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Thailand’s Showdown Over Interest Rates, Explained

Thailand’s Showdown Over Interest Rates, Explained

By James Guild
The economic rationale of the Bank of Thailand, and the political incentives of the current government, have been at odds since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Does Thailand’s Plan to Finance Its 500 Billion Baht Stimulus Make Sense?

Does Thailand’s Plan to Finance Its 500 Billion Baht Stimulus Make Sense?

By James Guild
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin's government has struggled to fund its massive "digital wallet" stimulus program.
Thailand-EU Free Trade Pact On Track for Completion in 2025, Thai PM Says

Thailand-EU Free Trade Pact On Track for Completion in 2025, Thai PM Says

By Sebastian Strangio
Srettha Thavisin is acting as a roving economic salesman on state visits to France and Germany this week.

How China’s EVs are Taking Thailand by Storm

How China’s EVs are Taking Thailand by Storm

By Li Xirui
Chinese automakers have succeeded in the Thai market by adopting comprehensive localization strategies.

Debt-stricken Sri Lanka Signs a Free Trade Pact With Thailand

Debt-stricken Sri Lanka Signs a Free Trade Pact With Thailand

By Bharatha Mallawarachi
The two countries have agreed to promote investment in areas such as fisheries, food processing, tourism, and green energy.

Thailand’s Stimulus Program on Schedule for May Launch, PM Says

Thailand’s Stimulus Program on Schedule for May Launch, PM Says

By Sebastian Strangio
There is still a lack of clarity about the government's plans to take out foreign loans to fund the $14.3 billion scheme.

Thailand and China to Introduce Visa-Free Travel From March

Thailand and China to Introduce Visa-Free Travel From March

By Sebastian Strangio
The move extends makes and permanent a temporary visa waiver that the Thai government introduced in September.
Thailand’s Wage Battle: Economic Boost or Competitiveness Concern?

Thailand’s Wage Battle: Economic Boost or Competitiveness Concern?

By Prem Singh Gill
Deliberation over incremental increases to Thailand's minimum wage underscores a delicate balance between the imperative for fair compensation and the necessity to preserve economic competitiveness. 

Thailand on Track to Meet Tourism Target for 2023, Government Says

Thailand on Track to Meet Tourism Target for 2023, Government Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The Tourism Authority of Thailand expects up to 28 million people to have visited the country by the end of this year.

Thailand’s Economic Quagmire: Lagging Growth and Political Turbulence

Thailand’s Economic Quagmire: Lagging Growth and Political Turbulence

By Prem Singh Gill
Once hailed as a regional economic powerhouse, Thailand now grapples with challenge that could jeopardize both its financial and political stability.

Will Cash Stimulus Jump-Start the Thai Economy?

Will Cash Stimulus Jump-Start the Thai Economy?

By James Guild
Economic recovery from COVID-19 has been sluggish, but there might be better ways to kickstart consumer spending.
It Is Time For the Thai Authorities to Step Up Their Strategic Communication

It Is Time For the Thai Authorities to Step Up Their Strategic Communication

By Tita Sanglee
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin's first few months in office have been marred by a series of avoidable missteps.

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