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S44 set to discard TM.6 cards for Thai travellers

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will exercise Section 44 under the interim charter to revoke an age-old regulation that requires Thai citizens to fill in immigration cards, a practice that has been partly blamed for causing long queues at airport immigration lines. While both arriving and departing Thai nationals will no longer be required to fill […]

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Thailand emerges as unlikely bond-flow magnet

Thailand’s sovereign bonds don’t yield much more than US Treasuries, they cost less to insure than Spanish notes and its currency is more stable than China’s managed yuan. In a sign of how the flood of money into emerging markets is upending conventional wisdom, military-run Thailand with a credit rating just three levels above junk at Moody’s […]

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Thailand: Govt sets B3 trillion tourism target

The government aims to achieve 10% growth in tourism income, or roughly 3 trillion baht, next year, by rolling out various tourism promotion packages to attract both Thai and foreign tourists to explore new destinations and promote longer stays in Thailand. The country’s tourism income has grown 8% already this year, compared to average annual […]

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Thailand: China Inc’s relentless rise raises red flag

With centuries-old ancestral ties and various resources to tap into, Thailand is an enticing target for Chinese investors looking at Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy. Chinese capital has flooded domestic industries in the forms of joint ventures or wholly-owned subsidiaries, with blessing from the Thai government blessing. E-commerce footprint By Suchit Leesa-nguansuk Chinese investment flowing into Thailand’s […]

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