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Search launched after man jumps off bridge to Phuket

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The search for the man began early this afternoon. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: Rescue workers and Marine Police this afternoon are searching for a young man seen parking his motorbike on the Thao Sri Soonthorn Bridge onto the island from Phang Nga and leaping over the side into the water below.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175768-search-launched-after-man-jumps-off-bridge-to-phuket/

 

 

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Krungthai: Economic Recovery to Take 2-3 Years

 

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BANGKOK, Aug 1 (TNA) – Krungthai Bank stated that the coronavirus disease 2019 had global impacts and it would take 2-3 years for economic recovery while health and digital business had a bright future. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175780-krungthai-economic-recovery-to-take-2-3-years/

 

 

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Concert Organizer Prosecuted for Lack of Disease Prevention

 

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NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Aug 1 (TNA) – The organizer of the “Jenni Lily Daimod Thasodchuen” concert recognized a charge from the Cha-uat district office for failing to implement disease control measures in the packed concert event.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175781-concert-organizer-prosecuted-for-lack-of-disease-prevention/

 

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BOT cuts interest rates on credit cards and loans by 2-4%

 

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The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has ordered commercial banks and financial institutions to cut the higher interest rates, charged to customers with credit card balances and personal loans, by 2-4%, effective today (Saturday), in an effort to help ease the burden on small debtors affected by COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175782-bot-cuts-interest-rates-on-credit-cards-and-loans-by-2-4/

 

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Gulf to issue Bt12bn in unsecured debentures rated ‘A-’

By THE NATION

 

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TRIS Rating has handed Gulf Energy Development (Gulf) an “A” company rating while rating Gulf’s senior unsecured debentures at “A-” in a Bt12-billion offering.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175783-gulf-to-issue-bt12bn-in-unsecured-debentures-rated-‘a-’/

 

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CPF rides pandemic boom, expects 10 per cent revenue surge

By The Nation

 

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Prasit Boondoungprasert, CPF chief executive officer

 

Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) expects revenue this year to grow by up to 10 per cent as the company has benefited from the Covid-19 pandemic and African Swine Fever (ASF).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175784-cpf-rides-pandemic-boom-expects-10-per-cent-revenue-surge/

 

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In gloomy economic scenario, gold continues to glitter

By THE NATION

 

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The price of gold contracts in the New York Market rose on Friday night (July 31), amid increase in demand from investors for the metal as a safe haven asset amid concerns about the global economy in the aftermath of Covid-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175786-in-gloomy-economic-scenario-gold-continues-to-glitter/

 

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Cabinet nod awaited for 160 state projects to lift economy

By The Nation

 

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Danucha Pichayanan

 

The subpanel tasked with screening state projects will propose another 160 projects to the Cabinet for consideration this week, subpanel chairman Danucha Pichayanan said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175787-cabinet-nod-awaited-for-160-state-projects-to-lift-economy/

 

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Labour protection agency steps in over mass lay-offs at Nakhon Sawan factory

By THE NATION

 

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The Department of Labour Protection and Welfare has ordered its officials to help staff of Body Fashion Factory, Nakhon Sawan branch, who were laid off with immediate effect on Friday (July 31).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175788-labour-protection-agency-steps-in-over-mass-lay-offs-at-nakhon-sawan-factory/

 

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Triumph 'not involved' in layoffs, says has no production unit in Thailand

By The Nation

 

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Triumph Holding AG has denied reports about the company laying off workers, saying it has no production site in Thailand and had no involvement with the case covered by Thai media.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175789-triumph-not-involved-in-layoffs-says-has-no-production-unit-in-thailand/

 

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Rice bags donated to villagers in Kanchanaburi

By The Nation

 

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The Thai Rice Exporters Association and Loom Soom Subdistrict Administrative Organisation handed out over 3,000 bags of rice to villagers in Kanchanaburi's Loom Soom subdistrict on Friday (July 31).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175791-rice-bags-donated-to-villagers-in-kanchanaburi/

 

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One injured as business row over face masks erupts

By THE NATION

 

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Business rivalry over face masks was suspected to be the reason behind a gunfight between two groups that left one person injured in Bangkok’s Bang Khae district.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175792-one-injured-as-business-row-over-face-masks-erupts/

 

 

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Discussions underway to link Songkhla and Phattalung with bridge over lake

By The Nation

 

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The Transport Ministry on Friday held a meeting to discuss the construction of a bridge over Songkhla lake to link Songkhla province's Krasae Sin district and Phatthalung province's Khao Chai Son district.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175793-discussions-underway-to-link-songkhla-and-phattalung-with-bridge-over-lake/

 

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Australia's Victoria to toughen coronavirus lockdown: media

 

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FILE PHOTO: Medical personnel administer tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a pop-up testing centre, as the state of New South Wales grapples with an outbreak of new cases, in Sydney, Australia, July 30, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

 

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Victoria state will toughen its social distancing measures in the coming days as the country's second-most populous state struggles to contain the novel coronavirus, media reported on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175794-australias-victoria-to-toughen-coronavirus-lockdown-media/

 

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