Thai Airways to shed only 5% of employees, while appointing new president

Evidence of Thai Airways’ corruption, mismanagement, sent to Finance Ministry

Evidence of Thai Airways’ corruption, mismanagement, sent to Finance Ministry The Finance Ministry has received 18 documents that show evidence of corruption and mismanagement at Thai Airways. The evidence was submitted by a Transport Ministry panel on corruption, pending a full investigation into “shady dealings” at the battered national carrier. The airline is currently undergoing…

Somkid’s departure sees baht drop further

Somkid’s departure sees baht drop further

Somkid’s departure sees baht drop further The baht’s current shine as the ‘safe’ current in Asia has lost its lustre. After riding high as Asia’s best performing currency last year, the baht has wiped out all of its 8% gains this year during the Covid-19 crisis, and yesterday’s announcement of the resignations of Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak…

Border trade activity down 9.7% in first 5 months

Border trade activity down 9.7% in first 5 months Thailand’s cross-border trade fell by 9.7% year-on-year in the first five months of 2020 as the coronavirus ravaged the global economy and led neighbouring countries to close nearly all border checkpoints. The Foreign Trade Department on Thursday said the country’s overall cross-border trade, including transit trade, totalled…

Seven million Thai farmers receive 5000-baht subsidies

Seven million Thai farmers receive 5000-baht subsidies

Seven million Thai farmers receive 5000-baht subsidies BANGKOK (NNT) – The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) has transferred subsidies to 7.1 million farmers and accelerated correction of incorrect bank account details of 214,000 farmers. Mr. Somkiat Kimawaha, BAAC assistant manager, said at the end of May, 5000-baht subsidies, worth 35.51 billion baht in…

Thai parliament urged to pass record 1.9t baht virus stimulus bill

Thai parliament urged to pass record 1.9t baht virus stimulus bill

Thai parliament urged to pass record 1.9t baht virus stimulus bill [Bangkok] Thailand’s premier on Wednesday urged parliament to approve the kingdom’s biggest-ever stimulus package to revive an economy battered by coronavirus, which has brought tourism to a standstill, slashed exports and left millions jobless. The 1.9 trillion baht (S$84.4 billion) package would be a…

SACICT to expand handicraft market on e-commerce

SACICT to expand handicraft market on e-commerce

SACICT to expand handicraft market on e-commerce BANGKOK(NNT) – As running a business will be different from what it was before the coranavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the SUPPORT Arts and Crafts International Center of Thailand (SACICT) plans to restructure and modernize its handicraft organization, while helping communities adapt to the digital economy and use e-commerce…