Thai bonds beckon foreign investors

Thai bonds beckon foreign investors

Thai bonds beckon foreign investors Rise in overseas investments seen if baht maintains upward trend in first half of year The Strengthening of the baht since the beginning of the year would draw foreign investors to the Thai bond market, said Thiti Tantikulanan, head of Kasikornbank’s Captial Markets Business Division, adding that sectors expected to…

Scaling Up In Asia Pacific’s Logistics Sector

Scaling Up In Asia Pacific’s Logistics Sector Industrial transaction volumes in the first three quarters of 2018 (~USD 19.2 billion) are 29% higher than in the same 2017 period Platform and entity level deals, capital partnering and joint ventures, and portfolio transactions are becoming increasingly common in Asia Pacific’s logistics sector. The reasons why are…

Thai –UK project seeks to boost IP management via blockchain

Thai –UK project seeks to boost IP management via blockchain

Thai –UK project seeks to boost  IP management via blockchain Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce and the British Embassy have joined forces to promote blockchain for intellectual property (IP) management to keep on top of changes in the business environment, British Ambassador Brian Davidson said at seminar on the topic, “Enhancing Intellectual Property Management by Blockchain”,…

Thai Stock Market May Erase Tuesday's Losses

Thai Stock Market May Erase Tuesday’s Losses

Thai Stock Market May Erase Tuesday’s Losses The Thai stock market on Tuesday snapped the four-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 30 points or 1.8 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand remains just beneath the 1,655-point plateau although it figures to rebound on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests mild…

38 mil foreign tourists to Thailand

Thailand welcomed 38 million foreign visitors last year, raking in more than two trillion baht from tourism. Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat, says the government’s tourism measures have contributed to a 21% year-on-year increase in the country’s tourism revenue as Thailand generated 2 trillion baht last year and saw no fewer than 38 million…

FPO expects 4% economic growth this year

FPO expects 4% economic growth this year

The Fiscal Policy Office reports that last year’s economic growth could hit the 4.1% mark, expecting the Thai GDP to expand at a rate of 4% this year. Estimating last year’s economic figures ahead of an official announcement, Director of the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO), Lawaron Sangsanit, said today that Thailand’s 2018 GDP growth would…

Thailand poised to break through 40 million arrivals in 2019

Thailand poised to break through 40 million arrivals in 2019

Thailand welcomed a record 38.27 million tourists in 2018. That’s up 7.5 percent from 2017 arrival figures. The Thai tourism ministry announced the figures this morning. In December, tourist arrivals amounted to 3.85 million. The ministry is also expecting the number of tourists visiting Thailand in 2019 to increase by another 7.5 percent. For 2019, the ministry…

The Top 10 types of expat in Thailand (2019)

Being an expat in Thailand you’ll go through plenty of phases – from excitement, to astonishment, to bewilderment, to acceptance – it’s all an exciting journey, and will rarely go to plan. But that’s why so many of us love living in Thailand. There are some particular sub-sets of Thai expat we can spot a…