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News for Thursday, 20 July 2017

Weather forecast for 21 July 2017

20 July 2017 - 11:53 am

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 21 July 2017 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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FTI: Car exports to disappoint for 2nd year

20 July 2017 - 09:34 am

Poor June sets stage for remaining months

Vehicle exports are likely to drop for a second straight year after growth figures remained in negative territory for 12 months in a row, says the Federation of Thai Industries. The FTI's automotive industry club yesterday released its monthly report for June, which saw vehicle exports fall by 13% to 93,086 units with a contraction in every continent.

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Gloomy outlook sees FTI index hit 10-month low

20 July 2017 - 09:31 am

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) index fell for a third consecutive month to the lowest in 10 months in June as weak purchasing power persisted at a time when fears over strong punishments under the new labour law cut confidence among investors.

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Airfare surge seen for Thailand in 2018

20 July 2017 - 09:31 am

Thailand is expected to see one of the steepest increases in airfares globally next year, a global travel management firm said this week. Fares in the kingdom may rise 6.6%, well above the 2.8% increase projected for Asia-Pacific in 2018, said a new study by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT).

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Purple Line missing link finally ready

20 July 2017 - 09:28 am

'Oversight' blamed for lack of commuters

The Tao Pun and Bang Sue stations are finally ready to be connected on Aug 11 as authorities are certain the development will end the year-long unpopularity of the Purple Line. Known as the "missing link", the 1.2km distance between the Purple Line's Tao Pun and the Blue Line's Bang Sue stations has been blamed for turning commuters away as they are forced to take a shuttle bus or a diesel-powered train to go from one staion to the other.

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Bribery charges pending in 'tea money' scandal

20 July 2017 - 09:26 am

The Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) said Wednesday there were grounds to allegations that Samsenwittayalai School's director took a bribe. Video footage showing phone calls and the handover of money was shot during a period when Obec forbade all schools from raising funds, a commission fact-finding panel said.

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Killer Benz driver on bail

20 July 2017 - 09:25 am

A Mercedes-Benz driver who killed two postgraduate students in a high-speed car crash in Ayutthaya last year has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail and banned from driving for life. He was, however, released on bail as he prepares to appeal against the verdict.

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Police Hunt Violent Ex-Con Accused of Raping Nurse

20 July 2017 - 09:24 am

NONG KHAI — An ex-convict with a history of violent crimes was still on the loose Wednesday after he broke into a hospital and sexually assaulted a nurse there earlier this week. Police said Pumpui Kesanuch, 24, already had priors for homicide and rape when he assaulted the nurse at Nong Khai Hospital on Tuesday.

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Prankster fined, faces new charge

20 July 2017 - 09:22 am

YouTube prankster Nathan Bartling, aka "My Mate Nate", yesterday reported to Prawet police station to acknowledge a charge of violating a railway law and paid a 5,000 baht fine for placing obstacles in the way of a train.

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German man confesses to Thai girlfriend’s murder in Phuket

20 July 2017 - 09:18 am

PHUKET: A German man has confessed to the murder of his Thai girlfriend, ten days after police found her body wrapped in a blanket and dumped in a forest in Kathu. The victim, Picha Nampadung, 35, was first reported missing by her niece, Rujirada Ornkorat, on July 1 (story here).

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