* Worries about economy remains plus delays in stimulus
BANGKOK Thailand's economy is expected to contract between 7% and 9% this year from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, while frequent anti-government protests are a concern, a group of the country's top business associations said on Wednesday.
BANGKOK Thailand is planning new projects worth about 30 billion baht ($956 million) to support its farm sector and create rural jobs, its planning agency said on Wednesday, as it tries to restore an economy devastated by the coronavirus pandemic's global impact.
* Says fiscal position healthy despite record stimulus
* Monetary policy room limited as key rate at record low
BANGKOK Investor confidence in Thailand's capital markets over the next three months dropped for the first time in four months, unsettled by recent anti-government protests, a capital market association said on Thursday.
BANGKOK Thailand's king has approved veteran banking executive Predee Daochai as new finance minister, the official Royal Gazette said, handing him the task of navigating Southeast Asia's worst performing economy through the coronavirus pandemic.
BANGKOK Business leaders and investors are urging Thailand's government to pick a new economic team as soon as possible to help steer Southeast Asia's second-biggest economy through the coronavirus crisis.
BANGKOK Thai Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana resigned on Thursday in a move that adds uncertainty to policy-making as Southeast Asia's worst-performing economy struggles to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
* Says "appropriate time" to resign for country to move