Bangkok Post

Corporate bond sales to hit B1tn this year

The issuance of corporate bonds is expected to hit a trillion baht this year as companies try to avoid higher interest costs if rates rise next year, refinancing their debt to reserve liquidity with commercial banks for future emergencies as the market remains highly volatile, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt targets B882bn in local tourism revenue next year

The government aims to generate at least 882 billion baht in domestic tourism revenue next year from government measures to revive the struggling sector after a major slump in foreign arrivals.The economy suffered its deepest fall in more than two decades last year, with the ...

Economy to improve in fourth quarter on eased curbs

The economy should improve further in the final quarter of this year thanks to government support measures and September’s relaxation of coronavirus curbs to spur activity, a deputy prime minister said on Thursday.The government will ensure the supply of Covid-19 vaccines is boosted to support ...

Inflation forecast revised

The Commerce Ministry has revised its annual headline inflation forecast to a range of 0.8% to 1.2% (with an average of 1%), narrowing from 0.7% to 1.7% (with an average of 1.2%) earlier.The latest projection is based on expected economic growth of 0.7-1.2%, with Dubai ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Pandemic dampens fuel consumption

The Covid-19 outbreak caused fuel consumption in Thailand to decline by 4.4% during the first eight months of 2021 to a daily average of 131 million litres, down from a daily average of 137 million litres during the corresponding period last year, says the Department ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Tech to offer better health outcomes

5G, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging technologies are expected to reshape healthcare service in the years to come as access to better medical service becomes available, say industry players.These new technologies could help save lives, reduce medical personnel workloads ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

BoT chief forecasts unequal recovery

Economic inequality is expected to widen after the outbreak is controlled because lower-income earners will likely continue to suffer from the impact of the pandemic during an uneven recovery, says Bank of Thailand governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput.Thailand grappled with economic inequality and social injustice before the ...

Somruedi Banchongduang

Sandbox now open to everyone

Fully vaccinated travellers from “any country in the world” can now book holidays in Phuket and other provinces taking part in the sandbox scheme, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says.The change will allow previously excluded Indonesians and Malaysians, among many others, to travel to ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Farmers warned they need to adapt

Research findings by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and the University of Exeter (UNEXE) in the United Kingdom have offered climate change adaptation strategies for farmers who rely on the Mun River in Thailand’s Northeast.The AIT in association with the UNEXE held a technical ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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

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