Economy

New Team Thailand to the rescue as ex-minister says infections can be controlled in weeks with public help

New Team Thailand to the rescue as ex-minister says infections can be controlled in weeks with public help

March 23, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: New ‘Team Thailand’ revealed as leading lights in Thai medicine who met with the Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul on Saturday. It comes… Read More ›

Economist warns economy needs ‘blanket’ fiscal support and a ‘big problem’ if the virus effect persists 

Economist warns economy needs ‘blanket’ fiscal support and a ‘big problem’ if the virus effect persists 

March 22, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Bangkok Bank’s chief economist warned that ‘liquidity in the global market is like air’ as he highlighted that liquidity is tightening. He said governments,… Read More ›

UK Ambassador warns that links with home may be disrupted for many months as Thailand closes its borders

UK Ambassador warns that links with home may be disrupted for many months as Thailand closes its borders

March 21, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Suvarnabhumi Airport on Thursday saw its lowest level of passengers since it opened. There were less than 10,000 arrivals on over 190 flights, some… Read More ›

Mounting protest over new airline rules for flights to Thailand amid calls for an urgent lockdown

Mounting protest over new airline rules for flights to Thailand amid calls for an urgent lockdown

March 20, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Thai nationals in the UK and European countries are having difficulty obtaining the medical certification stipulated by the Civil Aviation Authority for flights to… Read More ›

New travel orders will make flying to Thailand very onerous for all passengers from Sunday onwards

New travel orders will make flying to Thailand very onerous for all passengers from Sunday onwards

March 19, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The number of infections since last week has been rising with daily records as Thai PM consulted on Thursday with leading medical experts. It… Read More ›

Thailand faces lockdown if Phase 3 breaks out as the numbers infected more than treble in 1 week

Thailand faces lockdown if Phase 3 breaks out as the numbers infected more than treble in 1 week

March 19, 2020

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

PHETCHABUN: A senior official at the Ministry of Public Health, while announcing the latest infections on Wednesday, warned that if the current trend continues then… Read More ›

Another record rise in infections on Monday as top virologist predicts widespread transmission in Thailand

Another record rise in infections on Monday as top virologist predicts widespread transmission in Thailand

March 16, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Deputy PM Wissanu Kruagnam on Monday emphasised that the country was still in Phase 2 stage in the battle against the virus. He said… Read More ›

Protests rumble on with raised stakes as the virus undermines fragile public confidence even further as fears grow

Protests rumble on with raised stakes as the virus undermines fragile public confidence even further as fears grow

March 16, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

KHON KAEN: Students who turned up in large numbers at Khon Kaen University on Saturday evening heard leaders condemn the government for mishandling the coronavirus… Read More ›

Fears that Thailand could be on the verge of a phase 3 breakout with a record 32 new infections in 1 day

Fears that Thailand could be on the verge of a phase 3 breakout with a record 32 new infections in 1 day

March 15, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Expert physicians with Thailand’s Thoracic Society have warned that the rise in infections up to the weekend indicates the beginning of a wider outbreak.… Read More ›

Anutin is proposing to close all bars and music venues including nightclubs and go gos in hotspots

Anutin is proposing to close all bars and music venues including nightclubs and go gos in hotspots

March 15, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The minister’s decision is believed to be based on the evaluation of experts. They warn of 8 high-risk areas including Bangkok, in particular, places… Read More ›

Thailand extends quarantine rule for western countries including the US and UK over the deadly virus

Thailand extends quarantine rule for western countries including the US and UK over the deadly virus

March 14, 2020

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BANGKOK: The party may be over for foreigners – a secret report has been seen by a Thai news agency. It suggests that experts feel… Read More ›

Leaders in Thailand and across the world fighting a historic threat to the public and the economy – a virus 

Leaders in Thailand and across the world fighting a historic threat to the public and the economy – a virus 

March 12, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The western media have failed to widely report the announcement on March 4th in China by its Academy Of Sciences that the Convid coronavirus… Read More ›

US election will impact investment and moves by US firms from China to Thailand says new American envoy

US election will impact investment and moves by US firms from China to Thailand says new American envoy

March 12, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Michael DeSombre appeared to express regret that Thailand has not been willing to upgrade its labour laws to strengthen the bargaining power of workers… Read More ›

Medical cert now required for flyers boarding a plane to Thailand from all high-risk countries through airlines

Medical cert now required for flyers boarding a plane to Thailand from all high-risk countries through airlines

March 10, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Thailand announced 3 more cases on Tuesday bringing the total number infected to 53. The government, unlike European ministries such as Italy, France, Germany… Read More ›

Kasikorn Bank indefinitely suspends all retail foreign exchange services due to kingdom’s virus emergency

Kasikorn Bank indefinitely suspends all retail foreign exchange services due to kingdom’s virus emergency

March 10, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The bank, in a statement on Sunday, said it was taking the step following the official announcement by the Ministry of Public Health on… Read More ›

Thai government responds with targeted stimulus plans to help the economy through the virus crisis

Thai government responds with targeted stimulus plans to help the economy through the virus crisis

March 9, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The government at its cabinet meeting this week will be discussing a range of practical measures to ease the burden on low-income workers and… Read More ›

Thailand ramps up its screening, quarantine and reporting measures for high-risk country arrivals

Thailand ramps up its screening, quarantine and reporting measures for high-risk country arrivals

March 8, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Thai Deputy Minister of Public Health Satit Pitutecha said on Saturday night that between 70 and 80 out of 200 returnees from South Korea… Read More ›

More Thai people caught in a poverty trap as World Bank calls for a focus on health and education for the young

More Thai people caught in a poverty trap as World Bank calls for a focus on health and education for the young

March 8, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The poverty rate from 2014 to 2015 was cut by a massive 31.43% in one year but since then it has crept back to… Read More ›

Songkran parties and celebrations are cancelled everywhere for 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak

Songkran parties and celebrations are cancelled everywhere for 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak

March 6, 2020

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

PATTAYA: On March 2nd, the Deputy Mayor of Pattaya led a merry band of volunteers armed with coconut oil spray and their own zeal to… Read More ›

14 days quarantine confirmed for all passengers from high risk listed countries and now in place with fines

14 days quarantine confirmed for all passengers from high risk listed countries and now in place with fines

March 6, 2020

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

BANGKOK: A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health Dr Rungrueng Kitphati confirmed that the quarantine requirement applied to all passengers from the high-risk countries… Read More ›