Growth of Thai economy lowest in nearly five years

Growth of Thai economy lowest in nearly five years

Growth of Thai economy lowest in nearly five years The Thai economy registered growth of just 2.3% in the second quarter of 2019, compared with 2.8% in the first quarter. This is the lowest rate of growth in 19 quarters, according to Tossaporn Sirisamphan, secretary-general of Thailand’s economic think-tank, the National Economic and Social Development…

Thai advertisers deserting Print, but love Cinema and Transit ads

Thai advertisers deserting Print, but love Cinema and Transit ads

Thai advertisers deserting Print, but love Cinema and Transit ads Thai businesses are shunning newspapers and magazines for advertising, but still support cinema advertising and ‘transit’ media. Newspaper advertising spend dropped nearly 28%. Magazine spending wasn’t far behind dropping nearly 25%, year on year. Thailand’s advertising spend dropped 0.42% year on year in July to…

Thailand Ecommerce Market: Shooting For Success

Thailand Ecommerce Market: Shooting For Success

Thailand Ecommerce Market: Shooting For Success At present, the Thai ecommerce market is valued at USD 3.5 billion. According to a Google Temasek study, Thailand’s e-commerce market value is expected to surge to 13 billion USD by 2025 on the back of strong global demand for Thai products. Thailand’s nascent e-commerce industry is thriving and…

Softening Chinese yuan no threat to Thai baht

Softening Chinese yuan no threat to Thai baht

Softening Chinese yuan no threat to Thai baht The Chinese yuan dropped sharply to its weakest level against the US dollar in more than a decade, raising fears of further dangerous escalation in the US-China trade war. Yesterday, the Chinese yuan dropped below the 7 yuan to the US dollar threshold, marking the first time…

Fruit farmers coping with oversupply and price slumps

Fruit farmers coping with oversupply and price slumps

Fruit farmers coping with oversupply and price slumps Thai Government vows to help fruit farmers, following the problem of product oversupply and price slumps, the Ministry of Commerce said. BANGKOK, August 2019 (NNT) – To help fruit farmers, following the problem of product oversupply and price slumps, the Ministry of Commerce has recently used Section…

Thailand’s Drought disaster estimated 10bn baht ($326M)

Thailand’s Drought disaster estimated 10bn baht ($326M)

Thailand’s Drought disaster estimated 10bn baht ($326M) The overall damage is expected to escalate to 37 billion baht should the drought extends to September, as the wet season rice cultivation cycle would be affected; that would lower expected Thai economic growth to 2.9 percent from 3 percent. The University of the Thai Chambers of Commerce…

Thai exports could drop 0.6% in 2019

Thai exports could drop 0.6% in 2019

Thai exports could drop 0.6% in 2019 The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce predicts that Thai exports in 2019 will drop 0.6% year on year, the first contraction in four years. Dr. Aat Pisanwanich, Director of Center for International Trade Studies (CITS) of UTCC, said that total Thai exports this year are expected…

Restaurant business in Thailand…is it still worth investing ?

Restaurant business in Thailand…is it still worth investing ?

Restaurant business in Thailand…is it still worth investing ? Restaurant business tends to be constantly growing as a result of structural change like smaller household and changing consumer lifestyle. Restaurant business still has a chance to grow amidst economic fluctuation. EIC estimates a 4-5% business expansion in 2019-2020 as a result of changing population structure:…