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Thailand: VAT relief for welfare recipients backed

A PROPOSAL to reimburse the holders of state welfare cards for the value-added tax (VAT) they make on purchases has won backing from a prominent think tank. The Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) said it vows to the support the relief measure that would benefit the 11.4 million people who have been handed the welfare […]

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Thailand: Epac sticking with LPG price limit until 2019

Energy policymakers are maintaining the cap on cooking gas prices at 13.08 baht per kilogramme, equal to 363 baht per 15kg cylinder, until the end of the year.¬ Thursday’s meeting of the Energy Policy Administration Committee (Epac) approved the resolution despite Saudi Arabia’s reference price rising by 4.5% to US$587 a tonne¬ in August from $562.50 […]

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Thailand: Alibaba scouting firms to feed apps

Alibaba Group is aggressively luring Thai brands and travel operators to its digital platform.¬ “Thailand is one of the strategic countries in Asean where Alibaba will bring the core commerce and technology infrastructure for payment, logistics and big data used in China to replicate¬ the successful digital transformation,” James Xu, deputy chief representative for Thailand at […]

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