Alex Gordy

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing and consultancy company which produces original economic and business intelligence on markets in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean.

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By Alex Gordy On Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Thailand’s tourism industry earnings surge 31% y-o-y

In a trend that has continued into 2012, Thailand’s remarkably resilient tourism industry showed itself to be largely unaffected by the country’s devastating floods last year, giving a strong performance that More...

Thai Bank SCB, protected from flooding
By Alex Gordy On Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Thailand to Tap further the bond market

The Thai government is looking to tap the bond market to make up its budgetary shortfall for this year and launch more debt offers to fund its ambitious infrastructure programme.  More...

By Alex Gordy On Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

REITs to boost Thailand’s property sector

A new investment stream is set to pour into Thailand’s property sector with the upcoming release of real estate investment trusts (REITs), bringing the country into line with many of its regional neighbours. Details More...

By Alex Gordy On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Thailand’s gas prices fuelling inflation

Thai consumers are beginning to feel the effects of the government’s decision to liberalise compressed natural gas (CNG) prices with the aim of bringing retail costs in line with the global market and potentially More...

Building by the river in Bangkok
By Alex Gordy On Monday, May 7th, 2012

Green building takes off in Southeast Asia

In subtropical South-east Asian climates, where air conditioning accounts for about 50% of a building’s energy use and up to 30% of operating costs, energy efficiency requires keeping cold air inside and hot air More...

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By Alex Gordy On Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Thailand to improve agriculture quality and sustainability

A new set of agricultural strategies for the 2012-16 period were approved by the Thai cabinet at a meeting in mid-March, with much of the focus placed on improving food sustainability, promoting the cultivation More...

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By Alex Gordy On Monday, February 27th, 2012

Thai telecom industry set for a busy year (OBG update)

The telecommunications industry in Thailand is set for a busy year, with new 3G licences expected to be auctioned during the third quarter of 2012. At the same time, the sector’s regulator is working on a master More...

Thailand’s consumer confidence shows that Thais are beginning to look more positively on the future
By Alex Gordy On Monday, January 30th, 2012

Thailand: Going for growth

The latest data on Thailand’s consumer confidence shows that Thais are beginning to look more positively on the future, as the government moves to boost growth and restore the country’s infrastructure after More...