Economy

Economic threats the biggest challenge now for Prayut as he seeks to form new Thai government

Economic threats the biggest challenge now for Prayut as he seeks to form new Thai government

May 23, 2019

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As the new Thai parliament opens, figure out this week show Thailand’s exports declined in the first quarter by up to 2% and the rate… Read More ›

Thailand’s high tech eastern corridor faces a shortage of skilled technology workers in the next five years

Thailand’s high tech eastern corridor faces a shortage of skilled technology workers in the next five years

May 21, 2019

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The Chairman of the Human Resource Development Centre for the Thai government’s flagship project has called for more Thai students to pursue vocational training as… Read More ›

Nation newspaper to cease print edition from end of June after 48 years as it focuses on online news

Nation newspaper to cease print edition from end of June after 48 years as it focuses on online news

May 17, 2019

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The Nation newspaper has always been a favorite of many foreigners who visit Thailand regularly and those who live in the kingdom. Its clean broadsheet… Read More ›

Thailand faces a new world economy driven by Trump’s economic agenda, not a global one in a new world order

Thailand faces a new world economy driven by Trump’s economic agenda, not a global one in a new world order

May 12, 2019

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The outcome of the trade talks between China and US may yet change course but if things stay as they are or get worse, as… Read More ›

Thai central bank boss introduces new ‘debt clinic’ as he urges action on kingdom’s high household debt

Thai central bank boss introduces new ‘debt clinic’ as he urges action on kingdom’s high household debt

May 9, 2019

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This is the second such program after the first in 2017 which saw 37,000 borrowers participate. The results were mixed. This new expanded program includes… Read More ›

Thailand is the world’s No 1 for use of social media and mobile payments to power new economy moving online

Thailand is the world’s No 1 for use of social media and mobile payments to power new economy moving online

May 7, 2019

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The Price Waterhouse Coopers survey shows Southeast Asia is the world’s most dynamic region when it comes to end users as consumers of social media… Read More ›

Plan pushed to reopen busy rail link from Thailand to Malaysia closed 41 years ago to boost trade connectivity

Plan pushed to reopen busy rail link from Thailand to Malaysia closed 41 years ago to boost trade connectivity

May 5, 2019

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The Sungai Kolok to Tumpat rail link commenced in 1954  and connected Thailand’s Narathiwat province to the Malaysian state of Kelantan. It was closed in… Read More ›

Thailand’s PM commits to a global world vision as the country signs up to China’s belt and road

Thailand’s PM commits to a global world vision as the country signs up to China’s belt and road

April 28, 2019

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The speech by the Thai Prime Minister went further than just trade and suggested a greater convergence between all the countries involved on regulation, the… Read More ›

Debt means death as a crazed Thai man slaughters his loving wife and children in Bangkok in horror scene

Debt means death as a crazed Thai man slaughters his loving wife and children in Bangkok in horror scene

April 27, 2019

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The top police boss in the Bangkok’s Metropolitan area has ordered that the investigation into the murder of a Thai wife and her two daughters… Read More ›

June predicted as a key moment for Thai economy and value of the Thai baht as it declines slightly

June predicted as a key moment for Thai economy and value of the Thai baht as it declines slightly

April 25, 2019

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The confidence generated both at home and abroad by Thailand’s election on March 24th may be in danger of being lost as political uncertainty grows.… Read More ›

Thailand and Cambodia move closer together with new rail and flights to boost trade, business and tourism

Thailand and Cambodia move closer together with new rail and flights to boost trade, business and tourism

April 24, 2019

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The new Air Asia flights from the airline’s growing domestic and international hub at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok to Sihanoukville will take off four… Read More ›

Prime Minister welcomes news that Thai economy is the world’s happiest in Bloomberg index for a second year

Prime Minister welcomes news that Thai economy is the world’s happiest in Bloomberg index for a second year

April 21, 2019

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The Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha has welcomed this week’s Bloomberg Misery Index which lists Thailand as the least miserable country in the world… Read More ›

Thailand’s top economic officials warn politicians that a stable government and leadership is needed

Thailand’s top economic officials warn politicians that a stable government and leadership is needed

April 21, 2019

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Right now Thailand’s economy is being held hostage by events on the international stage increasingly driven by a hawkish tone since the advent of Trump… Read More ›

Thai Property market looks less rosy this year with lending curbs although high end market remains strong

Thai Property market looks less rosy this year with lending curbs although high end market remains strong

April 15, 2019

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New lending restrictions imposed by the Bank of Thailand on April 1st are a key point of concern for the executives at many listed Thai… Read More ›

Thai Motor show ends with a motor industry in good health but facing key challenges and changes ahead

Thai Motor show ends with a motor industry in good health but facing key challenges and changes ahead

April 9, 2019

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The huge Bangkok International Motor Show closed its doors last Sunday on another successful event representing Thailand’s strong motor industry driven by Thailand’s emerging middle… Read More ›

Thai baht is the key reason for the continued faltering of Thailand’s exports and cross border trade

Thai baht is the key reason for the continued faltering of Thailand’s exports and cross border trade

March 27, 2019

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Figures for trade for the first two months of 2019 show a continuation of a trend that began in 2018. Thailand’s exports are declining. One… Read More ›

Thailand’s election result: Prayuth will return as Prime Minister with big turnout and new political landscape

Thailand’s election result: Prayuth will return as Prime Minister with big turnout and new political landscape

March 24, 2019

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Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan ocha, looks set to retain the premiership when the new parliament meets at the end of May or early June… Read More ›

‘I’m not part of the elite’ vows Thanathorn as he gears up for political office after the Thai election

‘I’m not part of the elite’ vows Thanathorn as he gears up for political office after the Thai election

March 18, 2019

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No one knows the extent of the breakthrough, if any at all, that the Future Forward Party will achieve after the March 24th election but… Read More ›

Market conditions for Honda motorbikes may be a signpost for a stalling Thai economy in 2019

Market conditions for Honda motorbikes may be a signpost for a stalling Thai economy in 2019

March 11, 2019

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Honda Motorbikes has 80% of the Thai motorbike market. It is a good bellwether for the Thai economy with the market made up largely of… Read More ›

Chinese millennials drive Bangkok’s condo sales with online buying as they flee Chinese property market

Chinese millennials drive Bangkok’s condo sales with online buying as they flee Chinese property market

March 9, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Prudent banking controls and carefully managed economic growth have seen a Thai property market which has sensibly doubled in value these last 10 years. It… Read More ›