Economy

Thailand is about to change as more people spend money online and we move to a virtual reality 5G world

Thailand is about to change as more people spend money online and we move to a virtual reality 5G world

February 23, 2019

Economy, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

In the last two or three years, Thailand has begun to see an astonishing shift to online business and shopping platforms. This follows a decade… Read More ›

Thailand’s advertisers power the shift to online media in 2019 as print loses out to the internet

Thailand’s advertisers power the shift to online media in 2019 as print loses out to the internet

February 18, 2019

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

One of Thailand’s leading advertising service companies is predicting a 5% rise in advertising media spending in Thailand this year with more money going online… Read More ›

Thailand’s economy is robustly healthy while strong baht piles pressure on western foreigners

Thailand’s economy is robustly healthy while strong baht piles pressure on western foreigners

February 17, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The latest growth figures to the end of 2018 are expected to underline the resilience of the Thai economy which is well balanced and has… Read More ›

Thailand faces economic and political tests in 2019 but soon joins the biggest trade bloc in the world

Thailand faces economic and political tests in 2019 but soon joins the biggest trade bloc in the world

February 11, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is pressing hard to forge export markets and keep its economy powered up as deteriorating world conditions as well as the political turbulence and… Read More ›

14 wealthy loan sharks taken in by Thai police as money lending menace and debt remain a big problem

14 wealthy loan sharks taken in by Thai police as money lending menace and debt remain a big problem

February 10, 2019

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

Friday’s arrest in Bangkok of 14 loan sharks lending money at daily interest rate of up to 20% is a reminder that Thailand’s chronic personal… Read More ›

Google gearing up to help Thai voters get the best election outcome for news and media political coverage

Google gearing up to help Thai voters get the best election outcome for news and media political coverage

February 5, 2019

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

In a week that saw Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announce record profits and investment, Thailand’s political parties are finalizing candidates for the March 24th General… Read More ›

Thailand’s Council of Engineers calls of crane site regulation after fatal crash kills 5 workers on condo site

Thailand’s Council of Engineers calls of crane site regulation after fatal crash kills 5 workers on condo site

February 1, 2019

Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

A rising number of accidents on Thai building sites involving construction cranes, particularly in Bangkok where there is an ongoing condominium constriction boom, has prompted… Read More ›

Thailand’s economy impacted by the whims of the US President as much as its political future in 2019

Thailand’s economy impacted by the whims of the US President as much as its political future in 2019

January 25, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand, like the rest of the world, has entered 2019 with raised concerns as prospects for the world economy darken. The strength of the Thai… Read More ›

European Union gives Thailand’s fishing industry a vote of confidence as it lifts yellow card warning

European Union gives Thailand’s fishing industry a vote of confidence as it lifts yellow card warning

January 14, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A singular achievement for the Thai government and current Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha who in 2015 and 2016 battled against threats of a red… Read More ›

Being a doctor is the top choice for Thai children as a digital revolution and new future dawns for workers

Being a doctor is the top choice for Thai children as a digital revolution and new future dawns for workers

January 8, 2019

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A huge survey carried out by the Thai office of the giant worldwide temp and recruitment firm, Adecco, has revealed that young Thai minds are preparing… Read More ›

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

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

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 ›