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Gold prices decrease from Monday’s levels #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published February 25, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Gold prices decrease from Monday’s levels

Feb 25. 2020
By THE NATION

The gold bar price was Bt24,650 per baht weight for buying and Bt24.750 for selling, while the price of gold ornaments was Bt24,210 for buying and Bt25,250 for selling, the Gold Traders Association said at 3.30pm today (February 25).

The gold price remains at a high rate, as the metal is one of safe haven assets after a sell-off of equities globally.

The prices decreased from those at 9.25am. The gold bar price at that time was Bt24,700 per baht weight for buying and Bt24.800 for selling, while the gold ornament price was Bt24,256 and Bt25,300, respectively.

The last price announced on Monday (February 24) was Bt25,150 and Bt25,250 for buying and selling, respectively, while the gold ornament price was Bt24,695.64 and Bt25,750, respectively.

Customers who bought Chevrolets at full price peeved, demand compensation #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published February 25, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Customers who bought Chevrolets at full price peeved, demand compensation

Feb 25. 2020
By THE NATION

On Tuesday (February 25), a group of Chevrolet customers submitted a letter to Chevrolet Sales (Thailand) representatives at Rasa Tower in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district, demanding that the company compensate them for having bought the All New Captiva, Chevrolet’s latest SUV, at full price.

Last week General Motors announced it would end production and sales of its Chevrolet line in Thailand by the end of the year, causing Chevrolet to cut prices in half to clear stocks of more than 4,000 vehicles in the country.

The cost of a Captiva LS dropped from Bt999,000 to Bt499,000 and the LT models from Bt1.099 million to Bt599,000. The premier model was Bt699,000, down from Bt1.199 million. Smaller discounts also applied to Colorado models and Trailblazers.

The price cut has upset those who bought their Chevrolets at full price, and they have been urged to cooperate with the Foundation for Consumers to demand compensation from the company.

The letter they submitted today (February 25) urges the company to take either of the following actions: 1) Pay the price difference to those who bought vehicles at full price, or 2) Allow the customers to cancel their contracts and return the vehicles for a full refund.

 

Related Story: Chevy’s going-out-of-business sale sees prices halved

SET continues downward slide amid negative sentiment #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published February 25, 2020 by SoClaimon

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SET continues downward slide amid negative sentiment

Feb 25. 2020
By THE NATION

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index on Tuesday (February 25) fell to 1424.52 points, or 0.77 per cent (as of 11.23am), following on from its almost 4 per cent slide on Monday when it closed at 1,435.56 points.

Krungsri Securities’ analysts expected the SET Index on Tuesday (February 25) to fall to between 1,420 to 1,425 points, as investments are pressured by a rapid increase the number of new Covid-19 patients in South Korea, Iran, and Italy.

These patients, in addition, to the global economic slowdown, were a negative factor for investments in the stock market, as well as on the oil price.

Investors are eschewing risk and putting their money in safe-haven assets such as US bonds and gold, the analysis said.

The market might go up along the way as some stocks would be driven by positive factors. A technical rebound is also expected when the market reaches the oversold threshold. Investors are advised to buy shares when the SET Index drops.

The analysts suggested investments in stocks of export businesses in electronics (KCE, HANA, DELTA) and food (CPF, TU), due to the impact of the baht’s depreciation.

They advised investors to pick financial stocks, such as MTC, SAWAD, and KTC, since the cost for these businesses has reduced after the Monetary Policy Committee lowered the key interest policy by 0.25 percentage point.

They also recommended defensive stocks with high dividends, such as ADVANC, INTUCH, and TTW.

Suffering vendors make plea to MBK on rent #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published February 25, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Suffering vendors make plea to MBK on rent

Feb 25. 2020
By THE NATION

Some 100 MBK Centre vendors in Bangkok’s Phayathai district gathered in front of the shopping complex on Monday (February 24) and later participated in a peaceful walk in and around the centre, demanding that operator MBK Public Co Ltd reduce or exempt them from paying rent as they are suffering from decreasing sales amid a lack of foreign tourists worried over the spreading coronavirus.

A vendor who participated in the rally told a Nation TV reporter that rent for retail shops at MBK Centre is around Bt60,000-Bt90,000 per month.

“We have seen a significantly lower number of customers since early February, causing some shops to make as little as Bt150 per day. If this keeps up we might not be able to afford the rent and will unavoidably have to close down,” he said.

According to another vendor, the rally was brought about by the fact that April will be the month when vendors have to renew their annual contract with MBK, in which they are required to pay a large sum of money up front. The vendors said they would therefore like MBK to reduce or exempt them from paying rent in the coming months to allow them to come up with the money.

Later the same day MBK Public Co Ltd issued a statement saying it is formulating short and long terms measures to help vendors and will announce them soon. The company added that it would treat vendors as family members and believe they can overcome this obstacle by working together.

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Baht strengthens against dollar #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published February 25, 2020 by SoClaimon

#ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation

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Baht strengthens against dollar

Feb 25. 2020
By THE NATION

The baht opened at Bt31.65 per US dollar, strengthening from Bt31.69 at close on Monday, and would move between Bt31.60 to Bt31.70, SCB Securities senior market strategist Jitipol Puksamatanan said today (February 25).

Last night, the S&P500 Index decreased by 3.35 per cent, while the Euro Stoxx 50 and FTSE 100 dropped by 4.01 per cent and 3.34 per cent, respectively.

“It was the worst market situation since last August, and possibly caused by concern over new Covid-19 patients outside China,” he said. “Also, Asian financial markets this morning have moved into negative territory.”

Jitipol also said that only bonds were safe in the current financial market situation.

The Japanese yen has become a safe haven again, while the Australian and New Zealand dollars have continued weakening after a decrease in commodity prices.

“According to recent trade data, Thailand is said to export gold at time when prices of the metal have increased. This will cause the baht not to weaken much at a time when gold demand is high,” he said.

“The market on Tuesday would be covered in fear. Capital will flow to shares, or flow back into debt securities. However, the baht on Tuesday will be stable,” he predicted earlier in the day.

Bangkok 7th worst city in world for air quality: Air Visual #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published February 25, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Bangkok 7th worst city in world for air quality: Air Visual

Feb 25. 2020
By THE NATION

Bangkok’s air quality ranking took another hit, with the city being named the seventh worst in the world for air quality, while Chiang Mai was placed tenth, according to the application Air Visual today (February 25) as of 12.50pm.

The application showed the Thai capital’s average pollution level at 169 and Chiang Mai at 166.

Particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5) in Bangkok and Chiang Mai were at 89.9 and 83.6 micrograms per cubic metre, respectively.

According to the Air Quality Index, air quality between 0 to 50 is healthy, 51 to 100 is moderate, 101 to 150 is unhealthy for sensitive groups, 151 to 200 is unhealthy, 201 to 300 is very unhealthy, and 301 to 500 is dangerous.

Meanwhile, the Pollution Control Department (PCD) said via website Air4thai.pcd.go.th that at 7am today the air quality in Bangkok and nearby provinces was mostly at unhealthy levels, with a tendency to worsen.

The PCD found that PM2.5 dust particles were between 54 and 88 micrograms per cubic metre.

No monkeying around: Songkhla primates suffer from food shortage #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published February 25, 2020 by SoClaimon

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No monkeying around: Songkhla primates suffer from food shortage

Feb 25. 2020
By The Nation

It’s no monkey business. Humans are not the only ones affected by the Covid-19 outbreak: monkeys in Songkhla province are also suffering – from a shortage of food that normally comes from foreign tourists.

Malaysian and Singaporean tourists who usually visit Songkhla have cancelled their tours amid worries over the spreading coronavirus, leading to less food for monkeys since the animals rely on tourists for their daily food.

After seeing the monkeys starve, local fruit vendors have started giving them watermelon and tomatoes. Thai tourists meanwhile are giving them corn.

The locals have asked the Songkhla municipality to take care of the monkeys since they are one of the most popular tourist attractions generating income for the province.

PM calls for use of water-bomb aircraft to help put out Trat wildfire #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published February 25, 2020 by SoClaimon

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PM calls for use of water-bomb aircraft to help put out Trat wildfire

Feb 25. 2020
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By The Nation

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the use of water-bombing aircraft to put out a wildfire in Trat province, Government Spokesperson Narumon Pinyosinwat said on Tuesday (February 25).

He also expressed concern for the residents in Trat as the smog-filled air could be harmful to health, Narumon said.

A wildfire in Trat province has been spreading for six days, resulting in large smog covering every district of the province.

Local officials said that they were trying to control the fire but the Khao Banthat mountain range, where the fire is still spreading, has several landmines so they can only put out the fire in safe zones.

Trat Governor Pichien Limwangyu is coordinating with a high-ranking organisation after previously asking for aerial support to stop the fire. Water-bomb aircraft are still dealing with wildfires in Nakhon Nayok province.

However, the Army, the Defence Ministry and the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry will reportedly send fire engines to the province to control the fire.

Pichien said that the Thai Meteorological Department had forecast rains this week, which might help improve the situation.

Two new Thai Covid-19 cases confirmed #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published February 25, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Two new Thai Covid-19 cases confirmed

Feb 25. 2020
By The Nation
Two confirmed Covid-19 cases, both Thais, were reported in Thailand on Tuesday (February 25).

The first case is a housemaid, 31, who was admitted to Rajavithi Hospital with pneumonia. It was found that her family member had recently travelled to China, Public Health Ministry permanent secretary Sukhum Karnchanapimai said.

The second case is of a 29-year-old man, who worked closely with Chinese tourists. He came down with high fever and cough. He has been hospitalised at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute.

Meanwhile, another Chinese female tourist, 32, in Krabi was discharged. She had arrived in Thailand before China announced the closure of Wuhan airport.

Thailand now has reported 37 cases: 22 have returned home and 15 are hospitalised.

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Covid-19 declared a dangerous contagious disease

Camera footage yields clues on Songkhla bombing #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

Published February 25, 2020 by SoClaimon

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Camera footage yields clues on Songkhla bombing

Feb 25. 2020
By The Nation

Surveillance cameras have given investigators some clues about the bombers responsible for an explosion in the Saba Yoi district of Songkhla province.

Camera footage showed a suspect riding a motorcycle stolen in 2014 to blow up the deputy district chief’s car leaving 10 people injured.

The investigating team of Saba Yoi Police Station found footage of a man parking a blue Honda Wave motorcycle in which a five-kilogram bomb was hidden by the roadside at 2.48pm on February 24 before another man picked him up on a motorcycle.

The bomb was detonated while a truck was passing by and then the attackers opened fire on officials and bystanders before fleeing.

However, surveillance cameras at other angles near the scene were broken and some of them were taken away, giving the police grounds to believe the bombing was a planned operation.

Police suspect the attackers were members of an insurgent movement led by Rosari Lamso, who is the leader of the insurgency in Songkhla’s border and was is believed to be responsible for the gold heist in Nathawi district.

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