New government focused on boosting tourism to stimulate economy: Srettha

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin flew to the island province of Phuket on Friday to highlight its significance as a major money-maker for Thailand’s tourism industry.It was his first provincial trip as the leader of Thailand’s new government in the making.“The Pheu Thai Party sees tourism ...

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Thailand-Pacific Alliance FTA benefits GDP and trade

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Pacific Alliance (PA) has raised Thailand’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 0.04% and boosted trade by 16.75%, benefiting various Thai exports.That 0.04% increase is worth about US$200 million, according to Auramon Supthaweethum, director-general of the Department of Trade ...

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China's economic woes threaten struggling Thai exports: Arkhom

China’s economic downturn is likely to impact already struggling Thai exports and the anticipated influx of foreign visitors this year, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said on Tuesday.China’s economy is expanding more slowly than many agencies had predicted, Arkhom noted. He added that despite the Fiscal ...

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NESDC cuts 2023 Thai GDP to 2.5-3%

The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has revised downwards Thailand’s gross domestic product (GDP) for this year to between 2.5% and 3%, following a second-quarter expansion of just 1.8%.The decrease in growth is attributed to a 5.6% decline in exports in the last ...

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Commerce Ministry preparing to promote BCG products globally

Thai producers adopting the Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) economic model are eyeing the international market following the success of BCG-branded products at home, and the Commerce Ministry is assisting by identifying new products and promoting them.With consumer trends prioritising environmentally-friendly and sustainable products, Thai BCG products – ...

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Thai consumer confidence index falls in July for the first time in 14 months

The delay in government formation, the rising cost of living and conditions of recession in the global economy have resulted in Thailand’s Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) in July dropping for the first time in 14 months.The CCI in July fell to 55.6, from 56.7 in ...

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BOT reduces GDP growth estimate slightly in view of export slump

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) is reducing its estimation of GDP growth to 3.5% from 3.6% due to the country’s stagnant export sector and global economic slowdown.BOT governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput was speaking about Thailand’s economic trends on Monday at the bank’s annual seminar titled “Next ...

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Govt eyes economic boost from health and wellness tourism

The government is promoting health tourism and related products and services in a new campaign to get overseas visitors to spend at least 18 million baht by this September. The “Discover the New You!” campaign is backed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and more ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand's household debt swells amid policy stagnation concerns

It has been nearly two months since Thai voters crowned a newish, pro-democratic Move Forward Party the winner in the May 14 general election. While Thailand awaits the formation of a new government, its long-standing headache of excessive household debt continues to worsen, making the ...

Thai economy to remain sluggish, research body says

According to Kiatnakin Phatra Financial Group’s KKP Research group, the Thai economy will remain sluggish for the foreseeable future despite the recovery of the tourism sector,Most securities research firms had earlier expressed the belief that the Thai economy would recover based on the following three ...

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