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Nida Poll Finds Thai People Think Junta’s Management of the Economy Poor

– BANGKOK – According to an opinion survey by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll, a vast majority of people think the government under Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ranks lowest in its management of the economy over the past year, followed by political reform and its handling of situation in the southern […]

December 17th, 2017 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Uber Strikes Taxi Partnership in Thailand

– BANGKOK – “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” seems to be Uber Technologies’ strategy in Thailand. The taxi app company announced Wednesday that it would launch its ride-hailing service in Thailand by collaborating with regulated taxis, whose drivers were once derided by its co-founder. Uber will partner with Howa, a major local […]

December 13th, 2017 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Transforming Thailand into a Cashless Society

– BANGKOK – This year marked a sea change as consumers in Thailand became more accepting of digitalisation, especially regarding purchasing behaviour. From pre-purchase activities through to post-purchase consumption, evaluation and disposal activities, digitalisation affected all those behaviours. Opinion leaders and brand influencers also affected many people’s decisions to buy. It is not hard to […]

December 11th, 2017 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Australia’s Kingsgate Battles Thai Junta Government Over Closure of Chatree Gold Mine

– PHICHIT – Relations between the Australian mining company Kingsgate Consolidated and the Junta government are embroiled in a legal battle over the closure of a gold mine in Phichit, Thailand, a case that foreign companies with investments in the country are watching very closely. Kingsgate Consolidated ceased operations on Jan. 1, 2017 at the […]

December 10th, 2017 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Thailand’s Revenue Department to Impose E-Commerce Tax to Protect Local Businesses

  – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Revenue Department seems determined on ensuring that the country does not follow the trends set by the United States and China, with the Asian country’s Revenue Department gearing up to amend a tax law to include e-commerce so that Thai e-commerce operators and small business owners are able to compete […]

November 27th, 2017 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

China’s Largest Developer Country Garden Holdings Readies to Enter Thailand

– BANGKOK – In a modern office block in Huay Kwang district, the team settling down to a routine Monday morning is employed by the new Thailand branch of Country Garden Holdings, China’s largest property developer by contracted sales in the first half of 2017. This is the Chinese company’s latest foray in Southeast Asia, […]

November 24th, 2017 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Thai Baht Rises to Its highest Level Against US Dollar in 2-1/2 Years

  – BANGKOK – Money speculators and investors were happy today as the Thai baht rose to 32.81 per dollar on Monday, its highest since April 2015, driven by strong third quarter economic growth data. The economy expanded at its fastest annual rate in 4½ years, although the quarterly pace slowed, indicating monetary policy will […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

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