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Over the past few decades, Thailand has made tremendous development progress. However, Thailand no longer stands out as the pack of other countries has caught up with it on virtually all dimensions.
Across Thailand's popular media stereotypes are rife, and perpetuate the objectification of women, often in its worst and most insidious and violent forms.
Bangkok is one of Etihad Airways’ busiest routes - around 800,000 guests travelled to and from Bangkok in 2016 alone, and more than 6 million guests have flown on the airline’s Thailand routes since 2007
Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore are the only Asian cities in the top 10 chart. For a tech start-up setting up in these Asian cities, the rental costs would be over 40% less than London.
The Thai government hopes a move to spark a shopping spree by offering tax breaks and cash handouts at the end of the year will improve economic stimulus in the fourth quarter
In India and Thailand, the top 1 per cent own nearly 60 per cent of the wealth, while the figure was around 50 per cent for Indonesia and Brazil.
China is Thailand’s largest source of visitor arrivals, with 7.9 million visitors in 2015 and a projection of 10 million in 2016.
Thailand was ranked the world's 46th best destination for ease of doing business, and third in Asean countries, according to "Doing Business 2017", the World Bank’s flagship publication.