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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 in a report.  Nevertheless, the economy is expected to pick up moderately in 2020 as private consumption...

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The BIG Interview: “Why I left the Democrat Party”

Parit "Itim" Wacharasindhu is his own man. Don’t believe the countless articles and exposés comparing him to his uncle, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Parit insists that he is very different. Of course, that hasn’t stopped the comparisons. The two...

Future Forward says new party is ready to go if party gets dissolved

Future Forward’s leaders told supporters on Saturday that a new party was ready to go, should the party get dissolved by the Constitutional Court.“A new party has been prepared, it’s common as this country has dissolved many parties in...

Thai food sector innovates, offers alternatives

Thailand’s food industry is set to grow in 2020 and the private and public sectors look set to capitalise with innovative partnerships and investments. Currently, the food industry is contributing around 23 per cent of the country’s GDP. With its...

World’s first VAT refund app by blockchain

The Revenue Department, along with partners, launched the world’s first value-added-tax (VAT) refund mobile application for tourists at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Friday.A partnership between the Finance Ministry, the Revenue Department, the Immigration Bureau, the Customs Department, and Krungthai Bank,...

OPINION: A government of “good people” – provided ‘good’ is arbitrary, subjective, and open to interpretation

It doesn’t seem so long ago that the army, under one General Prayut Chan-ocha, took power in a bloodless coup promising to stabilise a fractious country torn apart by political instability.At the time, many people even applauded the move,...

Central Retail reveals initial IPO price, investment date

The stock price for Central Retail's upcoming IPO will be between 40-43 baht, the group said on Friday at a Bangkok press conference.Investors and the general public will be able to buy the initial shares between January 29-31...

E-commerce boom in Southeast Asia leads to development of periphery industries

The growth of the e-commerce sector in Thailand has logistics companies optimistic about their future despite the country’s economic slowdown. According to the e-Conomy SEA 2019 report by Google and Temasek, Southeast Asia’s internet economy reached US$100 billion for the...

Pareena’s appointment to anti-corruption committee met with criticism

The government appointed MP Pareena Kraikupt to the parliament’s anti-corruption committee on Thursday, a move that has been met with criticism by the opposition.Pareena is currently under investigation by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) for alleged encroachment and illegal building on...

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