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Thailand: Unemployment dips below 1%

Thailand’s unemployment rate continued to improve in the third quarter, thanks to a growing economy and a recovering farm sector.  The National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) reported yesterday that the unemployment rate was 0.96% of the total workforce, or 373,000 people. That was lower than in the same period last year, which saw a […]

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Thailand first in Asia to ratify fishing pact

Thailand will become the first country in Asia to ratify the Work in Fishing Convention, also known as C188, to ensure better working conditions for fishermen.  The ratification was confirmed on Thursday by Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo, although the news was met with opposition from fisheries groups across the country, who fear the agreement will increase their […]

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Lego opening first store in Thailand

Danish toy company Lego will debut its first shop in Thailand tomorrow as part of its business strategy to drive sales in Asia.  Atsushi Hasegawa, general manager of Lego Singapore Pte, said the company has partnered with DKSH Thailand, the distributor of Lego in Thailand, to open the first Lego shop spanning 170 square metres on […]

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PHILIPPINES ACCEPTS FRESH 203,000T RICE SUPPLY OFFERS FROM VIETNAM, THAILAND

MANILA, Nov 28 (Reuters) – * The Philippines’ state grains agency National Food Authority (NFA) on Wednesday accepted rice supply offers totalling 203,000 tonnes from Vietnam and Thailand in fresh government-to-government deals * Thailand offered 80,000 tonnes of well milled, long grain white rice of 25 percent broken grade at $469.80 per tonne, slightly below the NFA’s budget of […]

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