Economy

Former Pheu Thai finance minister expresses unease about US regional moves to counter China 

Former Pheu Thai finance minister expresses unease about US regional moves to counter China 

May 23, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The statement raises a question about the Pheu Thai Party’s position as well as that of Thaksin Shinawatra towards efforts by the current US administration… Read More ›

Thailand Pass app retained for foreign tourists but Thai nationals are to be exempted after June 1st

Thailand Pass app retained for foreign tourists but Thai nationals are to be exempted after June 1st

May 21, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Minister Anutin told a public forum on Friday that the Thailand Pass application could still be scrapped but health officials need more time to examine… Read More ›

Thailand moves to defend its solar energy sector from a US probe into Chinese linked firms here

Thailand moves to defend its solar energy sector from a US probe into Chinese linked firms here

May 19, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Current tariffs in the United States were introduced by Trump in 2018 with some having been retained after a review by the Biden administration in… Read More ›

Prayut unveils 3 ‘R’ strategy for a deeper and broader partnership with the US on the economy

Prayut unveils 3 ‘R’ strategy for a deeper and broader partnership with the US on the economy

May 15, 2022

Culture, Economy, Politics, Thailand:

In an address to an audience representing the growing US Thai community, he spoke of his government’s success in maintaining stability, introducing new legislation and… Read More ›

Thai bond yields spike 20% as kingdom adopts a confident, pro growth pose amid capital flight

Thai bond yields spike 20% as kingdom adopts a confident, pro growth pose amid capital flight

May 14, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Patricia Mongkhonvanit of the Public Debt Management Office this week said that the government had been able to swap  ฿140 billion worth of long and… Read More ›

Face masks to be still needed in Thailand even after the emergency said Minster Anutin this week

Face masks to be still needed in Thailand even after the emergency said Minster Anutin this week

May 13, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Minister still on a mission about face masks. A key committee within the Ministry of Public Health is looking to make sure that the public,… Read More ›

US to unveil new economic relations framework for Asia at ASEAN Summit as China warns of new cold war

US to unveil new economic relations framework for Asia at ASEAN Summit as China warns of new cold war

May 11, 2022

Culture, Economy, Politics, Thailand:

US ASEAN Summit is a contrast to the 2016 event with some tough talking expected behind the scenes as the United States continues to pursue… Read More ›

PM is running out of time and confidence as opposition plots heave against him in June or July 

PM is running out of time and confidence as opposition plots heave against him in June or July 

May 10, 2022

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Embattled PM stresses that his government has preserved peace and stability and says any radical plans to boost incomes and address inequality will require a… Read More ›

Southeast Asia’s biggest online retailer Lazada landed in hot water in Thailand over Tik Tok video ad skit

Southeast Asia’s biggest online retailer Lazada landed in hot water in Thailand over Tik Tok video ad skit

May 9, 2022

Culture, Economy, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Tik Tok video featuring a transgender influencer joking with a disabled person in a wheelchair sparks fury across Thailand from royalists who claim the skit… Read More ›

Bank props up a slipping baht while Thai unions strongly pursue ฿492 minimum daily wage claim

Bank props up a slipping baht while Thai unions strongly pursue ฿492 minimum daily wage claim

May 8, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

The slow return of the foreign tourism industry and rising living costs were among the reasons given by JP Morgan as it downgraded its investor… Read More ›

Thailand Pass linked to Emergency Decree as Anutin wants priority for Thais ahead of foreign tourists

Thailand Pass linked to Emergency Decree as Anutin wants priority for Thais ahead of foreign tourists

May 5, 2022

Economy, Thailand:

Growth in foreign tourist arrivals since Sunday, May 1st has been impressive with a 63% spike in numbers arriving at Thailand’s main Suvarnabhumi Airport and… Read More ›

Thailand and Japan announce defence pact on visit by Japanese PM to Bangkok ahead of US summit

Thailand and Japan announce defence pact on visit by Japanese PM to Bangkok ahead of US summit

May 3, 2022

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Western powers are moving to counter China’s expansionism in the region with the Quad pact in 2017 and the AUKUS military alliance between the United… Read More ›

Shark attack leaves 8-year-old with leg wound in Phuket but beaches declared safe by marine expert

Shark attack leaves 8-year-old with leg wound in Phuket but beaches declared safe by marine expert

May 2, 2022

Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The attack comes as Thai authorities are battling to prop up the shark numbers off the kingdom’s coasts with a falling population and birth rate.… Read More ›

Cash is still king in Thailand with a cashless society not on the cards anytime soon says study

Cash is still king in Thailand with a cashless society not on the cards anytime soon says study

May 1, 2022

Culture, Economy, Living, Thailand:

It had been thought that with high smartphone penetration among the population and the widespread use of digital apps for payments during the pandemic, a… Read More ›

Proposal to scrap Thailand Pass from June 1st as Thailand seeks tourism-driven economic growth 

Proposal to scrap Thailand Pass from June 1st as Thailand seeks tourism-driven economic growth 

April 28, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The economy is very much depending on a stronger performance this year by the foreign tourism industry. The proposal to scrap the Thailand Pass regime… Read More ›

Anutin may agree to abolish Thailand Pass but wants all foreign tourists to have booster shots for easy access

Anutin may agree to abolish Thailand Pass but wants all foreign tourists to have booster shots for easy access

April 27, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Calls for a wider reopening are coming at a time when Thai political parties are gearing up for a General Election likely to be called… Read More ›

Thailand Pass stalling visitors who wish to travel after May 1st as industry wants the app scrapped

Thailand Pass stalling visitors who wish to travel after May 1st as industry wants the app scrapped

April 26, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

More foreign tourists are part of the answer for Thailand’s still challenged economy. Figures released by the government show falling unemployment in line with rising… Read More ›

Good economic news, test now is how to emerge from stagflation with large price shock looming as inflation rises

Good economic news, test now is how to emerge from stagflation with large price shock looming as inflation rises

April 23, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

All to play for as the economy looks set to achieve significant growth this year. The key variable is the price of oil which has… Read More ›

Test and Go scrapped, a giant step by officials that removes testing for incoming air passengers to Thailand

Test and Go scrapped, a giant step by officials that removes testing for incoming air passengers to Thailand

April 22, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Unvaccinated travellers still face 5 days quarantine, a prior negative test and an RT-PCR test on Day 4 or 5 but on Friday, the decision… Read More ›

US ASEAN summit as ‘dangerous directions’ now emerging in Asia as China’s regional power rises

US ASEAN summit as ‘dangerous directions’ now emerging in Asia as China’s regional power rises

April 20, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The summit is being seen as a chance by the United States to reset its relationship with ASEAN and its member states but the bloc… Read More ›