Daily Highlights Week 47 (16-20 November 2020)

19 November 2020

‘Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith has ordered the Excise Department to study the excise tax structure on electric vehicles (EV) to promote industry development and lower the price of EVs.’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/auto/news/2019407/excise-to-study-reworked-ev-taxes

‘Govt extends state of emergency for 8th time’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2022023/govt-extends-state-of-emergency-for-8th-time

‘BoT prepares more baht measures’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2021995/bot-prepares-more-baht-measures


18 November 2020

‘The cabinet on Tuesday gave permission for the Public Health Ministry to pay six billion baht and reserve 26 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca.’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2021231/b6bn-covid-vaccine-budget

The world’s three most expensive cities are now Hong Kong, Zurich and Paris, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest annual survey.

Bangkok went down twenty places and is now ranked as the 46th most expensive city in the world.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54983397

‘FTI wrings hands over baht appreciation’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2021275/fti-wrings-hands-over-baht-appreciation


17 November 2020

‘Export and tourism-related stocks are likely to reap benefits from the new Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement, which includes 15 countries and was signed over the weekend at the 37th Asean Leadership Summit.’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2020767/new-trade-agreement-to-help-exports-tourism

‘Airlines boosted by new vaccine hope but Asia markets struggle’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2020975/airlines-boosted-by-new-vaccine-hope-but-asia-markets-struggle


16 November 2020

‘Fifteen countries sign the world’s biggest trade deal’

‘The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership covers nearly a third of the global economy’

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-54949260

‘Thailand’s economy improved in the third quarter after the government eased restrictions on movement and implemented a series of stimulus measures while getting the country’s Covid-19 outbreak largely under control.’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2020383/economy-shrinks-6-4-y-y-in-q3-less-than-expected

’15 nations sign world’s biggest free trade pact at virtual meet’

Read more at: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2020035/15-nations-sign-worlds-biggest-free-trade-pact-at-virtual-meet

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