Economy

PM calls in business tycoons to help the country crawl back to economic normality after virus catastrophe

PM calls in business tycoons to help the country crawl back to economic normality after virus catastrophe

April 18, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

On Friday night, the Thai Prime Minister appeared to face up to the huge economic challenge confronting the kingdom as it takes its first steps… Read More ›

Stranded 66-year-old German tourist seeks help on the street from a Good Samaritan in central Bangkok

Stranded 66-year-old German tourist seeks help on the street from a Good Samaritan in central Bangkok

April 17, 2020

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German national on Khaosan Road returning from his closed national embassy with ฿20 in his pocket for food gets a cash handout from Thai businessman… Read More ›

UK ex WHO director warns of 2 to 3 years of chaos as IMF sees Thailand as the hardest hit economy in Asia

UK ex WHO director warns of 2 to 3 years of chaos as IMF sees Thailand as the hardest hit economy in Asia

April 16, 2020

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‘We’re not going back to normal’ says former WHO director as the cost of economic disruption spirals for Thailand. The IMF has predicted at least… Read More ›

Trump’s WHO decision and strident criticism of a cover-up just another big headache for Thailand right now

Trump’s WHO decision and strident criticism of a cover-up just another big headache for Thailand right now

April 16, 2020

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Trump’s WHO call will present Thai authorities with another problem as they still face the virus challenge and tricky efforts to restart and preserve the… Read More ›

Lockdown review at the end of April as TOT brings forward plans to use phone boxes for virus testing

Lockdown review at the end of April as TOT brings forward plans to use phone boxes for virus testing

April 15, 2020

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PM says the government may consider easing lockdown measures in the last week of April as two more deaths, a Chiang Mai woman and a… Read More ›

Irate self-employed go straight to the top over pernickety issues holding up Covid 19 income support payments

Irate self-employed go straight to the top over pernickety issues holding up Covid 19 income support payments

April 14, 2020

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Up to 100 annoyed and infuriated taxi drivers and traders were handled by patient security guards until they were met at the minister’s office by… Read More ›

Different strain of virus caused the outbreak in Bangkok which plunged Thailand into a state of emergency

Different strain of virus caused the outbreak in Bangkok which plunged Thailand into a state of emergency

April 13, 2020

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Top Thai doctors are studying different virus strains to fully understand the disease as the government considers how to bring the country out of the… Read More ›

Government begins looking at borrowing options to fund huge ฿1.9 trillion economy rescue package

Government begins looking at borrowing options to fund huge ฿1.9 trillion economy rescue package

April 12, 2020

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The Thai government’s efforts to raise a further ฿1 trillion in borrowing to fund its economic stimulus package is being closely watched by analysts. One… Read More ›

Challenge of defeating both a health and economic emergency a big ask for Thailand’s government in crisis mode

Challenge of defeating both a health and economic emergency a big ask for Thailand’s government in crisis mode

April 10, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Putting Thailand back on track economically after the Covid 19 virus emergency may be a far more difficult job than overcoming the health threat. Even… Read More ›

Only 7% of applicants for informal sector financial supports have received the green light for payouts

Only 7% of applicants for informal sector financial supports have received the green light for payouts

April 9, 2020

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Only a small minority of applications for the monthly support payments during the virus emergency have been approved from a large range of informal workers… Read More ›

Thailand and US aim for a new more ‘proactive’ trading relationship as ambassador meets Prayuth

Thailand and US aim for a new more ‘proactive’ trading relationship as ambassador meets Prayuth

April 8, 2020

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Today’s meeting between the PM and American Ambassador say Thai sources could lead to a more ‘proactive’ trading relationship. General Prayuth revealed that he had… Read More ›

Thailand faces a third shock after the virus if high debt and the informal economy are not prioritised

Thailand faces a third shock after the virus if high debt and the informal economy are not prioritised

April 3, 2020

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BANGKOK: A World Bank report this week highlights Thailand, Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy, as one of the key concerns in the region as it faces… Read More ›

Huge demand for emergency supports with over 20 million to apply for self employed payments

Huge demand for emergency supports with over 20 million to apply for self employed payments

March 30, 2020

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BANGKOK: As well as creating a huge technical problem for the Ministry of Finance website with over 10 times the load or public demand on… Read More ›

Fake news a low priority for the public during this unprecedented emergency says Suan Dusit poll

Fake news a low priority for the public during this unprecedented emergency says Suan Dusit poll

March 30, 2020

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BANGKOK: The news comes in a week in which Thailand’s Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Buddhipongse Punnakanta, made contact with Twitter and Facebook over… Read More ›

Scramble to register online for state money as banks close over the weekend to defeat the virus

Scramble to register online for state money as banks close over the weekend to defeat the virus

March 28, 2020

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BANGKOK: The Immigration Bureau opened new offices in Muang Thong Thani on the outskirts of Bangkok, this week, to cater to more foreigners seeking extensions… Read More ›

Still a chance to avoid a curfew or lockdown if the public stays at home over the coming 7 days to quell virus

Still a chance to avoid a curfew or lockdown if the public stays at home over the coming 7 days to quell virus

March 28, 2020

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BANGKOK: The figures for infections are expected to skyrocket between now and April 15th even in the best-case scenario but the government is hoping to… Read More ›

No limit on borrowing as Somkid plots the biggest stimulus package yet to address the virus crisis

No limit on borrowing as Somkid plots the biggest stimulus package yet to address the virus crisis

March 27, 2020

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BANGKOK: Deputy Prime Minister Somkid, however, did warn that the Thai economy needs to get back to work as soon as possible. He said the… Read More ›

Emergency centre led by the Prime Minister takes power on Thursday to fight the Covid 19 virus in Thailand

Emergency centre led by the Prime Minister takes power on Thursday to fight the Covid 19 virus in Thailand

March 25, 2020

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BANGKOK: There will now only be one source of information and orders coming from the government beginning on Thursday. This will be through an Emergency… Read More ›

Minor Group boss calls on Prayuth to take decisive action to lock down Thailand and protect people’s lives

Minor Group boss calls on Prayuth to take decisive action to lock down Thailand and protect people’s lives

March 25, 2020

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BANGKOK: The Chairman of Minor Group appealed to the Thai leadership as he announced the closure of 6 hotels in the capital. He advised the… Read More ›

Authorities ready to control movement and lockdown as public is urged not to leave Bangkok right now

Authorities ready to control movement and lockdown as public is urged not to leave Bangkok right now

March 24, 2020

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BANGKOK: A new fiscal stimulus package was also announced today as well as a state of emergency decree under a 2005 law. The financial package… Read More ›