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With Omicron hovering, firms already suffering a cash flow crunch with the economy again in peril

With Omicron hovering, firms already suffering a cash flow crunch with the economy again in peril

December 1, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

A senior official with the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has warned that the loss of small and medium-sized firms by even… Read More ›

Thailand pushes ahead with foreign tourism drive, may defer switch to antigen testing over Omicron

Thailand pushes ahead with foreign tourism drive, may defer switch to antigen testing over Omicron

November 29, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

A senior Thai public health official, on Monday, Dr Chawetsan Namwat, said his department had noted the mild symptoms being reported from the new Omicron… Read More ›

French expat government critic deported after being denied entry into Thailand via Phuket on Saturday

French expat government critic deported after being denied entry into Thailand via Phuket on Saturday

November 28, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Last year he was told by the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok that his visa was already cancelled and he was to be deported. He has… Read More ›

DTAC True merger to set up a Thailand 4.0 tech behemoth to bolster the economy still ‘uncertain’

DTAC True merger to set up a Thailand 4.0 tech behemoth to bolster the economy still ‘uncertain’

November 24, 2021

Economy, Living, Media, Thailand:

Two sides to the merger now begin due diligence but the fate of the deal ultimately hinges on obtaining regulatory approval. DTAC, 65% owned by… Read More ›

Shaky economic recovery as planners target only a 1% gain in 2021 with rising headwinds in Quarter 4

Shaky economic recovery as planners target only a 1% gain in 2021 with rising headwinds in Quarter 4

November 17, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

An extended range of concerns has emerged to hamper the confidence seen last month after the Prime Minister’s reopening announcement on October 11th. These include… Read More ›

Tourism reopening may lose momentum as government pivots back to public health priorities

Tourism reopening may lose momentum as government pivots back to public health priorities

November 11, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Failure by Thailand to relaunch the entertainment and nightlife industry in December will temper the momentum of the November 1st reopening and will be particularly… Read More ›

Husband bludgeons his wife with a cement pole on Monday in a country riven by domestic violence

Husband bludgeons his wife with a cement pole on Monday in a country riven by domestic violence

November 10, 2021

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Thailand’s rate of suicide is 450% of that seen in the Philippines and 272% of that in Cambodia. The growing toll of domestic abuse cases,… Read More ›

Incoming passengers vent frustration at problems and bugs with the Thailand Pass system this week

Incoming passengers vent frustration at problems and bugs with the Thailand Pass system this week

November 7, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Despite this, there is a continued surge in interest as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director-general of Information confirmed that the system had received and… Read More ›

Thailand’s first unicorn success story, hailed by Bangkok’s markets, turns over ฿9 billion a day

Thailand’s first unicorn success story, hailed by Bangkok’s markets, turns over ฿9 billion a day

November 6, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

This week former Minister of Finance Korn Chatikavanij described the outcome as a ‘joy’ for the nation as he warned that a fast-changing financial landscape… Read More ›

Economy climbing out ‘of a hole’, foreign firm’s confidence levels rose sharply during October

Economy climbing out ‘of a hole’, foreign firm’s confidence levels rose sharply during October

November 1, 2021

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

The Finance Ministry is insisting the economic growth for 2021 will be in excess of 1% driven by renewed domestic spending, exports and now a… Read More ›

Russian and Indian travellers unhappy at entry rules for November 1st, call for simpler plans

Russian and Indian travellers unhappy at entry rules for November 1st, call for simpler plans

October 25, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A key problem emerging for many tourist hotspots in Thailand for the high season is the problem with lack of recognition of the Russian Sputnik… Read More ›

Police investigate the rape of a party hostess in Chonburi, three men accused have been arrested 

Police investigate the rape of a party hostess in Chonburi, three men accused have been arrested 

October 24, 2021

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

The latest case highlights the dangers of ‘hostessing’ for young women in Thailand seeking to earn short term cash by serving drinks and performing a… Read More ›

Most tourists will be able to travel freely in Thailand once they pass their first test on arrival here

Most tourists will be able to travel freely in Thailand once they pass their first test on arrival here

October 23, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Details emerging on the November 1st reopening are encouraging and appear to show a determination by the Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan ocha, to make… Read More ›

New health insurance regime for retirees living in Thailand means foreign firms can provide cover

New health insurance regime for retirees living in Thailand means foreign firms can provide cover

October 20, 2021

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

Statement by Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Public Health caused some alarm among foreign visa holders and retirees in the kingdom but the change, on balance,… Read More ›

Online skimming scam impacting thousands of Thai bank account holders shut down by officials

Online skimming scam impacting thousands of Thai bank account holders shut down by officials

October 18, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The scam highlights the importance of data protection both by Thai firms and international firms where credit and debit cards are used. On Monday, it… Read More ›

Southern surge in COVID-19 cases sees daily cases jump by 20% on Friday as doctors issue warning

Southern surge in COVID-19 cases sees daily cases jump by 20% on Friday as doctors issue warning

October 16, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

New outbreak comes as Bangkok is preparing ‘swab hubs’ to cater for a strong inflow of foreign tourists from November as Thailand ramps up its… Read More ›

New Immigration Bureau boss signals new orders so police can easily track down foreign suspects in Thailand

New Immigration Bureau boss signals new orders so police can easily track down foreign suspects in Thailand

October 10, 2021

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

The newly installed immigration police chief wants to create a climate of fear against foreign criminals who are waiting for the opportunity to use Thailand… Read More ›

Policeman gunned down in Din Daeng as Chief voices increased concern about organised street violence

Policeman gunned down in Din Daeng as Chief voices increased concern about organised street violence

October 7, 2021

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

Police chief has instructed Bangkok police commanders to increasingly prosecute the gangs involved on the basis of illegal association as attacks against police property and… Read More ›

Goal is to live with COVID as an endemic disease as Dr Yong urges everyone to get their vaccine shots

Goal is to live with COVID as an endemic disease as Dr Yong urges everyone to get their vaccine shots

October 6, 2021

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand orders 200,000 courses of a breakthrough drug to treat COVID-19 developed by scientists at US pharma giant Merck. The new treatment, taken in pill… Read More ›

American tourist faces a Khon Kaen court on assault, rape charges after his arrest in Bangkok on Saturday

American tourist faces a Khon Kaen court on assault, rape charges after his arrest in Bangkok on Saturday

October 2, 2021

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

Robert Andrew, high on speed pills and crystal methamphetamine, was riding a motorbike without number plates and attempted to molest a young girl at a… Read More ›