Economy

Thai workers need a 2019 raise but most importantly a successful election outcome and stability

Thai workers need a 2019 raise but most importantly a successful election outcome and stability

January 7, 2019

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

Thai workers need a wage hike as many work overtime or hold two jobs to care for their families. The flexibility of the Thai workforce… Read More ›

Record year for Thai tourism but not so good for Thailand’s bar girls and luxury hotels as market has changed

Record year for Thai tourism but not so good for Thailand’s bar girls and luxury hotels as market has changed

December 29, 2018

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Reports of empty go go bars and bored, Thai bar girls improvising Christmas parties, while tourist numbers are at an all time high, shows things… Read More ›

Thailand and Bangkok market for condos adjusting to a slackening of demand – prices still ticking up

Thailand and Bangkok market for condos adjusting to a slackening of demand – prices still ticking up

December 27, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Developers of condominiums in Bangkok are adjusting their sights to the higher end of the market and more niche offerings as sales rates and price… Read More ›

Thailand faces an economic threat from a fast paced shift to a digital economy – 3 million jobs in peril

Thailand faces an economic threat from a fast paced shift to a digital economy – 3 million jobs in peril

December 24, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Rapid changes, even in the last year, are bringing a quiet revolution to Thailand’s banking and media sectors. Now influential thinkers are suggesting that many… Read More ›

Inequality in Thailand is reducing but one Thai economist wants to see more ‘sufficiency’ economic thinking

Inequality in Thailand is reducing but one Thai economist wants to see more ‘sufficiency’ economic thinking

December 18, 2018

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Thailand was shocked in recent weeks to see one of the world’s biggest banks label it as the most unequal country in the world. This… Read More ›

Denmark and Thailand seek economic partnership and face the same challenge – demographics

Denmark and Thailand seek economic partnership and face the same challenge – demographics

December 14, 2018

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The Danish ambassador held out the prospect of a  resumption of trade talks between Thailand and the EU bloc after next year elections this week.… Read More ›

Thailand will face a political test after the next election with the result indicating the extent of the challenge

Thailand will face a political test after the next election with the result indicating the extent of the challenge

December 12, 2018

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

As Thailand heads into an election year, the parties opposed to the junta are beginning to direct their fire to Thailand’s new constitution itself. This… Read More ›

Climate change in Thailand – Thai farmers believe it is real but the impact is unclear as yields are steady

Climate change in Thailand – Thai farmers believe it is real but the impact is unclear as yields are steady

December 11, 2018

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

Thailand’s is one of the very few significant economies to keep its obligations under the Paris Accord so far. It has new and exciting plans… Read More ›

Thailand must tackle inequality but must not blindly follow the failed economic agenda of world bodies

Thailand must tackle inequality but must not blindly follow the failed economic agenda of world bodies

December 8, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand was, questionably, labelled by a Swiss bank as top of World’s economic inequality charts this week – it does not reflect the real story,… Read More ›

Indians and Thai women arrested in Bangkok sham marriages scam linked to illegal money lending

Indians and Thai women arrested in Bangkok sham marriages scam linked to illegal money lending

December 6, 2018

Crime, Culture, Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thailand has become a prime target for Indian seeking to make their fortunes as illegal money lenders in the country. Personal debt and illegal loans… Read More ›

Expanding in the Thai Market, Audi seeks new dealer in North Thailand for the premium brand

Expanding in the Thai Market, Audi seeks new dealer in North Thailand for the premium brand

November 23, 2018

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

Audi seeks new dealer in Thailand’s north as the brands expands in Thailand Audi in Thailand has announced plans to expand its operations. The move… Read More ›

World Bank report warns Thailand of huge potential economic loss caused by road carnage

World Bank report warns Thailand of huge potential economic loss caused by road carnage

November 21, 2018

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Thailand risks loss of up to 22% of future GDP if it fails to tackle road safety and carnage on Thai roads with new methodology… Read More ›

Thailand uses big data to power the government and foster public confidence as well as ownership

Thailand uses big data to power the government and foster public confidence as well as ownership

November 16, 2018

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

Thailand is quietly working on a revolution in both the operations or business and government. A country unhindered by PC thinking and supranational powers, it… Read More ›

Thai government acts to deal with a coconut crisis as price of the crop has plunged sharply

Thai government acts to deal with a coconut crisis as price of the crop has plunged sharply

November 12, 2018

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai officials concerned as import figures from other Asean countries registered a decline yet prices of the essential crop dropped sharply What authorities in Thailand… Read More ›

Thailand seeks less rancour as it counts down to its first election under the new Constitution

Thailand seeks less rancour as it counts down to its first election under the new Constitution

November 7, 2018

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Last month Panthongtae Shinawatra, the son of the exiled former Thai Prime Minister faced money laundering charges. The case was politicised by former supporters of… Read More ›

7 Eleven expands business in Thailand, with the economy looking up, it embraces change

7 Eleven expands business in Thailand, with the economy looking up, it embraces change

October 28, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The 7 Eleven store network in Thailand is not only reflecting the consumer boom in Thailand but also at the forefront of new developments in… Read More ›

Thai consumers and Ford both may actually have won in last month’s landmark ruling by a Thai court

Thai consumers and Ford both may actually have won in last month’s landmark ruling by a Thai court

October 19, 2018

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Thailand’s first consumer class action against Ford was a historic win for consumers, Thailand’s auto industry, the Thai legal system and Ford itself The South… Read More ›

Thai economy in good shape even with the odd mishap and the impact the US China trade war

Thai economy in good shape even with the odd mishap and the impact the US China trade war

October 18, 2018

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

Although there are indications that the 3rd quarter has seen optimistic forecast lowered, the Thai economy is sound and poised for steady progress barring a… Read More ›

The pervasive problem of debt in Thailand and the struggle to survive for those hit by bad fortune

The pervasive problem of debt in Thailand and the struggle to survive for those hit by bad fortune

October 8, 2018

Culture, Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The heart breaking stories of some good people in Thailand who either through bad fortune or bad life choices end up living a very Thai… Read More ›

Tourism booming in Thailand. Soon a $100bn income stream to protect as Asian visitors grow

Tourism booming in Thailand. Soon a $100bn income stream to protect as Asian visitors grow

October 3, 2018

Culture, Economy, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Some foreigners particularly westerner express scepticism about the continued spiral in Thai tourist numbers – we looked and found and it is even a greater… Read More ›