ADB sees Asia growth at 6.2%, but Thailand below 3%

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Developing Asia will extend its steady economic growth in 2014 as higher demand from recovering advanced economies will be dampened somewhat by moderating growth in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), More...

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Thailand’s political crisis could delay FTA deals

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While Thailand is pushing ahead with efforts to expand its network of free trade agreements (FTAs), the lack of a permanent government means that approval and implementation of More...

Bangkok 61st most expensive city to live in

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Bangkok is ranked 61st place in the list of the world’s priciest cities in 2014, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest Worldwide Cost of Living survey.  More...

Chinese carmakers go global in Thailand

Thailand’s claim to be the “Detroit of the East” is true enough in Southeast Asia. But China’s car industry is vastly larger, indeed almost twice as big as that of the More...

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Thailand and Asean : issues and perspectives for 2015

Is Thailand’s political mess a serious crisis of transition, or just another hiccup like those which have already staked the turbulent history of the kingdom?  More...

Thailand’s SME lag behind neighbours under AEC framework

The delayed expansion of business among small and medium enterprises may lead to Thailand failing to keep pace with the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), due to be launched next More...

Bank of Thailand holds rate to 2%

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The Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee members voted 6-1 to maintain its benchmark rate at 2%, stating that More...

ADB warns about populist policies and rising household debt

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has suggested that once Thailand has a permanent government in place, it should More...

siamparagon Commercial real estate transaction up 23% in Q1 2014

Jones Lang LaSalle has confirmed that direct commercial real estate transaction volumes globally reached US$130bn in...

landpriceasia Land prices almost tripled in Bangkok

Prices of prime residential land in Bangkok rocketed by more than 190 percent during the last...

sansiricondo Thailand Property Sector stuck in survival mode

Negative political factors that have clouded Thailand since late last year has resulted in home-builders holding...

Thailand and Asean : issues and perspectives for 2015

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Is Thailand’s political mess a serious crisis of transition, or just another hiccup like those which More...

Why Thailand shouldn’t be afraid of the f-word

The political mercury is soaring again in Thailand, but this time it is not only a matter of wearing the right..

UN chief condemns armed attack on PDRC protest

The secretary-general of the United Nations Mr Ban Ki-moon yesterday called for an immediate end to escalating violence in Thailand, and..

Chinese tourist boom is just getting started

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A report from CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets says the boom will be spurred by increased incomes, relaxation of visa More...

In desperate need of a cheap makeover ? Try Thailand

In desperate need of a cheap makeover ? The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has kicked off its new digital marketing..

Thai Hotels Association forecasts 10% growth in 2014

The president of the Thai Hotels Association (THA) said he believed Thai tourism will grow at 10 per cent in a..
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China to buy one million tonne of thai rice

China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO) today agreed to buy one million tonnes of rice from Thailand..
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Obama to visit four Asian countries

US President Barack Obama will make a four-nation tour to Asia in April as part of his commitment to increasing US..
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Commercial real estate transaction up 23% in Q1 2014

Jones Lang LaSalle has confirmed that direct commercial real estate transaction volumes globally reached US$130bn in the first quarter of 2014,..