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State of economy worse than initially estimated: BOT

By THE NATION

 

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The economy will be highly unpredictable due to the global slowdown and the state of financial markets, Titanun Mallikamas, the Bank of Thailand (BOT)’s assistant governor of the monetary policy committee, said on Wednesday (June 3).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166955-state-of-economy-worse-than-initially-estimated-bot/

 

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Thai researchers closer to finding Covid-19 vaccine

By ThaiPBS World’s General Desk

 

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A researcher at the Chula Vaccine Development Centre shows a tube of vaccine prototype. This prototype is now being tested on macaques.

 

Hope is in sight for the region as Thai researchers make progress in the hunt for a vaccine against coronavirus, which has wreaked havoc across the world for several months now.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166975-thai-researchers-closer-to-finding-covid-19-vaccine/

 

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Jobs data shows an uptick in some sectors in May

By The Nation

 

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The latest data at the end of May showed an increase in recruitment across five industries, jobsDB (Thailand) said in its overview of job demand in Thailand for the period March to May.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167010-jobs-data-shows-an-uptick-in-some-sectors-in-may/

 

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New Roi-Et tower hits high note on Isaan skyline

By THE NATION

 

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Construction of the new landmark rising in the Northeast province of Roi Et province is more than 90 per cent complete. The Roi-Et 101 Tower will open to visitors before the end of 2020, giving them a bird’s-eye view of the provincial capital, said city mayor Banchong Kositchiranan.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167011-new-roi-et-tower-hits-high-note-on-isaan-skyline/

 

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Suspect insists Alzheimer’s patient ‘started it first’

By The Nation

 

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The Trat city council official who was accused of attacking a 78-year-old Alzheimer’s patient defended himself by saying the old man was wielding a knife and tried to attack his father first.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166815-police-refuse-to-take-on-case-of-attack-on-alzheimer’s-patient/?do=findComment&comment=15483098

 

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Kasikorn Research Centre adjusts 2020 growth forecast down to -6%

 

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Thailand’s GDP for the whole of 2020 is forecast to contract by as much as 6%, instead of 5% as previously projected, according to the Kasikorn Research Centre (KRC).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167012-kasikorn-research-centre-adjusts-2020-growth-forecast-down-to-6/

 

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Businessman sentenced to four years for DUI fatal accident

 

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The Supreme Court has upheld the 4-year prison sentence handed down by a lower court to a businessman who, under the influence of methamphetamines, rammed his Mercedes Benz into the rear of another car, causing it to catch fire and killing its 2 student occupants.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167013-businessman-sentenced-to-four-years-for-dui-fatal-accident/

 

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Child nursery operators appeal for permission to reopen

 

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Operators of more than 80 privately owned children’s nurseries today lodged an appeal with the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration, through the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the PM’s Office, to allow them to reopen by June 15th.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167014-child-nursery-operators-appeal-for-permission-to-reopen/

 

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Fabulous 103 helps the Pattaya hungry every single day

By Barry Kenyon

 

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In addition to Thai local government and commercial input, foreign sponsored or backed organizations have been significantly addressing the food needs of perhaps 50,000 Thais who have been left jobless by the Covid-19 pandemic which has virtually closed down the Pattaya tourist industry.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167016-fabulous-103-helps-the-pattaya-hungry-every-single-day/

 

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Cabinet allows migrant workers to work in Thailand until July 31, 2020

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - A meeting of cabinet ministers has resolved to allow migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar to work in Thailand until July 31, 2020, to help reduce the potential spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, and to maintain a workforce as the situation gradually improves.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167017-cabinet-allows-migrant-workers-to-work-in-thailand-until-july-31-2020/

 

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Soccer-One positive result at Spurs in latest Premier League COVID-19 tests

 

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(Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur confirmed a person from the club had tested positive for COVID-19, the only positive result in the latest round of testing ahead of the Premier League's restart on June 17.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167018-soccer-one-positive-result-at-spurs-in-latest-premier-league-covid-19-tests/

 

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West Ham to play friendlies before Premier League restart, says Moyes

 

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(Reuters) - West Ham United will play friendly matches as they look to get some match practice and regain fitness ahead of the Premier League's restart this month, manager David Moyes said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1167019-west-ham-to-play-friendlies-before-premier-league-restart-says-moyes/

 

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