the Eastern Economic Corridor scheme. The Charoen Pokphand Group (CP)-led consortium is holding its breath for the Supreme Administrative Court's ruling in a dispute with the navy committee over…

Confidence dips in October

Thanavath Phonvichai, vice-president of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, announces the consumer confidence index in Bangkok on Thursday. (Photo supplied) Despite a spate of government stimulus measures, consumer confidence continued to ebb in October as the public fretted about the tepid economy, political instability, shrinking exports, low…

Thai preparations for SEA Games kick off

Thai U23 players during training. PR Assistant coach Totchtawan Sripan says three-time defending SEA Games football champions Thailand's chances of grabbing another gold in the 2019 edition depend on how the players "handle the pressure".The 24 national U23 team probables, named by the Football Association of Thailand, started training at…

Cabinet MPs out of charter study

Cabinet MPs out of charter study Senators, experts to fill 12 vacant seats Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam No cabinet ministers will take part in a study of the proposed constitutional amendment, said Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam.The deputy premier in charge of legal affairs said on Thursday the committee…

Bangkok Cable announces third plant

Bangkok Cable Co signs a partnership agreement with Yong Sheng Trading Co to form a venture in Cambodia's wire and cable market. Bangkok Cable (BCC), a wire and cable maker, plans to begin investment in a third production plant, located in Chachoengsao, expecting operations to begin in 2020.Pongsapak Nakornsri, assistant…

Picking up the pieces after tragedy in South

Picking up the pieces after tragedy in South Community grapples with aftermath of insurgent attack that claimed 15 lives After losing her husband in Tuesday night's massacre at a security checkpoint in Yala's Muang district, Sarinya Chaiya, 40, has suddenly found herself wondering if she should move away from the…

Farmer subsidy sign-ups outpace budgeted funds

Farmer subsidy sign-ups outpace budgeted funds Extra B2.6bn needed to meet farmer demand At least 2.6 billion baht must be added to the subsidy scheme for rice farmers after the number of participants was higher than expected, says the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC).The number of farmer households…