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The week that was in Thailand news: Howzat! Rooster hits out at YouTwitFace....and scores 200 not out!

 

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I don't mind newbies to Thailand offering their opinions. As a former educator I'd be a hyper-hypocrite if I didn't listen to and respect their views. Sometimes, despite their innocence and lack of experience, they are more correct than us "old hands" who may wear our skepticism like an unnecessary overcoat at times, missing the obvious as we grind our respective axes.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145114-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-howzat-rooster-hits-out-at-youtwitfaceand-scores-200-not-out/

 

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Bangkok Bank expects 4 per cent growth in SME loans

By THE NATION

 

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Veerasak (File Photo)

 

Bangkok Bank Pcl (BBL) expects 3-4 per cent growth in loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Veerasak Sutanthavibul, the bank’s senior executive, said. Veerasak attributed it to the Bt600 billion holdover portfolio from 2019.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145165-bangkok-bank-expects-4-per-cent-growth-in-sme-loans/

 

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Drought expected to seriously affect some sectors in stock market

By The Nation

 

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Stock analysts estimate that the ongoing drought situation in the country will depress share prices in retail, construction materials, and power plant sectors, while water manufacturers’ shares, such as East Water Group (EASTW) and TTW, may not benefit from the increasing water demand due to rise in the cost of water diversion.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145166-drought-expected-to-seriously-affect-some-sectors-in-stock-market/

 

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AOT revenue 'not impacted' by cancellation of flights from Wuhan

By THE NATION

 

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The Wuhan coronavirus would not impact the revenue of Airports of Thailand (AOT), the company president said, adding charter flights would make up for the loss of flights from Wuhan.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145167-aot-revenue-not-impacted-by-cancellation-of-flights-from-wuhan/

 

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Coronavirus epdiemic seen impacting Thai economy

By THE NATION

 

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The coronavirus epidemic in China and other Asian countries will be a key factor in affecting the Chinese economy and also Thailand this week and maybe the next, experts said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145168-coronavirus-epdiemic-seen-impacting-thai-economy/

 

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Fund tasked with restructuring farmers' debt

By The Nation

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Jurin Laksanawisit has ordered the Office of the Farmers Rehabilitation and Development Fund to study debt restructuring of 46,000 farmers with a debt of Bt15 billion, deputy spokeswoman Ratchada Thanadirek said after a meeting of the Farmers Rehabilitation and Development Fund Committee on Friday (January 24).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145169-fund-tasked-with-restructuring-farmers-debt/

 

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No foolproof way to detect coronavirus infected people

By THE NATION

 

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Thai people have been warned to be on high alert for the Wuhan coronavirus as there was no perfect screening procedure to detect infected people as of now, Prof Teerawat Hemachuta, the head of Health Science Centre of Emerging Diseases at Chulalongkorn Hospital, said on Friday (January 24).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145172-no-foolproof-way-to-detect-coronavirus-infected-people/

 

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Govt steps up measures to tackle coronavirus situation

By THE NATION

 

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The Ministry of Tourism and Sports will hold a meeting with tour and hotel operators on January 27 on guidelines to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Thailand, Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisulee Traisaranakul said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145173-govt-steps-up-measures-to-tackle-coronavirus-situation/

 

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Anutin calls meeting of three ministries to work out measures on tackling coronavirus

By THE NATION

 

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul has called a meeting of officials from the Public Health, Transport, and Tourism and Sports ministries on Sunday (January 26) to work out an action plan to deal with the Wuhan coronavirus.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145174-anutin-calls-meeting-of-three-ministries-to-work-out-measures-on-tackling-coronavirus/

 

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Govt plan to build more sugar factories poses threat to environment, says expert

By The Nation

 

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An academic has warned that the government’s plan to build more sugar factories and biomass power plants may worsen air quality by releasing more particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM 2.5).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145175-govt-plan-to-build-more-sugar-factories-poses-threat-to-environment-says-expert/

 

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Teen Kunlavut’s exit ends Thai hopes in Thailand Masters

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
THE NATION

 

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Kunlavut Vitidsarn (Photo by Wanchai Kraisornkhajit)

 

The last local hope in the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters came to a disappointing end as Thai teen Kunlavut Vitidsarn perished in the semi-finals at Hua Mark Indoor Stadium on Saturday (January 25).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145176-teen-kunlavut’s-exit-ends-thai-hopes-in-thailand-masters/

 

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Pavit goes on birdie blitz to take slim lead

By THE NATION

 

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Nakhon Ratchasima - Pavit Tangkamolprasert became the third golfer to top the Boonchu Ruangkit Championship leaderboard after the Thai posted a third round eight-under-par 63 for a two-shot advantage on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145179-pavit-goes-on-birdie-blitz-to-take-slim-lead/

 

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Thai airport says still limiting virus scans as 7th patient reported

By Jiraporn Kuhakan and Panarat Thepgumpanat

 

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A banner on coronavirus is pictured at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi international airport in Thailand, January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's busiest airport said on Saturday it was awaiting more information from Chinese authorities before deciding whether to expand screening of passengers arriving from China to try to detect the new coronavirus.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145181-thai-airport-says-still-limiting-virus-scans-as-7th-patient-reported/

 

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