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Deputy PM Don says foreign countries understand political situation in Thailand       BANGKOK (NNT) - Officials from Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the government and the

Speech by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha “Let’s de-escalate and let the democratic system work”       Speech by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha “Let’s de-escalate and let t

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Finance Minister Arkhom gives economic update




BANGKOK (NNT) - The Finance Minister, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, says Thailand’s economic outlook has been upgraded to a 7.1 percent contraction, from a 7.7 percent decline, thanks to the government’s measures to support the business sector. As the soft loan scheme ends on October 22, the government will continue implementing measures to boost liquidity, and the issue will be clear early next week.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188432-finance-minister-arkhom-gives-economic-update/

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PM asks all sides to ‘step back from brink’ amid tense stand-off in Bangkok

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday pleaded for all parties to take a step back amid escalating political conflict.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188493-pm-asks-all-sides-to-‘step-back-from-brink’-amid-tense-stand-off-in-bangkok/


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Law deans urge court to revoke ‘severe’ state of emergency

By Wichit Chaitrong

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Pro-democracy protesters in Bangkok continue to protest against the government on Wednesday. Photo by Tanachai Pramarnpanich #NationPhoto


Law faculty deans from Thammasat, Chulalongkorn, Prince of Songkla, and Chiang Mai universities have sent an open letter to the presidents of Parliament and the Supreme Court urging the court to overrule the state of emergency imposed by the government on October 15.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188494-law-deans-urge-court-to-revoke-‘severe’-state-of-emergency/


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MRTA approves Phuket tram project study

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The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) board on Wednesday approved the findings of a study on Phase 1 development of a tram system in Phuket, said MRTA governor Pakapong Sirikantramas.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188496-mrta-approves-phuket-tram-project-study/


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Singha Estate reaches out to 100 agencies for sale of condo units to foreigners





Singha Estate plans to work with over 100 agencies to sell condos to foreigners, aiming to achieve sales of 70 per cent of units by year-end.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188497-singha-estate-reaches-out-to-100-agencies-for-sale-of-condo-units-to-foreigners/


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Raynolds Lake Oconee hosts first LPGA event




Following a week off after the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the LPGA Tour returns to action with the LPGA Drive On Championship – Reynolds Lake Oconee, the first time the Tour makes its way to Greensboro, Ga.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188499-raynolds-lake-oconee-hosts-first-lpga-event/


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IMF readjusts Thailand’s GDP forecast from -7.7% to -7.1%



Women walk past a row of bank automatic teller machines in a commercial building in Bangkok on September 1, 2020. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has adjusted Thailand’s GDP growth forecast, from -7.7% to  -7.1% for 2020. This is an indication that the Thai economy is recovering after the Government eased lockdown restrictions, according to Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188500-imf-readjusts-thailand’s-gdp-forecast-from-77-to-71/


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Real Madrid left shellshocked by depleted Shakhtar



Soccer Football - Champions League - Group B - Real Madrid v Shakhtar Donetsk - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - October 21, 2020 Real Madrid's Thibaut Courtois reacts after conceding their third goal scored by Shakhtar Donetsk's Manor Solomon REUTERS/Juan Medina


MADRID (Reuters) - Shakhtar Donetsk pulled off a shock 3-2 win away to 13-times winners Real Madrid in their Champions League Group B opener on Wednesday, despite the Ukrainian side missing 10 players due to injuries and COVID-19.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188505-real-madrid-left-shellshocked-by-depleted-shakhtar/


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Manchester City come back for 3-1 win over Porto

By Simon Evans



Soccer Football - Champions League - Group C - Manchester City v FC Porto - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - October 21, 2020 Manchester City's Sergio Aguero scores their first goal from the penalty spot Pool via REUTERS/Phil Noble


MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester City came from behind to make a winning start in Champions League Group C on Wednesday with a 3-1 victory over Porto at the Etihad Stadium.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188508-manchester-city-come-back-for-3-1-win-over-porto/


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Coman dazzles in Bayern's 4-0 demolition of Atletico



Soccer Football - Champions League - Group A - Bayern Munich v Atletico Madrid - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - October 21, 2020 Bayern Munich's Corentin Tolisso celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates REUTERS/Andreas Gebert


MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Winger Kingsley Coman scored twice and set up another goal as holders Bayern Munich crushed Atletico Madrid 4-0 in the Champions League Group A opener on Wednesday to stretch their winning run in the competition to 12 games.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188509-coman-dazzles-in-bayerns-4-0-demolition-of-atletico/


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