• Prayut set to make PPRP campaign bow : PM tipped for rally in Nakhon Ratchasima . Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is expected to make his public debut as the prime ministerial candidate of the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) and address voters in Nakhon Ratchasima, his birthplace, this Sunday. Bangkok Post
  • NESDC keeping an eye on borrowing : Concern after household debt in Q3 2018 was up nearly 6% from the previous quarter . The state planning unit is keeping a close watch on rising household debt after debt defaults on personal loans increased at a faster rate. Bangkok Post
  • NLA deaf to calls to stop work : Lawmakers ‘jostling for spots in Senate’. The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has insisted it will press ahead with the deliberation of the remaining legislative bills until they become law, Jate Siratharanont, a spokesman for the NLA whip, said yesterday. Bangkok Post
  • Thai Airways reports huge B11.5bn loss : Thai Airways International Plc hopes its balance sheet will recover in the next few years after its new fleet is in service, as it is now severely affected by the cost of maintaining ageing aircraft. Bangkok Post
  • BoI: EEC propelling full-year application value to B750bn : The government’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) scheme is a key engine to drive full-year investment applications to hit 750 billion baht, says the Board of Investment (BoI). Bangkok Post
  • Investment policy here to stay: PM : Prayut assures investors of continuity even after elections, firm on EEC . Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has assured foreign and Thai investors that the government will continue to promote and key projects, while ensuring the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) goes ahead as planned. The Nation
  • Cabinet gives nod to scrapping excise tax for full EVs : The cabinet yesterday approved a Finance Ministry proposal to eliminate the excise tax for full electric vehicles from Jan 1, 2020 to Dec 31, 2022 to speed up full EV manufacturing and reduce emissions. Bangkok Post
  • BoT chief frets over ‘fiscal immunity’ : Public sector must shrink, Veerathai says Bank of Thailand governor Veerathai Santiprabhob has urged the government to downsize the public sector and improve spending efficiency to avert a prolonged fiscal budget deficit from snowballing in the future Bangkok Post
  • Apirat gets a show of support : Army chief Apirat Kongsompong has called about 700 officers to a special meeting today believed to be on the army’s role and peacekeeping responsibilities ahead of election day on March 24. Bangkok Post
  • TRC DISSOLVED : 9:0 Thai Raksa Chart Party dissolution 6:3 Party executives are banned from running in an election for 10 years 9:0 Party executives are banned from setting up or standing as executives of a new political party for 10 years The pro-Thaksin camp’s bid to return to power after the election has been dealt a blow after the Constitutional Court yesterday unanimously voted 9-0 to dissolve the Thai Raksa Chart Party (TRC) over its nomination of Princess Ubolratana as its prime ministerial candidate. Bangkok Post

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