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Follow the latest news and headlines from Thailand on Udon news. In order to provide our visitors a fast and easy overview of what's happening in Thailand, we take the headlines and the news of the English portals and show a brief extract. The full story from the original source can be accessed by clicking on the link below the extract.

News for Saturday, 2 February 2013

KBank: 2013 Q1 GDP growth 5.3%

2 February 2013 - 09:27 am

Gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 5.3% year-on-year is expected for the first quarter of the year, Kasikorn Research Centre of Kasikorn Bank (KBank) said on Friday. The centre said economic growth momentum would further continue in the first quarter on the back of global positive signs after the economic recession risk in the US had been significantly eased.

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200 police left without quarters after contractor abandons work

2 February 2013 - 09:24 am

More than 200 police in Phuket have been left without proper accommodation after a contractor abandoned the construction of officer apartment blocks, the island's police chief says. The building of the apartments was contracted to PCC Development and Construction Co (PCC).

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Bangkok Bank tops up staff bonuses, lifts pay

2 February 2013 - 09:21 am

The management of Bangkok Bank added another half-month's special payment to its staff on top of the one-month special payment and two months' year-end bonus already agreed. It also promised a 1,500-baht monthly salary increase to placate its workers.

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U-tapao to get second runway

2 February 2013 - 09:19 am

The Transport Ministry is planning a second runway at U-tapao airport in Rayong to boost the country's ability to handle commercial flights. Transport Minister Chadchat Sittipunt has ordered the Department of Civil Aviation to conduct a feasibility study into the construction of a second runway at U-tapao airport.

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Ministry caps placement fees for Taiwan-bound workers

2 February 2013 - 09:06 am

The Labour Ministry has capped the fee placement firms charge job seekers heading to Taiwan and threatened to revoke their operating licences if they overcharge. Labour Minister Padermchai Sasomsap yesterday said the fee for sending job seekers to work in Taiwan must not exceed 40,000 baht per head.

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News for Friday, 1 February 2013

Thailand make history by defeating China

1 February 2013 - 09:15 am

CHIANG MAI : It was a historic day for Thailand at the Royal Chiang Mai cricket ground yesterday as they beat China by 17 runs in the final of the ACC Women's Championship. It means they progress to the next round, to be played in Ireland in August, where a top-two finish would allow them to qualify for the next Women's World Twenty20.

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Mercedes-Benz to raise output, centres

1 February 2013 - 09:06 am

Mercedes-Benz (Thailand), the German luxury car maker, will spend 200 million baht this year to raise production capacity in Thailand and 1 billion baht to add five more dealer and service centres nationwide.

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Prasarn: Long-term stability is my priority

1 February 2013 - 09:04 am

Governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul has reaffirmed that the central bank's stance on monetary policy is to focus on long-term sustainability, not to serve a short-term focus or single objective.

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Residents chip in to get police station built

1 February 2013 - 08:55 am

Fed up after the contractor abandoned work two years ago, locals in Phanom district of Surat Thani have been giving their friendly neighbourhood coppers a helping hand Residents in Phanom district have taken up where a contractor left off, and are now building a local police station themselves.

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Landmark deal made to start mine-clearing

1 February 2013 - 08:50 am

Thailand and Cambodia will conduct joint landmine clearing operations in the provisional demilitarised zone (PDZ) around Preah Vihear temple under a landmark deal signed yesterday. The agreement was reached at the end of a three-day meeting between the Thailand Mine Action Centre, led by Lt Gen Sihanart Wongsaroj, and the Cambodia Mine Action Centre in Cambodia's Siem Reap province.

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