Federal prosecutors have filed new charges against an accused Russian arms dealer and his American associate. The updated indictment against Viktor Bout, once dubbed the “Merchant of Death,” follows a Thai court’s decision last year to reject a United States request for Bout’s extradition. The new charges are meant to have Thailand expedite him and bring him over to the United States.
Thailand Game Expo: Driving Tourism and Growing Gaming
Despite the competitiveness of the gaming market, smartphones are leading by example. So, why exactly have mobiles sparked such change in Southeast Asia?
In May 2019, Advanced Info Service (AIS) held their first-ever Game Expo. The company – which was founded back in April 1986 – is Thailand’s largest global-system-for-mobile-communications operator.(more…)
Consumer confidence up in June, but still lowest in 21 years
Overall confidence in the economy, job prospects and revenue was also up compared to June, with only confidence in politics continuing a downward trend for the 17th month.
Thailand accepts World Bank’s climate change grant
Thailand has approved an acceptance draft for a 5 million dollar grant from the World Bank, to fund projects reducing the emission of environmentally harmful HFC gas.
BANGKOK (NNT) – In addition to several projects and agreements approved in the Cabinet meeting yesterday, the government has agreed to accept a 5 million dollar U.S. grant from the World Bank to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbon gas (HFC), which is one of the greenhouse gases affecting the globe’s ozone layer.(more…)
Covid-19: the Latest on Southeast Asia
As 2021 dawns, the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop in Southeast Asia. Many countries are preparing to receive their first...
Thailand’s slow economic recovery
The speed of economic recovery in Thailand has been slower than neighbouring countries such as Malaysia, Vietnam and China, especially...
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...
Thai Exports to grow 4% in 2021
Contributing factors include the recovering world economy and the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) estimate that the world economy will expand...
Thai Government imposes ban on gatherings over New Year 2021 holidays
TAT would like to remind all that New Year 2021 activities have been cancelled or gone virtual nationwide to avoid...
Thai cabinet allows illegal migrant workers to sign up for 2-year work permit
Migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, who are in Thailand illegally, will be able to obtain a 2-year work...