Local news

Chadchart moves to check transformers after two big fires

  FOLLOWING two big fires with one being at Bonkai slum community, Rama 4 road, and the other at Sampeng market yesterday where two persons died Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittiphan today (June 27) moved to get Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) to check transformers across the capital while also speeding up burying cables underground, Sanook.com said.

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Local news

20m baht damage at flooded Korat pottery market 

  HEAVY rain last evening led to forest runoffs gushing into well-known Baan Dan Kwian pottery market in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) province causing minimum 20 million baht damage, Naewna newspaper said this morning (May 17). The floodwater flowing swiftly at this village, famed for producing ceramics and pottery decorative ware and ornamental vessels, reached a

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Business

Thailand’s retail market in 2021 is expected to contract by 12%

THE Thai Retailers Association (TRA) has expected Thailand’s retail market to contract by 12% this year if the government does not accelerate the provision of financial aid measures to operators as well as offer domestic consumption stimulus, NNT said today (August 8). Association vice-president Chatrchai Toungratanaphan said up to 270 billion baht in retail sales

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Health

Thailand denies coronavirus pandemic started at Chatuchak market

SENIOR Thai officials came out to deny a foreign media report that the global coronavirus pandemic may have spread from Chatuchak market before doing so from China’s Wuhan city pointing out that Thailand had for two decades now been regularly researching diseases transmitted by bats and cross species transmission, Thai Rath newspaper said this afternoon

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Real estate

Bangkok housing market likely to drop by 39% year-on-year

THE Greater Bangkok residential market is expected shrink by 39% year-on-year with new launches seen to bring in a total of 72,875 units compared to 118,975 units unveiled in 2019, the independent survey firm Agency for Real Estate Affairs (AREA) said today (June 18, 2020). Dr Sopon Pornchokchai, president of AREA’s Research and Appraisal Information

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