• Fri, 17 May 2019 01:00
    University of Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has slashed its forecast for this year’s economic growth to 3.5 per cent from its earlier estimate of 3.8 per cent, due mainly to the escalating US-China trade war which has affected Thai exports, Thanavath Phonvichai, director of UTCC’s Centre Economic and Business Forecasting, said.
  • Wed, 15 May 2019 01:00
    New approach needed as trade war wallops Thai exports
    THE RECENT escalation of the US-China trade war may lead Thai exports to grow by only 0.5 per cent in 2019, warned Aat Pisanwanich, director of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce’s Centre for International Trade Studies (CITS).
  • Mon, 13 May 2019 01:00
    Grim outlook for exports as trade war escalates
    Trump frazzles nerves with gamesmanship as tough negotiations with Beijing continue.
  • Mon, 13 May 2019 01:00
    Concern grows over lifting ban on elephant exports
    ANIMAL-RIGHTS activists are up in arms over the Commerce Ministry’s plan to legalise the export of live domesticated elephants, saying the elephants could be harmed during transportation abroad – and wild elephants would likely pay a price too.
  • Fri, 10 May 2019 01:00
    Export growth tipped to halve in fallout from trade conflict
    AN ESCALATION of the US-China trade war is likely to slash growth in Thai exports to less than half that of last year, said economists from Krungthai Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.
  • Thu, 09 May 2019 01:00
    Flare-up in US-China trade conflict risks deepening slump in exports
    A POTENTIAL escalation in the US-China trade war may send growth in Thai exports spiralling down below 3 per cent in 2019, compared with expansion of more than twice that last year, the nation’s peak private-sector advisory grouping said.
  • Tue, 07 May 2019 01:00
    Bid to revive slumping exports
    THE TRADE Policy and Strategy Office (TPSO) is rushing to draw up plans to stimulate exports and complete negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) within this year amid fears Thai exports saw a decline in the first quarter of this year due to the prolonged US-China trade war.
  • Wed, 01 May 2019 01:00
    Standard Chartered pegs GDP growth at 4% for 2019 
    Standard Chartered Bank has lowered Thailand’s GDP forecast for this year from 4.5 to 4 per cent due to political uncertainty and weakened exports from the US-China trade war. 
  • Mon, 29 Apr 2019 01:00
    Amid glum outlook, experts warn stimulus packages not a panacea for economic ills
    THE BLEAK economic outlook under the shadow of political uncertainty as well as the global economic slowdown has impacted Thai exports and the latest government stimulus is not likely to help much, say experts.
  • Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:48
    Quarterly food exports up half point over last year
    The value of Thailand’s food exports in this year’s first quarter was Bt275.119 billion, up 0.47 per cent annually in terms of baht value or US$8.708 billion, up 0.92 per cent annually in terms of US dollars.
  • Tue, 23 Apr 2019 01:00
    Fall in March export leads to 1.6% contraction for first quarter
    THAI EXPORTS in March were down 4.9 per cent year on year (YoY), leading to a 1.6-per-cent contraction in exports in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, according to the Commerce Ministry.
  • Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:35
    US-China trade war blamed for drop in export value
    Thailand’s exports for March 2019 were 4.9 per cent lower than the same month last year, leading to a drop of 1.6 per cent in the country’s exports in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, the Commerce Ministry reported on Monday.
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  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:00
    Bangkok Bank reports quarterly profit of Bt9bn
    Thailand's economic growth in 2019 is expected to be 3.8 per cent, decreasing from 4.1 per cent in 2018. Amid slower world trade and risks from the US trade policies, exports declinded for the first two months of the year.
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  • Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:00
    Seek new markets, Thai exporters told 
    AS THE ongoing US-China trade war continues to dampen Thailand’s exports, representatives from both the public and private sectors suggest that Thai exporters should look to new markets and find opportunities to replace Chinese goods in the US market to boost their shipments abroad.
  • Thu, 11 Apr 2019 01:00
    Trade war puts brakes on growth
    SIAM Commercial Bank’s (SCB) economic research unit has whittled back its expectations for the country’s economic growth this year to 3.6 per cent as the US-China trade war keeps exports under pressure.
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