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Huge new stimulus package coming: Somkid

Thailand needs to rev up both public and private investment, including infrastructure development as well as the promotion of the tourism and service sectors, to boost economic growth this year, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak told a business seminar on Wednesday.The central bank estimated 2019 ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

EEC perk extension to go before new government

The new government will be asked to extend the Board of Investment’s promotional investment packages for the flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) scheme for another year.Kanit Sangsubhan, secretary-general of the EEC Office, said the office will submit a proposal to extend the privilege packages, which ...

Chatrudee Theparat

The economic importance of this election

With a vast EEC scheme hanging in the balance, Thailand must maintain stability to attract more investmentThailand’s post-election economic outlook will largely hinge on political stability and the continuity of key economic policies, especially those designed to drive growth over the next decade or two ...

The Nation Reporter

Investors flock to Thailand’s EEC project

Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is slated to be an arterial node for trade, investment, and regional transportation, besides also serving as a strategic gateway to the Southeast Asian region. Stretching a total area of 13,000 square kilometres – encompassing the eastern provinces of Rayong, ...

Angaindrankumar Gnanasagaran

BoI gives nod to projects in Deep South

The Board of Investment (BoI) has approved two projects — a hospitality business and coconut oil production — in Nong Chik district, Pattani province, with a combined value of 620 million baht. Keep reading ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

4 EEC projects worth B470bn get nod

The cabinet has endorsed four infrastructure investment projects worth a combined 470 billion baht under the government’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) scheme. The projects were approved by the EEC Policy Committee on Oct 4 and endorsed at a mobile cabinet meeting on Tuesday in ...

Patpon Sabpaitoon

Banking on investments

As we pointed out in our previous article on Sept 5, we are probably at a late stage of the current economic cycle, but nowhere near the end of it. Gross domestic product growth, both global and domestic, has been creeping up at slightly above ...

Pornthep Jubandhu

How Thailand became the 'Detroit of Asia'

Thailand has been a stronghold for automobile manufacturing for decades. It nicknamed itself “the Detroit of Asia,” and the moniker stuck, with good reason. It’s currently the 12th most industrious auto manufacturer in the world, and the largest in Southeast Asia.Keep reading ...

Talib Visram

PM’s EU visit ‘spurs investor interest’

Enthusiasm for investment in Thailand from Britain and France is high after the leaders of the two countries that hosted a visit by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha expressed their interest in the government’s Thailand 4.0 policy and the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), Deputy Prime Minister ...

The Nation Reporter

BCPG makes first investment in Thai wind power

BCPG Plc recently acquired 100 per cent of shares in Lom Ligor Co Ltd, with wind power facilities in Nakhon Si Thammarat capable of producing 10 megawatts of electricity.President and CEO Bundit Sapianchai said the company on June 15 purchased the entire equity of Lom ...

The Nation Reporter

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