Thailand’s GDP to shrink from 9.4 to 11.4 percent

Thailand’s GDP to shrink from 9.4 to 11.4 percent

Thailand’s GDP to shrink from 9.4 to 11.4 percent The Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has predicted that the Thai GDP this year will shrink between 9.4 to 11.4 percent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Economic and Business Forecasting (CEBF) of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has predicted…

Price of gold rises but investment not without risks

Price of gold rises but investment not without risks

Price of gold rises but investment not without risks A leading investment research firm says the price of gold is on the rise, with predictions bullion could reach US$2,000 an ounce. Chayanee Juengmanon from Morningstar Research Thailand says one exchange-traded fund favoured by most domestic gold mutual funds, recorded net inflows of over $20 billion…

Thailand Sees 8.5% GDP Contraction as Virus Ravages Economy

Thailand Sees 8.5% GDP Contraction as Virus Ravages Economy

Thailand Sees 8.5% GDP Contraction as Virus Ravages Economy (Bloomberg) — Thailand’s economy will likely contract 8.5% in 2020, worse than previously estimated and the biggest decline of any Asian nation this year. The Finance Ministry’s forecast, released in Bangkok on Thursday, compares with a previous projection of 2.4% growth. The central bank is estimating…

Somkid’s departure sees baht drop further

Somkid’s departure sees baht drop further

Somkid’s departure sees baht drop further The baht’s current shine as the ‘safe’ current in Asia has lost its lustre. After riding high as Asia’s best performing currency last year, the baht has wiped out all of its 8% gains this year during the Covid-19 crisis, and yesterday’s announcement of the resignations of Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak…

Thai gov’t supports “Tourism Aid” to boost domestic tourism

Thai gov’t supports “Tourism Aid” to boost domestic tourism

Thai gov’t supports “Tourism Aid” to boost domestic tourism The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce’s chancellor, said that “Tourism Aid” will stimulate tourist spending by between 30 – 50 billion baht, to the benefit of Thailand’s economy. Bangkok (NNT/VNA) – The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce’s chancellor, said that “Tourism Aid” will…

ASP: 15% Q2 contraction possible

ASP: 15% Q2 contraction possible

ASP: 15% Q2 contraction possible Thailand’s economy could contract by 15% year-on-year in the second quarter from lockdown measures, with rising contagion risk affecting economic activities on the external front, says Asia Plus Securities (ASP). “Second-quarter GDP is likely contract for both quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year figures because of the country’s lockdown measures against the pandemic,”…

Economist predicts economy will shrink 8.9% this year, despite easing of restrictions

The Impact of COVID-19 on Thailand’s economy

The Impact of COVID-19 on Thailand’s economy Thailand’s economy is expected to be impacted severely by the COVID-19 pandemic, shrinking by at least 5 percent in 2020 and taking more than two years to return to pre-COVID-19 GDP output levels Thailand has been successful in stemming the tide of COVID-19 infections over the last three…