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Thailand: Q1 exports tally 7-year growth high

Thailand’s exports continued to grow in March, albeit at a slower pace, helping first quarter shipments rise 11.3%, the highest in seven years.  The Commerce Ministry reported Monday the country’s customs-cleared exports grew for the 13th straight month in March, up by 7.06% year-on-year in March after increasing 10.3% in February.  Shipments last month fetched the […]

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Thailand: Data crisis triggers IT security fears

Goosebumps are rising among social media fans amid a firestorm over Facebook’s massive personal data harvesting. Coincidentally, a similar scandal has erupted in Thailand, where one of the country’s largest telecom operators faces censure as a result of IT security negligence.  In the latest saga, the personal data of about 46,000 True Move H users was […]

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Singapore and Thailand share digital economy experiences

Singapore’s plan to become the world’s first Smart Nation is well under way as the city-state adapts its economy to many technological changes, says Beh Swan Gin, chairman of the Economic Development Board.  “Remaking” the economy means that technology will be merged into every aspect of Singaporean people’s lives, he said at the recent launch in […]

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Thailand: Alibaba urges higher import duty exemption

Jack Ma’s flagship unit Alibaba has asked the Thai government to raise the maximum 1,500-baht import duty exemption in a push that could boost the country’s demand for imported goods and cut customs officials’ workload.  The e-commerce giant has signed deals to splash more than 10 billion baht in investment in Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy.  A […]

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Chinese investors keen on Thai airport investment

Investors from China have shown interest in investing in the upgrade of three small airports in Thailand, the Airport Department chief says.  Department director-general Darun Saengchai named the airports in Buri Ram, Phetchabun and Nakhon Ratchasima as the targets for Chinese companies, Post Today reported on Sunday.  The official did not give details on the […]

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