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2014 Tourist Arrivals to Thailand Drop By 6.6 Percent

BANGKOK — The number of foreign tourists who visited Thailand in 2014 was down 6.6 percent from the previous year, a Thai government official confirmed.

Bank Mulls Loan For THB 350 Billion Water Management Project

(2 November) Four Banks plan to discuss loan for Government′s THB 350 billion Water Management project.

Business As Usual For Khaosarn Road Despite Protests

(13 November) The rhythm of Bangkok′s backpacker street remains unaffected by the raging anti-government protests that occupied the entire southern stretch of Ratchadamnoen Avenue just few blocks away.

Finance Minister Optimistic In Spite Of Slowdown

(12 November) Minister of Finance Kittirat Na Ranong expressed his confidence that the ongoing political crisis would only affect the economy in a short term, despite signs that the economic growth of Thailand is not as good as expected.

Bill Gates Tops Forbes' List of Billionaires

NEW YORK (DPA) - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Monday topped Forbes magazine's list of the richest people in the world.

Fading SEA Stock Recovery Puts Focus on Infrastructure Investment

By Viparat Jantraprap and Nichola Saminather
Reuters

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE — As a broad-based recovery in Southeast Asian stocks from this year's bear market lows fades, investors are now pivoting to bottom-up strategies and selectively seeking stocks exposed to the region's more enduring growth themes.

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.

Chiang Mai Shop Owners Rally Against 'Unfair' Landlord

(11 March) Over 100 shop owners and vendors have gathered at Chiang Mai City Hall to seek the authorities' help in mediating the dispute concerning their rent deal at a now-defunct commercial project.

Fewer Chinese Tourists Due To Tightened Tourism Law

(8 November) Number of tourists from China to Thailand has dropped by 50-70% since the Chinese authorities enacted a crackdown on the extortive ?zero dollar tours?, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

Slower Growth Forecast For Developing Asian Economies

By Joanna Chiu

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