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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.

Thailand’s High-Speed Railway: On the Fast Track to Ties With China, But at What Cost?

Thailand’s High-Speed Railway: On the Fast Track to Ties With China, But at What Cost?

By Prem Singh Gill
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has pledged to move the project forward after years of delays and sluggish progress.

Despite Criticisms, Thailand to Press Ahead With $13.8 Billion Stimulus Plan

Despite Criticisms, Thailand to Press Ahead With $13.8 Billion Stimulus Plan

By Sebastian Strangio
The plan, which will disperse 10,000-baht payments to 50 million Thais, has been come under fire from economists and the political opposition.
Thailand Announces Reduced Subsidies for EVs as Sales Boom

Thailand Announces Reduced Subsidies for EVs as Sales Boom

By Sebastian Strangio
The Thai government is hoping to maintain the upward trajectory of EV sales while reducing pressure on its budget.

A Bad Idea Revisited: Thailand Pitches Prayut’s ‘Land Bridge’ to Beijing

A Bad Idea Revisited: Thailand Pitches Prayut’s ‘Land Bridge’ to Beijing

By Mark S. Cogan
The costly infrastructure project would damage the environment and create an unhealthy economic dependence on China.
Thai PM Heads to China in Bid to Bolster Trade, Investment

Thai PM Heads to China in Bid to Bolster Trade, Investment

By Sebastian Strangio
Srettha's four-day visit, his first to China as prime minister, centers around this week's Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.

Thailand’s New PM Treads a Populist Path Through Controversy and Tragedy

Thailand’s New PM Treads a Populist Path Through Controversy and Tragedy

By Prem Singh Gill 
Like his predecessors, Srettha Thavisin has advanced a populist economic platform – but he'll need to do more to address his country's political and social problems.

Thailand’s Real Estate Boom: The Impact of Chinese Investment

Thailand’s Real Estate Boom: The Impact of Chinese Investment

By Prem Singh Gill
A boom in Chinese investment has pushed up property prices. Does the new Thai government have a plan to manage the impact?

Thailand Grants Chinese Tourists Visa-Free Access in Bid to Revive Economy

Thailand Grants Chinese Tourists Visa-Free Access in Bid to Revive Economy

By Sebastian Strangio
Eight months after the end of Beijing's strict "zero COVID" policy, tourist arrivals to Thailand remain sluggish.
Thailand’s 560 Billion Baht Economic Stimulus Plan, Explained

Thailand’s 560 Billion Baht Economic Stimulus Plan, Explained

By James Guild
The incoming administration of Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has hinted at a structural shift away from the country's export-led economic model.

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