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DPM Prawit guarded on New Economics Party joining coalition

Monday August 19, 2019

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, chief strategist of the coalition-core Palang Pracharath Party, said on Monday "it would be good" if the New Economics Party joined the government. Les mer >>>

Q2 GDP growth weakest since 2014

Monday August 19, 2019

Thailand’s economy grew at the slowest pace in almost five years in the second quarter as exports and tourism deteriorated, buffeted by US-China trade tensions and the strong baht. Les mer >>>

THAI execs asked to agree to pay cuts

Monday August 19, 2019

The Thai Airways International president has asked senior executives to agree to a cut in their salaries and meeting allowances to help the airline survive a financial crisis. Les mer >>>

OTT oversight a hot topic in Asean

Monday August 19, 2019

All eyes are on this week's meeting of the Asean Telecommunication Regulators' Council (ATRC) in Bangkok, watching for clues as to whether it will usher in joint guidelines that will get tough on over-the-top (OTT) operators, particularly where taxation is concerned. Les mer >>>

Confusion reigns in TM30 palaver

Sunday August 18, 2019

Long-term foreign residents of the kingdom have spent the weekend scratching their heads in bewilderment over the baffling requirements of the now notorious TM30 form after a recent forum at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) with senior Thai immigration officials present on the panel. Les mer >>>

Digital transformation starts with people, not technology

Sunday August 18, 2019

Digital transformation is the number one concern of directors and business executives globally in 2019, according to research conducted by the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative at North Carolina State University and the management consulting firm Protiviti Inc. Just a year ago, the researchers said, it was tenth on the list. Les mer >>>

Officers told to get tough on road safety

Sunday August 18, 2019

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob ordered officials to get tough on road safety violations following a tragic accident which claimed 11 lives in Sa Kaeo province on Sunday. Les mer >>>

Visa waiver proposal under fire

Sunday August 18, 2019

The Foreign Ministry has asked the government to review the economic ministers' proposal to offer a visa waiver to Chinese and Indian tourists as a part of the government's economic stimulus package. Les mer >>>

Are the cuts merely cosmetic?

Sunday August 18, 2019

Commercial banks and state-owned financial institutions have reacted swiftly to the Bank of Thailand's recent monetary policy easing by cutting their lending rates, but the efficiency of such a move remains opaque amid lethargic economic conditions. Les mer >>>

The 'steel lady' of the forest

Sunday August 18, 2019

Viraya Ochakul, who is referred to by her colleagues at the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) as the "steel flower of Western Forest Complex", said she was surprised to be one of six recipients of the National Geographic Thailand Explorer Awards 2019. Les mer >>>