1. Perks to capture firms fleeing China ordered : The Industry Ministry has ordered the Office of Industrial Economics to finish crafting incentive packages within two weeks to persuade foreign investors to relocate from China into Thailand. Bloomberg
  2. NESDC alarmed on housing : The state planning unit is concerned over housing debts, which have increased since mid-2017. Bangkok PostHigh-speed train contracts to be signed by year end: transport minister : Minister of Transport Saksayam Chidchob said that the first section of the high-speed train project between Bangkok and Korat, under a collaboration of the Thai and Chinese governments, is progressing as planned. “State Railway of Thailand (SRT) already finished contract signing for 12 of the 14 construction contracts,” he said. “The rest are awaiting the bidding process, which should start this month.” All 14 contracts should be signed within 2019, he said. Bloomberg
  3. Court backs mall opening : Blocks AoT effort to shutter B5bn project . The Central Administrative Court yesterday granted Central Pattana Plc (CPN) an injunction and ordered the removal of obstacles blocking access to Central Village, thereby allowing it to open the 5-billion-baht luxury outlet today as planned. Bangkok Post
  4. Renewed gas field talks eyed : 50/50 deal mulled with Cambodia . Thailand and Cambodia have agreed to consider reopening talks on the development of the energy-rich, overlapping claims area (OCA) in the Gulf of Thailand claimed by both countries. Bangkok Post
  5. Chuan rejects opposition’s request for Sept 17 oath debate : Parliament president Chuan Leekpai has rejected the opposition’s request to move the general parliamentary debate on the prime minister’s failure to complete the oath of office forward by a day to Sept 17. Bangkok Post
  6. LU-Egat objects to LNG import delay : The Labour Union of Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (LU-Egat) is calling for the Energy Ministry to reconsider a resolution from last Friday to put off Egat’s plan to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) for national power generation. Bangkok Post
  7. BoI offers benefits for advanced tech training: Private companies trying to develop human resources for high-tech industries can take advantage of promotional privileges from the Board of Investment (BoI). Bangkok Post
  8. BoT requiring SFIs to apply new caps : The Bank of Thailand is requiring four specialised financial institutions (SFIs) to apply a cap on the single lending limit (SLL) of 15% of capital funds, while two other SFIs have a cap of 25%, effective from Oct 1. Bangkok Post
  9. Govt eyes Khmer power plans : Cambodia looks to boost capacity here . Thailand will today discuss with Cambodia the issue involving the energyrich overlapping marine territory claimed by both countries on the sidelines of the ongoing meeting of Asean energy ministers, Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong says. Bangkok Post
  10. Tri-country power deal endorsed : Laos, Malaysia and Thailand have agreed on a second power purchase agreement under the Laos, Thailand and Malaysia Power Integration Project (LTM-PIP) at the 37th Asean Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM). Bangkok Post

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