Bangkok Post

Economic problems biggest burden in 2023: poll

Most people felt frustrated by economic problems in 2023 although in general they were fairly happy with the year, according to the results of a survey by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll. The poll was conducted on Dec 12-20 by telephone interviews ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand must do more to protect, invest in children: UN

The government should see children’s rights protection as an investment and listen to children’s voices, said Najat Maalla M’jid, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children. In an interview with the Bangkok Post, she said although the Thai government had a strong ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt 'solves' 233 cases of informal debt: PM

The government claims it has solved the informal debts of 233 registered debtors while Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin on Saturday went to observe a debt-solving model in Nan.According to government spokesman Chai Wacharonke, data from the Interior Ministry shows 106,863 debtors have registered with the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand faces 20 years of low growth

The World Bank expects Thailand’s potential growth to be the lowest among Asean economies over the next 20 years because of the country’s ageing demographics and a slowdown in private investment.The potential growth of Thailand’s economy is expected to be around 3% for the next ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

BoT seen cutting rates in H2, 2024

The Bank of Thailand is projected to start cutting interest rates in the second half of 2024, in line with similar moves by the US Federal Reserve, say analysts, as the domestic economy needs more support to drive growth next year.BMI, a unit of New ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Cabinet okays B8bn package for sugarcane farmers

The mobile cabinet on Monday greenlighted incentives worth 8 billion baht for sugarcane farmers who agree to cut fresh sugarcane without burning the residue, a move aimed at helping reduce the amount of PM2.5 dust in the 2022/23 harvest year. According to Rudklao Suwankiri, the government’s ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Call for more stimulus to help economy

Thailand needs new government measures to stimulate the economy next year, easing the impact from the delay in budget allocation for fiscal 2024, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).Fiscal 2024 started on Oct 1, 2023, but the Srettha Thavisin administration has yet to finalise ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

FTA talks with EU to get reboot

Thailand is gearing up for the resumption of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with the European Union (EU) after the talks were suspended in 2014 due to the coup. The talks should be completed in in 2025, said Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai. Mr Phumtham said on ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Poor English is holding Thais back

The month of December is usually one of reflection and planning, and this is exactly what is on the menu after the annual EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) released its rankings late last month. In case you’re wondering, EF EPI ranks countries (where English ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Private sector urged to embrace circular economy

The private sector is being encouraged to adopt circular economy principles for business operations to reduce costs, increase efficiency and generate income from innovative business models.Poonpong Naiyanapakorn, director-general of the Trade Policy and Strategy Office, said the circular economy concept was introduced in response to ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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