1. Tourism authority mulls pushing fresh domestic travel stimulus campaign to help local operators after current package end October 31, to mitigate risk from global fx volatility.
  2. Airlines eager to reopen Japan routes: Local airlines are banking on borders reopening in Asian countries, but are cautiously planning their routes as a weak currency and high fuel costs still afflict the industry. Bangkok Post
  3. PPRP not fazed by ‘exodus’: Political defections are ‘nothing new’. The ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) is on the verge of falling apart with dozens of MPs widely believed to be looking to defect ahead of the general election tentatively scheduled to take place in May. Bangkok Post
  4. Flood relief spending to hit B23bn: The government plans to spend at least 23 billion baht to help those affected by recent flooding. Bangkok Post
  5. Regulator set to rule on telecom merger today: NBTC under pressure from True and DTAC. True Corporation and Total Access Communication (DTAC) have asked the telecom regulator to make a clear resolution regarding their planned merger at the agency’s board meeting today, saying a delay will affect consumers. Bangkok Post
  6. Agency shortens time to connect solar to the grid: The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is promoting electricity generation among households by facilitating a process to set up on-grid solar power systems, enabling homeowners to sell electricity from rooftop solar panels to the government. Bangkok Post
  7. Sept tourist arrival at 1.27m, boosting 9M22 to 5.7m, and may top 10m this year, expects 20m next year.
  8. NESDC urges state agencies, business and households to brace for a global economy slowdown which could easily deteriorate into a recession next year, while Finance Ministry plays down possibility of a slump, not seeing economy to be greatly affected.
  9. Government Savings Bank offers up to Bt30K P-loan at 1.25% per month via its MyMo-My Credit app, hoping to help eliminate unlicensed loan sharks, sets up non-state bank for P-loan, offering 5% below market rate, hoping to COD in 3-4Q23.
  10. Malaysia eases restriction on exports of live commercial broiler chickens, allowing the exports of 1.8m chickens/mth out of 3.6m monthly export quota starting today (Oct 11).

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