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Monday, December 18, 2017

'Thaksinomics' Return as Junta Rethinks Revival Strategy

BANGKOK — The generals battling to revive Thailand's economy have been loath to employ anything resembling populism, having lambasted their predecessors for policies they say hemorrhaged billions of dollars and left Thais saddled with record household debt.

Russian Ambassador Sees Thai Trade Gains in Reordered World

BANGKOK — The Russian Federation had a headline-grabbing year, from military operations in Syria to accusations it sought to influence the U.S. election. But as it projects an image of strength onto the world stage, its oil-dependent economy remains wrecked by a double blow of historically low oil prices and crippling Western sanctions.

Consumers Confidence 'Lowest In 19 Months'

(8 November) Thai economy continues to take the toll from the ongoing political crisis, according to a number of experts, with data showing that consumers confidence has hit the bottom in the past year and half.

Bangkok 'Tollway OTOP Shop' Inaugurated

(9 April) Shoppers can now browse for local goods produced by local communities across Thailand at state-sponsored shops under expressways in Bangkok.

Nestle Admits to Slavery in Thai-Sourced Seafood

By Katie Nguyen
Thomson Reuters Foundation

LONDON — Nestle's admission that slave labor is used to produce its seafood sourced from Thailand sets an example for other companies who need to join forces to push the Thai government to clean up its supply chain, campaigners said on Tuesday.

Machines Coming to Take Millions of Thai Jobs: Report

BANGKOK — Millions of Thais are at risk of losing their jobs in the coming years – and it’s not “illegal immigrants” or "outsourcing"...

Innovators Gather to Talk Fintech and More at ‘Techsauce’

Events like Techsauce, which unfolded over two days this past weekend in Bangkok, give startups exposure to potential partners and investors while offering a venue for everyone in the industry to talk shop.

Tax Revenue Falls Short Due To Political Crisis: Official

BANGKOK — Tax collection throughout the first 6 months of 2014 fiscal has missed the target by six per cent thanks to the ongoing political crisis, officials said.

Govt Wants To Raise Fares of 'Low-Cost' Airlines

BANGKOK – Thailand’s military government is asking domestic “low-cost” airlines to raise their ticket prices to prevent stealing market share from inter-provincial bus companies.

Junta Considers New Taxes Aimed At Wealthy

BANGKOK — Thailand's military junta is considering new inheritance and property taxes to address the country's wealthy disparity, sources say.

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