Economy and commerce

Economic policy and administration

Thailand’s new strategies to attract foreign investors unveiled

The Thai Board of Investment (BoI) on February 14 unveiled its strategies to attract foreign investors over the next three to five years.BoI Secretary-General Narit Therdsteerasukdi said the board’s strategies are in line with the country’s long-term socio-economic development plans and they support manufacturing and ...

Govt plans B55bn savings bond issue in June

Thailand will sell 55 billion baht of government savings bonds next month to help finance a budget deficit, a Finance Ministry official said on Monday.The 5-year and 10-year bonds will be offered to the public with yearly average coupon of 2.9% and 3.6% respectively, said ...

Co-payment scheme to be extended

The government has pledged to implement a fifth phase of the “Khon La Khrueng” co-payment subsidy scheme after Friday approving tourism stimulus packages to revitalise the embattled sector.According to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the government wants to extend the scheme and is studying the possibility ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Tackling household debt high on govt's 2022 agenda

The government has set its sights on hastening the economic recovery and marking 2022 as the year of tackling household debt, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in his New Year message.In a Facebook post, Gen Prayut said the country has been beset by problems stemming ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Cabinet approves new stimulus plan

The cabinet on Tuesday approved another package of measures to boost consumption and support an economy still struggling with the collapse of its vital tourism sector.The measures include a tax deduction of 30,000 baht for shoppers, an extension of the existing co-payment scheme and a ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

New savings bonds in Q2

The Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) is expected to issue another batch of government savings bonds, worth 70 billion baht, in the second quarter of next year to satisfy high demand, says director-general Patricia Mongkhonvanit.The PDMO plans to offer total savings bonds worth 150 billion ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

CESA approves new economic campaigns

The national reopening campaign is now in full-swing, despite the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. And the Center for Economic Situation Administration(CESA) has approved four new campaigns promoting economic activities and investments.Keep watching ...

Ministry aims to keep living costs in check

The Commerce Ministry’s Internal Trade Department is keeping a close watch on the prices of essential and agricultural products for the remainder of the year as floods are affecting parts of the country and energy prices are rising.Wattanasak Sur-iam, the department’s director-general, said products under ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Small firms may get B45bn job support

The government has planned to introduce an estimated 45.4 billion baht in stimulus to help smaller businesses retain jobs, a planning agency said on Thursday, as the country deals with a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.The government will pay firms a total of 9,000 baht for each ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand BOI Approves Measures to Support Carbon Reduction

The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) at a meeting today approved incentives to encourage companies to reduce greenhouse gas emission as well as an enhanced scheme for electric vehicles and measures to mitigate Covid-19 impacts and support local vaccine development, Ms Duangjai Asawachintachit, Secretary General ...

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