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Strengthening of baht and divisive politics could hurt Thai economy

By The Nation

 

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The baht could shoot up to Bt29 against the US dollar when the US Federal Reserve cuts the policy rate by another 25 basis points this month, according to Anusorn Tamajai, director of Economic and Business Research Centre for Reform at Rangsit University.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128585-strengthening-of-baht-and-divisive-politics-could-hurt-thai-economy/

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Spotify, Twitter have treat lined up for music fans

By The Nation

 

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Twitter and Spotify have partnered to provide music fans “with a totally immersive and interactive experience” at this year’s SpotifyOnStageBKK2019, which will be held on October 16 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Bang Na.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128586-spotify-twitter-have-treat-lined-up-for-music-fans/

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Unveiling government plan, Queen says priority is to exit EU on Oct. 31

 

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives at the State Opening of Parliament in London, Britain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool

 

LONDON (Reuters) - The priority of Britain’s government is to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, Queen Elizabeth said on Monday, setting out Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s programme for a country deeply divided over Brexit.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128603-unveiling-government-plan-queen-says-priority-is-to-exit-eu-on-oct-31/

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State banks to come under BOT's rules of conduct

By THE NATION

 

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The Bank of Thailand (BOT) will expand the scope of market conduct rules to state banks and nano-finance business, said Jaturong Jantarangs, assistant governor for supervision group 1.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128626-state-banks-to-come-under-bots-rules-of-conduct/

 

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Government and Opposition brace for budget bill showdown

 

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Government and Opposition parties are gearing up for a parliamentary showdown starting October 17th when the 3.2 trillion baht national budget bill for 2020 fiscal year is due for deliberation by the lower house.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128628-government-and-opposition-brace-for-budget-bill-showdown/

 

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Policeman falls asleep behind the wheel and crashes into roadside pole in Phang Nga

By The Thaiger

 

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On October 12, a pick-up truck was involved in a horrific road incident on Ban Dok Daeng – Ban Bangsai, Takuapa, in Phang Nga. Luckily the driver, a local policeman, survived but was trapped inside the vehicle while emergency responders figured out how to get him out.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128629-policeman-falls-asleep-behind-the-wheel-and-crashes-into-roadside-pole-in-phang-nga/

 

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Thailand to host PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - To promote tourism and meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, or MICE industry, tourism organizations are set to hold this year’s "PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019", promoting Pattaya as a tourism development model with the aim of becoming the MICE Metropolis of the eastern region.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128630-thailand-to-host-pata-destination-marketing-forum-2019/

 

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Oct ’73 mass uprising observed

By The Nation

 

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Various representatives and officials from both the public and private sectors on Monday marked the 46th anniversary of the October 14, 1973, mass uprising against the military dictatorship of Thanom Kittikachon.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128634-oct-’73-mass-uprising-observed/

 

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People remember 46 years after October 14 massacre

 

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BANGKOK(NNT) - At the October 14 Memorial Day ceremony observing the 46th year since the tragedy in 1973, the general public and relatives of the victims have attended religious ceremonies to commemorate all the lives lost in the tragedy. Delegates from many organizations have also laid wreaths in memory of those lost.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128634-oct-’73-mass-uprising-observed/?do=findComment&comment=14668803

 

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Thundershowers forecast for upper Thailand, heavy rain in some parts

By THE NATION

 

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Thundershowers are likely over the upper part of the country while isolated heavy rains and gusty wind are possible in the Northwest, the lower Central region and the East, including Bangkok and its vicinity, the Thailand Meteorological Department announced on Tuesday (October 15).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128638-thundershowers-forecast-for-upper-thailand-heavy-rain-in-some-parts/

 

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Two in custody more arrests coming after attack on Finn in South Thailand

 

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Two Thai men are in custody after a knife attack and robbery on a Finnish national in Nakorn Sri Thammarat at the weekend. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128643-two-in-custody-more-arrests-coming-after-attack-on-finn-in-south-thailand/

 

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U.S. demands Syria ceasefire, slaps sanctions on Turkey over incursion

By Steve Holland, Ellen Francis and Tuvan Gumrukcu

 

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A Syrian army soldier is seen in the town of Tel Tamer in northeast Syria, in this handout released by SANA on October 14, 2019. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey on Monday and demanded the NATO ally stop a military incursion in northeast Syria that is rapidly reshaping the battlefield of the world's deadliest ongoing war.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128646-us-demands-syria-ceasefire-slaps-sanctions-on-turkey-over-incursion/

 

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Trump ex-Russia adviser Fiona Hill testifies in impeachment inquiry

By Jonathan Landay and Patricia Zengerle

 

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Fiona Hill, former senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council, departs after testifying in the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser testified for more than nine hours on Monday behind closed doors as the latest witness summoned in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry against Trump over his request that Ukraine investigate a domestic political rival.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1128647-trump-ex-russia-adviser-fiona-hill-testifies-in-impeachment-inquiry/

 

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