Lower revenue handcuffs FPO

Lower revenue handcuffs FPO
April 1st, 2014 in Economy

The government’s falling revenue is becoming a stumbling block for a new administration to implement …[More]

Salaries expected to rise 6% in 2014

Salaries expected to rise 6% in 2014
April 1st, 2014 in Economy

Overall salaries in Thailand are projected to increase by 6% this year, compared with 5.4% in 2013, driven mainly …[More]

Shippers’ council worried about possible US downgrade

Shippers’ council worried about possible US downgrade
April 1st, 2014 in Economy

The Thai National Shippers’ Council is highly worried by the prolonged political conflict and the possibility of …[More]

Economic growth in 2014 will rely on the performance of exports, tourism

Economic growth in 2014 will rely on the performance of exports, tourism
March 31st, 2014 in Economy

CLEARLY the economy this year will grow slower than 3 per cent or maybe 2.5 per cent, as there is only one …[More]

Employment picture darkens

Employment picture darkens
March 31st, 2014 in Economy

Thai unemployment may rise further than earlier forecast as the political impasse continues to take a toll on the …[More]

FPO lowers 2014 growth forecast again

FPO lowers 2014 growth forecast again
March 28th, 2014 in Economy, Featured

The Finance Ministry’s Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) has again revised down its 2014 economic growth forecast …[More]

The economic consequences of Thailand’s political crisis

The economic consequences of Thailand’s political crisis
March 28th, 2014 in Economy

Similar to other emerging countries, Thailand’s economy is usually dependent on the global economic situation …[More]

ITD pledges to cut the pork

ITD pledges to cut the pork
March 28th, 2014 in Economy

Widespread drought is expected to increase consumer prices, particularly for vegetables and livestock, but …[More]

Populism ‘will worsen the situation’

Populism ‘will worsen the situation’
March 27th, 2014 in Economy, Featured

Thailand is expected to pay a price over the next two years for a raft of populist policies implemented by the …[More]

Shipments enjoy rebound in February

Shipments enjoy rebound in February
March 27th, 2014 in Economy, Featured

Exports rebounded in February, driven by the weak baht and the global economic recovery. …[More]

FPO likely to cut forecast for growth

FPO likely to cut forecast for growth
March 27th, 2014 in Economy

The Finance Ministry’s Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) is set to trim its 2014 economic growth forecast to 2%-plus …[More]

Phatra cuts 2014 growth forecast

Phatra cuts 2014 growth forecast
March 26th, 2014 in Economy

Phatra Securities Plc is revising down its 2014 economic growth forecast from 2.8%, given the rising downside …[More]

Ministry hails brighter farm outlook despite threats

Ministry hails brighter farm outlook despite threats
March 25th, 2014 in Economy

The Agriculture Ministry says the farm sector is on a path to recovery, with 2014 growth forecasts ranging from …[More]

Ruling increases downside risks

Ruling increases downside risks
March 25th, 2014 in Economy

Moody’s Investors Service has warned the ruling by the Constitution Court nullifying the Feb 2 general election …[More]

New highway links should boost trade with GMS

New highway links should boost trade with GMS
March 24th, 2014 in Economy

The Commerce Ministry has suggested that Thai traders and investors take advantage of new highway links …[More]

Exports at risk ‘by bad planning’

Exports at risk ‘by bad planning’
March 21st, 2014 in Economy, Featured

Exports this year could dip by almost 14% if the political unrest continues until the second quarter, as 40% …[More]

UTCC sees lowest GDP growth since flood crisis

UTCC sees lowest GDP growth since flood crisis
March 21st, 2014 in Economy

Gross domestic product is expected to grow by only 2.5 per cent this year, the lowest rate since the serious …[More]

Positive factors fuel baht: BOT

Positive factors fuel baht: BOT
March 20th, 2014 in Economy

THE BAHT has been rallying on growing optimism over the end to the Bangkok state of emergency and firming …[More]

Fuel taxes ‘too high, unfair’

Fuel taxes ‘too high, unfair’
March 20th, 2014 in Economy

Thailand’s fuel taxes are unnecessarily high and the government should reconsider the price structure in order …[More]

GDP forecast may be trimmed again

GDP forecast may be trimmed again
March 20th, 2014 in Economy

THE FINANCE MINISTRY’S Fiscal Policy Office is likely to cut its 2014 economic-growth forecast for a second …[More]

Ruling will hit logistics

Ruling will hit logistics
March 20th, 2014 in Economy

With the government’s ambitious 2-trillion-baht infrastructure plan frozen by a court ruling, logistics systems …[More]

How slow is a slow Thai economy: A long-term view is essential

How slow is a slow Thai economy: A long-term view is essential
March 20th, 2014 in Economy

THAI GROSS domestic product will likely grow by 2-3 per cent this year. Our most recent projection puts the …[More]

Chamber warns of 2% contraction

Chamber warns of 2% contraction
March 19th, 2014 in Economy, Featured

Thailand’s prolonged political protests and the declaration of the emergency decree are estimated to have cost …[More]

Stalled FTA talks hurting

Stalled FTA talks hurting
March 17th, 2014 in Economy, Featured

The Kingdom is falling behind its regional competitors as the absence of a permanent government now …[More]

Private sector zeroes in on dual-track bid

Private sector zeroes in on dual-track bid
March 17th, 2014 in Economy

With the government’s 2-trillion-baht infrastructure plans frozen by the Constitution Court’s ruling, the …[More]

Little joy over policy rate cut

Little joy over policy rate cut
March 13th, 2014 in Economy, Featured

Few businesspeople are elated by the Bank of Thailand’s rate cut to its lowest point in more than three years …[More]

Private sector rues lost opportunity

Private sector rues lost opportunity
March 13th, 2014 in Economy, Featured

The end of the 2-trillion-baht infrastructure plan has disappointed the private sector, with representatives …[More]

Ministry banks on lifestyle exports

Ministry banks on lifestyle exports
March 13th, 2014 in Economy

Exports of furniture, leatherwear and textiles are unlikely to feel much impact from the ongoing political …[More]

Thailand’s rating will withstand ill effects of rice scheme: S&P

Thailand’s rating will withstand ill effects of rice scheme: S&P
March 13th, 2014 in Economy

Although Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service sees no reason to downgrade Thailand because of the problems …[More]

Cut in policy rate expected

Cut in policy rate expected
March 12th, 2014 in Economy, Featured

The Bank of Thailand is widely expected to cut the policy interest rate at today’s meeting, due to the repercussions …[More]

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