Ford Thailand to invest US$186 million in Rayong factory

Ford Motor Company today announced an additional investment of US$186 million (THB 6,269 million) in its existing Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM) facility in Rayong

Gambling vs. Business risk

Have you ever taken a risk before? How about a gamble? Aren’t they the same thing? In the business world, risk is the opposite of gambling.

Up to 8m Chinese tourists may visit Thailand in 2015

As many as 8 million Chinese tourists are expected to visit Thailand throughout this year, Srisuda Wanapinyosak, a deputy governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Oil Price Slump : Thai Exports to MENA Likely Down 13% in 2015

Because oil price slump has reduced Thai exports to the MENA region by 14.7 percent YoY, KResearch hold the view that Thai shipments to that region will continue to weaken over the remainder of 2015

Japan duel with China ends in draw, as Indonesia cancels high-speed train plans

Indonesia’s decision to drop a planned high-speed rail project after playing Japan and China against each other has left Tokyo feeling strung along.

Household debt up 13%, highest in ten years

Thai households have an average debt of 248,004 baht each this year which represents an increase of 13.16 percent of last year’s average of a 219,158 baht which is the highest in ten years

Thai Exports down 5% in May, for Five Consecutive month

Thai Exports dropped for the fifth consecutive month in May, by 5% year-on-year to US$18.43 billion

Moody’s concerned on rising debt

Thailand’s household debt swelled to 85.9% of GDP or 10.4 trillion baht at the end of last year from 84.7% or 10.2 trillion at the end of the third quarter, the Bank of Thailand reported.