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Auto-parts plants ready to resume full capacity in Q2

Auto-parts manufacturing plants closed by last year’s mega-flood were expected to resume 100 per cent operational capacity in this year’s second quarter, according to the Thai Autoparts Manufacturers Association (TAPMA).

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Auto-parts manufacturing plants closed by last year’s mega-flood were expected to resume 100 per cent operational capacity in this year’s second quarter, according to the Thai Autoparts Manufacturers Association (TAPMA).

Doing business in Thailand

In order to ensure Thailand’s competitiveness in the near future, Thailand needs to improve its productivity and investment climate.Experience from countries that have managed to increase productivity and rise up the value chain such as South Korea and Taiwan have shown that productivity improvements at the national level are achievable with a concerted efforts by the private sector, government, and academia.Firms need to raise their productivity and adaptability to the rapidly changing macroeconomic environment and intensifying competition through greater product and service development, higher efficiency, and better risk management.

Government in Thailand should take measures to improve the country’s investment climate such as streamlining the regulatory environment and improving public infrastructure which will help stimulate private investments as they help to reduce operating costs for firms.
A survey of firms in 2007 showed that in addition to the macroeconomic environment, other aspects of the investment climate that needs to be improved in order to promote greater investment and productivity improvements by firms are skills of the workforce, regulatory environment and public infrastructure.Clarity and continuity in policy directions and greater public infrastructure investments are needed not only to help stimulate growth in the short-run, but also improve productivity for the longer-term growth.Political stability would help to regain investors as well as assure them the clarity and continuity of policy directions.

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Flood-ravaged auto-parts plants expected to fully operational in Q2

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Giant Thai-Chinese wholesale hub opens in Bangkok’s Pratunam

The region’s largest wholesale hub features products from China at wholesale prices, and products from Thai manufacturers to export to China.

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Asset World Corporation (AWC) has launched the region’s largest wholesale hub in the Pratunam area of Bangkok, housed in the old Pantip Plaza tech mall.

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Thailand remains in pole position for the highest funds raised across Southeast Asia

Taking the top two spots on the region’s leaderboard this year are Thailand’s Central Retail Corporation Public Company Limited and SCG Packaging Public Company Limited with US$1.77 billion and US$ 1.27 billion funds raised respectively

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Thailand’s Central Retail Corporation Public Company Limited raised US$1.77 billion in 2020

THAILAND, 26 November 2020 — Capital markets across Southeast Asia stayed resilient in 2020 despite a host of uncertainties from the evolving global health crisis to the worsening US-China trade tensions and the impact of the US presidential elections.

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Thailand’s antitrust agency under scrutiny over $11 Billion Tesco Deal Approval

With the Tesco deal approved, CP Group will gain control over a network of about 2,000 hypermarket and grocery stores across Thailand, and the group already operates 7-Eleven convenience stores and the Siam Makro chain.

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Thailand’s largest conglomerate, Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) won on Friday the Thai antitrust agency’s approval  for acquisition of retail giant Tesco Lotus: the Office of Trade Competition Commission (OTCC) voted 4:3 in favour of the US$10-billion takeover deal.

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