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Thailand: Delivery platforms dig in for war

Fired up by the pandemic, the battle between online food ordering platforms is intensifying as operators seek more capital, expand services in provinces and gear up for cloud kitchen investment to stay afloat in the contentious market. Kasikorn Research Center (K-Research) says the winners in the segment could be seen in three years. Last year, […]

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Thailand: Trade Competition Commission sets up protection for restaurants

The Trade Competition Commission (OTC) is setting guidelines for online food delivery services to prevent unfair trade practices and keep online food delivery platforms from taking advantage of restaurants. Santichai Santawanpas, the commissioner of the Office of Trade Competition Commission (OTCC) and the office’s spokesman, said the commissioners have already finished the draft guidelines to […]

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Thailand touted as medical marijuana tourist destination

Thailand’s ailing economy, particularly its tourism and agriculture sectors, is poised to get a boost from new rules that ease the private cultivation and sale of medical marijuana. The Cabinet amended the Narcotics Act on Aug 4, pending Parliament’s approval, to allow private medical operators — a category including some traditional medicine practitioners and farmers — […]

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Thailand: July headline CPI drops 0.98% year-on-year

Headline consumer price index (CPI) fell a smaller than expected 0.98% in July from a year earlier as food prices increased and domestic activity resumed after the easing of coronavirus curbs, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday. The reading — the smallest decline in four months — compared with a forecast for a fall of […]

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Thailand: Osmep chases funds for SMEs

The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion (Osmep) is looking for new financing sources for firms after a plan to set up a novel fund to help SMEs survive the pandemic is likely to miss out on funding from the state’s 400-billion-baht economic and social rehabilitation scheme. On Aug 19, Osmep officials will discuss […]

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