• Fri, 17 May 2019 18:00
    World Bank team vows to support Thai business sector
    The World Bank will support Thailand’s business sector since the government has conducted bureaucratic reforms to facilitate businesses.
    business
  • Fri, 03 May 2019 01:00
    Education reform group opposes merging small schools
    THE INDEPENDENT Committee for Education Reform (ICER) disagrees with the World Bank’s suggestion that Thailand merge its small schools to boost the quality of education.
    national
  • Thu, 25 Apr 2019 01:00
    Politics hangs over growth view
    DELAYS to the formation of a new government could hurt the economy amid a global slowdown, warns the World Bank, which is projecting 3.8 per cent expansion in the country’s economy this year – down from the 4.1 per cent posted for 2018.
    Economy
  • Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:59
    Asia-Pacific economies to slow, Thailand’s growth rate lower than regional average: World Bank projection
    Economic growth in developing East Asia and the Pacific is projected to soften to 6 per cent in 2019 and 2020, down from 6.3 per cent in 2018, largely reflecting global headwinds and a gradual policy-guided slowdown in China, the World Bank said on Wednesday.
    business
  • Sat, 09 Feb 2019 12:29
    Trump's World Bank pick echoes calls for reform from other critics
    President Donald Trump's choice to lead the World Bank is a firebrand critic of the world's largest anti-poverty lender -- an institution he has called wasteful, corrupt and overly generous to China.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 04 Feb 2019 10:33
    World Bank looks at tobacco taxes
    A major new World Bank (WB) report entitled Confronting Tobacco Illicit Trade: A Global Review of Country Experiences underscores that tobacco taxes play only a minor role in illicit trade and that addressing illicit trade and raising tobacco taxes are mutually reinforcing actions.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:00
    Merge small schools to boost education quality: WB
    THE WORLD BANK is continuing its call for Thailand to merge its small schools in order to improve education.
    national
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:00
    Best Thai education is on YouTube
    Re: “Causes other than funding behind education inequality”, The Nation, January 18, and “World Bank urges Thailand to urgently tackle education inequality”, January 17.
    your say
  • Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00
    Causes other than funding behind education inequality
    Re: World Bank urges Thailand to urgently tackle education inequality, The Nation, Jan 17
    your say
  • Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00
    World Bank urges Thailand to urgently tackle education inequality
    INEQUALITY IN education remains a critical issue for Thailand, which can be tackled by consolidating small schools, the World Bank has suggested.
    business
  • Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:16
    World Bank sees Thai economy slowing to 3.8% this year
    Amid a global slowdown and elevated trade tensions, the Thai economy is projected to grow by 3.8 per cent in 2019 and 3.9 in 2020, according to the World Bank’s Thailand Economic Monitor released on Wednesday.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 12 Jan 2019 06:40
    Haley, Ivanka Trump among possible World Bank nominees: report
    Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and US President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka are among possible US candidates to replace outgoing World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, The Financial Times reported Friday.
    business
  • Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:47
    TMB ramps up efforts to help Thai SMEs
    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has fully subscribed the US$90-million bond issuance of TMB Bank aimed chiefly at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). 
    Corporate
  • 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).
    Economy
  • Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:54
    NESDB denies Thailand has biggest income gap in world
    Thailand's national economic planning agency has denied that the country is the most unequal in the world but admits that the income gap remains a challenging issue
    Breaking News
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