1. Deduction incentives to be reviewed : The Finance Ministry wants to reform the tax structure by revising the large number of deduction incentives, arriving at a more appropriate level. Bangkok Post
  2. Cabinet is expected to sign off MRT Pink line extension (Khae-Lai-Min Buri-Muang Thong) concession btw State Railway and BKK Monorail, a consortium of BTS-STEC-RATCH (BSR), today.
  3. Permanent Secretary Energy Minister in talk Energy Policy & Planning Office (EPPO) on possibility to extend LPG subsidy from end of December after price has been capped for 9 month at Bt14.37/kg or Bt318/15kg cylinder.
  4. Tourists from everywhere are now welcome to visit Thailand, irrespective of their countries’ Covid-19 situation, under a newly amended Special Tourist Visa (STV) long-stay program.
  5. Pattaya City Municipality is injecting Bt775m into 2 development schemes to restart the resort city’s Covid-battered tourist industry, the mainstay of the local economy.
  6. Thailand now open to the whole world : Tourists from everywhere are now welcome to visit Thailand, irrespective of their countries’ Covid-19 situation, under a newly amended Special Tourist Visa (STV) long-stay programme. Bangkok Post
  7. PM savages ‘republic’ rhetoric : Free Youth announce ‘Restart Thailand’ bid. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has downplayed the anti-government protest movement’s latest rhetoric about “a republic”, saying the government will do everything in its power to thwart any such system of government in Thailand. Bangkok Post
  8. Pattaya to splash out B775m to help revive tourism industry : The Pattaya City Municipality is injecting 775 million baht into two development schemes to restart the resort city’s Covid-battered tourist industry, the mainstay of the local economy. Bangkok Post
  9. Top 10 shareholders lose B141bn value : The pandemic crisis has bled the wealth of Thailand’s top 10 richest shareholders by 141 billion baht, with Gulf Energy Development’s chief executive Sarath Ratanavadi retaining the top spot for the second consecutive year. Bangkok Post
  10. TNSC predicts 3-5% growth in 2021 forecast : The Thai National Shippers’ Council expects Thai exports will rebound to 3-5% growth next year, driven by the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact, Covid-19 vaccine progress and a fast economic recovery in China. Bangkok Post

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