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Thai tiger population is growing

Thailand has at least 177 Indochinese tigers roaming the wild this year, an increase of 17 from last year, according to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP). The department’s chief executive, Thanya Nethithammakul, made the announcement at an event titled “Thailand’s Tigers Forever: Stepping Forward into the Future” on International Tiger […]

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Thai baht continues to collapse as foreign investors leave Thailand

Krungthai Bank market strategist Poon Panichpibool yesterday reported that the Thai baht is likely to hover between 32.80 and 32.95 as foreign investment continues to leave the Kingdom. He said foreign investors decided to sell their assets in Thailand due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 situation in the country. He too would lead […]

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Hong Kong’s urban farms grow gardens in the sky

More than 60 urban farms have sprouted across space-constrained Hong Kong since 2015 – on disused helipads, shopping mall rooftops and public terraces – thanks to initiatives like Rooftop Republic. (AFP photo) HONG KONG: With their heads in the clouds and their hands in the ground, a group of office workers are busy reaping the […]

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Will New Marijuana and Hemp Oil Regulations Boost Thailand’s Economy?

In 2019, Thailand became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize the use of medical marijuana – although several key restrictions remain in place. The government ban on marijuana plants and products containing significant amounts of THC (the psychoactive compound that produces a high) remains in place, although other parts of the plant have […]

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Thailand’s economy and COVID-19: five things to know

Like many countries, Thailand’s economy was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic last year. The country’s GDP fell by more than 6% in 2020 and many workers, especially those linked to the tourism sector, lost their jobs. This is despite decisive action by the government to implement a set of fiscal, monetary and financial policies […]