• Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:53
    Bank of Thailand adjusts GDP forecast downwards citing political uncertainty and household debt
    The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has adjusted downwards its GDP forecast for 2019 amid rising uncertainties about Thailand’s political situation and the US-China trade war.
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  • Thu, 04 Apr 2019 01:00
    Trade war dampens mood as GDP growth view scaled back to 3.7%
    CONCERNS over political uncertainty and the impact of the US-China trade war have prompted the nation’s peak private sector advisory grouping to cut its forecast for economic growth this year to as low as 3.7 per cent.
  • Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:00
    Economy to grow by 4%: NESDC
    THE THAI economy will grow by 4 per cent in 2019, propelled by private and public investments, the upcoming general election and private consumption, according to a forecast by the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC).
  • Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:58
    How Emerging Technologies Are Creating a Race for Insights
    In an increasingly digital world, a common denominator for successful organizations is the ability to empower its workforce and customers with the right information at breakneck speeds. With IDC forecasting that at least 50% of global GDP will be digitized by 2021, putting data to good use is no longer merely important, but a genuine prerequisite in order to compete.
  • Thu, 07 Feb 2019 01:00
    Consumption key in forecast GDP growth of up to 4.3%
    THE economy is expected to grow |4-4.3 per cent this year, led by private consumption and investment, according to the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB).
  • Tue, 25 Dec 2018 01:00
    Export slowdown to cast shadow over GDP growth next year
    LOWER EXPORTS and the China-US trade tensions will be a drag on Thailand’s economic growth next year, reducing it to between 3.7 and 4.3 per cent, according to leading economists.
  • Tue, 25 Dec 2018 01:00
    China enters era of digital-driven expansion
    MORE THAN 65 per cent of China’s GDP will be driven by digital by 2022 and the growth of industry will be powered by digital products, operations and relationships, market consultancy IDC China has predicted.
  • Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:00
    Prayut is not as bad as some make him out to be
    The baht is still strong, the GDP is still moving towards 3.3 and up, infrastructure is being built, corruption has been reined in a little. 
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  • Mon, 10 Dec 2018 01:00
    Experts peg GDP growth at 4% in 2019
    THAILAND’S gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by 4 per cent and above next year, according to economic experts from Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) and Kasikornbank.
  • Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:08
    KResearch forecasts 2019 Thai GDP to grow 4%
    Kasikorn Research Centre (KResearch) has suggested in a company seminar that Thailand’s economy will likely perform better in the last quarter of 2018, with growth higher than 4 per cent compared to the 3.3-per cent pace reported in the previous quarter.
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  • Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:24
    OECD paper calls for alternative economic measures
    Prominent economists called Tuesday for an alternative measure of economic well-being, arguing in an OECD-backed work that the current focus on gross domestic product (GDP) is insufficient.
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  • Thu, 22 Nov 2018 01:00
    Somkid leaves nothing to chance in drive to secure 4% GDP growth
    DEPUTY Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak is pulling out all stops to guide the economy to close out the year with growth of more than 4 per cent, prodding state enterprises to spend 95 per cent of their Bt445-billion investment budget.
  • Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:00
    Thailand tourism is no longer a harbinger of growth
    THE EXPLOSIVE growth of tourism industry has been a boon for the Thai economy. Representing about one-fifth of the economy, exports of services have been growing at the compound annual rate of 10.6 per cent since 2012, three times the GDP growth rate in the same period. As a result, tourism has contributed more than 2 per cent to annual GDP growth in four out of the past six years since 2012.
  • Wed, 07 Nov 2018 01:00
    GDP growth forecast to stay despite Q3 setbacks
    The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) is sticking to its GDP growth forecast of 4.4 to 4.8 per cent despite a difficult third quarter, insisting the setbacks are only temporary.
  • Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:10
    JSCCIB maintains GDP growth forecast at 4.4-4.8%
    The meeting of the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) on Tuesday maintained its forecast of gross-domestic-product growth this year in the range of 4.4 per cent to 4.8 per cent, and its prediction of export growth in the range of 8-10 per cent, it said in a press release.
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