Consumer confidence index at its lowest point since the 1997/98 economic crisis

Thailand’s Consumer Confidence Index plunged to 46 points in April from 48.5 points in March, the University of Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) said in a press release on Thursday.The UTCC, which compiles the monthly reports, said that the index was its lowest since October ...

Thais saw 76% cut in working time in 2nd half of 2020: Gallup report

Employers in Thailand cut around 76 per cent of their employees’ working time during the second half of 2020 in order to save costs, a report by American analytics and advisory company Gallup said.The report, published on Monday, collected data from 117 countries.It pointed out ...

The Nation Reporter

Bank of Thailand leaves rate at record low, warns of Covid risk

The central bank left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low of 0.50% on Wednesday, as expected, preserving its limited ammunition as the economy struggles with a third wave of coronavirus infections.The latest outbreak has slowed domestic activity for the tourism-reliant economy at ...

Consumer prices rise year-on-year for the first time since start of pandemic

Thailand’s headline consumer price index (CPI) in April jumped 3.41 per cent year-on-year to 100.48 points, the first time it rose in 14 months, the Ministry of Commerce said Wednesday.“The surge of consumer price index in April was the highest record in eight years and ...

Controversial law on personal data again postponed, for another year

The cabinet has approved the deferral of the full enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) slated for this June by another year, with the explanation the country is facing a difficult time with the pandemic and the legislation’s related processes have yet to ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Analyst urges local vaccine output

It will take Thailand two years to reach herd immunity for Covid-19 at the current rate of vaccination, but if local vaccine production plans ramp up and vaccination rates increase, hope remains for a quicker timeline, according to a report by Deutsche Bank.As of April ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Webinar | Indigenous Peoples forests governance: a fundamental strategy in preserving forests and reducing carbon emissions

April 22nd, 2021 | 8:00PM – 09:30PM (Bangkok Time)Join the Ford Foundation, the Land Portal Foundation, the Tenure Facility and the Thomson Reuters Foundation for a webinar on April 22nd, Earth Day. This webinar will provide an opportunity to review the report “Forest Governance by ...

Facebook Live | Thailand's Digital Government Development Plan

The Digital Government Development Plan of Thailand is approved by the cabinet to be “driving government into digital government”.Watch LIVE, the announcement of the Digital Government Development Plan of Thailand 2020-2022. Let’s see how we can transform the current government into digital government ? and what ...

UNITE 2030’s Youth Delegate Program

The Youth Delegate Program is a 3-month intensive leadership and action-oriented program that supports youth between the ages of 18 and 30 to develop the leadership skills and competencies required to solve The Global Goals by the year 2030.UNITE 2030 Youth Delegates Delegates are instrumental ...

Open Development Thailand publishes a dashboard on “Essential Information on COVID-19 in Thailand."

Open Development Thailand (ODT) recently published a dashboard on “Essential Information on COVID-19 in Thailand,” which collects useful information on the nationwide measures, capacity of health services and medical workforces, hotline contact, educational videos,  and infection cases over time.   Access to the page>>  ...

Open Development Thailand publishes new pages on COVID-19 Impact on Thai Labor Market and its Dashboard

Open Development Thailand (ODT) recently published a new topic page on “COVID-19 Impact on Thai Labour Market,” which shows that the lockdown measure and other COVID-19 measures significantly affected jobs and workers in Q2/2020. The data dashboard will provide you insights to understand vulnerable informal ...

Open Development Thailand publishes a new topic page on "COVID-19 in Thailand"

Open Development Thailand (ODT) recently published a new topic page on “COVID-19 in Thailand,” which shows the impacts from and measures of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand. Like other countries, the COVID-19 has economic, social and environmental impacts. You will learn the key measures implemented ...

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