China could be an economic time bomb sitting on Thailand’s doorstep as Evergrande collapse nears

China could be an economic time bomb sitting on Thailand’s doorstep as Evergrande collapse nears

December 4, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

As Thailand and the world battle the COVID-19 virus with Omicron knocking on the door, the bigger threat economically for us all may again be… Read More ›

Bangkok’s drug hub, ministerial shakeup as police track down partners of African cocaine network

Bangkok’s drug hub, ministerial shakeup as police track down partners of African cocaine network

December 3, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Thai screening for outgoing cargo found wanting after huge heroin drug consignment failed to be detected before being flown out from Bangkok concealed within a… Read More ›

With Omicron hovering, firms already suffering a cash flow crunch with the economy again in peril

With Omicron hovering, firms already suffering a cash flow crunch with the economy again in peril

December 1, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

A senior official with the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has warned that the loss of small and medium-sized firms by even… Read More ›

Thailand pushes ahead with foreign tourism drive, may defer switch to antigen testing over Omicron

Thailand pushes ahead with foreign tourism drive, may defer switch to antigen testing over Omicron

November 29, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

A senior Thai public health official, on Monday, Dr Chawetsan Namwat, said his department had noted the mild symptoms being reported from the new Omicron… Read More ›

French expat government critic deported after being denied entry into Thailand via Phuket on Saturday

French expat government critic deported after being denied entry into Thailand via Phuket on Saturday

November 28, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Last year he was told by the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok that his visa was already cancelled and he was to be deported. He has… Read More ›

Health officials ask for a review of the list of 63 countries allowed to enter without quarantine on Covid fears

Health officials ask for a review of the list of 63 countries allowed to enter without quarantine on Covid fears

November 27, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul is annoyed at reports of bars serving foreigners being open in central Bangkok as the door is shut on reopening… Read More ›

Prachin Buri trans woman murdered by angry married family man after refusing to end their love affair

Prachin Buri trans woman murdered by angry married family man after refusing to end their love affair

November 25, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Police have already obtained a confession to the murder but have asked the local hospital to be more definite on how the young trans woman… Read More ›

DTAC True merger to set up a Thailand 4.0 tech behemoth to bolster the economy still ‘uncertain’

DTAC True merger to set up a Thailand 4.0 tech behemoth to bolster the economy still ‘uncertain’

November 24, 2021

Economy, Living, Media, Thailand:

Two sides to the merger now begin due diligence but the fate of the deal ultimately hinges on obtaining regulatory approval. DTAC, 65% owned by… Read More ›

Nightlife to reopen on a certified basis as officials try to balance public health and the economy

Nightlife to reopen on a certified basis as officials try to balance public health and the economy

November 22, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

As Thailand’s reopening numbers are reassessed, a massive 94% of our readers see the kingdom’s tourism industry as synonymous with nightlife while figures from November… Read More ›

US to launch new Indo Pacific ‘alliance’ which includes Thailand as a key partner in the region

US to launch new Indo Pacific ‘alliance’ which includes Thailand as a key partner in the region

November 20, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Visit by Central Intelligence Agency’s Deputy Director David Cohen on Friday came the day after the Charge d’Affaires at the US Embassy highlighted and praised… Read More ›

Police chief to expedite the removal of ‘Ferrari Joe’ as capital murder charges are due to be filed in court

Police chief to expedite the removal of ‘Ferrari Joe’ as capital murder charges are due to be filed in court

November 18, 2021

Crime, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Charges expected to be filed at the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases against Police Colonel Thitisan Utthanaphon or ‘Ferrari Joe’ and six… Read More ›

Shaky economic recovery as planners target only a 1% gain in 2021 with rising headwinds in Quarter 4

Shaky economic recovery as planners target only a 1% gain in 2021 with rising headwinds in Quarter 4

November 17, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

An extended range of concerns has emerged to hamper the confidence seen last month after the Prime Minister’s reopening announcement on October 11th. These include… Read More ›

Thailand Pass is being upgraded but passenger stress stories continue with cancellation threats

Thailand Pass is being upgraded but passenger stress stories continue with cancellation threats

November 15, 2021

Economy, Thai World:

A UK man with a wife who was seeking to visit her terminally ill mother found the Thailand Pass application extremely stressful this week as… Read More ›

Court ruling could lead to further polarisation in Thai politics and is bad news for Pheu Thai Party 

Court ruling could lead to further polarisation in Thai politics and is bad news for Pheu Thai Party 

November 13, 2021

Politics, Thailand:

Pheu Thai has called for a cross-party panel in the House of Representatives to discuss the ruling of the Constitutional Court this week which has… Read More ›

Tourism reopening may lose momentum as government pivots back to public health priorities

Tourism reopening may lose momentum as government pivots back to public health priorities

November 11, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Failure by Thailand to relaunch the entertainment and nightlife industry in December will temper the momentum of the November 1st reopening and will be particularly… Read More ›

Husband bludgeons his wife with a cement pole on Monday in a country riven by domestic violence

Husband bludgeons his wife with a cement pole on Monday in a country riven by domestic violence

November 10, 2021

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Thailand’s rate of suicide is 450% of that seen in the Philippines and 272% of that in Cambodia. The growing toll of domestic abuse cases,… Read More ›

UK Foreign Secretary visits Bangkok after AUKUS security pact further raises tensions with China

UK Foreign Secretary visits Bangkok after AUKUS security pact further raises tensions with China

November 8, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand unveiled a memorandum of understanding with the United Kingdom on negotiations towards a free trade pact between the two kingdoms in March. The unveiling… Read More ›

Incoming passengers vent frustration at problems and bugs with the Thailand Pass system this week

Incoming passengers vent frustration at problems and bugs with the Thailand Pass system this week

November 7, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Despite this, there is a continued surge in interest as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director-general of Information confirmed that the system had received and… Read More ›

Thailand’s first unicorn success story, hailed by Bangkok’s markets, turns over ฿9 billion a day

Thailand’s first unicorn success story, hailed by Bangkok’s markets, turns over ฿9 billion a day

November 6, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

This week former Minister of Finance Korn Chatikavanij described the outcome as a ‘joy’ for the nation as he warned that a fast-changing financial landscape… Read More ›

Thai Airways ฿25 billion funding request from state coffers rebuffed by a senior Finance Ministry official

Thai Airways ฿25 billion funding request from state coffers rebuffed by a senior Finance Ministry official

November 5, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

The government will be looking more to international sources of funding in 2022 although most public borrowing will still be raised domestically as the Finance… Read More ›

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