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A nurse in protective clothing takes notes from a woman with symptoms of new coronavirus at a carpark that turned into a COVID-19 infection screening center at Chulalongkorn University's Health Service Center on April 1, 2020. Photo: Gemunu Amarasinghe / AP

Economy May Expand by ‘4-5%’ Next Year, Finance Chief Says

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand's finance minister said on Wednesday that Thai economy may expand by 4 percent to 5 percent next year.

Exports Bottom Low, But on Recovery Path, Minister Says

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — The Thai Ministry of Commerce on Monday released the latest data, indicating that Thai export figures have hit bottom low, and with no local COVID-19 cases for nearly three months and businesses resuming, it is on its path to recovery.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang shakes hands with PM Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House in Bangkok on Nov. 5, 2019.

Sino-Thai Trade Continues to Grow Despite Pandemic

BANGKOK — The Thai economy will continue to prosper from trade with China despite the pandemic and the absence of deep pocket Chinese tourists, a panel of experts said Thursday.

Battered by Virus, Thai GDP Suffers Biggest Decline in 22 Years

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s economy contracted at a 12.2% annual rate in the April-June quarter, its sharpest downturn since the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s.

Chamber of Commerce: Virus to Slash Thai Trade Value by Half

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — A Bangkok-based academic research institution on Thursday said in a press briefing that its findings estimated that the COVID-19 pandemic will reduce the value of Thai trade to 423.05 billion baht (13.45 billion U.S. dollars) from 1.02 trillion baht.

Red Bull Companies Silent After Charges Dropped Against ‘Boss’

BANGKOK — Red Bull and other companies owned by the Yoovidhya family on Friday declined to comment on the news that all charges were dropped against their billionaire scion’s alleged killing of a policeman with his Ferrari in 2012.
Empty seats at Chiang Mai Airport.

Tourism Minister Wants to Revive Coronavirus ‘Travel Bubble’

BANGKOK — The tourism minister on Thursday said he wanted to renew a push for an agreement that would allow travel exchanges with countries where the coronavirus pandemic is under control.

BOT Forecasts 8 Million Foreign Visitors in 2020, Down 80%

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand's central bank has forecast only an estimated 8 million foreign visitors in Thailand this year, down 80 percent from last year's record number of 39.8 million, according to the Bank of Thailand (BoT) governor Veerathai Santiprabhob.

Caught in New Virus Fear, Koh Samet is Empty of Tourists Again

KOH SAMET — The popular tourist island of Koh Samet saw a sharp drop in visitors after news broke that a coronavirus-infected...

Minor Group Rep on Tourism Future: ‘We Really Need a Travel Bubble’

BANGKOK — The director of a major hotel chain in Thailand on Tuesday urged the government to reopen the country’s borders to international tourists under special travel agreements.

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