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Thai central bank head warns of financial system risk from ultra-low rates

 

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FILE PHOTO: Thailand's Central Bank Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Bank of Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand, October 4, 2019. REUTERS/Matthew Tostevin

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Huge global capital flows and prolonged ultra-low interest rate policies of advanced nations have made it harder for emerging economies to protect their financial system, Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob said on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129687-thai-central-bank-head-warns-of-financial-system-risk-from-ultra-low-rates/

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Dean & Deluca owner, Thailand's Pace defaults on debt of $86 mln

 

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BANGKOK, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Thai property firm Pace Development Pcl, owner of the high-end grocer Dean & Deluca, said on Monday it was in default of 2.6 billion baht ($86 million) with one of the nation’s largest lenders as of Oct. 18, sending its shares down 25%.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129685-dean-deluca-owner-thailands-pace-defaults-on-debt-of-86-mln/

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, minus beard, appears in London court

 

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Demonstrators hold placards during a protest outside of Westminster Magistrates Court, where a case management hearing in the U.S. extradition case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is held, in London, Britain, October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

 

LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a London court on Monday for a hearing on whether he should be extradited to the United States to face spying charges.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129690-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-minus-beard-appears-in-london-court/

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Army chief not keen on politics 

By NATTHAPHAT PHROMKAEW
The Nation

 

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File Photo: General Apirat Kongsompong

 

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong must wait for two years after retirement to be eligible for the position of prime minister, while Apirat says he will not jump into politics.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129735-army-chief-not-keen-on-politics/

 

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Exports improve as Thai exporters adapt to the situation

By The Nation

 

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Pimchanok Vonkorpon, director-general of the Trade Policy and Strategy Office

 

In September, Thailand’s exports contracted 1.4 per cent year on year to US$20.481 billion (Bt319.88 billion), while imports contracted 4.2 per cent year on year to $19.206 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $1.275 billion.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129737-exports-improve-as-thai-exporters-adapt-to-the-situation/

 

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Volunteers take a dive – to clean Similan ocean

By The Nation

 

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Similan Islands National Park, Aquadive Mermaid Academy Thailand, Scuba School International, Love Andaman tour agency, and scuba dive instructor Asirawat Chuchote – who loves dressing up as a mermaid for the pleasure of tourists – teamed up to launch a campaign called Part of the Ocean, which brought together volunteers to collect marine debris caused by the monsoon.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129739-volunteers-take-a-dive-–-to-clean-similan-ocean/

 

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Kasikornbank sees drop in nine-month net profit

By THE NATION

 

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The bank's president Kattiya Indaravijaya

 

Kasikornbank and its subsidiaries reported a combined net profit of Bt29.924 billion for the first nine months of 2019, representing a decrease of 4.78 per cent over the same period last year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129740-kasikornbank-sees-drop-in-nine-month-net-profit/

 

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Cyber security, fintech at core of Thai-Russian MoU on cooperation 

By The Nation

 

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Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob(left) and Elvira Nabiullina, Governor of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

 

Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation with Elvira Nabiullina, Governor of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on October 18 at the IMF-WBG annual meetings in Washington, DC.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129742-cyber-security-fintech-at-core-of-thai-russian-mou-on-cooperation /

 

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New artificial intelligence platform introduced to boost Thai healthcare sector

By Nophakhun Limsamarnphun

The Nation

 

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Enterprise software firm Infor is focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) platform as a service to help customers make quicker and better use of new features, with Thailand’s healthcare and food sector among the firm’s top potential markets. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129743-new-artificial-intelligence-platform-introduced-to-boost-thai-healthcare-sector/

 

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Thailand, Myanmar agree to use baht, kyat for cross-border payments

By The Nation

 

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Right to left: Veerathai, U Soe Win and U Kyaw Kyaw Maung

 

Veerathai Santiprabhob, governor of the Bank of Thailand, and his Myanmar counterpart U Kyaw Kyaw Maung, signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU) on October 18 during the IMF-World Bank meeting in the US.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129746-thailand-myanmar-agree-to-use-baht-kyat-for-cross-border-payments/

 

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Govt to set up specific guidelines for Bryde's whales watching in Chon Buri

By The Nation

 

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After the incident of more than 20 tourists driving jet skis on a whale-watching expedition in Chon Buri on October 15, which adversely affected marine animals and environment, the director of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources said measures need to be put in place to prevent such behaviour.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129747-govt-to-set-up-specific-guidelines-for-brydes-whales-watching-in-chon-buri/

 

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Egat gets nod for first time to import LNG

By THE NATION

 

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Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong

 

The Energy Policy Administrative Committee on Monday gave the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) the go-ahead for the first time to import Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) totalling 130,000 tonnes.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129751-egat-gets-nod-for-first-time-to-import-lng/

 

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Branded goods not getting cheaper in Thailand any time soon

By THE NATION

 

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The Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana

 

The Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana denied he has discussed the possibility of reducing tariff on branded goods to 5 per cent from the current 30 per cent with the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129753-branded-goods-not-getting-cheaper-in-thailand-any-time-soon/

 

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National Office of Buddhism asked to warn temples not to fell precious trees for commercial gain

 

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The Royal Forest Department has sought urgent cooperation from the National Office of Buddhism to remind temples that the department’s recent decision, to allow the felling or pruning of precious trees on privately-owned land plots, was intended to encourage people to grow precious trees for commercial purposes, but did not apply to fully-grown precious trees, some of which are over 100 years old.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129755-national-office-of-buddhism-asked-to-warn-temples-not-to-fell-precious-trees-for-commercial-gain/

 

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