Economy and commerce

Economic policy and administration

Finance Ministry to release ESG investment promotional package

The Finance Ministry is preparing to release an incentives package to support environment, social, governance (ESG) related investments. The package, which is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2024, will include tax deductions for investments in such projects.According to the Finance Ministry’s ...

The Nation Reporter

BoT seen cutting rates in H2, 2024

The Bank of Thailand is projected to start cutting interest rates in the second half of 2024, in line with similar moves by the US Federal Reserve, say analysts, as the domestic economy needs more support to drive growth next year.BMI, a unit of New ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Private sector urged to embrace circular economy

The private sector is being encouraged to adopt circular economy principles for business operations to reduce costs, increase efficiency and generate income from innovative business models.Poonpong Naiyanapakorn, director-general of the Trade Policy and Strategy Office, said the circular economy concept was introduced in response to ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand’s Songkran to be celebrated for entire April in 2024 under govt’s soft power plan

A Thai government committee plans to hold Songkran Festival celebrations during the entire month of April 2024, instead of the traditional three days, in a bid to entrench Thailand’s standing among the top 10 global destinations for festivals.Songkran, the Thai traditional new year, falls on ...

BOT retains policy interest rate at 2.5% to facilitate economic recovery

The Bank of Thailand (BOT)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Wednesday voted unanimously to retain the policy interest rate at 2.5% per annum.The overall Thai economy continues to see the recovery trend persist, although the export and production sectors are slowing down, according to Piti ...

The Nation Reporter

Foreign Ministry urges envoys to become proactive in driving Thai economy

The Foreign Ministry launched a weeklong summit with Thai ambassadors, consuls general and trade representatives to give them instructions on working proactively to expand the country’s economy.The forum, which wraps up on Friday, was opened by Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara on Monday at the JW ...

The Nation Reporter

Details of digital wallet payment to be clarified next week

Clarification of the details concerning the 10,000 baht digital handout will be announced in the coming week in line with Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s promise that the scheme would be finalised by November 10.Sources from the government revealed that a committee meeting on the project, ...

The Nation Reporter

BOI to support Thailand’s efforts to become a bioplastics hub

The Board of Investment (BOI) is supporting efforts to turn Thailand into a hub for the global bioplastics industry, which is driving the green economy.Over the past five years, BOI has promoted investments of more than 37 billion baht in the bioplastics sector, spanning from ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt eyes economic boost from health and wellness tourism

The government is promoting health tourism and related products and services in a new campaign to get overseas visitors to spend at least 18 million baht by this September. The “Discover the New You!” campaign is backed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and more ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Local project aims to raise community income in Thailand

Thailand’s Commerce Ministry has launched the Local project to increase income for low-income earners by identifying and supporting local products in three categories: bio-, circular and green (BCG), innovation and identity.The initiative aims to serve consumers’ shifting concerns about the environment and health, while increasing ...

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