Economy

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 ›

Quarantine for high-risk country passengers still pondered with 4 new cases from Italy and Iran announced 

Quarantine for high-risk country passengers still pondered with 4 new cases from Italy and Iran announced 

March 6, 2020

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

KOH PHANGAN: Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan has been called off for Sunday and all future parties until the coronavirus emergency is brought under… Read More ›

Prayut to meet the people as former minister lashes out at the current government’s ‘multi crisis’ economy

Prayut to meet the people as former minister lashes out at the current government’s ‘multi crisis’ economy

March 5, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: General Prayut has appointed a senior advisor and Puttipong Punnakanta, the Minister of Digital Economy and Society, to assist him in getting his message… Read More ›

Government to use disease control areas for returning Thais from South Korea with symptoms of the virus

Government to use disease control areas for returning Thais from South Korea with symptoms of the virus

March 4, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Foreigners seeking clarification on the order published yesterday by the Minister of Public Health on social media designating 11 states and territories as high-risk… Read More ›

Strong indications that Thailand will introduce high-risk zones and mandatory quarantine orders

Strong indications that Thailand will introduce high-risk zones and mandatory quarantine orders

March 4, 2020

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

BANGKOK: There is no time to lose as migrant Thai workers from South Korea pack their bags and begin returning home through Thai airports. The… Read More ›

Pheu Thai MP calls on Prime Minister to resign as index shows a collapse in business confidence to a 9 year low

Pheu Thai MP calls on Prime Minister to resign as index shows a collapse in business confidence to a 9 year low

March 3, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The Prime Minister had a busy day on Monday with unconfirmed press reports hinted that a big announcement was in the offing. On Sunday,… Read More ›

MBK centre in Bangkok and other shopping centres offer rent reductions as trade nosedives

MBK centre in Bangkok and other shopping centres offer rent reductions as trade nosedives

February 29, 2020

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Traders in the Pratunam area of Bangkok famous with foreigners and even small Thai retailers seeking wholesale bargains are reporting catastrophic trading conditions linked… Read More ›

MPs warned of an economic colony as opposition zeroed in on Thailand’s impaired relationship with China

MPs warned of an economic colony as opposition zeroed in on Thailand’s impaired relationship with China

February 28, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thai World:

BANGKOK: Criticism of Thailand’s relationship with China over the Mekong River was rebutted by the Foreign Affair Minister Don Pramudwinai who described the relationship between… Read More ›

Threat of recession looms on the impact of the Covid 19 virus even without a 3rd stage outbreak

Threat of recession looms on the impact of the Covid 19 virus even without a 3rd stage outbreak

February 25, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The news this week that exports had moved up by 3.35% before the outbreak of the coronavirus in China is positive. All now hinges… Read More ›

Tourism minister predicts higher temperatures will help to bring an end to the coronavirus threat

Tourism minister predicts higher temperatures will help to bring an end to the coronavirus threat

February 23, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

PHATTHALUNG: As authorities in China, South Korea and Italy battle virulent outbreaks of the Convid 19 virus, China is faced with a thorny dilemma. Keep… Read More ›

Jetstar cuts flights to Thailand from Australia as economic impact of the deadly virus threat still up in the air

Jetstar cuts flights to Thailand from Australia as economic impact of the deadly virus threat still up in the air

February 20, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

This week, a leading travel industry insider revealed that cancellations from Japanese tour groups are running at 80% as the Chinese market is still effectively… Read More ›

US auto giant GM is pulling out of Thailand to focus on more profitable markets. 1,500 jobs lost for now

US auto giant GM is pulling out of Thailand to focus on more profitable markets. 1,500 jobs lost for now

February 18, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A binding contract to sell the plant to Chinese car company Great Wall Motor Company has been signed which will see it take over the… Read More ›

Virus threat still acute with 35th infection in Thailand while China’s death toll ticks ever higher

Virus threat still acute with 35th infection in Thailand while China’s death toll ticks ever higher

February 17, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

WHO Directors calls for a balance between sounding the alarm and hysteria as investigators arrive in China. The White House last week indicated that it… Read More ›

Tourism minister gets real about tourism – arrivals down by 50%, pushes late night opening hours

Tourism minister gets real about tourism – arrivals down by 50%, pushes late night opening hours

February 14, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The comments for Minster Phiphat come as the world has been shocked with higher numbers of deaths and infections emerging from China. The coronavirus has… Read More ›