Thailand morning news for December 13

Thailand morning news for December 13

Prayut hints again at return as premier Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has hinted once again he may be ready to return as premier after the Feb 24 poll, a day after the ban on political activities was lifted. — Bangkok Post Apisak warns of slower economic growth FINANCE Minister Apisak Tantivorawong predicts Thailand will encounter […]

Thailand morning news for December 12

Thailand morning news for December 12

Bahraini footballer detained 60 days awaiting extradition to Bahrain The Criminal Court today ordered a former Bahraini national footballer detained for 60 days pending an extradition process after the Bahraini government had requested his extradition to face charges of arson, illegal public gathering to incite public unrest and illegal possession of inflammatory materials. — Thai […]

Thailand morning news for December 11

Thailand morning news for December 11

Parties call for constitution to be ripped up Representatives from political parties slammed the coup-sponsored 2017 charter on Monday, branded “Section 44” of being another form of coup and suggested the constitution should be amended after the House of Representatives is in place. — Bangkok Post Court to hear AlAraibi extradition case The Criminal Court […]

Thailand morning news for December 10

Thailand morning news for December 10

Pheu Thai party cries foul over reported omission of party logos from poll ballots The Pheu Thai party has cried foul over what its spokesman described as an “election tragedy” a proposal reportedly from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha that the election ballots will show only the names and numbers of candidates without party logos. — […]

Thailand morning news for December 7

Thailand morning news for December 7

Report: Thailand most unequal country in 2018 Thailand has overtaken Russia and India as the most unequal country in the latest survey by a Swiss bank. — Bangkok Post Trade war: Focus turns to Thailand to conclude $7 trln RCEP Six years in the making, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is slated to transform […]

Thailand morning news for December 6

Thailand morning news for December 6

GDP forecast to top out at 4-4.3% in 2019 Thai business operators expect the country’s GDP to grow 4-4.3% in 2019 while exports have been tipped to expand 5-7% next year. — Bangkok Post Drug haul of B4.5bn last month Authorities are claiming success in their latest anti-drug operation, seizing 4.5-billion-baht worth of narcotics in […]

Thailand morning news for December 5

Thailand morning news for December 5

Ministries told to prepare ‘New Year gifts’ for people THE CABINET yesterday gave the green light to all government ministries to prepare projects considered “New Year presents” to the people. — The Nation Finance Ministry to return VAT payments during Chinese New Year to spur growth The Ministry of Finance will be rebating Valued Added […]

Thailand morning news for December 4

Thailand morning news for December 4

Investors flock to Thailand’s EEC project Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is slated to be an arterial node for trade, investment, and regional transportation, besides also serving as a strategic gateway to the Southeast Asian region. — The Asean Post Thailand Manufacturing PMI Climbs To 49.8 In November – Nikkei The manufacturing sector in Thailand […]

Thailand morning news for December 3

Thailand morning news for December 3

Chinese Producers Fleeing Trade War Buoy Leading Thai Developer The upheaval in global supply chains triggered by the trade dispute between the U.S. and China is benefiting the largest developer of industrial estates in Thailand. — Bloomberg Thailand detains Taiwanese citizen over anti-China broadcasts A Taiwanese businessman has been detained in Thailand for allegedly helping […]

Thailand morning news for November 30

Thailand morning news for November 30

Supply chain reaction: trade war refugees race to relocate to Vietnam, Thailand Fred Perrotta spent four years building a network of Chinese suppliers for his line of trendy backpacks, but as soon as the United States announced tariffs on almost half of its Chinese imports, he started looking for suppliers in other countries. — Reuters […]

Thailand morning news for November 29

Thailand morning news for November 29

Manufacturing expansion on the cards for next year The Office of Industrial Economics (OIE) forecasts the Manufacturing Production Index (MPI) next year to rise 2.5%, in line with the GDP contribution from the manufacturing sector. — Bangkok Post Arrivals up 20% – visa fee waiver The Tourism and Sports Ministry is sprouting anecdotal evidence that […]

Thailand morning news for November 28

Thailand morning news for November 28

Govt offers free dinner, free visa too THE GOVERNMENT and the private sector are launching joint campaigns to bring back Chinese tourists during the peak festive season and hope that this will help Thailand reach this year’s tourism targets. — The Nation MPI up 4% last month The manufacturing production index in October was at […]

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