Thailand Morning News For September 5

Thailand Morning News For September 5
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Thailand morning news16 Thai airlines suspend their operations after failing safety assessments
SIXTEEN airlines registered in Thailand have failed safety and related regulatory assessments conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), requiring them to suspend operations until they get new Air Operator’s Certificates (AOCs), as authorities enforce stricter rules in accordance with requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
— The Nation

Thai Q4 exports seen up no more than 5 pct y/y – shippers
Thailand’s annual exports are expected to grow no more than 5 percent in the fourth quarter as a strong baht has affected trade competitiveness, a group of shipping firms said on Monday, as the currency hovered at 28-month highs against the dollar.
— Reuters

Jobless rate ticks higher in Q2
The unemployment rate continued to rise in the second quarter as an influx of new graduates entered the labour market and private investment proved slower than expected.
— Bangkok Post

Graduates hit by spike in jobless rate
THE jobless rate among new graduates spiked in the second quarter of this year even as economic growth picked up speed, highlighting a challenge for policymakers as employers cry out for the multi-skilled workers needed to underpin a technology-driven transition in the economy.
— The Nation

Thai allows local investors to invest more abroad
Thailand’s central bank said on Monday it had further relaxed capital outflow rules, raising the limit that Thai investors can invest overseas to $100 billion from $75 billion currently, at a time of a strong baht.
— Reuters

PM pleased with Moody’s ranking of Thailand’s fiscal position
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is pleased with Moody’s Investors Service’s announcement that Thailand has a stronger fiscal position as political uncertainty has eased over the past year, and this development will aid the current cyclical recovery, spurred by stronger exports.
— NBT World (video)

FPO confirms safety of payments via QR Code
The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) confirmed that payments via QR Code are safe and meet the international standards.
— NBT World (video)

Government Savings Bank holds workshop for 100 qualified SME contestants
The Government Savings Bank has organized a workshop for 100 qualified SME teams competing in the bank’s “SMEs Startup” contest.
— NBT World (video)

Thailand embarks on a journey to clean the Kingdom’s oceans
Marking another important milestone in the development of sustainable tourism in the Kingdom of Thailand, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today officially kicked off the “Upcycling the Oceans, Thailand” project during an opening ceremony held on the Khao Laem Ya Mu Ko Samet Marine National Park, a unique, pristine environment off the coast of Rayong province.
— TAT News

Thai researchers develop cancer fighting mango variety
Researchers at Nare-suan University in Phitsanulok, Northern Thailand, have developed a mango that can reduce the risk of contracting certain types of cancer.
— Fresh Plaza

Interpol issues Red Notice for Vorayuth Yoovidhaya
Interpol has issued a Red Notice for Vorayuth Yoovidhaya, who is wanted for reckless driving resulting in the death of another.

Social Contract previewed with 10 point summary
The special committee handling public relations to promote reconciliation has put out a summary of the 10 points to serve as the basis for the social contract currently being printed for official dissemination.

“We can ship fruit from Thailand to Spain in 24 hours”
The need to ensure that goods arrive in perfect condition, with a long enough shelf life in stores, and at a price that a standard family can afford, is what has motivated SukhothaiTrading Co Ltd to set the goal of shipping from Thailand to Spain in just 24 hours.
— Fresh Plaza


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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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