The government is ready to support equal marriage along with tourism in secondary cities.


Nonthaburi, The government moves forward to support equal marriage. Along with developing tourist attractions in secondary cities Hoping to increase money into the country, join in celebrating Pride Month to grow the economy in every aspect.

Mr. Phumtham Wechayachai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, said: After the government joined forces with the public and private sectors to celebrate Pride Month to attract quality LGBTQIAN+ tourists throughout the month of June. This will help increase the ability to compete in trade. Opportunity to expand business for SME entrepreneurs and create additional trade value by using soft power as well. Recently received a report from Mr. Poonphong Naiyanaphakorn, Director of the Office of Trade Policy and Strategy ( Ministry of Commerce has analyzed the Pride Month event that will help support the growth of tourism and trade businesses. and achieving the goal of being the tourism center of the region (Tourism Hub) under the IGNITE TOURISM THAILAND policy

The
government has plans to distribute tourism to 55 provinces, “Cities to Visit” that have the potential to enhance economic development through being a center for organizing world-class events. Organizing the Pride Month festival will help promote the image of being a tourism destination. It is friendly to consumers in the LGBTQIAN+ group (Pride Friendly Destination), both Thai and foreign, which tends to increase in number and is a group of consumers with high purchasing power. And according to market research firm Ipsos, which surveyed 22,514 people from 30 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia from February to March 2023, 9 percent of the world’s adult population identifies as diverse. sexually and 9 percent of the Thai population also self-identifies as having sexual diversity. However, even though the number of people with sexual diversity

At present, there may not be a small proportion. But it is estimated that people in Gen Z (born after 1997) are more likely to self-identify as gender diverse than
the Millennial, Gen can help promote the Thai economy. In addition, a survey by LGBT Capital, a financial consulting company, found that in 2023, LGBT people around the world have purchasing power of up to 4.7 trillion US dollars. Meanwhile, the LGBT group in Thailand has purchasing power of 26 billion US dollars.

In addition, organizing events also helps generate income for related businesses. Especially the event organizing business Food service business Food and beverage business Through organizing activities within the celebration such as organizing product exhibitions Fashion show, food and beverage sales at the event, including hotel business and transportation service business. Those providing services to support event attendees also benefit. and help distribute income to local communities Thailand began organizing Pride Month celebrations for the first time in 1999, and now the events are widely held in various provinces such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Chonburi, resulting in the distribution of inco
me to communities in every region. Generate income from tourism and selling products and services to local areas. In 2024, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) expects that there will be more than 860,000 people attending Pride Month events, which can create economic circulation of not less than 4,500 million baht

This is to support Thailand’s readiness to host World Pride 2030 and gain maximum economic benefit. Must continue to promote social equality. To demonstrate the acceptance and treatment of persons with diverse genders in an equitable and sustainable manner. Through creating an ecosystem ready to host events Especially the development and upgrading of Thai service businesses to meet standards. To impress and provide a good experience for tourists, including using Thai soft power to attract and design Thai events to stand out. along with the sale of Thai products and services As well as promoting businesses related to entertainment and recreation, such as Thai Y-series and Yuri series that have be
en accepted by foreign markets. To be another way to show openness It is also a voice for creating knowledge and understanding on the issue of promoting equality for people with diverse genders, which goes hand in hand with pushing community products and services to the world market. And the government moves forward and pushes for the Equal Marriage Act to be successful as well.

Source: Thai News Agency

BAAC opens loan applications via BAAC Mobile LINE Official : BAAC Family


Bangkok, BAAC opens loan applications through BAAC Mobile LINE Official : BAAC Family and the BAAC website starting 17 June.

BAAC adds a service channel to register for loans in various projects by yourself through the BAAC Mobile LINE Official system: BAAC Family and the BAAC website, answering modern financial needs. Ready to launch the money bag lottery deposit service, 100 baht per unit, with a chance to win 100,000 baht, 900 prizes every month. Starting from June 17th onwards.

Mr. Chatchai Sirilai, Manager of the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC), revealed that BAAC has developed a Digital Service system where customers can access to withdraw, transfer, top up, pay, buy lottery tickets, and check BAAC lottery tickets. Checking account information, deposits, and loans is easy, convenient, and fast, which responds to lifestyles in the digital age. Ready to facilitate loan applications in various projects, such as Kasetsukjai cards, occupational rehabilitation loans for debt repay
ment customers. payday loan Loan for you Loans for developing water resources for agriculture to support drought situations Loans for emergency expenses for farmers affected by natural disasters, disasters, and loans for the bioeconomy (Bio Economy Credit), etc., through applications via BAAC Mobile LINE Official: BAAC Family and the BAAC website as well. yourself from June 17, 2024 onwards

Those registering for loans must be individuals aged 20 years and above. or are a loan customer Bank deposit customers and must not be bankrupt If a customer is found to be bankrupt, he/she will not be able to express his/her intention to apply for a loan through this system. Customers can register and fill out loan application information completely using the above channels. which has been successfully registered The system will send the customer’s desired loan request to the appointment system. for branch loan staff to contact to make a contract In the event that registration is not successful Customers can contact to a
pply for a loan at a branch near you. Or contact for more details at Call Center 0 2555 0555

To meet the needs of providing services through the digital system, BAAC is still accepting lottery deposits. BAAC money bag set, 100 baht per unit, total credit limit 100,000 million baht, with a chance to win a prize worth 100,000 baht, 900 prizes every month, a total of 36 times, and a special prize of 1 million baht every year, total prize value 3,243 million baht, deposit 3 year, receive interest immediately at 1.90 baht per unit, open through the BAAC Mobile application from 17 June .

Source: Thai News Agency

SET in the City 2024 brings together investors to create opportunities in the stock market.


Bangkok, The Stock Exchange invites you to participate in the SET in the City 2024 event, bringing together investors to create opportunities in the stock market. Chairman of the Stock Exchange Board Advising the new generation to pay attention to investing Long-term savings, emphasizing 6 months to 1 year, intensive stock market supervision measures

Mr. Kitipong Urapeepattanapong Chairman of the Board of the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), along with Mr. Phakorn Peetathawatchai, Director and Manager of the Stock Exchange of Thailand. and the executive team joined in opening the SET in the City 2024 event, this year organized with the theme ‘Look for opportunities in the stock market. Choose to invest to create a growing portfolio,’ therefore wanting to encourage the new generation Accumulate long-term savings today. Because Thai society has problems Retired and have no savings. No money to spend in old age

Therefore, investing through mutual funds or investing through various channels, the new generatio
n must practice training at the Stock Exchange Therefore, we want to promote financial knowledge from childhood, saving money, investing. In the past, children in the past deposited money into savings banks. Children these days have to deposit with mutual funds. Government Debt Fund Keep collecting continuously. Therefore, we are preparing to propose to the government to encourage saving through the fund. same as japan Accumulate for health Collect for your children When due, sell investment units with tax deduction rights. Saving money is therefore important.

Mr. Kitipong added that Investing in the Thai stock market now requires raising the level of listed companies. Because the company is good Lots of potential Because income has grown more than expected, many companies, such as travel groups, food groups, and integrated doctors, must continue to disseminate this information to investors. Or stocks whose prices are lower than their true potential, there are a lot of high dividend stocks. Investors should
pay more attention to speculative stocks based on rumors. Because stocks with good fundamentals have low risk.

foreign investors Waiting to see Thailand and concerned about political uncertainty If many factors are clear Foreigners will return to invest. Therefore, it is considered that the new manager of the Stock Exchange will come to work in the next 1-2 months. To continue building confidence in the capital market To cooperate with all relevant agencies both speeding up important cases Stock market corruption Keeping an eye on abnormalities and send information to relevant agencies for management quickly, 6 months to 1 year, measures to take care of the Thai stock market will be more concentrated To build confidence in the Thai capital market

Ms. Rinjai Chakornpipat, deputy manager of the Stock Exchange, said that although the investment situation is not in an uptrend period, But investors can create opportunities in their own investment portfolios. To invest in dividend stocks Stocks underpriced in the
stock exchange There are also various products such as DR-DRX to invest in famous stocks on international stock markets. By knowledge in every aspect Come be included in the SET in the City 2024 event this Saturday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the 5th floor, Samyan Mitr Town Hall. (Easy to travel with MRT Samyan Station) Come to one event, complete with investment matters. Many options, including Thai stocks, foreign stocks, mutual funds, TFEX, and Digital Token, increase investment knowledge.

With many special promotions under the theme ‘Find opportunities in the stock market Build your investment portfolio to grow’ inviting you to update investment trends from experts. Packed with activities, meet 50 gurus, 50 seminars, 50 booths from securities companies, mutual funds companies and the stock exchange group. that are ready to give advice and plan investments immediately within the event, such as a session to break the wall of thinking to win a million, create a Growth Mindset, what kind of investm
ent to make the portfolio grow/’Passive Income: Invest in a way that creates income.

‘Scan mutual funds, popular trends, top charts,’ Showcase stage, demonstrating trading tools Increase the opportunity to make a profit with 24 brokers. There is a workshop on tools for trading including trading in TFEX – gold – tools to help select stocks / can’t miss SET in the City 2024 this Saturday-Sunday.

Source: Thai News Agency

FTI approves renewal of 57 controlled goods and services for another year


House of Representatives, The Central Committee on Prices of Goods and Services (CDC) has agreed to renew 57 controlled goods and services for another year, along with canceling the measure to set the price of sugar at the factory as proposed by Sor. but not yet. Remain a controlled product as before.

Mr. Phumtham Wechayachai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Revealed after chairing the meeting of the Central Committee on Prices of Goods and Services (CDC) No. 2/2024 along with Mr. Wattanasak Sueaiam, Director-General of the Department of Internal Trade and representatives of relevant agencies. At Command Building 1, Floor 3, Room 302, Government House, yesterday evening (June 11, 2024), the meeting resolved to renew all 57 controlled goods and services in 11 categories for another year in order to maintain supervision. neatly according to the intent of the law The Act on Prices of Goods and Services, B.E. 2542, which sets out measures to control the quantity and price of 11 categories of good
s and services, consisting of: 1. Paper and products 2. Transport equipment 3. Agricultural factors 4.Petroleum products 5. Earth medicine and medical supplies 6. Construction materials 7.Important agricultural products 8. Consumer products 9. Food 10. Others 11. Services

In addition, the meeting resolved Agreed to cancel the measure to set the price of sugar at the factory as proposed by the Office of the Cane and Sugar Board (Sor.) because the situation is starting to return to normal. But it is still a controlled product as before. If necessary, measures can be determined to supervise it. After this, the matter will be brought to the Cabinet meeting. To renew the list of controlled goods and services for another year.

In addition, the meeting agreed to display the selling prices of products and services at the point of sale in 3 channels: 1. Offline channels, 290 items (240 products, 50 services) 2. Online channels 3. Measures for displaying purchase prices. 33 agricultural products to prevent exploitati
on.

Source: Thai News Agency

Krungsri expects the MPC to hold interest rates at 2.50% until the end of 2024.


Bangkok, Krungsri Global Markets Indicates that the value of the baht has moved slightly to 36.70 baht/US dollar after the MPC maintained interest rates. It is expected that the MPC will hold interest rates at 2.50% until the end of 2024.

Global Markets Group Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited revealed that after the committee Monetary Policy (MPC) by the Bank of Thailand (BoT) voted 6 to 1 to maintain the policy interest rate at 2.50% per year. It was found that after the announcement of maintaining the interest rate The baht moved slightly to 36.70 baht per US dollar. Overall this year, the value of the baht has weakened by 7.3%, which the MPC stated that the baht has weakened relative to the dollar. This is a result of expectations about the Fed’s monetary policy outlook. and domestic factors

The next meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee will take place on August 21, 2024. From the attitude of this meeting, A majority of the Committee viewed that the current level of the policy interest rate was
consistent with economic growth and inflation trends. including long-term economic and financial stability Meanwhile, we will keep a close eye on the recovery of the export sector and various government measures, reinforcing the implementation of monetary policy in an Outlook Dependent manner, which supports Krungsri’s view. Global Markets said the MPC will hold the policy interest rate at 2.50% for the rest of this year. If various trends do not change significantly.

Source: Thai News Agency

TCG responds to government measures with a guarantee limit of 50,000 million baht to support SMEs.


Bangkok, TCG responds to government measures. Moving forward with the PGS Guarantee Project, Phase 11, with a credit limit of 50,000 million baht, supporting vulnerable groups – BCG is confident in helping more than 77,000 entrepreneurs get loans, ready to launch a campaign to waive credit guarantee processing fees at the Thai SME Empowerment Expo, 19-23 June. This is

Mr.

Sittikorn Direksuntorn, Director and General Manager . The Small Industry Credit Guarantee Corporation (TCG) revealed that the Cabinet meeting on June 11, 2024 resolved to approve the PGS Credit Guarantee Project, Phase 11 (TCG Sustainable SMEs), with a credit limit of 50,000 million baht. Guarantee fees Average not more than 1.75% per year throughout the project. Free initial fee for the first 2 years (government support) to help SMEs gain easier access to capital, confident in helping more than 77,000 SMEs get loans, stimulating the economy through a loan guarantee mechanism. Reduce financial risk and access loans in the system Accordin
g to government policy, add funds to SMEs for sustainability under this project.

Aiming at 4 main target groups: 1. Vulnerable groups 2. Environmentally friendly business group (BCG), 3. New entrepreneur group/New Gen (NEW GEN), and 4. IGNITE THAILAND group covering legal entities. and individuals and small groups (Micro SMEs) who lack collateral or insufficient collateral. This project aims to increase liquidity. and reduce financial costs It is expected to stimulate the overall economy and create more than 60,000 million baht in loans, generate more than 200,000 million baht in economic benefits, and create more than 300,000 jobs. After this, TCG will expedite the signing of the memorandum. Cooperation agreement between TCG and partner financial institutions to continue accepting applications for loan guarantees

Recently, TCG has prepared a campaign for SME entrepreneurs at the Thai SME Power Expo organized by the Ministry of Commerce. Between 19-23 June 2024 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. E
xcept for the guarantee processing fee Loan Guarantee Project For each financial institution, Phase 7 is for the first 200 SMEs attending the event who submit a guarantee request by September 30, 2024, along with providing financial advice. Invest in a franchise Special rate loan guarantee Preparing for loan applications throughout the event. In addition, TCG has increased convenience for SME entrepreneurs to come in and check their financial health. Ready to book an appointment to receive free financial consultation! At LINE OA TCG First: @tcgfirst or call for more details at TCG Call Center Tel. 02-890-9999.

Source: Thai News Agency

OIC opens license issuance system ‘Agent-Broker-Casualty Assessor’ through E-Licensing


Bangkok, The OIC opens the licensing system. ‘Agent-Broker-Casualty Assessor’ through E-Licensing

The Office of the OIC recognizes the importance of changes in the modern world with behavioral changes in daily life. By applying technology to be able to work anywhere, anytime and on any device. In order to increase efficiency in the agent licensing service system. insurance broker and casualty assessors, the OIC has developed a platform Insurance agent/broker licensing service system and casualty assessors electronically (E-Licensing) fully integrated by applying technology to be able to link together the OIC Office’s database system related to insurance intermediaries, such as training information, examination information, financial systems, and linking with the base system. Other external government data such as population registration data with the Department of Provincial Administration Legal entity registration information with the Department of Business Development To reduce steps and increase flexibil
ity and accuracy in the work process between departments.

E-Licensing is the development of work processes. Since providing information Applying for a license Requesting license renewal The delivery of information as required by the Office of the OIC is expeditious. Including paying fees with more convenience The objective is to support the modification of the process related to the licensing of insurance intermediaries. And it facilitates insurance intermediaries to submit applications and/or documents in electronic form. The E-Licensing system can provide services through web applications and mobile applications. Chan (Mobile Application)

In addition, the general public can access information of insurance intermediaries that have been licensed by the registrar in a complete, accurate, and convenient manner. You can check the information of the insurance middleman through the website by yourself, such as the license information of the insurance middleman. License status Name of the seller’s agency, etc.

A
t present, the OIC Office has activated the E-Licensing system. From January 2, 2024, in terms of methods of use and channels of use through the said E-Licensing system, insurance intermediaries Insurance companies and the public can study additional details from the user manual and video clips introducing various uses, as well as public relations documents. At the OIC Office website (www.oic.or.th), OIC Office Facebook (oicthailand), Mobile Application (OIC middleman For Sure), Line Official (@oicconnect) and OIC hotline 1186.

Source: Thai News Agency

BoT orders UOB to expedite resolution of customer data transfer problem from Citibank


Bangkok, The BoT orders UOB to expedite solutions to the problem of transferring customer data from Citibank, canceling the payment apportionment system. By the end of June, contact center employees will be added.

Miss Suwanee Jesadasak, Assistant Governor Financial Institution Supervision Line The Bank of Thailand (BOT) revealed that the BoT has instructed UOB to closely follow up on progress in resolving problems that arose after the data transfer from Citibank and urged UOB to expedite. Solve problems that occur Both in terms of providing contact center services that are difficult to contact. Problems from using the UOB TMRW App and problems from the automatic payment allocation system of UOB Bank. The bank has hastened to correct this by canceling the payment apportionment system. By the end of June, customers will be able to choose to pay the balance on each card according to their needs. As for the interest incurred from this problem, the bank will waive it for customers. Customers therefore do not ne
ed to take any action. UOB has already started communicating the cancellation of the said system on the bank’s social media platform. and will gradually send direct messages to customers via SMS.

As for the case of the UOB contact center that is difficult to contact, The bank has greatly increased the number of employees. To answer questions and recommend solutions to problems for customers through various channels, the BoT holds weekly meetings to follow up on progress with the bank.

However, if customers still encounter problems, they can file a complaint through the UOB contact center. Or make a complaint through the BoT at number 1213.

Source: Thai News Agency