Coronavirus

18 Bangkok districts Covid free for 14 days

BANGKOK Metropolitan Administration (BMA) today (Feb. 4) revealed that no Covid-19 cases have been found in 18 Bangkok districts for 14 days, Thai Rath newspaper said. BMA’s spokesman Pol. Lt. Col. Pongsakorn Kwanmuang revealed the list of the 18 districts as follows: Thawi Watthana;   Nong Khaem;  Thung Khru; Bang Phlat; Bang Sue; Phaya Thai; Dusit;

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Coronavirus

809 new Covid cases taking total to 22,058

THERE were 809 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours to this morning (Feb. 4)  with 796 emerging domestically and 13 travellers arriving from overseas and this increased the cumulative total to 22,058, Siam Rath newspaper said. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said most of today’s cases, altogether

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Local news

Gambling tycoon arrested in early morning raid

WELL-KNOWN gambling tycoon Apirak “Sia Poh” Chaianon was arrested at 6 a.m. this morning (Feb. 4) in a raid mounted by Crime Suppression Division police’s Hanuman SWAT (special weapons and tactics) unit together with officers from Technology Crime Suppression Division, Siam Rath newspaper reported. The police team arrested the tycoon under a warrant issued by

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Business

Traders and politicians make risky arguments about low interest rates

  The Wall Street bulls embracing sky-high stock values and the Washington pols embracing big deficits may be ideological opposites, but they have something important in common. Both draw sustenance from near-zero interest rates which make stocks more valuable and debt more supportable. And both risk taking this basically sound logic to extremes. The rally

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Business

Bank of Thailand to cut growth forecast

The Bank of Thailand is expected to lower its 3.2% growth forecast for Thailand this year against the backdrop of increasing downside risks stemming from the persistent Covid-19 outbreak. The economy is expected “to expand somewhat lower than the previous forecast”, said MPC secretary Titanun Mallikamas, even though the central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)

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