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New Thai government to pursue junta's policies

BANGKOK: Thailand’s new government said it plans to pursue a number of economic policies championed by the previous military administration as officials strive to revive growth.

‘Need for Asian countries to unite’

BANGKOK: Thai political and business figures have urged Asian countries to join hands to fight against rising trade protectionism as a way to make Asia thrive.

Economic woes face Thailand's junta chief turned civilian PM

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's junta chief-turned-civilian prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha faces a tough task in reviving a faltering economy and sinking investor confidence - the same problems as when he seized power in a military coup five years ago.

Fire and blast at Thai port injures 25

Bangkok: A fire erupted on a cargo ship docked at a port in Thailand, triggering a blast and leaving at least 25 workers suffering from smoke inhalation and other injuries, officials said.

Critics slam rail deal awarded to Thailand’s richest family

Bangkok: Critics have urged Thailand’s junta to reconsider the award of a US$7.1bil (RM29.6bil) high-speed rail contract to a consortium led by the kingdom’s richest family, just days before a new parliament is set to convene.

Thailand to sign rail pact with Laos and China at forum

BANGKOK: Thailand will sign a memorandum of cooperation with China and Laos for a rail link aimed at fulfilling a regional connectivity ambition, when Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha visits Beijing this week for the second Belt and Road Forum, the Foreign Ministry said.

A US$54b economic revamp at risk from Thailand election uncertainty

BANGKOK: A high-speed train that glides from an expanded coastal airport handling 60 million passengers toward cavernous new stations in Bangkok. An infrastructure blitz that takes Thailand’s economy to new heights.

Thailand faces risk of political disarray as vote nears

BANGKOK: A high-speed train that glides from an expanded coastal airport handling 60 million passengers toward cavernous new stations in Bangkok. An infrastructure blitz that takes Thailand’s economy to new heights.

Thai 2018 investment applications top US$28bil

BANGKOK: Investment applications in Thailand reached a total of 902 billion baht (US$28.2bil) in 2018, 43% higher than the previous year and beating a target of 720 billion baht, the state investment agency said.