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Coronavirus pandemic speeds up cashless transactions in Thailand

Thailand is emerging as a society that uses less cash as consumers use digital networks and devices, with money transfer stimulus programs and the pandemic accelerating cashless transactions with PromptPay as the he whole world economy is moving towards a cashless world. Registration on PromptPay, the money transfer platform initiated by the government as part […]

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50% of Thai population will receive Covid-19 vaccine when available – Minister of Health

Half of Thailand’s population will receive an injection of the Covid-19 vaccine once it is released and available to the public, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said. The University of Oxford and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca are researching the new vaccine. Thailand is expected to be Southeast Asia’s production site for the new vaccine. The health […]

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The Thai economy suffers the biggest economic recession since 1997

The Thai economy has suffered its biggest annual economic contraction since the Asian financial crisis of 1997 due to the fallout from the coronavirus. Encourage the government to reduce its GDP forecasts for 2020 and announce more stimulus measures. Data from the state planning agency showed that a 100% drop in foreign tourism dealt the […]

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Covid-linked tourism collapse fuels shrinking Thai economy

Thailand’s economy contracted at an annual rate of 12.2% in the April-June quarter, its biggest decline since the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s. The data reflects a deterioration in business activity, with the country virtually closed to international travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. The economy shrank 2% in the first quarter of […]

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Major impact of COVID-19 on the Thai economy, vulnerable households and businesses

Short-cycle tertiary education (SPC) programs, such as technical degrees, tertiary careers, and advanced vocational training programs, can be a very effective tool in times of crisis like the current COVID-19 pandemic, when millions of people across Latin America and the Caribbean need the training and skills they need to urgently enter the formal labor market, […]

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Bank Expert predicts Thai economy to contract 8.9% in 2020

A Bank economist has predicted that Thailand’s economy is expected to contract 8.9% this year despite the easing of COVID-19 measures. Amonthep Chawla, head of the research bureau at CIMB THAI Bank (CIMBT), said that although Thailand was heading towards the fourth phase of easing the lockdown, with more businesses to reopen, the Thai economy […]

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Thai economy czar hit by party revolt at pandemic turn

BANGKOK – The Thai coalition government was rocked by an internal revolt within the pro-military Palang Pracharath party, the largest in the 19-party alliance, with political daggers targeting a technocratic and economic faction that was to open the way out of the coronavirus crisis. The upheaval was sparked this week after the abrupt resignation of […]