Nikkei Asian Review

Thailand is confident of riding out a US-China trade war

Thailand sees the looming U.S.-China trade war as having mixed effects on its economy, but is planning measures to minimize risks and maintain the country’s expected 8% growth in exports. A study by the Commerce Ministry revealed that while trade tensions would lead to a rise in ...

Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat

Thailand faces challenges to become 'rabies-free' by 2020

Thailand has set a target of becoming a rabies-free country by 2020, and the government has put the nation on full alert following the worst infection rate in nearly four decades. Experts on public health are calling for immediate and comprehensive cooperation from the government, ...

Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat

Thailand aims to boost trade with neighbors by 15% in 2018

Thailand aims to increase trade with countries on its borders by 15% this year, to a record high of 1.5 trillion baht ($50 billion). The government is backing the drive to offset an expected slowdown in overall export growth due to appreciation of the baht ...

Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat

Siam Cement looks to reservoirs for solar power

BANGKOK–Thailand’s Siam Cement Group has developed a solar generating system designed to float on reservoirs, which are commonly used to serve factories in the country’s predominantly flat central region. The system is aimed at companies seeking new energy sources for their operations.Keep reading ...

Migrant crackdowns hit ASEAN's labor flow

Tighter restrictions on foreign labor in Malaysia and Thailand have pushed out millions of migrant workers, driving up wages and threatening a growth model reliant on freedom of movement and cheap labor. Malaysia’s Top Glove, the world’s largest manufacturer of rubber gloves, faces a very ...

Thai businesses seek a more sustainable path

The concept of sustainability — balancing economic development with social and environmental issues — seems a far cry from the reality of modern Thailand. It is hard not to be skeptical when the country’s track record includes the European Union’s 2015 “yellow card” warning over ...

Peta Bassett

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