Thailand is ‘least miserable’ country in the world again

Thailand is ‘least miserable’ country in the world again

Thailand is ‘least miserable’ country in the world again Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says he’s delighted over Thailand’s rating as the “least miserable” economy in the latest Bloomberg Misery Index. The annual Misery Index is calculated as the sum of a country’s inflation and unemployment rates.  The index compares the average of economists’ forecasts for each country. The US…

Minister Somkid Jatusripitak

DPM Somkid urges industrial sector’s technological transformation

DPM Somkid urges industrial sector’s technological transformation BANGKOK, 23 April 2019(NNT) – The industrial sector is being pushed to transform itself according to technological advancements enabling its entry into modernity and the Industry 4.0 era. Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said yesterday that the move following the progress made by the Ministry of Industry on…

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Thailand to tackle plastic waste by 2030

Thailand to tackle plastic waste by 2030 The Thai Cabinet has approved a roadmap to tackle plastic waste in the years 2018-2030, and to reduce or end the use of certain types of plastic because of its increasing harm to the environment. By the end of this year, Thailand will be free from three types…

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Thai exports drop 4.9% in March

Thai exports drop 4.9% in March Thailand’s exports in March were down 4.88 per cent year on year (YoY), leading to a 1.6-per-cent contraction in exports in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. The Commerce Ministry reported on Monday Thailand’s customs-cleared exports fell to US$21.4 billion after a…

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Thailand to the Forefront of Asia and ASEAN’s MICE Industry

Thailand to the Forefront of Asia and ASEAN’s MICE Industry Bangkok ranks second most sustainable MICE destination in Asia in the 2018 Global Destination Sustainability Index Thailand is now among the frontrunners in Asia and ASEAN in terms of MICE Education, MICE Standards and MICE Sustainability. Mrs. Orachorn Wongpan-ngam, MICE Capabilities Development Department Director of…

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Understanding Asia’s fast-moving digital ecosystem

Understanding Asia’s fast-moving digital ecosystem in 2017, Asia saw 319 million new mobile connections, compared with just 5 million new mobile connections in Europe over the same time period. The digital future of Asia is already here. In China, millions of people enter public transportation each day using their smartphones, emerge and pay for their…

Thailand in lead pack for Asean capital markets

Thailand in lead pack for Asean capital markets

Thailand in lead pack for Asean capital markets THAILAND ranks in the top three of capital markets in Asean and is expected to stay in the leading pack in 2030, trailing only Singapore and Indonesia, a study indicates. The report, Capital Markets in 2030, drew on research by The Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of…

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Trade, investment dividend sought from Brexit

Trade, investment dividend sought from Brexit TRADE officials spy opportunities from the likelihood of more flexible regulations in Britain after it leaves the European Union. The prospect of eased trade and investment regulations in Europe’s second-biggest economy, they say, would provide a boost to Thai exporters and investors who are eyeing the key market. The…

DFT to organize Southern Border Trade Fair

DFT to organize Southern Border Trade Fair

DFT to organize Southern Border Trade Fair BANGKOK, 18 April 2019 (NNT) – The Department of Foreign Trade (DFT) will organize a Southern Border Trade Fair to provide knowledge to entrepreneurs in preparation for accessing the Malaysian market. The event will provide a platform for business negotiations and stimulate the economy, trade and investment in the three southern border provinces. The…

Thai fruit exports rise to $2.65 bln under FTA deals

Thai fruit exports rise to $2.65 bln under FTA deals

Thai fruit exports rise to $2.65 bln under FTA deals BANGKOK, 1 April 2019 (NNT) – The Director-General of the Department of Trade Negotiations, Auramon Supthaweethum, said Thailand exported fruits worth 2.65 billion US dollars in 2018. This is a 17 percent increase year-on-year, driven by the country’s free trade agreements (FTA) with the ASEAN,…