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FTI frets over illegal migrant workers

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is worried the illegal entry of migrant workers from neighbouring countries may trigger a new Covid-19 outbreak while local businesses are struggling to cope with a labour shortage. Source: Business

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EEC construction permits up in H1

The number of residential construction permits in Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) provinces grew in the first half of 2021, along with a rise in new business registrations, both driven solely by Chon Buri. Source: Business

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Thailand ratifies RCEP pact

Thailand has already submitted the ratification for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact and reaffirmed that the world’s biggest free trade deal will come into force on Jan 1 next year as scheduled. Source: Business

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Satellite bid in limbo

The country’s first auction for the right to use satellite orbital slots, which was scrapped in August, appears to be going nowhere in the near future as long as SET-listed Thaicom is still the sole prospective contender in the eyes of the authorities. Source: Business

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Banking on technology

State agencies and state-run banks have been harnessing technology to enhance their performance, ranging from analysing suspicious tax evasion cases to facilitating bank customers conducting a live chat to request a loan. Source: Business

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Feelings mixed on reopening

Thailand opens its doors to tourists from 63 countries today with mixed feelings, with high hopes for brighter economic prospects on the one hand to trepidation in case the Covid-19 situation were to deteriorate on the other. Source: Business

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