Erich Parpart

Erich Parpart is the Business Editor at Thai Enquirer.
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OPINION: Korn’s new party will have to take on the status quo to live up to its name

Former Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij revealed the name of his party on Friday. The party will be called the Klaa Party or...

Somkid preparing new economic measures

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak is preparing new stimulus measures to boost the economy after a budget bill was approved by the...

Market Update: SET up, IVL shares down

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) ended Friday morning’s trading session with 7.01 points more than its opening to reach 1539.78 at...

Budget disbursement targets questionable

Analysts questioned on Friday the speed with which the 2020 budget will be disbursed despite approval from the Lower House on Thursday.

Market Watch: Economy yet to recover, more stimulus measures to come

Global markets, including the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), reacted negatively to a spike in the number of coronavirus fatalities and new...

Drought crisis affecting farmers’ livelihoods

Thai farmers are seeing taking hits to their income as the drought crisis continues. It could cost the Thai economy 37 billion...

Market Update: SET down slightly

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) went down slightly on Thursday morning over fears that Beijing may have underreported the number of...

Coronavirus impact extends to ASEAN+3 economies

The outbreak of the new coronavirus is a tragedy for many, but its impact is not only hurting the people who have...

Budget bill to get green light on Thursday with some corporations standing to benefit

The revote on the 2020 budget bill is expected to sail through the parliament this week, said a Maybank Kim Eng Securities...

Indonesia acquisition could cost Bangkok Bank

Commercial banks in Southeast Asia usually find it hard to move abroad in a region where local players normally have a huge...

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Rising political tensions within the parliament and universities’ walls has yet to add to Thailand’s economic woes, but it may already be...

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Thai shares plunged by another 42 points, or 2.92 per cent, on Wednesday morning following a huge drop of 59 points on...

OPINION: Independent filmmakers need more support from the government

For young people in Thailand, independent film is a relatively new phenomenon. Not until “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”...