Foreign and trade ministers from Southeast Asian nations met in the Thai seaside resort town of Hua Hin.They met, seeking ways to expand trade ties at a time when the global financial meltdown has led to job losses and recession, prompting talks of protectionism in several countries. Both Indonesia and Malaysia have begun “buy local products” campaigns despite promoting more open trade.
World Bank cuts Thailand’s GDP growth outlook to 1% in 2021
The World Bank has said that Thailand’s economy is forecast to grow 1% this year, down from the 2.2% projected in July, hit by a spike in COVID-19 cases and a delayed reopening to visitors.
How the “four M’s” underpin a bright Asian future
The four Ms represent a convergence of positive factors that will shape the Asian century. First, let’s look at the millennials. There are 800 million of them in Asia, compared with 66 million in the US (and 60 million in the EU).
True and Dtac Merger Talks Highlight Necessity of Scale at Thai Telcos
The merger between True Corporation, a subsidiary of conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group, and Total Access Communication (Dtac), a subsidiary of...
Vietnam’s Tay Ninh Province: Promising for Investors in the Greater Mekong Subregion
The SKER is one of four key economic regions which cover most economic and investment hubs in the country. The...
Pakorn Peetathawatchai, President, The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)
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Quarantine Exemption for Vaccinated Travelers in Thailand: What You Need to Know
Fully vaccinated travelers from 63 “low-risk” countries and regions can now enter Thailand without any quarantine requirements.
Thailand eases entry rules from 16 December 2021
What’s New: In addition to arrival by air, travellers will be allowed to enter by land (at Nong Khai’s border...