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HM presides over military, police parade #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 19, 2020 by SoClaimon

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HM presides over military, police parade

Jan 18. 2020
By THE NATION

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Her Majesty Queen Suthida, along with Princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendira Debyavati arrived on Saturday (January 18) at 4pm, at the Cavalry Centre of Adisorn Military Camp in Pak Phriew subdistrict, in the Muang district of Saraburi province, to preside over the oath-taking ceremony and marching of military and police personnel on the occasion of Royal Thai Armed Forces Day and to celebrate the Royal Coronation Ceremony of 2019.

6,812 military and police personnel from 39 divisions nationwide participated in the march parade, including a number of military vehicles and aircraft from the Royal Thai Army, Royal Thai Navy and Royal Thai Air Force.

Finance Ministry to launch campaign in bid to woo investments #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 19, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Finance Ministry to launch campaign in bid to woo investments

Jan 18. 2020
By THE NATION

Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana said on Saturday (January 18) that his ministry is working with related agencies to launch the “2020: The year of investment” campaign, which will be presented to the Cabinet for approval soon.

“This campaign aims to drive the country towards a modern economy, where investment in domestic infrastructure is vital in attracting foreign companies as well as preparing the country for external challenges due to the global economic situation,” he said.

Uttama said the campaign will feature various measures to support domestic entrepreneurs in upgrading their facilities, machines, technology as well as manpower to increase productivity and competitiveness in the global arena.

“State and commercial banks will join in the campaign to make sure that these entrepreneurs can access adequate funds,” he said.

“Meanwhile, the government will grant tax privileges to reduce the cost of investment even lower than the current tax deductible rate of 1.5 times of investment value.

“The latest survey by the ministry revealed that most companies in the private sector are looking to expand their businesses despite the economic slowdown,” added Uttama. “This campaign will help large-scale operators, small and medium enterprises as well as startups, as we are aiming to spread investments across all industrial sectors.

“Thanks to the appreciation of the baht, there is no better time than now to invest by importing machines and equipment from overseas at lower prices than before. Industrial expansion would also help boost domestic employment and, consequently, consumption,” added the finance minister.

Uttama said the Bureau of the Budget and the Comptroller-General’s Department were preparing disbursement of the 2020 budget of over Bt1 trillion, which should start around the second quarter, leaving enough time for the campaign to be approved by the Cabinet before the disbursement begins.

Pork prices hit record high amid lower supplies due to drought #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 19, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Pork prices hit record high amid lower supplies due to drought

Jan 18. 2020
By THE NATION

Pork prices have shot up in the fresh market of Betong district in Yala province in the South due to lower supplies and the upcoming Chinese New Year next week, traders said on Saturday (January 18) .

The price of pigs on Saturday was around Bt80 to Bt82 per kilogram, while the price of pork was around Bt170 to Bt180 kilogram.

In 2020, the number of pigs in the market was lower than in 2019 by approximately 20 per cent, due to the drought in several areas of Thailand.

The effects of African swine fever spreading in numerous countries also had increased the cost of pigs by around Bt3 to Bt5.

Previously, pigs sold at Bt72 per kilogram while the current price of pork could reach over Bt180 per kilogram, the highest-ever in Thailand.

A pork trader said that the sharp increase in the price of pork had led to lower sales in the fresh market, making people consume meat of other animals instead.

In addition, he added that the price of pork would possibly reach Bt180 per kilogram during the Chinese New Year festival, since the price had increased by Bt5 per kilogram this week. Besides, the prices of vegetables and lime would also increase during the festival.

Bangkok water quality back to WHO-recommended levels, authority confirms #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 19, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Bangkok water quality back to WHO-recommended levels, authority confirms

Jan 18. 2020
By THE NATION

The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) said the quality of tap water has returned to normal in Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakarn provinces over the weekend.

MWA governor Parinya Yasamit said on Saturday (January 18) that the quality of tap water in the metropolitan area had returned to the normal range of chloride in drinking water not exceeding 250 milligrams per litre or electrical conductivity not more than 1,200 microsiemens/centimetre, as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

“In the past week, the chloride value measured in tap water in certain areas exceeded the recommended level causing people to experience salinity in the water taste,” he said. “Now that chloride has gone down to the normal range, it should be safe for drinking again.”

The MWA governor also recommended that people in Bangkok and its perimeter store drinking water during this weekend by getting it directly from the tap, as water in the reservoir tanks may still have high chloride content because they were stored last week.

“Furthermore, please avoid using water from public canals to water your plants, but use tap water instead,” he added. “MWA testing teams have found that the water in Chao Phraya River and canals in Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakarn had high levels of salinity due to a tidal surge, which could damage certain plants.”

Questions about water quality can be posed on the MWA website at http://twqonline.mwa.co.th or mobile application “MWA on Mobile”, or contact call center 1125 which is available 24/7.

Jurin sees huge opportunities for trade with India #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 19, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Jurin sees huge opportunities for trade with India

Jan 18. 2020
By THE NATION

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Jurin Laksanawisit has taken more than 80 private companies with him to negotiate trade deals in India, as well as aim to create a business network of Thai and Indian private sectors.

Jurin’s four-day trip began on Friday (January 17) and ends on Monday.

“India is interesting since the country has not been affected by the trade war between the US and China. Also, it will be the most populous country in the world in the future,” he said.

In addition, India is implementing a no-plastic policy which offers Thai businesses the opportunity to export cassava for producing bioplastics, in the process creating huge export value, Jurin added.

Meanwhile, India’s “Housing for All” policy also offered opportunities to Thai businesses, he said. This policy aimed to provide affordable houses for the urban poor, and could be a channel to export construction products or furniture from Thailand to India.

Jurin said Thai products can satisfy the demands of Indian consumers in various aspects.

Besides, he said, the potential of Thailand’s agricultural and industrial products had enough potential to be a part of the production chain in numerous industries in India.

“I expect this trip to generate many business opportunities.” Jurin said. “Last year, we visited India with representatives of some 30 to 40 companies and that created around Bt12 billion worth of business.

“This time, we have to wait for the results of business negotiations between companies dealing in Bengaluru and Hyderabad cities, before judging the total business value.”

He said India was a market the Ministry of Commerce was looking at for direct sale of palm oil to. Presently, sales are being routed through Singapore.

Furthermore, the minister said they had selected 200 products from Thailand and started sales in India recently through Bigbasket.com, an online grocery website.

SET will miss market cap target for 2023 ‘due to economic slowdown’ #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 18, 2020 by SoClaimon

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SET will miss market cap target for 2023 ‘due to economic slowdown’

Jan 18. 2020
Pakorn

Pakorn
By THE NATION

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) said this week that its estimated market capitalisation target of 150 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2023 will likely miss the target due to the slowdown in the Thai economy.

SET president Pakorn Peetathawatchai said: “This slowdown will affect the growth rate of registered companies, which used to be at more than 10 per cent on average annually. However, the growth rate could improve if more foreign investors are interested in net purchase of Thai companies’ stocks and increase their profitability.”

Meanwhile, Manpong Senanarong, SET senior executive vice president – issuer marketing, said that in 2020 the SET estimates market capitalisation at Bt550 billion. “Bt250 billion will come from IPO [initial public offering], while the other Bt250 billion will come from existing registered companies that raise additional funds,” he said. “This estimate was adjusted down from the 2019 tally when market capitalisation was Bt780 billion — Bt380 billion from IPOs and Bt400 billion from companies’ fundraising.”

Regarding the SET’s operational plan for 2020, the bourse president said it would focus on three main areas:

Grow with efficiency: Improving business operations by removing overlapping procedures and promoting one-stop service to registered companies, as well as expanding the network of business partners.

Grow with new opportunities: Connecting with capital markets both domestic and overseas, especially the CLMV group (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam), as well as supporting fundraising opportunities of small and medium-sized enterprises and startups.

Grow with stakeholders and sustainable society: Improving the ease of doing business and measures to protect investors, as well as creating basic infrastructure for users of the stock market to help reduce the operational cost of businesses and industries.

DIT may step in on pig, pork prices #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 18, 2020 by SoClaimon

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DIT may step in on pig, pork prices

Jan 18. 2020
By THE NATION

The Department of Internal Trade (DIT) will intervene in the prices of pig and pork if they rose beyond the appropriate levels, Director General Whichai Phochanakij said, adding that prices have been rising amid drought and the spread of African swine fever (ASF) in some countries.

Drought slows down the growth rate of pigs and increases cost to farmers. The swine fever, however, has boosted Thai pork exports by 80 per cent to countries affected by the virus. Export of pigs currently stands at 6,000 to 8,000 per day. There will not be a supply shortage of pork in the country, Whichai said.

Also, his agency may set a limit on pig exports, as well as intervening in pork prices at department stores.

“With the scourge of ASF, Thai pig prices were expected to surge since prices in neighboring countries were much higher. ” said the director general.

In 2017, Thailand exported about three million pigs before plunging to 300,000 to 500,000 in the past two years.

The Swine Raisers Association of Thailand said it would cap pig’s price at Bt80 per kilogram, and pork price at Bt150 to Bt160/kilogram.

Besides, it forecast prices falling in July as pigs grow faster in the rainy season.

SET tops 1,600 points but stall predicted in week ahead #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 18, 2020 by SoClaimon

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SET tops 1,600 points but stall predicted in week ahead

Jan 17. 2020
By THE NATION

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index ended at 1,600.48 points on Friday (January 17), up 4.61 points or 0.29 per cent from the previous day, while the average daily trading value was Bt61.064 billion.

Philip Security Thailand predicts lateral swings in the index in the coming week for lack of any new influential factors for investment.

It will also be limited due to high uncertainty, Philip said, estimating an index frame of 1,580-1,620 points.

Tisco Financial Group forecast in the morning that the Index would hit 1,605 points thanks to a positive outlook for global stocks and the crude oil price.

Global stocks rose on Thursday, with US markets hitting record levels after Washington announced financial results and other economic information.

The price of WTI crude oil rebounded by 1.2 per cent, conforming to approval from the US Senate for the revamped US-Mexico-Canada free-trade pact.

America’s rising economic strength is also bolstering global demand for oil.

Other Asian stock markets closed as follows:

Japan’s Nikkei Index closed at 24,041.26, up 108.13 points or 0.45 per cent.

China’s Shanghai SE Composite Index closed at 3,075.50, down 1.41 points or 0.046 per cent.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index closed at 11,419.91, up 91.53 points or 0.81 per cent.

South Korea’s KOSPI Index closed at 2,250.57, up 2.52 points or 0.11 per cent.

Taiwan’s TAIEX Index closed at 12,090.29, down 23.36 points or 0.19 per cent.

Ubol Ratana Dam at lowest level in 40 years #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 18, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Ubol Ratana Dam at lowest level in 40 years

Jan 17. 2020
By THE NATION

Ubol Ratana Dam in Khon Kaen province was at 19 per cent of capacity on Friday (January 17) with 472 million cubic metres in the reservoir – its lowest level in 40 years.

Concern is rising over the impact on surrounding farmland and fish habitats.

Rice farmer and fisherman Sawang NuayKiao said the water level at the dam, which opened in 1966, has steadily dropped, as has the number of fish he can catch every day.

“I used to sell Bt200-Bt300 worth of fish a day. Now I’m only catching Bt100-Bt200 worth.”

Nor is he able to grow as much rice as he once did, he said, due to limitations in irrigation.

Korn bares vision ahead of forming new party #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published January 18, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Korn bares vision ahead of forming new party

Jan 17. 2020
Korn Chatikavanij

Korn Chatikavanij
By The Nation

Korn Chatikavanij revealed after resigning from the Democrat Party that he no longer had enough time to manage the party amid the changing political landscape and he preferred to reach his goal out of it.

“The Democrat Party gave me an opportunity since my first election in 2005 when I was just 39,” the former finance minister said. “But after so many changes, the same point of view doesn’t work anymore. I am also a part of those changes and I want to see Thailand move forward, and I can handle it easier out of the party.”

He added that he is planning to establish a new political party, gathering people with vision and good intentions to reform the country.

In the past few years, Korn said he was studying the development of agricultural products and structure of the Thai farm sector, to help prepare farmers for the future.

“It’s my intention and Attawit Suwanpakdee (Former PM)’s to form a new party,” Korn said. “All members don’t have to be politicians, but they can be anyone with knowledge, capability and a motive. I want 80 per cent of them to be new faces. They have to be decisive because not all decisions can please everyone. We have to be ready for failure and learn from it”.

Korn said that he believed that the bureaucratic system is still the biggest obstacle for Thailand as it has been corrupt for a long time.

Regarding the new party’s strategy, he is planning to register candidates for members of Parliament in every province to increase the chance and he will not recruit MPs of other parties.

“Most new parties will be pressured to choose between the left and right political spectrum but I don’t want to make enemies,” he said. “This movement will be a clean slate for me after having been supportive of General Prayut Chan-o-cha but I cannot deny what I have done. Korn Chatikavanij is always Korn Chatikavanij. What I did, I did it for my country.

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