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Thailand: Rubber glove exports get pandemic boost

Global demand for protective gloves is soaring in light of the coronavirus pandemic, driving Thailand’s rubber glove exports to surge 16% year-on-year in the first four months of 2020. Auramon Supthaweethum, director-general of the Trade Negotiations Department under the Commerce Ministry, said the outbreak has resulted in rising rubber glove demand because the products are […]

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Thailand: April factory output drops 17.2%

The manufacturing production index (MPI) declined for a 12th straight month in April, down 17.21% from a year earlier, hit by lower production of cars, petroleum and beer amid the coronavirus outbreak, the industry ministry said on Wednesday. That compares with a forecast for a drop of 19.55% in a Reuters poll, and against March’s […]

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Thailand: Post COVID-19: What should we expect?

COVID-19 has disrupted everything with whiplash effect. The science is unsettled, there’s no single approach by governments, and news coverage is schizophrenic. Let’s examine what is expected for society, community, family and personally. Working Definitions A prediction offers a statement of what will happen in the future based on an inference of events or knowledge. […]

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Bankruptcy court accepts THAI case

The Central Bankruptcy Court has accepted the Thai Airways International (THAI) case and set the first hearing for August. The court said on Wednesday the first hearing would start at 9am on Aug 17. It ordered its acceptance of the case be announced in at least one daily newspaper at least twice, no more than […]

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