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Ageing population: Asia braces for grey future
May 30, 2015 1:00 am

Ageing population: Asia braces for grey future

ASIA is undergoing one of the most profound demographic shifts the world has ever seen. By the middle of this century, the number of people aged over 65 is expected to rise from 300 million to around 1 billion.

BoI upbeat after first four months
May 30, 2015 1:00 am

BoI upbeat after first four months

THE BOARD of Investment has maintained its target of approving Bt350 billion worth of projects this year as the number of new requests in the first four months did not drop as previously expected.

FPO expects 3.7% growth
May 29, 2015 1:00 am

FPO expects 3.7% growth

THE Fiscal Policy Office expects the economy to expand by 3.7 per cent this year provided no less than 70 per cent of the government's investment budget is disbursed and exports rise by 0.2 per cent, said Kulaya Tantitemit, director of the...

MPI drops 5.3% in Songkran month of April
May 29, 2015 1:00 am

MPI drops 5.3% in Songkran month of April

The MANUFACTURING Production Index in April plunged 5.3 per cent from March as some manufacturers took more days off for the long Songkran festival than last year.

Growth an uphill task for Thai exports for 3 years
May 29, 2015 1:00 am

Growth an uphill task for Thai exports for 3 years

Despite the weakening baht, Thailand's exports still face high risk of negative growth for three consecutive years due to the low competitiveness in many industries, according to the Thai National Shippers' Council (TNSC).

ADB, UN suggest strategies towards Millennium Development Goals
May 29, 2015 1:00 am

ADB, UN suggest strategies towards Millennium Development Goals

The Asia-Pacific region has been praised for leading the world in the drive to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) but will need to address three key areas of implementation, according to the Asian Development Bank and others.

Japan calls for Thai investments
May 28, 2015 1:00 am

Japan calls for Thai investments

AFTER being a key foreign investor in the Kingdom for more than half a century, Japan now hopes to see more direct investment from Thailand and other countries to serve its new policy of earning more international income to ensure sustainable...

Thais buy impulsively when shopping online: Mastercard
May 28, 2015 1:00 am

Thais buy impulsively when shopping online: Mastercard

LAST YEAR nearly three-fifths of Thais made purchases through their mobile phones, an increase of 7.6 per cent over the past two years of the MasterCard Online Shopping Behaviour Study.

Thailand slides one place in competitiveness ranking report
May 28, 2015 1:00 am

Thailand slides one place in competitiveness ranking report

IMD, a top-ranked global business school in the Swiss city of Lausanne and in Singapore, yesterday disclosed its annual world competitiveness ranking.

Tourism Ministry assures diplomats travel here is safe for their...
May 28, 2015 1:00 am

Tourism Ministry assures diplomats travel here is safe for their...

THE TOURISM and Sports Ministry is taking steps to reassure international tourists about safety in the country ahead of the high season.