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Thai central bank seen holding key rate, but hike possible next month: Reuters poll

by Orathai Sriring

 

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FILE PHOTO: The Bank of Thailand logo is pictured in Bangkok, Thailand, August 5, 2016. Picture taken August 5, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s central bank is widely expected to leave its key interest rate near a record low on Wednesday, though there was a good chance that the first rate hike in years could come in December, a Reuters survey showed.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1068169-thai-central-bank-seen-holding-key-rate-but-hike-possible-next-month-reuters-poll/

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Two motorways, elevated expressway to be toll-free during New Year holidays

By The Nation

 

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The Highways Department and the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) plan to allow motorists to use two motorways and the Chon Buri-bound elevated expressway free of charge for eight days during the New Year holidays.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1068168-two-motorways-elevated-expressway-to-be-toll-free-during-new-year-holidays/

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British Embassy Bangkok and Ministry of Social Development & Human Security collaborate to improve handling of child protection and abduction

 

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The Child Safeguarding in Thailand conference launches today at the Sivatel Bangkok Hotel. It will be held over two days. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1068134-british-embassy-bangkok-and-ministry-of-social-development-human-security-collaborate-to improve-handling-of-child-protection-and-abduction/

 

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Thailand loses WTO dispute over cigarette imports

 

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FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters next to a red traffic light in Geneva, Switzerland, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

 

GENEVA (Reuters) - Thailand has failed to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling against its regulations on cigarette imports, a WTO dispute panel said on Monday, the first of two legal cases brought to the Geneva-based watchdog by the Philippines.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1068191-thailand loses-wto-dispute-over-cigarette-imports/

 

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Thailand's CP Group, BSR bid for $6.8 billion high-speed rail project

 

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FILE PHOTO: Buddhist monks ride a train in the direction of the ancient city of Ayutthaya outside Bangkok, Thailand July 14, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group) and its allies and BSR Joint Venture submitted bids on Monday for a $6.8 billion high-speed railway project that will link three main airports in the country, the State Railway of Thailand said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1068192-thailands-cp-group-bsr-bid-for-68-billion-high-speed-rail-project/

 

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Reject cannabis extract patents or be sued, researchers warn

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION 

 

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MEDICAL researchers appear poised to sue the Intellectual Property Department after it registered patents for cannabis extract products.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1068193-reject-cannabis-extract-patents-or-be-sued-researchers-warn/

 

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New bill offers some hope to LGBT community

By Kornrawee Panyasuppakun 
The Nation

 

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THE THAI JUSTICE Ministry has kicked off public hearings on the proposed Life Partnership Bill that is scheduled to be submitted to the Cabinet this month.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1068194-new-bill-offers-some-hope-to-lgbt-community/

 

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Family of woman who died seek action against hospital for ‘lack of morality’

By The Nation

 

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Relatives of a 38-year-old woman, who succumbed to her injuries after her husband splashed acid on her on Friday, talk to reporters yesterday.

 

OUTSPOKEN lawyer Atchariya Ruangratanapong yesterday brought relatives of a 38-year-old woman – who on November 9 had succumbed to injuries sustained from her jealous husband splashing acid on to her face – to file a petition with the Public Health Ministry to investigate Praram 2 Hospital and its doctors for an alleged “lack of morality”.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1068151-lawyer-seeks-action-against-hospital-for-‘lack-of-morality’-after-woman-dies-following-acid-attack/?do=findComment&comment=13557575

 

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‘Very poor’ school students to be given additional financial aid

By The Nation

 

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ABOUT 600,000 “very poor” students will soon receive an extra Bt800 per semester from the state, as the Equitable Education Fund (EEF) is stepping in to help reduce the educational disparities.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1068197-‘very-poor’-school-students-to-be-given-additional-financial-aid/

 

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Chao Laem joins fight against child boxers law

By The Nation

 

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FORMER Thai professional boxer “Chao Laem Srisaket Sor Rungvisai” has joined a demonstration against a draft bill to prohibit children under 12 from muay thai fighting.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1068199-chao-laem-joins-fight-against-child-boxers-law/

 

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Supreme Patriarch spared asset rule

By NATTHAPAT PROMKAEW 
THE NATION 

 

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NACC sees no case for other public officials to be exempted.
 

ONLY THE Supreme Patriarch will be exempted among high-level officials in the public sector from making an asset declaration, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has decided.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1068200-supreme-patriarch-spared-asset-rule/

 

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It’s all about the Why

By KUPLUTHAI PUNGKANON 
THE NATION

 

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David Beckham drops into Thailand to talk about his work for the AIA campaign and play football with some local youngsters
 

AIA Thailand turns 80 this year and to mark the occasion, it flew its global ambassador, former top footballer David Beckham, to Bangkok to help promote its #WhatsYourWhy campaign and also kick a ball around with kids at Impact, Muang Thong Thani. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1068201-david-beckham-drops-into-thailand-to-talk-about-his-work-for-the-aia-campaign/

 

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The tussle with China in the Mekong basin

By Supalak Ganjanakhundee 
The Nation

 

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Countries in the lower Mekong basin are in need of a collective strategy to secure their future, given China’s control of the river upstream and ongoing changes in global geo-politics.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1068202-the-tussle-with-china-in-the-mekong-basin/

 

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