Asian Markets Rise On Hopes For Interest Rate Cuts

ASIAN MARKETS RISE ON HOPES FOR INTEREST RATE CUTS A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan’s Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in 2017 in Tokyo. Photo: Shuji Kajiyama / Associated Press SINGAPORE — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on news that the Reserve Bank of Australia may cut interest rates,…

Thai e-Commerce grew to Bt3.2- tr last year: ETDA

Thai e-Commerce grew to Bt3.2- tr last year: ETDA Thai e-Commerce grew the most in Asean last year, due to changes in consumer behaviour, and its value is expected to hit Bt3.2 trillion, the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) said in a press release on Saturday. The number of internet users has grown four times…

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…

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…

BOI Says Thailand Will Turn Into Asia’s Next Big Innovation Hub

Thailand’s ongoing efforts to create a comprehensive ecosystem to support the country’s digital industry have been progressing rapidly in recent years thanks to such government flagship initiatives as Digital Park Thailand (EECD) and Smart City. The development of cutting-edge infrastructural facilities to support these initiatives has brought unprecedented opportunities for investors and business leaders, Thailand’s Board of Investment…

Thailand Tourism Highlights For 2018

Although Thailand’s tourism industry faced some headwinds in 2018, with the world economy slowing and a boat disaster in Phuket, the country still remains a hugely popular destination. The total number of foreign tourists from the top 10 countries is now accounting for a total of 26.3 million people, or 69% of arrivals in Thailand.…

Southeast Asia Internet Economy To Be Worth $240bn By 2025

Southeast Asia Internet Economy To Be Worth $240bn By 2025

The 2016 and 2017 Google-Temasek reports foresaw a $200 billion internet economy in the region by 2025 But this year, the same researcher sees such drastic market acceleration that it now expects that number to be closer to $240 billion Southeast Asia’s internet economy, including e-commerce, online travel and online media, will be worth $240 billion by 2025, according…

Thailand’s Economy Remained Strong In Q1 2018

Thailand’s economy has recovered strongly in the first quarter of 2018 supported by healthy growths in the export and tourism sector. Exports in the first three months have jumped up 11.3 percent year on year, representing a seven-year high and it remains a driving force of the economy this year, said Pornpen Sodsrichai, director of…