Thailand Risks First Double-Dip Recession Since 1998 Asia Crisis

Thailand will likely be the worst economic performer in Southeast Asia this year, with economists continuing to slash the country’s growth forecast amid surging Covid-19 infections, mounting political tensions and fading hopes for a tourism revival.Gross domestic product is expected to grow 1.8% this year, ...

Prolonged lockdowns to cause GDP drop

The economic impact from lockdowns may cause Thai GDP to drop by 300 billion baht or 1.7 percentage points, while listed companies’ earnings price per share are expected to decline by 4% this year, as reflected in recent decreases in share prices, according to Kasikorn ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Private spending slowed in June under impact from virus: FPO

The Thai economy in June continued to feel the impact of Covid-19, Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) revealed on Wednesday.The impact was reflected in the slowdown in private spending, especially private investment. However, exports continued to expand at a high rate, the FPO added.Private consumption indicators ...

The Nation Reporter

Thai economy no longer a subject of global interest, new report says

Thailand’s economy has crossed a tipping point with the country beginning to be losing global interest, said a new research report from the Kiatnakin Phatra Financial Group (KKP).Relocation of production bases, falling direct investment, and a slowdown in the export sector show that Thailand no ...

Long-stay visas, EVs to help spur economy

Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow is planning to propose to the cabinet a plan to allow rich foreigners to enjoy long-stay visas in Thailand.According to Mr Supattanapong, the Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) approved in principle on June 4 a scheme to offer long-stay ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Economy may miss forecast if virus outbreak prolonged

Thailand’s economy faced significant downside risks and limited policy room should be preserved to be used for the most effective time, the central bank’s minutes of its last meeting showed on Wednesday.A prolonged coronavirus outbreak could cause Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy to underperform the baseline ...

Bridge link to spur economy

The Thai economy will be powered by a southern land bridge megaproject, which will connect the Gulf of Thailand with the Andaman Sea, as part of the state’s ambitious plan to make Thailand a logistics hub in Asean, says Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob.The minister highlighted ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

NESDC outlines key areas of focus to become the top economy in Asean

The National Economic Development Council (NESDC) aims to make Thailand Aseans biggest economy, suggesting four areas to increase potential.NESDC secretary-generalDanucha Pichayanan said Thailand’s competitiveness ranking by the Institute of International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland, was at 28 out of 64 countries, up one ...

The Nation Reporter

Analyst: Thailand needs pandemic under control next month to see economic recovery this year

Thailand will only see clear signs of economic recovery in the last quarter of 2021 if the current outbreak can be brought under control by the end of July, the Kasikorn Research Center said Thursday.“The Thai economy in the fourth quarter will grow considerably if ...

JSCCIB predicts Q4 recovery amid jabs

The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry, and Banking (JSCCIB) expects the Thai economy to pick up in the fourth quarter this year — faster than earlier projections of the first quarter of next year — if the government can maintain momentum of its vaccine ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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