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Better railway 'needed to escape middle-income trap'
August 29, 2014 1:00 am

Better railway 'needed to escape middle-income trap'

Thailand must "reform" its railway system if it is to leap out of the middle-income trap it has been stuck in for decades, while experts say it is time for the country to improve its economy by reinvesting in the rail network, a symposium...

Prayuth meets Japanese executives
August 29, 2014 1:00 am

Prayuth meets Japanese executives

Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who also leads the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), yesterday invited Japanese investors to expand their presence in Thailand, particularly at the special economic zones (SEZs) along the...

Asean, EAS states agree to lower trade barriers
August 29, 2014 1:00 am

Asean, EAS states agree to lower trade barriers

Asean has forged closer ties with the eight other East Asia Summit member countries to promote trade and investment as well as reduce trade barriers.

Poor exports a major threat
August 29, 2014 1:00 am

Poor exports a major threat

Thailand's slower-than-expected export growth is posing an immediate risk to the economy, while state expenditures could be a key economic driver, it has been revealed.

'Act fast before competing nations grab opportunities in...
August 29, 2014 1:00 am

'Act fast before competing nations grab opportunities in...

The government should support Thai firms that want to expand into the CLMV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) to avoid missing out on new market opportunities as competition from other economies in Asia increases, business executives...

Oil retail price cut, diesel up
August 29, 2014 1:00 am

Oil retail price cut, diesel up

Electricity and LPG rates maintained; move part of policy to reflect actual cost

Mega-projects 'to boost growth'
August 28, 2014 1:00 am

Mega-projects 'to boost growth'

Prajin says investment of Bt2.4 trillion will help economy grow 4-5 per cent next year

TAT plans 'Thainess Year'
August 28, 2014 1:00 am

TAT plans 'Thainess Year'

THE Tourism Authority of Thailand yesterday finalised its 2015 international campaign themed "Thainess Year", which is expected to help lure 29 million tourists who will generate revenue of Bt2.2 trillion.

Consultants for 2-track rail lines
August 28, 2014 1:00 am

Consultants for 2-track rail lines

The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning will hire a consulting company within the next two months to conduct a Bt350-million study of two priority lines of double-track standard-gauge railway costing around Bt740 billion combined.

Border trade surplus with Myanmar seen
August 28, 2014 1:00 am

Border trade surplus with Myanmar seen

THAILAND is expected to post a border-trade surplus with Myanmar within two years as that country welcomes flows of trade and investment, and its growing economy leads to greater purchasing power.