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BOT holds benchmark rate steady at 2%
BANGKOK, 23 April 2014 (NNT) — The Bank of Thailand’s monetary policy committee has decided in a 6:1 vote to maintain the benchmark policy rate at 2%, while Thai economy is expected to grow at a slower rate than earlier anticipated due to the unstable politics. Paibul Kittisrikangwan, assistant governor of the central bank’s monetary policy affairs committee, said the meeting had contemplated the domestic economy and inflation rates, as well as the global outlook. The US economy has recovered

Thai Red Cross Society celebrates its 121st anniversary
BANGKOK, 23 April 2014 (NNT) - H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will preside at a ceremony for the 121st Anniversary of Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS) on April 25 while the public is invited to join in and receive special services from the organizations under the TRCS. On the occasion of the 121st Anniversary of the Thai Red Cross Society on April 26, the public is cordially invited to attend the celebration held on April 25 between 09.00 – 16.00 hours. At this event, H.R.H Princess Maha

No Thais have contracted MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia
BANGKOK, 23 April 2014 (NNT) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has assured the public that no Thai nationals in Saudi Arabia have contracted the Middle East respiratory symptom coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, after a recent spike in cases at the gulf state. The Thai consulate in Saudi Arabia's second-largest city, Jeddah, confirmed that no cases of MERS-CoV have been reported among the Thai population. Embassy staff members have met up with Thai students and Thai Muslim pilgrims who traveled to

Suthep and members visit MEA to rally for more support
BANGKOK, 23 April 2014 (NNT) - The People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) leader Suthep Thuangsuban and other members have held a meeting with high-level executives of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) in a bid to push for more reforms. The group held talks with deputy MEA governor Wirat Chansiriwattana and members of the MEA labour union at their office in Chidlom yesterday . Suthep told the press that the meeting was aimed at campaigning for political reforms, which focus

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