Erich Parpart

Erich Parpart is the Business Editor at Thai Enquirer.
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Rules governing debt-relief funds for farmers set

The Farmers Rehabilitation and Development Fund has received a budget worth 2.3 billion baht for 2020 with 518 million baht being set aside for...

Bank shares rebound while defensive shares look bright

Bank shares are beginning to rebound after a poor showing in last quarter’s results. Shares within the “defensive” group – companies that are broadly...

Exports fall for fifth month in a row

Thailand’s exports fell for the fifth straight months from August to December while total exports declined by 2.65 per cent in 2019, according to...

2020 fiscal budget in disarray over procedural gaffe

Parliament finally passed its long-delayed budget for the 2020 fiscal year two weeks ago but its validity is now in question because of irregularity...

Tourist numbers to increase despite coronavirus outbreak in China

The government and a tourism body are expecting the number of international arrivals to increase in the first quarter of 2020, as...

Slowdown in global demand affects Thailand more than neighbours

The slowdown in global demand is affecting Thailand the most when compared to other countries in the region, the World Bank said...

Thailand not on US currency watch list but strong baht remains a problem

Thailand was not included on the latest list of “currency manipulators” released by the United States’ Department of Treasury. 

Mixed economic outlook for 2020

If you want to know the economic condition of any country, the best way to find out is not by looking...

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