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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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South Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass half a million

 

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FILE PHOTO: A Stranded commuter walks at a deserted Baragwanath taxi rank during a protest by the South African minibus taxi operators against the government's financial relief package to the taxi industry, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown, in Soweto, South Africa, June 22, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's confirmed cases of COVID-19 have crossed half a million, its health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175795-south-africas-covid-19-cases-surpass-half-a-million/

 

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NASA astronauts riding SpaceX capsule poised for weekend return, weather permitting

By Joey Roulette

 

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FILE PHOTO: NASA astronaut Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrive at the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule in this still image taken from video May 31, 2020. NASA/Handout via REUTERS

 

(Reuters) - The two NASA astronauts who rode to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's new Crew Dragon are due to return on Sunday after a two-month voyage that marked NASA's first crewed mission from home soil in nine years.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175796-nasa-astronauts-riding-spacex-capsule-poised-for-weekend-return-weather-permitting/

 

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Aubameyang double helps Arsenal beat Chelsea for 14th FA Cup trophy

 

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Soccer Football - FA Cup Final - Arsenal v Chelsea - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - August 1, 2020 Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with teammates celebrate with the trophy after winning the FA Cup, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Adam Davy

 

(Reuters) - Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice to help his side secure a 2-1 win over 10-man Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday for a record-extending 14th crown in the competition - and a spot in next season's Europa League.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175797-aubameyang-double-helps-arsenal-beat-chelsea-for-14th-fa-cup-trophy/

 

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Golf - Todd hangs on to lead headed into final round in Memphis

 

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Aug 1, 2020; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Brendon Todd plays a shot from a bunker on the 16th hole during the third round of the WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational golf tournament at TPC Southwind. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

 

(Reuters) - Brendon Todd held on to the lead at the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Saturday, despite an uneven third round that saw him hit four bogeys and five birdies to finish the day at a one-under par 69.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175798-golf-todd-hangs-on-to-lead-headed-into-final-round-in-memphis/

 

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South African Grace tests positive for COVID-19 at Barracuda Championship

 

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FILE PHOTO: Golf - The 148th Open Championship - Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush, Northern Ireland - July 19, 2019 South Africa's Branden Grace on the 8th hole during the second round REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - South Africa's Branden Grace has withdrawn from the Barracuda Championship prior to the third round after testing positive for COVID-19, the PGA Tour said on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175800-south-african-grace-tests-positive-for-covid-19-at-barracuda-championship/

 

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Hamilton takes pole for home British GP in record time

By Alan Baldwin

 

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Formula One F1 - British Grand Prix - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain - August 1, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during qualifying Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

 

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Six times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton shattered the Silverstone track record with a blistering lap to put dominant Mercedes on pole position for his home British Grand Prix on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175801-hamilton-takes-pole-for-home-british-gp-in-record-time/

 

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The week that was in Thailand news: Thailand news: Where the predictable and the surprising rub shoulders

 

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Fallout from the Red Bull “Boss” case – as well as some juicy new developments – continued to dominate the news on Thaivisa this week. It was seven days that once again showcased why the kingdom is a tremendous source of news of stories that are both predictable for those who have lived in Thailand for yonks as well as providing surprises that keep even this ageing columnist on his toes.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175804-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-thailand-news-where-the-predictable-and-the-surprising-rub-shoulders/

 

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Police hunting a thief following a fatal bag snatching in Pattani

 

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Police in Thailand’s southern border province of Pattani are looking for a thief on a motorcycle, who snatched the shoulder bag of a woman riding pillion on another motorcycle, causing her to fall onto the road, fracturing her skull and killing her.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175811-police-hunting-a-thief-following-a-fatal-bag-snatching-in-pattani/

 

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Two thirds of UK firms 'fully operational' after COVID, survey says

By David Milliken

 

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FILE PHOTO: Office buildings are pictured in the City of London financial district, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Two thirds of British businesses say they are now "fully operational" after the coronavirus lockdown, up from half in June, according to a survey on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175813-two-thirds-of-uk-firms-fully-operational-after-covid-survey-says/

 

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Tropical storm 'Sinlaku' making landfall in Vietnam today, while monsoon intensifies in Thailand

By The Nation

 

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The category-3 tropical storm “Sinlaku” over Tokin Bay is moving west at 15 kilometres per hour speed and is forecast to make landfall in Vinh, Vietnam on Sunday (2 Aug 2020).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175816-tropical-storm-sinlaku-making-landfall-in-vietnam-today-while-monsoon-intensifies-in-thailand/

 

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Five Thais test positive for Covid-19 in state quarantine

By The Nation

 

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There were five new Covid-19 cases in state quarantine over a 24-hour period, the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced on Sunday (August 2).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175835-five-thais-test-positive-for-covid-19-in-state-quarantine/

 

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Pheu Thai to propose rewriting of Constitution next week

By The Nation

 

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The opposition is planning to present a proposal in the lower house to rewrite the Constitution following protests by pro-democratic groups seeking amendments to Thai democracy.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175836-pheu-thai-to-propose-rewriting-of-constitution-next-week/

 

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