• Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:00
    ‘Big Brother’ cybersecurity law would strip citizens of court’s protection
    I fully agree with Anusorn Tamajai, Dean of Rangsit University’s Economics Faculty, that the draft cybersecurity law should be fully debated by the to-be-elected House of Representatives, so that the final bill addresses the concerns of all major stakeholders and thus secures buy-in.
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  • Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:00
    8% export growth target set for 2019
    AMID the escalating US-China trade war, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said an export growth target of 8 per cent has been set for next year, while Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said Thailand plans to produce for export products affected by the trade spat.
    Economy
  • Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:00
    Industry confidence index drops slightly
    Thailand’s industry confidence index in September dropped by one point to 91.5 compared to August due to concerns about rising oil prices and the strengthening of the currency, Supant Mongkolsuthree, chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries told a press conference yesterday.
    Economy
  • Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:33
    Indonesian manpower minister proposes 8.13% rise in minimum wage
    Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri has proposed an 8.13 percent rise in the provincial minimum wage (UMP) for 2019, saying an increase of that amount was based on data issued by Statistics Indonesia (BPS) on inflation of 2.88 percent and economic growth of 5.15 percent.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 17 Oct 2018 01:00
    Cabinet gives green light to draft on small businesses
    In a meeting yesterday, the Cabinet approved drafts that will add legal conditions to support small- and medium-enterprises (SMEs), allow the setting up of trade associations and raise registration fees to help cope with the country’s economic situation. 
    Economy
  • Wed, 17 Oct 2018 01:00
    CENTRE REVISES UP YEAR’S GDP GROWTH TO 4.5%
    Siam Commercial Bank’s Economic Intelligence Centre (EIC) has revised up the growth rate of Thailand’s gross domestic products (GDP) this year from 4.3 per cent to 4.5 per cent, thanks to strong performance in the export and tourism sectors.
    Economy
  • Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:31
    US alarmed by China's 'predatory' practices: Mattis
    The United States is alarmed by China's increasingly muscular military presence and "predatory economic practices" towards smaller countries in Asia, defence chief James Mattis has said on his way to the region.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:00
    China endorses Pakistan’s aid request to IMF
    China on Monday endorsed Pakis­tan’s request to Interna­tional Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial assistance for addressing its economic challenges, but cautioned that the facility should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.
    business
  • Tue, 16 Oct 2018 01:00
    Thai investor sentiment buoyant, survey shows
    MORE THAN four-fifths of the executives interviewed for the 2018 edition of the Business Barometer: Thailand CEO Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) said they felt positive about the country’s investment climate, despite ongoing political uncertainty and an economic recovery that remains at an early stage.
    Economy
  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 01:00
    Tub-thumping Trump fans deaf to their own hypocrisy 
    I wish to thank Alf Haupt for explaining everything to us. When unemployment goes down under Obama it’s “ in spite of him”, but when it goes down under Trump it’s “because” of him. He offers us no explanation of why the excuses the Republicans gave for the economic improvements under Obama don’t apply to Trump.
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  • Sat, 13 Oct 2018 16:08
    IMF members pledge to avoid competitive currency devaluations
    Economic chiefs from countries around the world - including China and the US, which have been warring over the falling yuan - pledged on Saturday (Oct 13) to refrain from competitive devaluations of their currencies.
    business
  • Sat, 13 Oct 2018 15:33
    IMF chief 'horrified' by Khashoggi case, still plans Saudi trip
    IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Saturday she was "horrified" by reports about the fate of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi but still plans to attend an economic meeting in Riyadh this month.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:16
    Who runs the (economic) world? It might soon be women
    Who runs the world? It might soon be women as a crop of female economists join IMF chief Christine Lagarde in top positions at major financial bodies.
    business
  • Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:50
    'Winter is coming', Indonesian leader warns amid economic gloom
    Indonesia's president Friday turned to blockbuster television show "Game of Thrones" to sound the alarm over global trade tensions at an economic conference, warning that "winter is coming."
    business
  • Thu, 11 Oct 2018 01:00
    An economic nesting ground
    Thailand is famous around the world for its much-prized bird’s nest. But businesses believe lack of legislative support is short-changing the country’s immense potential
    business
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