Pavement upgrade plan beckons

City Hall plans a new phase in its pavement improvement project for five major areas of the capital, Bangkok's deputy governor Sakchai Boonma said on Wednesday.Named the "Business Centre Area", the project's first site includes a section of Sathon Road and Sathon canal from the Nonsi area to Lumpini. Also…

Data centre to keep tabs on corruption

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has opened a centre for data analysis in an effort to prevent misconduct and corruption among state agencies.Niwatchai Kasemmongkol, secretary-general and spokesman for NACC, on Wednesday said the Corruption Deterrence Centre (CDC) will closely monitor information on alleged acts of corruption submitted by various agencies and…

Test & Go to return soon

International passengers arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport on Dec 20, 2021, shortly before the suspension of the Test & Go entry scheme. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb) The Test & Go programme will be reintroduced soon, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said. The CCSA is looking into ways to monitor the…

Cannabis delisting meet postponed

A Public Health Ministry narcotic drugs control committee postponed a meeting on Wednesday to consider the proposed delisting of cannabis from the narcotics list. It was called again for Thursday.Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul did not give a reason for the postponement. Mr Anutin previously said…

Tax may see SET trading value sink

Trading value on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) could drop 40% if a capital gains tax on share sales is imposed, with the higher cost driving investors away from the market, says Paiboon Nalinthrangkurn, chairman of the Federation of Thai Capital Market Organizations (Fetco).Mr Paiboon said he understands the…

KBank denies reporting Binance deal

KBank denies reporting Binance deal Local exchanges nervous about giant Kasikornbank (KBank) denied announcing a partnership with Binance, the world's largest digital exchange, saying it is interested in establishing and investing in digital asset businesses, but has not decided on how to proceed with such projects.Binance recently announced a partnership…

FTI suggests oil price surge will hit recovery

Kriengkrai Thiennukul, vice chairman of the Federation of Thai Industry The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is worried global oil prices may soar to US$100 a barrel, threatening to worsen the inflation rate and economic recovery, now struggling against the impact of Covid-19 in Thailand.The country is facing higher food…