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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.

Thailand Buffeted by Third Wave of COVID-19 Infections
April 12, 2021

Thailand Buffeted by Third Wave of COVID-19 Infections

By Sebastian Strangio
The new outbreak threatens to undermine Thailand's economic recovery before it has even begun.

Is Another Taper Tantrum on the Way in Southeast Asia?
March 30, 2021

Is Another Taper Tantrum on the Way in Southeast Asia?

By James Guild
Rising U.S. bond yields have prompted fears of capital flight from Southeast Asian economies. How serious is the threat?
How Are Thailand’s Youth Protests Impacting Foreign Investment?
March 09, 2021

How Are Thailand’s Youth Protests Impacting Foreign Investment?

By Maxwell Abbott
Thailand’s protests have not yet caused a mass exodus of foreign investors. But continuing political unrest could drive multinational corporations away.

Thailand Orders Restrictions as COVID-19 Cluster Spreads
January 05, 2021

Thailand Orders Restrictions as COVID-19 Cluster Spreads

By Sebastian Strangio
Coming after months of successful containment, the outbreak in Thailand suggests the fragility of victories over COVID-19.

Thailand’s Debt Dilemma
December 09, 2020

Thailand’s Debt Dilemma

By James Guild
The nation is hoping to pump stimulus into the economy while maintaining a stable currency. Can it thread the needle?

With Plane Load of Chinese Visitors, Thailand Kicks off Attempted Tourism Revival
October 22, 2020

With Plane Load of Chinese Visitors, Thailand Kicks off Attempted Tourism Revival

By Sebastian Strangio
But the stringent conditions of the Special Tourist Visa meant that the sector's recovery will be slow.
Southeast Asian Economies Face Generational Downturn from COVID-19
September 29, 2020

Southeast Asian Economies Face Generational Downturn from COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
A new World Bank report predicts sharp economic contractions that could produce a wave of "new COVID poor."

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