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…

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…

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:…

Thai Exports down 2.91% in the first half of 2019

Thai Exports down 2.91% in the first half of 2019

Thai Exports down 2.91% in the first half of 2019 Thai exports were down 2.15% in June, causing the sector to contract 2.91% in the first half of the year. BANGKOK, 22nd July 2019 (NNT) – The ongoing trade war between China and the United States continues to affect Thailand’s export sector. Last month, exports…

International credit rating agency gives Thailand a BBB+ economic report card

International credit rating agency gives Thailand a BBB+ economic report card

International credit rating agency gives Thailand a BBB+ economic report card Fitch Ratings has revised its outlook on Thailand’s Long-Term Foreign Currency Issuer Default Rating to “positive” from “stable” and upgraded the rating to BBB+. The revision reflects increasing international economic confidence that lingering political risks are unlikely to derail “sound macroeconomic management”, according to…

Economists predict Thai exports could fall 3.1% this year

Economists predict Thai exports could fall 3.1% this year

Economists predict Thai exports could fall 3.1% this year Economists are forecasting that Thailand’s exports will drop by up to 3.1% for 2019 after June figures fell when compared to the same period last year. After the Commerce Ministry reported a 2.1% fall in June, the SCB Economic Intelligence Centre projected the country’s exports will…

SCB cuts GDP growth forecast to 3.1%

SCB cuts GDP growth forecast to 3.1%

SCB cuts GDP growth forecast to 3.1% The EIC has revised downwards its Thai economic expectations in 2019 to 3.1 percent from 3.3 percent, largely as a result of the trade war between the United States and China Bangkok, (NNT) – Government investment remains the main factor in steering the economy as the trade war…