Economy

Caterpillar pest a threat to Thai farms and if not tackled, could lead to higher food prices – experts

Caterpillar pest a threat to Thai farms and if not tackled, could lead to higher food prices – experts

June 21, 2019

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The fall armyworm pest has already arrived in 50 out of 76 Thai provinces. It is a timely reminder of why farmers still need to… Read More ›

Thailand faces an economic test as change becomes a reality in cars, farming and business

Thailand faces an economic test as change becomes a reality in cars, farming and business

June 13, 2019

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Is Thailand ready for the ride: The arrival of new technology and the global scramble to secure trade means that Thailand can no longer count… Read More ›

Fate of key ministries will be the opening indicator on how the new Thai government proceeds from here

Fate of key ministries will be the opening indicator on how the new Thai government proceeds from here

June 11, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Some within the Democrat and Bhumjaitai parties seem to have forgotten that this new parliament is operating under a very different constitutional dispensation. A difficult… Read More ›

Thai loan shark jailed on perjury charges after suit against borrower brings about her downfall

Thai loan shark jailed on perjury charges after suit against borrower brings about her downfall

June 6, 2019

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The Thai woman, who took out the loan from Supitcha Apichatphokhin, attempted to pay the loan back in full, nearly ten years ago but the… Read More ›

Thai smartphone users ditching Chinese firm Huawei as US China trade war opens up in tech arena

Thai smartphone users ditching Chinese firm Huawei as US China trade war opens up in tech arena

June 4, 2019

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There has been a drop in sales not only for Huawei as sales of smartphones in Thailand are now expected to decline by 4% this… Read More ›

Thailand could introduce tourist tax or levy next year as expert group begins to examine plans

Thailand could introduce tourist tax or levy next year as expert group begins to examine plans

May 30, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Japan this year introduced a tourist or ‘Sayonara’ tax of ¥1,000 in January or $9 or ฿300 approximately payable on leaving the country. This does… Read More ›

US China trade war may have some silver lining or upside for Thailand if firms can be agile and adjust

US China trade war may have some silver lining or upside for Thailand if firms can be agile and adjust

May 25, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The US-China trade war appears to be here to stay and has huge ramifications for Thailand. There were signs this week that global companies and… Read More ›

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

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

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

Economy, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

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

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

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

Crime, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

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

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

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

Economy, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

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

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

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

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

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 ›