Thailand’s Economic Growth Forecast

The Bank of Thailand has stated that economic growth in 2014 is likely to drop to 2.7 percent, against 3 percent predicted earlier.

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Provincial Cluster of Southern Border Areas and Border Trade

The provincial cluster of southern border areas is playing an important role in the Thai-Malaysian border trade. Its location is suitable for enhancing ASEAN connectivity, as well.

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Free Trade Agreement Fund Helps Thai Farmers Cope with Trade Liberalization

Thai farmers have been provided with assistance through the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Fund to enable them to cope with trade liberalization and prepare for the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

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State of Emergency in Bangkok and Nearby Provinces Has Been Lifted

The caretaker Cabinet has decided to revoke the emergency decree in Bangkok and nearby provinces and to replace it with the Internal Security Act.

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Ranong Province Prepares to Become an Export Center in the Andaman Sea

Located on the west coast along the Andaman Sea, and the least-populated province in Thailand, Ranong has set a target to become an export center in the Andaman Sea, linked with neighboring countries.

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Peace-Building the Focus in the Yala Provincial Development Plan

There is a new emphasis on developing Yala, one of the southern border provinces, into a highly livable city, together with a focus on peace-building, so that local people live together in harmony amidst cultural diversity.

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Phang-nga Province Introduces a New Tourist Attraction

Phang-nga province in southern Thailand has developed Khao Nang Hong, a 400-meter-high mountain, as a new eco-tourist site that will be known as the province’s symbol of land tourism.

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Strategies for Developing Pattani Province in the Deep South

Pattani province has set strategies for provincial development from 2014 to 2017, with an emphasis on expanding its markets for halal products and services to Muslim communities at national and regional levels and to the niche market in various parts of the world.

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Learning More about Narathiwat at Narathiwat Museum

Visitors to Narathiwat will be able to learn more about the province and its local wisdom at the Narathiwat Museum, which is expected to be officially opened in late 2014.

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Policy Rate Has Been Lowered to 2 Percent

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Thailand has voted to reduce the policy rate by 0.25 percent, from 2.25 to 2.00 percent per annum.



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