• Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:00
    Export growth forecast raised to 10% by NESDB
    FORECAST growth in exports has been raised to 10 per cent for this year by a government think tank, which is sticking with an estimate for national economic expansion of 4.2-4.7 per cent.
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:42
    NESDB sticks to economic growth forecast of 4.2-4.7% after good first half
    The National Economic and Social Development Board has maintained its forecast for the country’s economic growth this year at between 4.2 per cent and 4.7 per cent, after witnessing expansion of 4.8 per cent in the first half, office secretary-general Thosaporn Sirisumphand said on Monday.
  • Tue, 14 Aug 2018 01:00
    South economic push plays to strengths
    UNDETERRED by its past failures to win local support for infrastructure mega-projects in the South, the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) has come up with a fresh proposal that envisages a sweeping economic zone modelled on the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).
  • Mon, 04 Jun 2018 01:00
    NESDB: Room for growth for social enterprises
    THAILAND’S social enterprises have been facing issues of sustainability and limited ability to have a positive social impact, but they have plenty of room to grow, the National Economic and Social Development Board said.
  • Fri, 01 Jun 2018 01:00
    Jobs downturn at odds with overall growth of economy, says NESDB
    EMPLOYMENT in the non-farm sector has seen a decline while household debts are on a rising trend against a backdrop of continued economic growth, the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) said yesterday.
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  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 01:00
    Economic team stunned by Finance chief’s shock resignation
    FORMER finance chief Somchai Sujjapongse’s abrupt resignation has caught the government’s economic management team off-guard as he was seen as the best person to orchestrate the upcoming 20-year national development agenda.
  • Wed, 11 Apr 2018 01:00
    Finance chief moved to NESDB to shepherd 20-year govt plan
    THE Cabinet has approved the transfer of Somchai Sajjapongse, the Finance Ministry permanent secretary, to the post of secretary-general at the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) to take charge of the country’s 20-year strategic development blueprint.
  • Sat, 10 Mar 2018 01:00
    Nation’s shrinking workforce troubles planners even as jobless rate stays low
    THE country’s unemployment rate edged up to 1.2 per cent last year, due to an uneven economic recovery and the impact of technological advances, but the rate remained low, the top planning agency said.
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:00
    Data reinforces optimism for economy
    GROWTH in the country’s economy is on track to accelerate this year after a strong final-quarter performance to close out last year, the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) said yesterday.
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:00
    Strategy for sufficiency economy to come into force in July
    THAILAND'S draft national strategy for stability, sustainability and wealth under the sufficiency economy philosophy is expected to come into force July with an annual assessment, according to National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB).
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:00
    GDP growth shifts into higher gear
    THE country’s economy grew at a heady 4.3 per cent in the third quarter, the highest rate posted for 18 quarters, Porametee Vimolsiri, secretary general of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) , said yesterday.
  • Mon, 02 Oct 2017 01:00
    More jobs for elderly will ease labour shortage: employment agency
    NEARLY HALF the number of elderly Thais, or 4.7 million people, continue to work beyond the retirement age because they are short of cash, according to the 2016 statistics.
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:26
    NESDB told to work on finding jobs for the elderly
    PM’s Office Minister Suvit Maesincee has told the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) to come up with measures to help the elderly find employment.
  • Tue, 05 Sep 2017 01:00
    Graduates hit by spike in jobless rate
    THE jobless rate among new graduates spiked in the second quarter of this year even as economic growth picked up speed, highlighting a challenge for policymakers as employers cry out for the multi-skilled workers needed to underpin a technology-driven transition in the economy.
  • Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:44
    Full-year GDP growth revised up after better-and-expected Q2 figure
    Thailand’s gross domestic product in the second quarter surprisingly grew 3.7 per cent, prompting the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) to revise up its full-year growth projection from 3.5 per cent to 3.7 per cent.
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