Daily Highlights Week 42 (12-16 October 2020)

16 September 2020

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) urges caution and said the emergency decree must be carefully enforced and government actions against protesters must be done withn the frame of law.

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2002887/fti-urges-caution-in-carrying-out-new-emergency-decree

‘About 500 Thailand Elite Card members have been approved by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to visit the country, according to Thailand Privilege Card Co (TPC).’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2002903/ccsa-clears-500-elite-card-members

The Prime Minister enforced the serious state of emergency in Bangkok for 30 days from 15 October.

Read more at: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30396318?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

15 October 2020

‘The government banned gatherings of five or more people and the publication of news or online messages that could harm national security early on Thursday under an emergency decree to end Bangkok street protests.

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/politics/2002531/government-announces-state-of-emergency-in-bangkok-to-quell-protests

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is worried that the unpredictable political confrontation will affect the economy and foreign investors’ confidence.

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2002247/fti-sweats-over-conflict-escalating

14 October 2020

‘BoT prepares year-end borrower relief’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2002099/bot-prepares-year-end-borrower-relief

‘BoT to ease rules on outflows to temper currency’s gains’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2002019/bot-to-ease-rules-on-outflows-to-temper-currencys-gains

13 October 2020

Looser quarantine eyed – More freedom to move in first 14 days

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2001023/looser-quarantine-eyed

‘Measures to pump in B192bn’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2001079/measures-to-pump-in-b192bn

12 October 2020

“The most urgent task is to boost liquidity for businesses affected by Covid-19 as the business sector accounts for 70% of GDP,” the new finance minister said today, his first day of work.

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2000795/new-finance-chief-to-focus-on-boosting-consumption-liquidity

‘Cabinet approves tax breaks to spur consumption’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2000843/cabinet-approves-tax-breaks-to-spur-consumption

‘TAT predicts B1.5tn in best case for 2021’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2000547/tat-predicts-b1-5tn-in-best-case-for-2021

‘TLAA wants OIC to widen insurers’ investment options’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2000563/tlaa-wants-oic-to-widen-insurers-investment-options

‘Thailand to make, supply AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine’

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-astrazeneca-thaila/thailand-to-make-supply-astrazenecas-covid-19-vaccine-idUSKBN26X1GC

‘New Elite Card benefits to attract foreign investment’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2000963/new-elite-card-benefits-to-attract-foreign-investment


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