1. The Agricultural Land Reform (ALR) Committee will move ahead with plans to revise its regulations to allow Sor Por Kor 4-01 landholders to turn their land reform papers into title deeds.
  2. Government’s Bt560b digital wallet policy will stimulate the economy and create future income to support the ageing society, and won’t back down despite oppositions from former BOT governors, academics, and various groups, but may extend coverage beyond 4km radius.
  3. Transport Min to seek Cabinet approval tomorrow for Bt20 entire sky train system, starting with Purple and Red lines.
  4. The Thai death toll from the Hamas attack on Israel has risen to 18 while about 3,000 Thais in the country also want to return home.
  5. Airlines worldwide face a pilot shortage, with about 650K pilots needed over next 20 years, the Emirates Flight Training Academy (Efta).
  6. The SEC is studying the establishment of a compensation fund for investment fraud victims, with the study expected to conclude by end of year, says the new secretary-general.
  7. The IMF sees TH GDP growth at only 2.7% this year, vs 2.6% in 2022, and forecast 3.2% growth next year. BOT’s revised forecast is 2.8% and 4.4% for this and next year.
  8. Transport Ministry to push for Bt90b bids for 3 routes of motorway by end of year.
  9. BoT predicts 2024 growth of 4.4%: Estimate includes stimulus schemes. The Bank of Thailand has maintained its GDP growth forecast for next year at 4.4%, inclusive of the government’s economic stimulus measures, says assistant governor Piti Disyatat. Bangkok Post
  10. Minister frets over drought’s impact: Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai is concerned the drought’s impact could last for three years because of the El Niño weather phenomenon. A prolonged i mpact could decrease rice production and lead to a shortage for domestic consumption, he said. Mr Phumtham yesterday instructed the Internal Trade Department and Foreign Trade Department to work together to monitor and mitigate the effects of the drought and El Niño if it persists for up to three years, saying this could have an impact on the cultivation of important agricultural products such as rice, cassava, maize and oil palm, leading to potential supply reduction due to the global drought which is affecting many countries. Bangkok Post

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