Erich Parpart

Erich Parpart is the Business Editor at Thai Enquirer.
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[UPDATE-1] The central bank maintains country’s benchmark lending rate at 0.5 per cent

The Bank of Thailand (BOT)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously voted to maintain the policy interest rate on Wednesday.

[UPDATE-1] Representatives from the private sector expect a recession of at least 8 per cent in 2020

The Thai economy is expected to go into a recession of at least 7-9 per cent in 2020, the Joint Standing Committee...

A survey of 100 CEOs said that Prayut should not head any economic team

In an interview with a local newspaper, 100 chief executive officers interviewed by the paper said that Prime Minister Prayut Chano-ocha should...

The cabinet approves medical marijuana farming for patients and community doctors

The cabinet has approved the Ministry of Public Health’s measures to allow patients with medical certificates and community doctors to produce, import,...

CCSA will consider foreign businesspersons for admittance into Thailand; constitutional amendment coming, Prayut says

Next week, the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will finalize measures to allow foreign businesspersons entry into Thailand, Prime Minister Prayut...

Opinion: Cop casino death shows Prayut government not serious about police reform

If you ask the people in Thailand, ‘who is the biggest mafia here?’ The most likely answer will be the Thai police....

Startups also in need of government help due to COVID impact

The government has been concentrating on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) but the even smaller ones like startups also require supports if...

Thailand discovers three new cases of coronavirus in state quarantine on Monday

Thailand’s government said on Monday that it had discovered three cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours in state quarantine.

Opinion: Breaking down Thailand’s new hand-sign protest divide

Pro-monarchy demonstrators introduced a new political hand sign last Thursday at their demonstration against the pro-democracy, student-led, anti-government rallies.

Exports contract by nearly 25 per cent with no tourist arrivals in June, says the central bank

The Thai economy has improved in June but export value still contracted by nearly 25 per cent as there have not been...

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[UPDATE-1] The central bank maintains country’s benchmark lending rate at 0.5 per cent

The Bank of Thailand (BOT)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously voted to maintain the policy interest rate on Wednesday.

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The share price of Sea Oil PCL (SEAOIL) stood at 2.48 baht on the Wednesday morning session closing (12:30 p.m.), rising up...

[UPDATE-1] Representatives from the private sector expect a recession of at least 8 per cent in 2020

The Thai economy is expected to go into a recession of at least 7-9 per cent in 2020, the Joint Standing Committee...

#RIPWanchalerm trends on Twitter as activists allege that Wanchalearm is dead

A new hashtag, #ripwanchalerm, is now the number one trend on Twitter on Wednesday as netizens and the public claim that Wanchalearm...