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The use of "green buildings" has increasingly formed a key part of efforts by large firms to improve their corporate image and show their corporate social responsibility (CSR), resulting in more and more of these types of buildings being constructed in Thailand since 2007.
 
The Thai automobile market is expected to finish the year at 1.3 million units sold, slightly down from last year's record 1.4 million.
 
Political instability and the U.S. tapering of its bond-buying program are the main reasons behind the sharp depreciation in the Thai baht, said a Bank of Thailand (BOT) official.
 
Thailand launched a 75 billion baht (US$2.36 billion) bond on Monday that it needs to fund rice subsidies, offering generous terms as it tries to avoid adding fuel to protests in Bangkok.
 
Thai economy grows 2.7 percent in third quarter
Thailand's economy grew at a lower-than-expected pace in -July September, data showed Monday as the government cut its forecast for the year while analysts warned political turmoil could inflict further damage.
 
Jarun Jaroensab, the first Thai farmer to receive the Asia-Pacific Model Farmer Award from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), took to farming after learning about His Majesty's "sufficiency theory."
 
A Japanese consortium will build an urban transit system in Bangkok, as part of Japan's drive to expand exports of railway infrastructure to the rest of Asia, a report said Sunday.
 
Thailand's central bank on Wednesday left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 2.5 percent, where it has been since May, after the economy slipped into a technical recession.
 
Floodwater has breached an industrial estate to the east of the Thai capital, stirring fears that foreign and Thai companies face a repeat of the devastation suffered in 2011, but the estate's operator said water levels were manageable.
 
With the high season approaching, the government wants all relevant agencies to prepare for the high volume of tourists and the expected increase in congestion at the six airports currently supervised and regulated by Airports of Thailand, AOT President Sitha Thiwaree said.
 
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