Huge Nike flagship store opens in Bangkok’s Siam Center

Huge Nike flagship store opens in Bangkok’s Siam Center A massive Nike flagship store is now open in Bangkok’s Siam Center, with a ‘footprint’ spanning more than 836 square metres of prime retail space in the capital. Intended to showcase Nike’s innovation across multiple product categories, the store offers the brand’s first “Nike By You”…

Thailand passes record Bt1.9-trillion stimulus package

Thailand passes record Bt1.9-trillion stimulus package

Thailand passes record Bt1.9-trillion stimulus package The Thai Parliament approved three key emergency decrees providing Bt1.9-trillion aid package to businesses and people hit by the Covid-19 fallout Thailand’s parliament approved a 1.9 trillion baht (US$59.7 billion) stimulus package, the kingdom’s biggest-ever cash injection, as Southeast Asia’s second-biggest economy is expected to contract by 6 to…

Central buys Family Mart Thailand

Central buys Family Mart Thailand

Central buys Family Mart Thailand Shopping centre operator Central Retail Corporation has bought 100% of Family Mart, one of Thailand’s major convenience store chains, as it “moves forward to develop a new business model to cater to modern consumers”. CRC’s chief executive officer says the acquisition will strengthen Central’s hold on the food market and…

Thailand’s property market set to experience brokerage megashift

Thailand’s property market set to experience brokerage megashift

Thailand’s property market set to experience brokerage megashift It’s clear that Thailand’s real estate sector is expected to undergo a megashift as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and search for a ‘new normal’, if that’s even possible. That said, one of the country’s leading PropTech groups FazWaz says the crisis has only accelerated dynamic charges to…

Thai economy to return to normal in three years

Thai economy to return to normal in three years

Thai economy to return to normal in three years The Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) has forcast that Thailand is likely to take up to three years to return to normal economic conditions similar to 2019. Bangkok (VNA) – The Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) has forecast that Thailand is likely to take up to three years to…

Thai Economy shrinks 1.8% in first quarter

Thai Economy shrinks 1.8% in first quarter

Thai Economy shrinks 1.8% in first quarter BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s economy contracted at its sharpest pace in eight years in the first quarter, pushing Southeast Asia’s second largest economy into recession sooner than expected, as the coronavirius pandemic hit tourism and domestic activity. The state planning agency, reporting January-March data on Monday, slashed its…