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Bangkok Smog To Cause Economic Damage Of Over $200 Million

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The current severe air pollution crisis in Thailand’s capital Bangkok is expected to cost the country up to 6.6 billion baht ($207.8 million) in...
EU lifts “yellow card” on Thai fishing industry

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The European Commission on January 8 removed Thailand from the group of "warned countries,” known as “yellow card,” for its action and progress in...
Laos to get its first smart city

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The Laos government has plans to set up a smart and eco city in its northwestern Oudomxay province within the province’s Namor district and...
Vietnam ride-hailing service expands to Myanmar

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Vietnam’s first homegrown ride-hailing service, FastGo, has kicked off operations in Myanmar as part of its Southeast Asia expansion plans. The firm partnered with...
Thailand legalises medical use of marijuana, a first in Southeast Asia

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Thailand has become the first country in Southeast Asia to approve legal use of marijuana by amending the country’s drug law to allow the...
Thailand raises interest rates after long hiatus

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Thailand’s central bank raised its benchmark interest rate for the first time since 2011, joining peers in the region in tightening monetary policy this...
Bangkok among most expensive cities

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Bangkok has joined the list of the 100 most expensive cities for expatriate workers for the first time on the strong baht, economic growth...
Ride-hailing service Go-Jek launched in Thailand under ‘Get’

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Indonesia's ride-hailing provider launched its service under the name of Get on December 14 for the Thai market – at first with a beta...
Thailand lifts political campaign ban and sets election date for February 24

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Thailand's military government has said political parties are free to start campaigning ahead of a long-awaited election scheduled for 24 February, 2019. The announcement...
Reports says Thailand has worst wealth distribution globally

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Thailand has overtaken Russia and India as the most unequal country in the latest survey by Credit Suisse. Two years ago, Thailand ranked third...
Thai startup receives $20 million in funding

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Thai workplace collaboration platform Eko has landed $20 million in a series B round led by Sinar Mas Digital Ventures (SMDV), the venture capital...
Works on Thai-Chinese high-speed rail to commence in 2019

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The Thai government will begin construction of the first phase of the remaining three sections of the Thai-Chinese high-speed rail between Bangkok and Nakhon...
Thailand’s tourism hit hard as Chinese visitor numbers drop almost 20%

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Thailand's Ministry of Tourism and Sport has admitted that the number Chinese tourists to Thailand fell by 19.8 per cent in October compared to...
Thailand’s economy slows, foreign investors on the sidelines

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Thailand's economy slowed in the third quarter this year as the trade war and a slowdown in tourism started to bite, prompting the government...
Thailand takes over ASEAN chairmanship

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The chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was formally turned over on November 15, with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong...
China plans free trade zone in the Golden Triangle

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China is looking to establish a free trade zone at the section of the Mekong where the river forms the border between Myanmar and...
Fortune magazine sold to member of richest Thai family

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US publishing house Meredith Corporation announced on November 9 it sold one of its business flagship titles, Fortune magazine, to a Thai tycoon for...
Thailand issues free visas-on-arrival to boost tourism

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The Thai Immigration Bureau has approved the plan to temporarily waive visa-on-arrival fees for 21 countries, China and India among them, in hopes of...