• Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:00
    Researcher pushes for revamp of pay system at Thai courts
    THAI JUDGES are over-paid while court fees stay relatively low by global standard, said TDRI researchers who propose that the Court of Justice should revamp judges’ salaries and court fee to reflect the real costs of litigation and boost judicial efficiency.
    Economy
  • Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:47
    Report recommends taxi fare increases, strict regulation of rideshare companies
    Taxi fares should be adjusted every two years and a “travel time” surcharge should be added based on time spent in traffic, according to the Thai Development Research Institute (TDRI) in a statement issued on Thursday after recent public hearings into industry problems.
    national
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 01:00
    3m jobs to go if Thailand fails to navigate technology upheavals
    THE country could lose as many as three million jobs over the next 20 years if it is unable to adapt to and use disruptive digital technologies, the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) president, Somkiat Tangkitvanich, warned yesterday.
    Economy
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 01:00
    Crypto-tax ‘will hit economy’
    Taxation threatens to hamper startups, sec is told, as it seeks to regulate digital assets
    Tech
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 11:42
    Embrace tech or see millions of jobs vanish, TDRI chief warns
    Thailand Research Development Institute president Somkiat Tangkitvanich warned on Monday that Thailand could lose three million jobs over the next 20 years if it is unable to adapt to and utilise disruptive digital technology.
    Economy
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 01:00
    Parents urged to get more involved in educating their kids
    SCHOOLS should educate parents about child-raising, child development and the proper support for children’s learning, the Thailand Education Partnership (TEP) has recommended.
    national
  • Sat, 05 May 2018 01:00
    Should regular taxis be allowed to hike the fare? 
    I approve the suggestion for a Bt5 rise in the minimum taxi fare and a surcharge for traffic delays, as proposed by the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), which found that taxi drivers barely earn the minimum wage.
    your say
  • Thu, 05 Apr 2018 01:00
    Hard line urged on operators’ pleas
    THE government and regulators should hold firm against the requests of two holders of 900MHz spectrum licences for an eased fee payment schedule as a such a concession would benefit only the operators and not the country, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) president Somkiat Tangkitvanich said.
    Economy
  • Wed, 07 Mar 2018 01:00
    Thailand urged to seek markets amid trade row
    THE country should seek out new markets and pursue direct trade negotiations with the United States against the backdrop of heightened fears of a global trade war following protectionist moves by Washington, the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) said.
    Economy
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 01:00
    Expert calls for long-term fund for elderly patients
    TDRI RESEARCHER WARNS OF CRISIS IF GOVT FAILS TO PLAN FOR AGEING SOCIETY
    national
  • Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:00
    TDRI warns of soaring Bt1.4-tn annual healthcare
    THAILAND’S ageing society will push the country’s healthcare costs to Bt1.4 trillion per year within the next 15 years, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) warned yesterday.
    national
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:00
    Thai farming lags behind its Asean peers
    THE FARM sector has shown sign of weakness as competitors in Asean, such as Vietnam, starts to do better in many products, warn researchers at Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI).
    Economy
  • Sat, 09 Dec 2017 01:00
    Thais not yet in the habit of driving safely
    No holiday traffic campaign will succeed until year-round discipline is inbred, so start with the kids
    opinion
  • Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:00
    Govt faces more EEC challenges than was thought, forum hears
    SOME large infrastructure projects in the Eastern Economic Corridor are opposed by local communities, while a number have high costs and may not be able to proceed at the desired pace, researchers at the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) have warned.
    Economy
  • Tue, 03 Oct 2017 01:00
    Caution urged on privileges for EEC
    THE THAILAND Development Research Institute (TDRI) has warned the government about providing too many privileges for investors in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development and urged them to adjust plans to better enhance the country’s industrial competitiveness.
    Economy
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