Thailand ranks sixth for world’s strongest health security

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have ranked Thailand sixth among a total of 195 countries for the world’s strongest health security

Chiang Mai to Be Promoted as a MICE Industrial Hub in ASEAN

A master plan has been worked out to make Chiang Mai a MICE center in ASEAN

Bank of Thailand keeps rate unchanged at 2.5%

The Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee on Wednesday voted 6-1 to maintain its benchmark interest rate at 2.5 per cent.

Thai Firm Wins $275 Million Solar Energy Plant Deal in Burma

New Thai Firm Wins $275 Million Solar Energy Plant Deal A newly established company in Bangkok with no previous power industry experience has provisionally secured an agreement with Burma’s Ministry of Electric Power to build the country’s first solar energy plant. Green Earth (Thailand) Company Limited has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build a large solar “farm” at Minbu near the capital Naypyidaw. Green Earth said the project would eventually have an electricity-generating capacity of 210 megawatts and cost US $275 million. The MoU was signed in Bangkok with Deputy Minister for Electric Power Aung Than Oo.

Thai PM on official visit to UK

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visit to UK marks PM’s third visit to a European country, following her visits to Germany and France in July.

Big C Thailand raises $133M in private placement

Big C Supercenter Thailand, a Casino Group affiliate, announced today the success of its private placement of 23.6 million shares (2.9% of its enlarged share capital), representing an amount of THB 4.2 Bn (€103 m).

AirAsia Philippines budget airline to fly local tourist destinations

The Philippine unit of Malaysia’s AirAsia unveiled yesterday its initial foray into the fiercely competitive budget airline market in the Philippines, launching two scheduled services to popular domestic destinations.

Thailand’s ministry of Public Health on food alert

Thailand’s ministries of Public Health and Natural Resources and Environment will closely monitor and inspect food imported from Japan and Thailand’s air quality to check radiation levels but downplayed any direct and immediate threat to the country following explosions in Japanese nuclear power plants in Fukushima.