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A Snapshot of Post-Pandemic Trade in ASEAN
April 26, 2022

A Snapshot of Post-Pandemic Trade in ASEAN

By James Guild
Inflation and rising commodity prices have assisted some countries' recovery, while holding back others.

Thailand Wrestles With Omicron Variant Amid Holiday Spikes
January 05, 2022

Thailand Wrestles With Omicron Variant Amid Holiday Spikes

By Sebastian Strangio
Health authorities have recommended that the suspension of a quarantine-free travel scheme be extended until January 31.
Thailand Suspends Quarantine-Free Travel Policy Due to Omicron Fears
December 22, 2021

Thailand Suspends Quarantine-Free Travel Policy Due to Omicron Fears

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came a day after the country's health authorities identified the first local transmission of the new variant.

Thai Telcos Dtac and True Are Planning a Merger
November 30, 2021

Thai Telcos Dtac and True Are Planning a Merger

By James Guild
If approved, the merger between the two firms will create the country's largest telecommunications firm.

Will Thailand Ever Join the CPTPP?
November 05, 2021

Will Thailand Ever Join the CPTPP?

By Tita Sanglee
While there are clear benefits to joining the pact, there are also clear drawbacks that could make life harder for the average Thai.

Thailand to Cease Using Sinovac Vaccines After Supplies Are Exhausted
October 20, 2021

Thailand to Cease Using Sinovac Vaccines After Supplies Are Exhausted

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement follows queries about the efficacy of the Chinese vaccine, the world’s most widely used COVID-19 jab.

Thailand Halves Quarantine Requirement for Vaccinated Visitors
September 28, 2021

Thailand Halves Quarantine Requirement for Vaccinated Visitors

By Sebastian Strangio
The move reflects Bangkok's new policy of balancing the endemic reality of COVID-19 with the need to reopen crucial sectors of the economy.
Thailand’s 2022 Budget Takes Shape
September 14, 2021

Thailand’s 2022 Budget Takes Shape

By James Guild
The government has been criticized for directing money to royal agencies and questionable submarine purchases during a time of economic uncertainty.

Southeast Asia’s Current Account Balancing Act
August 25, 2021

Southeast Asia’s Current Account Balancing Act

By James Guild
While trade is important as countries seek to bounce back from COVID-19, you need to poke a little deeper to get a full picture of the current account.

Bangkok Spends Big on Public Transit
August 03, 2021

Bangkok Spends Big on Public Transit

By James Guild
The Thai capital is undertaking a range of efforts to keep pace with the rapid growth in private vehicle ownership.

Thailand Prepares to Strike Back Against COVID-19. Will It Be Enough?
June 22, 2021

Thailand Prepares to Strike Back Against COVID-19. Will It Be Enough?

By James Guild
Thailand's ambitious plans for economic reopening are being undermined by the country's sluggish COVID-19 vaccine campaign.
Amid Surge, Thailand Seeks Additional Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccines
April 21, 2021

Amid Surge, Thailand Seeks Additional Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccines

By Sebastian Strangio
The order is an admission that the government's vaccine procurement efforts have fallen far short of the mark.

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