1. MPs urge charter change : Govt, opposition file motions for debate. A group of Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) MPs yesterday tabled an urgent motion to the House of Representatives to push for amendments to the constitution. Bangkok Post
  2. India mulls import tax in RCEP talks : India plans to propose the imposition of “safeguard tax” on imports to better protect domestic industries as part of the long-awaited Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which is supposed to reduce trade barriers. Bangkok Post
  3. BoT blames easy loans for household debt woes : Zero-interest unsecured loans and online shopping are blamed for the country’s swelling household debt, says the Bank of Thailand’s chief. Bangkok Post
  4. NBTC orders cable conduit lease do-over : The telecom regulator has ordered city hall’s business arm, Krungthep Thanakom (KT), to repeat the process of seeking operators to lease underground cable conduits, saying the previous document asking for expressions of interest to join the scheme may have caused misunderstandings. Bangkok Post
  5. Fuel subsidies agreed for three months : The Energy Policy Administration Committee (Epac) has agreed to cut local fuel prices by a further one baht per litre for petrol and 60 satang per litre for diesel from today. Bangkok Post
  6. High-speed train talks with China back on rails : The Transport Ministry will hold contract talks with China for the joint highspeed railway project between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima during the Asean Summit in November, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said yesterday. Bangkok Post
  7. PM ignores oath bungle in debate : Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday rose to answer the opposition’s questions in the parliamentary debate, but stopped short of clarifying the oath gaffe – the debate’s focus – in his 25-minute stint. Bangkok Post
  8. Prayut ‘not state official’: court : The Constitutional Court yesterday ruled that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was not a state official when he governed as the head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), a decision that cemented his position as prime minister. Bangkok Post
  9. Fee ceiling curbs motor insurance : Operators reel from fifth year of losses . The insurance regulator is being urged to reconsider the ceiling on brokerage commission fees for motor insurance in order to accommodate existing market conditions, as the motor insurance segment has posted losses for five straight years. Bangkok Post
  10. Mazda trims forecast as economy buckles under pressure : Mazda Sales Thailand has cut its overall market forecast for the country in 2019 from 1.06 million cars sold to 1.04 million, citing myriad factors domestically and abroad. Bangkok Post

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