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Thailand: LAWS READY FOR SETUP OF RAIL TRANSPORT UNIT

The Cabinet yesterday approved three sets of organic laws for the establishment of a new unit, the rail transport department, under the of Ministry of Transport.¬ Nattaporn Jatusripitak, a government spokesman, said set-up of the new department will be completed in April, adding that it will take charge of fare policies and issues related to […]

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Thailand: Export growth to shrink

Thailand‚Äôs exports are expected to see the lowest growth in three years because of the Sino-US trade row, a global economic slowdown and the strengthening baht.¬ Aat Pisanwanich, director of the Center for International Trade Studies at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC), said the latest study puts export¬ growth this year at […]

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Indonesia presents crafts, cuisines at Thailand Melayu festival

¬ Farida is a batik enthusiast. So strong is her fondness for batik that the resident of Yala¬ in southern Thailand, visited the Indonesia¬ Pavilion and bought batik every day during the sixth edition of the annual Melayu Day @Yala. The Malay cultural festival, which ran from¬ Feb. 8 to 10,¬ featured participants from¬ Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. The […]

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Thailand: TRA predicts flat spending in first half

The Thai Retailers Association (TRA) predicts flat consumer spending in the first half, despite bullish consumer sentiment¬ from the planned general election and the value-added tax refund for Chinese New Year shopping.¬ Worawoot Ounjai, TRA’s president, said the retail industry recorded slower growth during the first two months this year.¬ Mr Worawoot said retail recovered in […]

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SCG expanding services, products in Cambodia

SET-LISTED Siam Cement Group (SCG) plans to expand new service solutions and retail operations in Cambodia to tap opportunities in the country‚Äôs growing construction industry and changing consumers‚Äô behaviour, its Cambodia country director, Somwang Manpimonchai, said.¬ ‚ÄúOur target this year in Cambodia is to maintain existing businesses which produce and sell our products, and to […]

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