Category: Economy

DPM Somkid lauds arrival of Alibaba

The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs has welcomed Alibaba Group’s interest in investment in Thailand and voiced confidence that the Thai economy is recovering steadily and should see growth of over 4 percent this year. Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak remarked at a signing ceremony attended by government agencies and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman…

EU lauds Thai foreign labor registration efforts

The European Union has commended the Thai government for its management of foreign laborers, noting significant progress in their registration. Minister of Labor, Pol Gen Adul Saengsinghkaew received EU Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Thailand H.E. Pirkka Tapiola and his delegation this week, after they arrived in the Kingdom to discuss labor cooperation between Thailand and the…

Thailand produces more than 178,000 vehicles in Feb

Domestic vehicle production expanded 15.37% year-on-year in February to more than 178,000 units, according to the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI). Surapong Paisitpatnapong, spokesman for the FTI’s Automotive Industry Club, said a total of 178,237 cars were produced in February 2018. The number of vehicles manufactured for export stood at 98,625 units, an increase of…

CNN names Northeast as top world destination in 2017

Thailand’s northeastern region has been named by CNN as one of the world’s top 17 places to visit this year. Northeastern Thailand has a long history, with some of Southeast Asia’s oldest settlements found here. In modern times, the region is famous for its spicy salads, stunning scenery and historical sites. Most of them are…

PM partaking in EMDCD during BRICS Summit in China

The Thai Prime Minister has traveled to China for a meeting with leaders of emerging markets and developing countries as part of the 9th BRICS Summit. Accompanied by his wife and relevant Cabinet members, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning departed for Xiamen, People’s Republic of China, where he will be attending the Emerging…

Thai and Indian govt launch photo book linking traces of Buddhism’s prosperity through ASEAN cultural map using geo-informatics technology

The Thai and Indian governments have launched a photo book on the traces of Buddhism’s prosperity throughout the ASEAN cultural map, in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 5th cycle of her birthday anniversary, 2 April 2015. Mr. Anon Sanitwong Na Ayudhaya, Director of Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISDA), said…

Department of Internal Trade Launches Organic & Natural Expo 2017  to Showcase Thai Organic Entrepreneurs’ Potential to Shine in Global Market

The Ministry of Commerce, via the Department of Internal Trade, today officially opens the Organic & Natural Expo 2017 (ONE 2017). This event brings together nearly 250 Thai organic manufacturers and entrepreneurs to highlight Thailand’s potential to become ASEAN’s manufacturing and trading hub for organic products. Held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, the…