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Bright prospects predicted for Thai economy

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Bright prospects predicted for Thai economy

The University of Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has raised its forecast of Thailand’s economic growth this year to 4.6 percent from an earlier estimate of 4.5 percent after improved export, tourism and crop prices.

Foreign leaders remember President Tran Dai Quang

Politics

Foreign leaders remember President Tran Dai Quang

The office of the Prime Minister of Thailand on September 22 issued a document to ask that flags be flown at half mast for three days, from September 24-26, at the offices of the administration throughout the country, in memory of President Tran Dai Quang.

Thailand to destroy 861 illegal fishing vessels

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Thailand to destroy 861 illegal fishing vessels

The Thai Government is planning to demolish 861 unregistered fishing vessels by mid-December as part of efforts to improve the status of local fishery fleets and remove punishment from the European Commission (EC) on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Vietnam’s export to Thailand up 21 percent

Business

Vietnam’s export to Thailand up 21 percent

Vietnam earned more than 3.7 billion USD from exports to Thailand as of August 2018, up 21 percent year on year, higher than the country’s average of 16.7 percent, according to the General Statistics Office.

Dengue fever spreads in Bangkok

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Dengue fever spreads in Bangkok

Bangkok Governor Aswin Khwanmuang on September 17 alerted citizens to dengue fever as the city has recorded nearly 6,000 infections and five fatalities so far this year.

US imposes sanctions on Thai aviation company

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US imposes sanctions on Thai aviation company

The US on September 14 imposed sanctions upon a Thai aviation firm accused of operating on behalf of Iran’s Mahan Air, which is currently punished for allegedly ferrying weapons and warriors into Syria.