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…

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:…

Asia’s Most Innovative Country in 2019 is Singapore

Asia’s Most Innovative Country in 2019 is Singapore

Asia’s Most Innovative Country in 2019 is Singapore Singapore (4th worldwide) has prioritised health and medicine in its national innovation strategy, including its AI development plan. Continuing innovations in health and medicine have led to economic growth and a better quality of life for many around the world. But inequalities could grow rapidly. Innovation and…

Thai inflation climbed to 1.24% in March 2019

Thai inflation climbed to 1.24% in March 2019

Thai inflation climbed to 1.24% in March 2019 Core inflation stood at 0.58%YOY, stable from 0.60%YOY in the previous month following stagnated prepared food, housing rent and medical and personal care price index. Headline inflation surged to 1.24%YOY in March, up from 0.73%YOY in the previous month. Raw food and energy prices are the main drivers…

Political uncertainty takes toll on Thai growth

Political uncertainty takes toll on Thai growth

Political uncertainty takes toll on Thai growth The country’s growth rate is projected to fall from 4.1 percent in 2018 to 3.5 percent in 2019, according to the World Bank’s Thailand Economic Monitor, released today. According to the World Bank’s Thailand Economic Monitor (July edition), risk to the economic outlook in Thailand are primarily domestic.…

Thai exports fell by -5.8%YOY in May 2019

Thai exports fell by -5.8%YOY in May 2019

Thai exports fell by -5.8%YOY in May 2019 Reported negative growth in May represented a seven-consecutive month decline, with growth plummeting to a 34-months lowest rate. The value of Thai exports fell by -5.8%YOY in May 2019, after a -2.6%YOY contraction in the previous month. Reported negative growth in May represented a seven-consecutive month decline,…

Visitor numbers to rise 7% to 39-39.8 million in 2019

Visitor numbers to rise 7% to 39-39.8 million in 2019

Visitor numbers to rise 7% to 39-39.8 million in 2019 The overall annual visitor number this year is now expected to be 39-39.8 million, a 2-4% increase on last year. BANGKOK, 2 July 2019(NNT) – Visitor numbers in the latter half of 2019 are expected to reach 20.1 million following proactive marketing campaigns by tourism…

BoT trims growth forecast to 3.3% from 3.8%

BoT trims growth forecast to 3.3% from 3.8%

BoT trims growth forecast to 3.3% from 3.8% The bank of Thailand while maintaining a policy rate of 1.75 percent per year, announced that in 2019, the economy will expand at the lower rate of 3.3 percent from 4.1 percent in 2018, BANGKOK, 28 June 2019(NNT) – The Bank of Thailand (BOT) announced yesterday that…