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Panel Discussion in Bangkok: Is There a Coup Dividend?

Thailand’s five-week-old junta, The National Council for Peace and Order, has won plaudits in some quarters for stabilizing the overall security situation, calling for greater transparency and declaring war on corruption

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During months of political unrest in the run-up to the successful putsch on 22 May 2014, Thailand’s historically buoyant economy was dipping into negative territory, alarming businessmen, investors and ordinary people whose livelihoods were affected — particularly in the sensitive travel and tourism sector.

Thailand’s five-week-old junta, The National Council for Peace and Order, has won plaudits in some quarters for stabilizing the overall security situation, calling for greater transparency and declaring war on corruption.

The farmers have been paid, the bourse has rallied and the casinos have been busted. Brokers are talking up Thailand’s undervalued stocks and confidence is returning to the business environment.

So far, so good — maybe. But Is this all righteous and sustainable, or have the military taken on complex, deeply entrenched problems that will eventually overwhelm their best declared intentions?

To find out what is going on in the Thai economy, where it is coming from and what might happen next, come and listen to our distinguished panel:

Pavida Pananond is associate professor of international business at Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University, and holds a PhD from the University of Reading in the UK. Her research focuses on the internationalisation of firms, with a particular interest in emerging market multinationals, and has appeared in leading academic journals as well as in local and international media.

Adrian Dunn is the CEO of Brooker Dunn Asset Advisory and manager of the Brooker Sukhothai Fund. He has 28 years in the securities industry, 20 of them specializing in the Thai market. He has lived in Thailand since 1999, working first as head of equity research at HSBC Securities then at UOB Kay Hian Securities.

Angus Kent has been managing director of Macquarie Securities Thailand since 2006. He worked previously for Merrill Lynch and Jardine Flemming/JPMorgan in various roles in Thailand, Hong Kong and New York. He has lived and worked in Thailand on and off for more than 20 years, and has a masters in economics and finance from the University of Queensland and is a chartered financial analyst.

7 pm, Wednesday 2 July 2014
(Please see pricing and reservation procedure below

Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand
Penthouse, Maneeya Center Building
518/5 Ploenchit Road (connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station)
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel.: 02-652-0580
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fccthai.com

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The Bachelor Japan Season 4 showcases Thailand

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Bangkok, 2 December, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to report that Thailand features as the main location in the Japanese reality TV show ‘The Bachelor Japan Season 4’, of which the first episode aired on 25 November, 2021.

In cooperation with the TAT Tokyo Office, a film crew from Amazon Prime Japan and YD Creation Japan comprising 65 actors, production staff, technicians and others travelled to Thailand to shoot for the show in the spectacular Southern provinces of Phuket, Phang-Nga, and Krabi between April and June 2021.

A total of six out of the 10 60-minute episodes of ‘The Bachelor Japan Season 4’ were filmed in Thailand.

 Aside from the valuable promotional exposure the destination will receive in Japan, a key source market for visitors from the Asian region, the foreign production also generated much-needed income and employment opportunities in the local tourism and film-related sectors of the three chosen locations.

Phuket, Phang-Nga’ and Krabi were among the first destinations in Thailand to reopen to tourism under the Sandbox programme, and the TAT Tokyo Office has capitalised on the interest of foreign filmmaking to promote the world-class tourist appeal and public health safety standards of these destinations.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said “Popular TV shows like ‘The Bachelor’ are an effective way to deliver promotional messages directly to international markets, in this case Japan, which is among the 63 countries and territories from which fully vaccinated visitors can enter Thailand through the Exemption from Quarantine (TEST & GO) programme. With Thailand featuring so significantly in ‘The Bachelor Japan Season 4’, this helps us to promote travel to Thailand now that entry rules are being relaxed and tourists are once again welcomed.”

Fully vaccinated visitors from every country around the world can also visit Thailand via the Living in the “Blue Zone” Sandbox destinations programme. Meanwhile, partially or unvaccinated visitors are also much welcomed via the Happy Quarantine programme. However, to prevent and control the spread of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, Thailand currently imposes travel restrictions on arrivals from Africa.

Photo Credit: Instagram: @BachelorJapan外部リンク, @bachelorjap外部リンク

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ASEAN commemorates Youth in Climate Action and Disaster Resilience Day 2021

An intergenerational dialogue titled ‘Teaming up with You(th) for a Disaster-Resilient and Climate-Friendly ASEAN’, was moderated by the ASEAN Youth Forum’s Programme Manager, Rastra Yasland.

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JAKARTA, 30 November 2021 – The ASEAN Secretariat hosted an interactive webinar to commemorate ASEAN Youth in Climate Action and Disaster Resilience Day on 25 November.

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