Skip to main content

Article

Article

Rice exports up 60 percent in first half of 2014

Despite a sharp drop in rice shipments for the month of June, Thailand’s rice exports were nearly 60 percent higher during the first half of 2014 than during the same period the previous year, as falling prices globally and tighter supplies from rivals created more demand for Thai rice.

Despite a sharp drop in rice shipments for the month of June, Thailand’s rice exports were nearly 60 percent higher during the first half of 2014 than during the same period the previous year, as falling prices globally and tighter supplies from rivals created more demand for Thai rice. 

Share this article

Thailand launches tourist insurance coverage scheme

Tourists planning a visit to Thailand can now avail of a special online insurance coverage scheme known as the “Thailand Travel Shield”, which will be set up by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with four reputed Thai insurance companies, Muang Thai Insurance, Chao Phaya Insurance, Siam City Insurance, and Krungthai Panich Insurance. All are reputable, publicly-listed companies.

Tourists planning a visit to Thailand can now avail of a special online insurance coverage scheme known as the “Thailand Travel Shield”, which will be set up by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with four reputed Thai insurance companies, Muang Thai Insurance, Chao Phaya Insurance, Siam City Insurance, and Krungthai Panich Insurance. All are reputable, publicly-listed companies.

Share this article

State energy giant PTT planning major business revamp

Partially privatized state energy conglomerate PTT is planning a major overhaul of its business and operations next year to provide greater efficiencies, higher return on investments and develop smarter and more sustainable business strategies, its newly appointed chairman said last week.

Partially privatized state energy conglomerate PTT is planning a major overhaul of its business and operations next year to provide greater efficiencies, higher return on investments and develop smarter and more sustainable business strategies, its newly appointed chairman said last week.

Share this article

Exports rebound and retailers forecast strong second half

Exports grew 3.9 percent year-on-year in June and the Ministry of Commerce is predicting stronger growth in the second half of 2014 now that political conflicts have ended. The Thai Retailers Association, meanwhile, forecast 7 percent growth for the year on rising consumer confidence, but urged the government to take additional measures to stimulate the economy.

Exports grew 3.9 percent year-on-year in June and the Ministry of Commerce is predicting stronger growth in the second half of 2014 now that political conflicts have ended. The Thai Retailers Association, meanwhile, forecast 7 percent growth for the year on rising consumer confidence, but urged the government to take additional measures to stimulate the economy.

Share this article

Thailand approves primary and dual IPOs for foreign firms

Thai capital market regulators approved primary and dual listings on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) for foreign firms last week, detailing rules and regulations governing both. The move is intended to make Thailand’s capital markets more attractive to foreign companies seeking to raise funds, and to conform to the agenda of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Capital Markets Forum.

Thai capital market regulators approved primary and dual listings on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) for foreign firms last week, detailing rules and regulations governing both. The move is intended to make Thailand’s capital markets more attractive to foreign companies seeking to raise funds, and to conform to the agenda of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Capital Markets Forum.

Share this article

Thailand to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has approved Thailand’s participation in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a financial institution first proposed by China at last October’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bali.

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has approved Thailand’s participation in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a financial institution first proposed by China at last October’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bali.

Share this article

Labor laws being revised to prevent human trafficking

The Ministry of Labor and other agencies are in the process of revising Thailand’s labor laws so that overseas importers can be sure that seafood and other goods they purchase from the Kingdom were made without child labor, forced labor or human trafficking, the ministry’s permanent secretary said last week.

The Ministry of Labor and other agencies are in the process of revising Thailand’s labor laws so that overseas importers can be sure that seafood and other goods they purchase from the Kingdom were made without child labor, forced labor or human trafficking, the ministry’s permanent secretary said last week.

Share this article

Bangkok still top destination in Asia: MasterCard

Bangkok will remain the most visited city in Asia this year despite reports that Thailand’s tourism industry was suffering because of the country’s political turmoil, according to a forecast on global visitor trends conducted by MasterCard, the global credit card company.

Bangkok will remain the most visited city in Asia this year despite reports that Thailand’s tourism industry was suffering because of the country’s political turmoil, according to a forecast on global visitor trends conducted by MasterCard, the global credit card company.

Share this article

Thailand to sign amendment to Aus-NZ-ASEAN FTA

Determined to kick start economic growth, take a leading role on trade liberalization and maintain continuity in foreign policy, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has given the green light to Thai diplomats to sign the latest amendment to the free trade agreement between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia and New Zealand.

Determined to kick start economic growth, take a leading role on trade liberalization and maintain continuity in foreign policy, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has given the green light to Thai diplomats to sign the latest amendment to the free trade agreement between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia and New Zealand. 

Share this article

Respected Thai anti-trafficking expert joins UN ceremony

Thailand has been accused by some of failing to fight human trafficking, but when United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon needed someone to represent Asia in the fight against human trafficking, he chose a Thai. In fact, Prof. Saisuree Chutikul of Thailandis the only person the U.N. has appointed twice to its Board of Trustees for the Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking, in recognition of her efforts fighting modern day slavery.

Thailand has been accused by some of failing to fight human trafficking, but when United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon needed someone to represent Asia in the fight against human trafficking, he chose a Thai

Share this article

thailandtoday thailandtoday thailandtoday

thailandtoday thailandtoday thailandtoday

thailandtoday thailandtoday thailandtoday

thailandtoday thailandtoday thailandtoday

thailandtoday thailandtoday thailandtoday

thailandtoday thailandtoday thailandtoday

thailandtoday thailandtoday thailandtoday