Thailand Business News

Thailand’s rice exports slump to decade low

The Thai Rice Exporters Association cut its projection for 2020 rice exports from 7.5 million tonnes to 6.5 million tonnes, the lowest in a decade. Thailand shipped 3.14 million tonnes of rice in the first six months of this year, down 32.7% from the same period ...

Thailand accepts World Bank’s climate change grant

In addition to several projects and agreements approved in the Cabinet meeting yesterday, the government has agreed to accept a 5 million dollar U.S. grant from the World Bank to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbon gas (HFC), which is one of the greenhouse gases affecting the ...

National News Bureau of Thailand

7 million jobs at risk in post-Covid-19 Thailand

Shutdowns from the pandemic could trigger a tsunami of job losses in Thailand especially for employees who don’t have a regular salary, low-paid workers and people without a written contract. The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) says that as much as 7 ...

Olivier Languepin

Thailand tops UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) rank in ASEAN

The Prime Minister is satisfied with the latest Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ranking where Thailand’s is in 40th place and the highest placed country in ASEAN. Deputy Government Spokesman Lt Gen Werachon Sukondhapatipak said the Prime Minister has acknowledged and is satisfied with Thailand’s latest position ...

Southeast Asia launches $1 billion facility for green infrastructure

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and major financiers on Thursday launched a facility to spur more than $1 billion in green infrastructure investments across Southeast Asia. The facility offers loans and technical assistance for sovereign projects in areas such ...

Rice And Poverty In The Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS)

The Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) is a major global rice producer and exporter but its population suffers from serious levels of poverty and malnutrition. Spanning six countries – China, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam – the region is home to 334 million people. Keep reading ...

Bui Dung

Thailand’s construction market is now driven by public infrastructure

Thailand is currently one of the most exciting hubs for contractors in Southeast Asia today, with a construction market value estimated at USD41.4 billion last year, according to a white paper released last week by corporate strategy consulting firm Solidiance. New buildings and infrastructures amassed ...

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