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The week that was in Thailand news: Investing in Thailand? Plenty have done very well, thank you very much.

 

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Whenever a news item mentions a foreigner who got their investment fingers burnt in Thailand, out they come.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143944-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-investing-in-thailand-plenty-have-done-very-well-thank-you-very-much/

 

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Finance Ministry to launch campaign in bid to woo investments

By THE NATION

 

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Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana said on Saturday (January 18) that his ministry is working with related agencies to launch the “2020: The year of investment” campaign, which will be presented to the Cabinet for approval soon.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144000-finance-ministry-to-launch-campaign-in-bid-to-woo-investments/

 

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Pork prices hit record high amid lower supplies due to drought

By THE NATION

 

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Pork prices have shot up in the fresh market of Betong district in Yala province in the South due to lower supplies and the upcoming Chinese New Year next week, traders said on Saturday (January 18).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144001-pork-prices-hit-record-high-amid-lower-supplies-due-to-drought/

 

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Gains from SCB Life sale pump up SCB profits

By THE NATION

 

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Siam Commercial Bank and its subsidiaries reported pre-provision operating profit (PPOP) of Bt95.6 billion last year, up 30 per cent year on year (YoY).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144002-gains-from-scb-life-sale-pump-up-scb-profits/

 

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Bangkok water quality back to WHO-recommended levels, authority confirms

By THE NATION

 

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The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) said the quality of tap water has returned to normal in Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakarn provinces over the weekend.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144004-bangkok-water-quality-back-to-who-recommended-levels-authority-confirms/

 

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Stamp to defend ONE atomweight title against Todd in Singapore

By THE NATION

 

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ONE Championship returns to the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday, 28 February for ONE: King of the Jungle, set to showcase the absolute best in world-class martial arts talent.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144009-stamp-to-defend-one-atomweight-title-against-todd-in-singapore/

 

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MEA enters joint venture to develop Smart Metro Grid

By THE NATION

 

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The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) is embarking on a joint venture to install smart meters for some 33,000 households in a move to pilot the government’s smart city initiative.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144010-mea-enters-joint-venture-to-develop-smart-metro-grid/

 

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Norway aims to cash in on growing Thai appetite for salmon

By Sirivish Toomgum
THE NATION

 

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The Thai appetite for Norway's salmon has grown substantially, despite the economic slowdown, according to Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144012-norway-aims-to-cash-in-on-growing-thai-appetite-for-salmon/

 

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Man City drop more points, Norwich get lifeline

By Martyn Herman

 

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LONDON (Reuters) - Even when Liverpool are not in action they continue to bolster their seemingly impregnable Premier League lead and it happened again on Saturday as second-placed Manchester City could only draw 2-2 with Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144015-man-city-drop-more-points-norwich-get-lifeline/

 

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Scores wounded as security forces, protesters clash in Beirut

 

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A demonstrator throws a tear gas canister during a protest against a ruling elite accused of steering Lebanon towards economic crisis in Beirut, Lebanon January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

 

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Cat-and-mouse clashes between Lebanon's security forces and protesters wounded scores of people on a night of violence that rocked central Beirut on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144018-scores-wounded-as-security-forces-protesters-clash-in-beirut/

 

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Spain's Magaluf and Ibiza crack down on booze-fuelled tourists

 

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MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Balearic Islands banned pub crawl tours and happy hours in three holiday hotspots on Friday in a string of new measures to crack down on binge-drinking tourists.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144019-spains-magaluf-and-ibiza-crack-down-on-booze-fuelled-tourists/

 

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China reports new virus cases, raising concern globally before key holiday

By Se Young Lee and Hallie Gu

 

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported four more cases of pneumonia believed to be caused by a new coronavirus strain, causing rising concern globally that a disease health officials do not yet fully understand could spread during a key holiday period.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144020-china-reports-new-virus-cases-raising-concern-globally-before-key-holiday/

 

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Unreliable GPS and faulty brakes blamed after scores injured in bus crash in Nan

 

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Fifteen people were injured, one seriously, when a tour bus carrying forty cyclists crashed in Nan province in northern Thailand on Saturday morning.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144021-unreliable-gps-and-faulty-brakes-blamed-after-scores-injured-in-bus-crash-in-nan/

 

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Thailand puts high-speed rail project on track with land pledge

MARIMI KISHIMOTO, Nikkei staff writer

 

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BANGKOK -- Thailand finally reached an agreement for construction of a high-speed rail line linking three airports serving Bangkok, after making a unusual pledge to secure all land for the builders in a timely fashion.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144024-thailand-puts-high-speed-rail-project-on-track-with-land-pledge/

 

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