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Exports gaining speed
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Thai held in Malaysia
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Major cuts in budget
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Government told to narrow economic gap
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KT Zmico seeks to expand regional reach
KT Zmico seeks to expand regional reach
The private sector urges the government to narrow the economic gap by bringing a balanced welfare system.
Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) chairman Kosit Panpiemras said at an academic seminar on Monday the economic gap is caused by four factors:
1. Government policy has widened the gap, as can be seen from the special privileges granted to capitalists, while corruption has become more prevalent, allowing rich people to accumulate more wealth.
2. The growing economy has not created more productive jobs, which has led to more informal workers, fewer taxpayers, a narrow tax base and unfair tax reductions.
3. The economic infrastructure development has shown that past developments did not help enhance the country's competitiveness. There is insufficient promotion of technology and innovation.
4. Thailand still lacks basic welfare provision, as reflected by the large number of informal workers in the country, and the government's welfare system has not reached the less fortunate. Education opportunities and training must be highlighted to help raise income levels.
"The Thai economy has progressed well and is more prosperous, and the number of poor people has dropped.
"However, poverty is no longer the main problem but the quality of development has to be addressed.
"The economic gap in Thailand is as high as in countries in Latin America and it has an impact on the political situation till this day," the former finance and industry minister said.
Mr Kosit, speaking before the Constitution Court handed down its verdict said of the case went against the ruling Democrat Party that the verdict would not affect the country's economy.
The judges voted four to two to drop the electoral funding fraud case against the ruling party on grounds that the petition process was unlawful from the beginning.
However, the TDRI chairman said, the Democrat dissolution case would have a short-term impact on the economy regardless of the outcome.
He said the country's economy for next year should expand four per cent year-on-year, as initially projected.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) composite index soared by more than 16 points in the afternoon as investors welcomed the court’s verdict on the Democrat dissolution case.
At 3.02pm, the SET index stood at 1008.30, up 16.68 points or 1.68 per cent. The trade value was 17.64 billion baht.
Thanachart Securities marketing senior director Pichai Lertsupomgkij said the court’s ruling had helped ease investors' concerns about political uncertainty.
But the risk factors pressuring the capital market are still the financial crisis in Europe and the conflict between South and North Korea.
Office of Industrial Economics director-general Suttinee Poopaka said Thailand's manufacturing production index last month stood at 191.57 points, down 4.91 per cent from September 2010.
Mrs Suttinee said the MPI for September was 201.45 points.
The capacity utilisation rate for last month was 64.11 per cent.
Published: 26/01/2011 at 02:10 PM
Cambodian troops have removed the "Here! is Cambodia" sign on the disputed border near Preah Vihear, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Wednesday.
"It's a good thing Cambodian authorities have cooperated with us," Mr Abhisit said.
Cambodia put the controversial stone sign up after Thai soldiers withdrew from Kaew Sikha Khiri Sikha Sawara temple on Dec 1 last year.
The sign initially read "Here! is the place where Thai troops invaded Cambodian territory on July 14, 2008."
After Thai authorities on Monday asked Cambodia to remove the tablet, the Cambodian army yesterday replaced it with a sign reading "Here! is Cambodia".