Thailand strengthens COVID-19 control measures

Apart from the capital city, many provinces have also enforced tougher measures to contain COVID-19, with inter-provincial travels now being restricted in some areas.

COVID-19 pandemic wiped out 81 million jobs in Asia-Pacific countries

Some 81 million jobs lost as COVID-19 creates turmoil in Asia-Pacific labour markets, according to ILO report.

ADB launches $9 billion vaccine initiative for Developing Asia

ADB’s $9 billion vaccine initiative, the Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility, or APVAX, will provide a comprehensive program to support developing Asia’s vaccine process.

Online intellectual property dispute platform to go live next year

The online dispute settlement platform for intellectual property cases will assist with cases related to copyright, patents, and trademark infringements using digital technology.

Thai economy is expected to return to 4-4.5% growth in 2021

The Minister of Finance is expecting the economy will grow 4-4.5% next year, however it may take up to 4 years for visitor numbers to recover.

Thailand pushes for “Ease of Doing Business” reforms

Thailand is in the process of responding to the World Bank’s advice and the “Ten for Ten” proposal by five ambassadors to Thailand, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy Supattanapong Punmeechaow.

Thailand’s Public debt to GDP ratio within framework says Finance Minister

Currently, Thailand’s ratio of public debt to gross domestic product (GDP) stands at 49.34 percent, which is below the Fiscal Sustainability Framework set at 60 percent.

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