Bangkok Correspondent for Siam News Network. Editor at Thailand Business News
Thailand to further regulate payments in crypto-currencies
The three institutions intend to avert potential impacts on the country’s financial stability and economic system, the Bank of Thailand, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Ministry of Finance said in a joint statement.
After a slow start, the Biden administration has begun to secure confirmation of some top diplomatic appointees for Southeast Asia. However several important posts, like Thailand or the Philippines, remain vacant.
The ‘2022 Annual Global Retirement Index’ ranks 25 countries according to the 10 categories of Housing, Benefits and Discounts, Visas and Residence, Fitting In/Entertain, Development, Climate, Healthcare, Governance, Opportunity, and Cost of Living.
Developing Economies risk “Hard Landing” in 2023 says World Bank
Growth in EAP is projected to decelerate to 5.1 percent in 2022, reflecting a slowdown in China. Thailand’s economy is expected to recover gradually over the next two years, with growth picking up in 2022 and strengthening to 4.3 percent in 2023.
RCEP kicks in with Thailand, China and 8 other countries
With 15 Asia-Pacific countries covering about 30% of the world’s gross domestic product and population, the RCEP takes effect among 10 members that completed ratification: China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
The now suspended “Test & Go” program, launched in November, applied to fully vaccinated travelers from 63 countries (with low infection rates) as part of the Thailand’s efforts to revive the tourism sector.
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