Thailand Morning News For January 17

Thailand Morning News For January 17

Smart visa available from February 1 The Thai Cabinet has approved a new “smart visa” to lure specialists to work in 10 targeted industries. — Phuket Gazette Thai export growth forecast to reach 6.3% this year The Center for International Trade Studies of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce has estimated that Thai […]

Thailand Morning News For January 16

Thailand Morning News For January 16

EEC spending forecast to reach B600bn The government expects investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to increase from 500 to 600 billion baht over the next five years, fuelled by stimulus measures and infrastructure projects, says Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana. — Bangkok Post SEC set to establish control over digital capital market The Securities […]

Thailand Morning News For January 15

Thailand Morning News For January 15

Even Record Tourism Hasn’t Boosted Thai Airlines Record tourist arrivals to Thailand that buoyed shares of hotels and the nation’s airports operator haven’t boosted the country’s four listed carriers. Investors eyeing the laggard airline stocks, however, may do well to reconsider. — Bloomberg Trafficking probe over 20 victims at parlour MORE THAN 20 of the […]

Thailand Morning News For January 12

Thailand Morning News For January 12

Somkid bullish on continual economic growth for 2018 Thailand’s economic growth for 2017 is now believed to be over 4%, reflecting significant improvement that the government has made in its effort to drive economy. — Thai PBS 422 youngsters went missing last year: Mirror Foundation A total of 422 youngsters aged between 13-15, most of […]

Thailand Morning News For January 11

Thailand Morning News For January 11

Additional B150bn to swell deficit The government plans to compile a supplementary budget of 150 billion baht for this fiscal year, a move requiring it to borrow an additional 100 billion baht and bring the fiscal 2018 budget deficit to 550 billion baht. — Bangkok Post National Shippers’ Council says 2018 exports to grow 5.5% […]

Thailand Morning News For January 10

Thailand Morning News For January 10

Thai baht to remain strong in first quarter The Thai baht is likely to remain strong for the duration of the first quarter as investors have grown confident of the country’s economic performance as well as its roadmap to a general election. — NNT CP building poultry mega project in key north China Charoen Pokphand […]

Thailand Morning News For January 9

Thailand Morning News For January 9

SCB Economic Intelligence Center forecasts 4% GDP growth this year The Siam Commercial Bank Economic Intelligence Center (EIC) has forecast that continued economic growth in Thailand and global economic recovery will lead to 4% growth in the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) this year, but cited risk factors including foreign monetary policies and geopolitical conflict. […]

Cut Off: Cambodia KBank Customers With Digi, Cellcard Blocked *Update #3

Cut Off: Cambodia KBank Customers With Digi, Cellcard Blocked *Update #3

Thai business owners and visitors in Cambodia were left scrambling at the end of last week and over the weekend when access to Thailand’s fourth largest bank, Kasikornbank (KBank), was blocked for users of two of the countries largest internet service providers. Customers of Cambodian-owned internet service provider (ISP) Digi, and mobile operator Cellcard, were […]

Thailand Morning News For January 8

Thailand Morning News For January 8

New minimum wage will affect SMEs As the government is going to increase minimum wage, at least 15 baht higher, as New Year’s gifts for workers and to become effective end of this month, concern is growing among employers that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will bear the burden. — Thai PBS E-business tax targeted […]

Thailand Morning News For January 4

Thailand Morning News For January 4

This may be as good as it gets for Thailand Thailand’s military government can look to 2017 for the economy’s best performance in five years but the strength of the recovery is expected to wane. — The Malaysia Reserve BOT to implement loose monetary policy throughout 2018 The Bank of Thailand plans no change in […]

Thailand Morning News For January 3

Thailand Morning News For January 3

4.6% GROWTH FORECAST The economy will grow 4.6 per cent this year, against 4 per cent in 2017, Government Savings Bank’s research centre forecasts. — The Nation Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor: Why Thailand? (video) Almost not a day go past with the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) being in the Thailand news. At the centre of […]

Thailand Morning News For December 29

Thailand Morning News For December 29

Work is under way with the UNHCR to help stranded Zimbabwean family The Thai Foreign Ministry has coordinated with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ regional office in Thailand to find a solution to a Zimbabwean family of eight who have been stuck at Suvarnabhumi international airport for about three months. — Thai PBS […]

Thailand Morning News For December 28

Thailand Morning News For December 28

Govt rolls out economic stimulus measures before year’s end Economic stimulus measures continue to be issued by the government as New Year presents to the Thai people. — NNT ATTA says visa on arrival strands tourists 1-4 hours at airports The Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) has complained of unnecessary waste of time for […]

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