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Thailand 2022 Economic Forecast

Thailand’s economy has been struggling for the past two years due to the Covid-19 outbreak. However, through the cooperation of various sectors and the highvaccination uptake, Thailand is able to finally reopen borders, allowing the economy to recover.Newsline’s Sandra Hanutsaha talks with Dr. Kirida Bhaopichitr, ...

Thai economy gradually moving in the right direction, says BOT

The Thai economy grew by 0.9 per cent as expected in December, though fears over the Omicron variant may slow things down in the first quarter of 2022, the Bank of Thailand (BOT) said.Chayawadee Chai-Anant, senior director of BOT’s Corporate Communications Department, said that despite ...

The Nation Reporter

RCEP begins as SMEs hold breath

After much deliberation, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact is expected to become effective today.The pact was signed on Nov 15, 2020, by the 10 Asean member countries along with five Asean free trade agreement (FTA) partners. At least six members of Asean ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Trains prove to be most popular among year-end travellers

More than 1.3 million people used Thailand’s railway services on December 29 and 30, with more than 90,000 people travelling upcountry.The five lines that saw the highest number of passengers were: Southern: 26,852 passengers Northeast: 26,420 passengers Northern: 23,402 passengers Eastern: 11,010 passengers Mahachai-Mae Khlong: ...

The Nation Reporter

Hoping for green development

The coming year looks to be an eventful one with activities that could have a big impact on Thailand, ranging from the country’s hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit to the trial of the retail Central Bank Digital Currency (retail CBDC).The 2022 Apec ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Delta still the dominant Covid-19 strain in Thailand, survey shows

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 accounts for only 9 per cent of new cases in Thailand since November 1, though Delta is still the dominant strain, a Department of Medical Science survey revealed.“A survey conducted nationwide since Thailand opened its doors to foreign tourists on ...

The Nation Reporter

Suggestions for 2022 investments

The year 2021 posted exponential growth for cryptocurrencies and digital assets, which remain both one of the riskiest assets and one of the most promising growth opportunities entering 2022.To capture gains from the growing asset class, brokers advise investing 5-15% of a portfolio in digital ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailands 15 smart cities unveiled

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan handed out smart city logo to 15 city developers and gave the policy to drive the city development on Saturday. Thailand has a concrete plan to develop smart cities in order to improve city management in various aspects, such as ...

The Nation Reporter

Crypto cybercrime set to surge next year

Cryptocurrency-fuelled ransomware attacks, metaverse-related attacks, exploitation of flaws in application programming interfaces (API), and critical infrastructure attacks are among the key threats expected in 2022, according to Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity company.“Cybercriminals are getting richer than ever as cryptocurrency fuels the ransomware economy,” ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Thailands Morprom digital health pass to be accepted in 60 countries

From January 1, the digital health pass on Thailands Morprom platform will be accepted in the 60 countries/territories that already accept the EU Digital Covid Certificate.Thailands Morprom digital health pass to be accepted in 60 countriesThe Morprom system lists the user’s vaccination history, test results, ...

The Nation Reporter

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