Prawit calm on Rohingya influx threat

Prawit calm on Rohingya influx threat

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon does not expect recent clashes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to cause an influx of Rohingya Muslims into Thailand. However, authorities have been instructed to prepare for the worst. Gen Prawit, also defence minister, was speaking yesterday about whether the confrontation between Myanmar authorities and Rohingya militants will ease. Earlier, he met Myanmar’s Supreme Commander Min Aung Hlaing during his visit to Thailand to attend the […]

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Dentists want more tools taken off control list

Dentists want more tools taken off control list

Around 500 professional dentists submit a letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha asking him to issue a ministerial regulation exempting dental X-ray devices from the new regulation. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu) Controls on radioactive dental tools will be eased with oral tools removed from special watch-lists for industry equipment, the Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP), which regulates nuclear and radiation safety, said yesterday. The move is being made in […]

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BoT: QR system unveiled

BoT: QR system unveiled

A motorcycle taxi driver stands in front of the board advertising SCB’s QR code payment service which is available for payment to motorcycle taxis in Phahon Yothin area. WEERAWONG WONGPREEDEE. Consumers will be able to use standardised quick response (QR) code payment on their smartphones to pay for purchases at shops, street vendors and motorcycle taxis starting in the fourth quarter of this year. Yesterday, the Bank of Thailand teamed up […]

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Traders optimistic about Gold-D debut

Traders optimistic about Gold-D debut

The Gold-D contract offers physical delivery of the gold at expiry. Gold brokerage firms expect brisk trading volume of Gold-D, a new gold futures product set to commence trading next Monday, as investor appetite has shifted towards safe haven assets amid rising geopolitical tensions. MTS Gold Futures Co Ltd and Ausiris Futures Co Ltd share the same view that this latest product of Thailand Futures Exchange (TFEX) could possibly exceed […]

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Fast-moving consumer goods see sluggish growth

Fast-moving consumer goods see sluggish growth

The survey shows consumer goods in the first half this year grew in the lowest rate in the past decade. WISIT THAMNGERN The sales of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) grew by just 1% in the first half, the lowest rate in the past decade, says market research firm Kantar Worldpanel Thailand. The consumable products in the category cover those which are sold quickly and are inexpensive, including non-durable goods such […]

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