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Inflationary fears for Thailand more muted than in the United States but planners should prepare 

Inflationary fears for Thailand more muted than in the United States but planners should prepare 

December 19, 2021

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

The World Bank warns that chronic levels of household debt and a failure to contain a flare-up from Omicron could see Thailand’s economy go backwards… Read More ›

Thailand again signals move away from mass-market foreign tourism with falling numbers being seen

Thailand again signals move away from mass-market foreign tourism with falling numbers being seen

December 17, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Continued statements that Thailand is moving away from its former, perhaps controversial but highly lucrative foreign tourism market must tend to irk foreign adults who… Read More ›

Officials concerned that a rising crypto asset trend poses a real threat to Thailand’s financial stability

Officials concerned that a rising crypto asset trend poses a real threat to Thailand’s financial stability

December 15, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand has seen explosive growth in the cryptocurrency sector since January, a process that has seen the country create its first billion-dollar startup or unicorn.… Read More ›

Do or Die mission for ex-husband in Ayutthaya who gunned his spurning ex-wife down lying on a hammock

Do or Die mission for ex-husband in Ayutthaya who gunned his spurning ex-wife down lying on a hammock

December 13, 2021

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

35-year-old husband went to the family home of his ex-wife to either make up with her or commit murder. When 32-year-old Jarupan Insutha again insisted… Read More ›

Thailand’s first female investigative police officer takes on deputy superintendent job in Surat Thani 

Thailand’s first female investigative police officer takes on deputy superintendent job in Surat Thani 

December 12, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Activists are calling for more gender equality within the force pointing to criminal cases involving the sexual abuse and exploitation of women which are a… Read More ›

Man with mental health issues kills his mother with knives and plastic bags in a central Bangkok office

Man with mental health issues kills his mother with knives and plastic bags in a central Bangkok office

December 9, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Ongoing violent crimes within families driven by mental health are a weekly feature of news reports in Thailand. Even before the increased pressures and anxiety… Read More ›

Thaksin affirms loyalty to the monarchy amid new efforts to limit discourse and Amnesty probe

Thaksin affirms loyalty to the monarchy amid new efforts to limit discourse and Amnesty probe

December 8, 2021

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

There is increasing tension about public commentary in Thailand with a Royal Thai Police investigation announced last week into international human rights group Amnesty International.… Read More ›

Omicron has arrived in Thailand but top officials believe they can manage an escalating situation

Omicron has arrived in Thailand but top officials believe they can manage an escalating situation

December 6, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Officials are emphasising the need for no panic as Omicron has landed. Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha, over the weekend, reached out to the nightlife… Read More ›

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, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, 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, Personal, Thai World, 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, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, 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, Personal, Thai World, 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, Personal, Politics, Thai World, 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, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, 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, Personal, Thai World, 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, Personal, Thai World, 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, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, 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 ›