Economy

‘No one is safe until everyone is safe.’ Foreigners and expats on vaccine to do list says top official at ministry

‘No one is safe until everyone is safe.’ Foreigners and expats on vaccine to do list says top official at ministry

May 7, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Both a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday, Natapanu Nopakun and the Head of the Department of Disease Control at the Ministry… Read More ›

Thai government urged to buy more vaccine doses at any cost as the only way out of a growing crisis

Thai government urged to buy more vaccine doses at any cost as the only way out of a growing crisis

May 5, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Government’s handling of the vaccination campaign is being openly criticised for being too short-sighted and lacking ambition. One analyst has said the government can have… Read More ›

Thailand may face a ‘real crisis’ as 3rd virus wave fails to slow amid record deaths says top doctor

Thailand may face a ‘real crisis’ as 3rd virus wave fails to slow amid record deaths says top doctor

May 3, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thailand is lagging behind most countries in Southeast Asia in its vaccination effort as it has been plunged into a third wave of the virus… Read More ›

Expats over 60 and with underlying conditions can register for free Covid vaccinations in June & July

Expats over 60 and with underlying conditions can register for free Covid vaccinations in June & July

May 2, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Despite the assurance of unity this week from government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri, there is tension at a political level both within parliament and even among… Read More ›

Wave of calamity scuppers any foreign tourism recovery with even 7% of visitors now in doubt

Wave of calamity scuppers any foreign tourism recovery with even 7% of visitors now in doubt

April 30, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Heavy hand of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reintroduces 14 day quarantine period for all visitors after May 6th as the campaign to… Read More ›

Economy can weather the storm caused by third virus wave downturn no matter how rough it gets

Economy can weather the storm caused by third virus wave downturn no matter how rough it gets

April 28, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Japanese rating agency explains the fundamentals of Thailand’s economy which may yet allow it to defy the new challenges posed by a deadly third wave… Read More ›

Thailand scrambles to procure more vaccines as infections and deaths from Covid-19 jump sharply

Thailand scrambles to procure more vaccines as infections and deaths from Covid-19 jump sharply

April 23, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Ex-Premier Thaksin Shinawatra, speaking on Clubhouse, urged the government to work with business leaders and offered to reach out to international leaders himself on Monday… Read More ›

Ministry fails to halt ฿25.4 billion payment order to Hong Kong based firm linked to 1990 contract

Ministry fails to halt ฿25.4 billion payment order to Hong Kong based firm linked to 1990 contract

April 22, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

The ongoing saga began with a rail contract in 1990 which was hampered by corruption in acquiring land, a coup, a government suspension and finally… Read More ›

FM Don to attend Myanmar ASEAN summit with high stakes for Thailand as civil war there looms large

FM Don to attend Myanmar ASEAN summit with high stakes for Thailand as civil war there looms large

April 20, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

The battle of the public, allied with civil society in Myanmar, against the repressive junta is increasingly being seen, in a broader context, as a… Read More ›

Officials turn to hotels for more scarce hospital beds but say the 3rd wave can be defeated in May

Officials turn to hotels for more scarce hospital beds but say the 3rd wave can be defeated in May

April 19, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Bank of Thailand has said there is sufficient liquidity in the financial system while the Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has warned… Read More ›

3rd virus wave now spells not just economic loss but financial danger as kingdom’s debt level rises

3rd virus wave now spells not just economic loss but financial danger as kingdom’s debt level rises

April 17, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Fears are rising that the government may not have the resources to cushion the effects of the third wave of the virus, currently spreading within… Read More ›

Still time to avoid lockdown says Health Minister as 3rd virus wave dwarfs all infections to date

Still time to avoid lockdown says Health Minister as 3rd virus wave dwarfs all infections to date

April 15, 2021

Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The growing third wave of the virus has just begun to present the Thai government with perhaps its greatest challenge yet as it stands ready… Read More ›

6 year old among 5 people burned to death in overnight bus tragedy on Tuesday morning in Khon Kaen

6 year old among 5 people burned to death in overnight bus tragedy on Tuesday morning in Khon Kaen

April 13, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The freak accident comes as the Ministry of the Interior coordinates a campaign to control the carnage on the roads during the Songkran holiday which… Read More ›

Economic plan to put the smile back in Thailand’s appeal to western foreigners to live and work

Economic plan to put the smile back in Thailand’s appeal to western foreigners to live and work

April 12, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

New initiative is the brainchild of Mr Chayotid Kridakon, former managing director of J.P. Morgan Thailand. It follows a decision taken late last month by… Read More ›

Bangkok MP will call to account cabinet ministers who he claims were at a Thong Lor nightlife spot

Bangkok MP will call to account cabinet ministers who he claims were at a Thong Lor nightlife spot

April 10, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The rising third wave of the virus has seen some Bangkok hospitals run out of beds for Covid-19 patients with them also halting testing for… Read More ›

UK variant driving the 3rd virus wave in Thailand may have come from Phnom Penh in Cambodia 

UK variant driving the 3rd virus wave in Thailand may have come from Phnom Penh in Cambodia 

April 9, 2021

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

On March 11th, the Cambodian Health Ministry confirmed that the UK variant of Covid-19 was highly active and prevalent in the capital city of Phnom… Read More ›

Deputy PM and  Public Health Minister Anutin photographed without a face mask at party event

Deputy PM and Public Health Minister Anutin photographed without a face mask at party event

April 7, 2021

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

The controversial Minister of Public Health was the first person in Thailand to be vaccinated on February 28th last at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute… Read More ›

Thai economy is still in reverse despite rising confidence and a virus threatening a 3rd wave

Thai economy is still in reverse despite rising confidence and a virus threatening a 3rd wave

April 6, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Key indicator for Thailand’s economic prospects in 2021 will be the percentage of the public that has been vaccinated against Covid-19 as a third wave… Read More ›

Government preparing a plan to lure millions more expats to come and live in Thailand spurring the economy

Government preparing a plan to lure millions more expats to come and live in Thailand spurring the economy

April 1, 2021

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

New plan will target retirees and the self-employed across the world to make Thailand their home and base for new business ventures. The plan hopes… Read More ›

Cabinet in pension move as the number of working Thais to over 60s is set to half in 20 years

Cabinet in pension move as the number of working Thais to over 60s is set to half in 20 years

March 31, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Further detail is required to see how the new pension plan will work and its relationship to the existing 1990 Social Security Act which already… Read More ›