Choppy waters for the economy as central bank tries to cling to its benign interest rate policy

Choppy waters for the economy as central bank tries to cling to its benign interest rate policy

September 26, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

All eyes will be on the Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday when it will be under pressure to go beyond a… Read More ›

Opposition parties lose majority support since June although Paetongtarn Shinawatra still leads

Opposition parties lose majority support since June although Paetongtarn Shinawatra still leads

September 25, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

In the last week, there have been several disturbing references by senior political figures on the government side to the possibility of further extra-constitutional outcomes… Read More ›

Shock police probe into drug dealing and money laundering linked with Myanmar to strain ties

Shock police probe into drug dealing and money laundering linked with Myanmar to strain ties

September 24, 2022

Crime, Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The arrest of Dr Tun Min Latt who is at the heart of a vast conglomerate with extensive links to Myanmar’s ruling junta on suspicion… Read More ›

Thailand to scrap all emergency provisions as it seeks to boost a very fragile economic recovery

Thailand to scrap all emergency provisions as it seeks to boost a very fragile economic recovery

September 22, 2022

Culture, Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Move to scrap the Emergency Decree and the last of the entry criteria for incoming travellers is coming at a time when the full extent… Read More ›

Prawit stuns the cabinet demanding a ฿35 to the dollar rate and action from the Finance Minister to stop the slide

Prawit stuns the cabinet demanding a ฿35 to the dollar rate and action from the Finance Minister to stop the slide

September 21, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Baht’s depreciation is now being driven by a wider difference between interest rates in the United States and Thailand which had gone beyond a critical… Read More ›

Thailand turns to Russia as foreign tourist revenue is projected to be only 21% of 2019 record figure

Thailand turns to Russia as foreign tourist revenue is projected to be only 21% of 2019 record figure

September 20, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Plans to fly in Russian tourists via charter flights come as European countries have begun to block citizens of the Russian Federation due to the… Read More ›

Freak death of Kyrgyz woman in Pattaya linked to Chinese gang who forced her into prostitution

Freak death of Kyrgyz woman in Pattaya linked to Chinese gang who forced her into prostitution

September 19, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

The story of Anara Seitaleva shines a light on the shady world of transnational human trafficking linked with Thailand’s sex industry. It also raises questions… Read More ›

Drugs to be an election issue as Anutin digs in insisting that attitudes must change on cannabis

Drugs to be an election issue as Anutin digs in insisting that attitudes must change on cannabis

September 18, 2022

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Clash of outlook and culture over Cannabis will now define the Bhumjaithai Party in the months running up to a General Election in Thailand. Aside… Read More ›

Former PM Thaksin slams modest minimum wage hike of 5%, calls for ฿800 a day rate over 2 terms

Former PM Thaksin slams modest minimum wage hike of 5%, calls for ฿800 a day rate over 2 terms

September 16, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Slow and fragile recovery is being seen which is driven by boosted consumer confidence in Thailand despite inflation and an effective haircut in real wages.… Read More ›

Democrat MPs challenge cannabis free for all linking it with a highly damaging drug culture

Democrat MPs challenge cannabis free for all linking it with a highly damaging drug culture

September 15, 2022

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Wednesday’s ultimatum by Democrat Party MPs to the government and the Bhumjaithai Party attempts to call a halt to a rolling process which has led… Read More ›

Murder and rape suspected in Rayong after body of a 19-year-old woman was found in a local pond

Murder and rape suspected in Rayong after body of a 19-year-old woman was found in a local pond

September 13, 2022

Crime, Culture, Thailand:

Hours after the murder investigation commenced on Tuesday morning when the body was removed from the scene for an autopsy and the husband of the… Read More ›

Myanmar’s junta crumbles along with Russia’s war in Ukraine as US progresses in the Indo Pacific

Myanmar’s junta crumbles along with Russia’s war in Ukraine as US progresses in the Indo Pacific

September 12, 2022

Economy, Media, Thailand:

Russia’s attempts to pivot to Asia were greeted politely and initially with interest up to this point by nervous Southeast Asian countries anxious for another… Read More ›

Krabi residents urge General Prawit to crack down on drugs as national poll gives him a thumbs down

Krabi residents urge General Prawit to crack down on drugs as national poll gives him a thumbs down

September 12, 2022

Crime, Living, Politics, Thailand:

National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) opinion poll on Sunday shows that more than 63% of people are not satisfied with the acting PM’s performance… Read More ›

Airline boss pleads with government to delay the Thailand Tourism Fee (TTF) due later this year

Airline boss pleads with government to delay the Thailand Tourism Fee (TTF) due later this year

September 10, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Key consideration now according to Tony Fernandes is the momentum of growing numbers which generates income for the economy including taxes for the government. Mr… Read More ›

King Charles III to be acclaimed as the World comes to terms with the loss of Queen Elizabeth II

King Charles III to be acclaimed as the World comes to terms with the loss of Queen Elizabeth II

September 9, 2022

Culture, Living, Media, Thailand:

Change of era: for 90% of the world’s population there has never been any other Queen of England, a key figure in news events and… Read More ›

Property market collapse in China and a Chinese economic recession is the key threat to Thailand

Property market collapse in China and a Chinese economic recession is the key threat to Thailand

September 8, 2022

Economy, Media, Thailand:

Thai economy is currently chugging along in choppy waters as China’s problems grow and the US dices with recession. However, the key worry is, increasingly,… Read More ›

Black-hearted road rage act wiped out 3 young lives in Krabi on Tuesday morning in seconds, killer arrested

Black-hearted road rage act wiped out 3 young lives in Krabi on Tuesday morning in seconds, killer arrested

September 6, 2022

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Horrific murder of three high school students in Krabi at the hands of a man, driven by drugs and road rage, shocks Thailand. On Tuesday… Read More ›

Police reviewing complaint against German man Moritz Pfoh after royalist figure filed a statement

Police reviewing complaint against German man Moritz Pfoh after royalist figure filed a statement

September 6, 2022

Crime, Culture, Politics, Thailand:

The latest move comes as the Constitutional Court in Bangkok has signalled that it will address the situation regarding Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha’s tenure… Read More ›

Woman arrested for the theft of ฿15.7 million from dead man’s bank account after he passed away

Woman arrested for the theft of ฿15.7 million from dead man’s bank account after he passed away

September 4, 2022

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Satang Thongramphan, also known as Aoi, claims that she became close to the bank account holder at a local care facility where he had been… Read More ›

10 year visa a magnet for global citizens setting up in Thailand with zero tax on offshore income

10 year visa a magnet for global citizens setting up in Thailand with zero tax on offshore income

September 3, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

The new 10 year Long Term Visa which became open to applications on Thursday, September 1st, is expected to help generate up to 5% of… Read More ›

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