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Thailand: Exports forecast to outpace 7% target

Continued bullish exports in August helped cumulative exports for the year rise more than 8%, making it likely shipments will exceed the government’s 7% growth target, says Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn. Despite the stronger baht, exports grew at a double-digit pace for the fourth straight month in August, up 13.2% to US$21.2 billion (702.5 billion […]

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Thailand: August exports jump 13.2% y-o-y

Customs-cleared annual exports rose for a sixth straight month in August, far better than expected and the fastest growth in 55 months, as demand from major markets increased. Exports, a key driver of Thailand’s growth, climbed 13.2% in August from a year earlier after July’s 10.5% rise, commerce ministry data showed on Thursday. A Reuters […]

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Thailand: Foreign tourist arrivals hit 3.13m in Aug

A total of 3.13 million international tourists visited the country in August, an 8.66% increase from the same month last year, said Pongpanu Svetarundra, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Most visitors came from East Asia, Europe, South Asia, the Middle East, the Americas, Oceania and Africa – in that order – with […]

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Issue of gender in workplace hotting up

Gender in the workplace remains a red-hot issue as the number of women in senior managerial positions slowly increases and discussions on the role of biology in the gender gap take centre stage. Judy Olian, dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management and member of the advisory board of Catalyst, a leading think tank […]

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Thailand 4.0 promises huge savings, CO2 reductions, says GE

The “Thailand 4.0” initiative could help bring about multibillion-dollar savings and a significant reduction in carbon emissions in the energy sector, energy firm GE said on Monday. The adoption of the latest digital technologies to enhance and optimise Thailand’s energy assets and networks, combined with deployment of the most efficient gas turbines, critical coal technology […]

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