Thailand cross-border trade dips 2% to 1.12T baht

Thailand saw its cross-border trade dip by nearly 2 percent during the first 10 months of the year on account of various factors which...

Thailand defers ban on hazardous chemicals amid protests

Thailand has deferred plans to ban two toxic chemicals used in farming and reversed the prohibition of another one amid cries that it would...

RCEP members lure back India

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are underway with the crafting of measures to resolve the recent exit of India from...

Mekong nations face severe drought made worse by dams

The four lower Mekong River basin countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam should expect severe to extreme drought—compounded by dams—to persist until January,...

Trade war prompts US firms to set sights on Thailand

Companies in the United States are transferring their operations to Southeast Asia—particularly Thailand—having suffered from more than a year of trade dispute between the...

PH to retaliate vs. Thailand over cigarette import dispute

The Philippine government is keen on imposing quantitative restrictions (QR) against automotive imports from Thailand for the latter’s alleged non-compliance with measures sanctioned by...

Thailand to impose curfew on 4 provinces

The government of Thailand is stepping up its security measures in the southernmost provinces but the move was said to have nothing to do...

Thailand cuts interest rate to record low

Thailand’s central bank on Wednesday (Nov 6) cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 1.25% as it tries to bolster sluggish...

Charoen Group awaits Court ruling over airport project dispute

A Thailand-based consortium seeking to develop the Eastern Airtport City Project is holding its breath for a High Court ruling over a dispute with...

15 dead in Yala, Thailand attack

Fifteen people have been killed while four others were injured in an attack by suspected Muslim rebels on a security point in Yala, Thailand. An...

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