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Thailand plans economic rehab centre for post COVID-19

 

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FILE PHOTO: A view of Bangkok city amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok, Thailand, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand plans to set up an centre to help revitalise an economy hit by the coronavirus outbreak and is considering more relief measures for small businesses, government officials said on Friday.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172201-thailand-plans-economic-rehab-centre-for-post-covid-19/

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Price index for property drops in second quarter

By THE NATION

 

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Vichai Viratkapan

 

The price index for both housing estates and condominiums in this year’s second quarter has risen against the same period last year, but has dropped from the first quarter of this year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172224-price-index-for-property-drops-in-second-quarter/

 

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SET slides as new Covid-19 cases continue rising in US

By The Nation

 

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The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index dropped 15.31 points or 1.12 per cent closing at 1,350.50 today (July 10). Transactions, meanwhile, totalled at Bt64.196 billion with an index high of 1,363.28 and a low of 1,346.72.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172225-set-slides-as-new-covid-19-cases-continue-rising-in-us/

 

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Erdogan declares Hagia Sophia a mosque after Turkish court ruling

By Daren Butler and Ece Toksabay

 

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A woman gestures in front of the Hagia Sophia or Ayasofya, after a court decision that paves the way for it to be converted from a museum back into a mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey, July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

 

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan declared Istanbul's Hagia Sophia a mosque on Friday with the first Muslim prayers to begin in two weeks, after a top court ruled the ancient building's conversion to a museum by modern Turkey's founding statesman was illegal.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172226-erdogan-declares-hagia-sophia-a-mosque-after-turkish-court-ruling/

 

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Ghislaine Maxwell seeks bail, citing coronavirus, and denies Jeffrey Epstein charges

By Jonathan Stempel

 

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FILE PHOTO: Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York speaks alongside William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office, at a news conference announcing charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein in New York City, New York, U.S., July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime associate of late financier Jeffrey Epstein, on Friday forcefully denied charges she lured underage girls for him to sexually abuse and said she deserves bail, citing the risk she might contract the coronavirus in jail.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172227-ghislaine-maxwell-seeks-bail-citing-coronavirus-and-denies-jeffrey-epstein-charges/

 

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Singapore's ruling PAP cedes ground to opposition in pandemic poll

By Tom Westbrook, John Geddie and Aradhana Aravindan

 

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Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching arrive at a polling station during Singapore's general election, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Singapore July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su

 

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) extended its unbroken rule in Friday's election, but its vote share slipped near a record low as opposition parties made historic inroads in a ballot held under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172228-singapores-ruling-pap-cedes-ground-to-opposition-in-pandemic-poll/

 

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Mali police fire gunshots and tear gas to disperse protesters

By Tiemoko Diallo and Fadima Kontao

 

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Smoke rises as supporters of Imam Mahmoud Dicko and other opposition political parties protest after President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita rejected concessions, aimed at resolving a months-long political stand-off, in Bamako, Mali July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Matthiew Rosier

 

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Police in Mali on Friday fired gunshots and tear gas to try to dislodge protesters demanding the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from occupying the state broadcasting house and parliament, according to a Reuters witness.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172229-mali-police-fire-gunshots-and-tear-gas-to-disperse-protesters/

 

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Prayut shifts to 'new normal' economic management

By The Nation

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday meets with his economic advisers, business leaders and some ministers to discuss extra measures to support small businesses and people adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has changed the way he manages the economy by increasing collaboration with his economic advisers and business leaders.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172232-prayut-shifts-to-new-normal-economic-management/

 

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TCG to guarantee Bt30bn in loans for small businesses

By The Nation

 

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Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana

 

The Finance Ministry has asked the Thai Credit Guarantee Corporation (TCG) to guarantee Bt30 billion in SME loans, but will set up a separate Bt50-billion fund to support small and medium-sized businesses hardest hit by Covid-19 and the economic contraction.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172233-tcg-to-guarantee-bt30bn-in-loans-for-small-businesses/

 

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Private sector shaken after 4 economics ministers quit ruling party

By THE NATION

 

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The private sector has been shaken by upheaval in the Prayut government, after four ministers credited with running the economy resigned from the ruling Palang Pracharat Party.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172236-private-sector-shaken-after-4-economics-ministers-quit-ruling-party/

 

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Speculation Still Rife over Cabinet Reshuffle

 

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BANGKOK, July 10 (TNA) - Speculation over a cabinet reshuffle is still rife after three ministers and prime minister’s deputy secretary have announced their resignations as members of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172238-speculation-still-rife-over-cabinet-reshuffle/

 

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Thai People Confident of COVID-19 Control

 

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NONTHABURI, July 10 (TNA) – The majority of Thai people are confident that the government can cope with the second spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a survey by the Public Health Ministry.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172240-thai-people-confident-of-covid-19-control/

 

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