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Thailand: Workers urged to learn tech

Workers from in-demand professions will see higher wages and benefits from companies eager to recruit desirable talent, according to a survey from UK-based recruitment consultancy firm Robert Walters.  It found salaries in some industries could rise as much as 40%, particularly in niche supply chain and procurement positions.  This new crop of workers must understand the […]

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Thailand: Departments meet on shopping tax refund

The Revenue Department is in discussions with the Fiscal Policy Office on the conditions for shopping tax refund on shopping expenses during the festive season, expected to start from December 15.  Revenue Department’s director general Ekniti Nitithanprapas said yesterday that Finance Ministry departments expect to finalise the draft on tax incentives for shopping early next […]

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Thailand: SRT details investments

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has reported a total investment of Bt213.1 billion from year 2015 till now, SRT’s acting governor Warawut Mala said yesterday. The investments included Bt24.72 billion for a double rail system from Lopburi to Pak Nam Pho in Nakhonsawan province, followed by Bt85.34 billion on a rail route from Denchai […]

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Thailand: Exports jump 8.7%, rebounding from September let-down

Thai exports bounced back in October, boosted by higher shipments of fuel, gold, petrochemicals and agricultural products after September’s surprise decline of 5.2% year-on-year, the first dip in 19 months.  The Commerce Ministry reported yesterday that customs-cleared exports rose 8.7% year-on-year in October, fetching US$21.75 billion.  Export value for the first 10 months expanded favourably at […]

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Thailand: Govt reveals digital transformation master plan

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DE) is preparing a master plan for collaboration that echoes Asean’s theme of “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability”, which was chosen by Thailand as the theme of its chairmanship in 2019.  The plan aims to improve and facilitate further intra-Asean cooperation across five categories, namely smart city development, cyber security, […]

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