Nikkei Asian Review

Thailand pushes dream of 'land bridge' to boost economy

The dream of a Thai land bridge, a transport route that would cross the Malay Peninsula to connect ports on either side, has surfaced again in Thailand. If it becomes a reality, a land bridge could cut shipping times by about two days, compared with ...

Thai coal major Banpu aims for 6-fold solar growth with Aussie deal

Banpu, Thailand’s largest coal company, has moved to acquire two solar farms in Australia as it seeks to boost capacity in this field of renewable energy roughly sixfold by 2025.Banpu announced Tuesday the 97.5 million Australian dollar ($75.4 million) purchase of the power stations with ...

Thai developer bets on digitization and China's 'Belt and Road'

Thailand’s largest industrial estate developer is restructuring its investments to align with the country’s rapidly changing business landscape amid the coronavirus pandemic.Amata has decided to revise its business plan to invest 5 billion baht ($160 million) over five years to 2023 in Thailand and Vietnam, ...

Thai baht is worst performing currency in Southeast Asia

The Thai baht was the worst performer among commonly traded Southeast Asian currencies during the first quarter, as its fundamentals were eroded due to lack of tourist spending.The baht depreciated 4% against the U.S. dollar to 31.24, according to Refinitiv data. The fall stood out ...

Fast-acting Thailand and South Korea hold key to dodging 'second wave'

The world is bracing for a “second wave” of coronavirus infections.How best to prepare for the dreaded surge is not an easy question to answer. A host of variables are at play, including the type of political system, the level of economic development and the ...

Thailand fights to revive reputation as top tourist destination

A leading business hotel in Bangkok is sprucing up rooms, restaurants and hallways to meet new hygiene and safety standards as it prepares to welcome the first trickle of regular customers — foreign airline crews — in August.“This is now a priority, including deep cleaning ...

Thailand's rush to cut emissions leaves automakers in the dust

Thailand’s move to adopt stringent international emissions standards in just two years is causing consternation among automakers in Southeast Asia’s largest vehicle manufacturing hub.Keep reading ...

Marimi Kishimoto

Forged in crisis, Thailand's youth are discovering their political voice

Just as dusk spread across Bangkok on a recent Sunday evening, the mood in a cavernous warehouse near a busy traffic intersection was electric. The crowd chanted anti-establishment slogans in response to the provocative hip-hop blasting out from the stage, as headliners Rap Against Dictatorship ...

Southeast Asia's strongest currency baht fights own success

Thailand is trying to coax the baht down from six-year high territory as the currency’s strength threatens local manufacturing and tourism.The central bank has cut interest rates and eased capital controls to rein in emerging Asia’s best-performing currency this year.Keep reading ...

Thailand eyes new stimulus to ease trade war shock

The Thai government is considering to work on “packages of economic activities” to stimulate its slowing economy, Thailand’s new finance minister, Uttama Savanayana, told the Nikkei Asian Review in an interview in Tokyo on Wednesday.Keep reading ...

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