Bangkok Post

Digital platform law spelled out

A royal decree meant to regulate digital platforms will take effect on Aug 21, intended to transparently govern operators and promote consumer protection, says Digital Economy and Society Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn. The digital platform service law was published in the Royal Gazette on Dec 23, 2022.Once ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt must brace for El Niño

Experts are warning Thailand to brace for unusually low average rainfall that may lead to drought as a result of the El Niño weather pattern. Therefore, the government must take proactive action with with a comprehensive water management plan to minimise its impact, they say. The ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Economy strong despite weak exports, baht supportive - Finance Minister

Thailand’s economy remains strong, despite weaker shipments, though the weaker baht currency will be supportive of exports this year, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said on Friday. The weaker baht compared with last year could for the full year 2023 help exports to either grow, or fall ...

Thailand promotes new Myanmar talks

The caretaker government is proposing to “fully re-engage” Myanmar’s military rulers and has invited Asean foreign ministers to an informal meeting on Sunday in an effort to jump-start a stalled peace plan, Reuters has learned. The proposal was made in a June 14 letter to ...

Thailand's status unchanged in US trafficking report

Thailand remains in Tier 2 in the latest Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report issued by the United States, reflecting modest progress in its enforcement efforts but not enough to lift the country to Tier 1 as some officials had hoped. “The Government of Thailand does not ...

Interest rates forecast to continue rising

Research houses expect the Bank of Thailand to raise its policy rate one or two additional times this year because of an upside risk to inflation as the economy recovers.SCB Economic Intelligence Center (EIC), a research unit of Siam Commercial Bank, predicts the central bank’s ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

New govt agency to manage 'big data'

The government has created the Big Data Institute (BDI), a public agency that will handle the massive amount of data generated by the public and state agencies.The BDI, announced in the Royal Gazette on Friday, is expected to be up and running within 180 days, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

April export value falls 7.6%

The dollar value of Thai exports fell for a seventh straight month in April, down 7.6% from a year earlier, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday, as global demand remained slow. The decline was far more than the 2% fall forecast in a Reuters ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Trio unite to build digital workforce

The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa), TBN Corporation and Kasetsart University have partnered to help develop a skilled digital workforce to bridge the demand gap for personnel in the country.The partners plan to use the low-code development platform to train the workers, targeting more than ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

BoI posts 77% rise in value

The value of investment in Thailand soared by 77% year-on-year to 185.7 billion baht from 397 project proposals between January and March, with South Korea being the top foreign investor in terms of value  in the first quarter, says the Board of Investment (BoI).Foreign investment ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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