• Tue, 05 Mar 2019 01:00
    Trade barriers stall Asean integration, say experts
    ASEAN integration is “not going anywhere” if trade regulations between Asean countries are not reformed, a recent forum heard.
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:00
    New law will restrict traditional ways: farmers
    Concern over ban on uncertified rice varieties and conflicts.
  • Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:00
    Experts call for liberalisation in services sector
    THE SERVICES industry is the key to Thailand’s future economic growth but to succeed, it will need to liberalise regulations on trade in services, according to experts from the World Bank and the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI).
  • Fri, 07 Dec 2018 01:00
    King Rama IX’s ‘sufficiency economy’ works in practice, study finds
    AN ACADEMIC study has shown that implementing the “sufficiency economy” philosophy advocated by King Rama IX results in economic and social benefits, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) research director Somchai Jitsuchon said. 
  • Tue, 04 Dec 2018 03:00
    Govt’s VAT refund plan encounters opposition
    PM denies measure is aimed at winning public support in elections
  • Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:00
    Decentralisation the answer to Thailand’s education woes: Sudarat
    Major political parties provided a glimpse of their education policy platforms to help Thailand reform its failing education sector, as the country counts down to next year’s general election.
  • Tue, 09 Oct 2018 01:00
    Govt pushed for more child subsidy
    THE GOVERNMENT has been urged to provide financial support to every child aged up to six years old in order to invest in human capital, as Thailand is fast becoming an ageing society.
  • Thu, 04 Oct 2018 01:00
    Helping only the poor may hurt all in the end, seminar hears
    SEVERAL ECONOMISTS have cautioned Thailand against falling into the trap of delivering state help to low-income earners only.
  • Thu, 27 Sep 2018 01:00
    Wake-up call on climate issued
    THAI companies have been too slow to adapt to the consequences of climate change, say researchers who have welcomed plans by the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) to issue green bonds.
  • Sat, 22 Sep 2018 01:00
    Stretching out the storage
    You can now add 250GB to your Mac Notebook with an external drive from transcend
  • Fri, 31 Aug 2018 01:00
    The board of the Bank of Thailand has appointed Somchai Jitsuchon, director of Thailand Development Research Institute(TDRI), as an independent director of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), replacing Porametee Vimolsiri who resigned recently from the committee to take up the chairman post of the bank.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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