Thailand declares state of emergency in Bangkok World

Thailand declares state of emergency in Bangkok

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared a state of emergency in Bangkok effective from 4:00 am on October 15 to control the escalating pro-democracy protest by demonstrators who call themselves Khana Ratsadon.
RCEP signing to take place online on November 14 World

RCEP signing to take place online on November 14

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is set to be signed on November 14 via hologram, according to Director General of the Trade Negotiations Department Auramon Supthaweethum.
Thailand urges migrant workers to renew work permits ASEAN

Thailand urges migrant workers to renew work permits

Thailand’s Ministry of Labour is warning Lao, Myanmar and Cambodian migrant workers to have their work permits renewed by October 31, or else they may face stiff punishment and be immediately deported back to their countries.
Thailand encourages use of electric vehicles World

Thailand encourages use of electric vehicles

The Industry Ministry of Thailand is pushing ahead with its ambitious plan to bring prices of electric vehicles (EVs) closer to those of traditional fuel-powered cars by reducing the import duty on auto parts used to assemble EVs in the country. ​
Thailand’s GDP to fall 7-9 percent in 2020 World

Thailand’s GDP to fall 7-9 percent in 2020

Thailand's Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) predicted that the country’seconomy will contract by 7-9 percent this year, although exports could shrink less than previously projected, because the coronavirus pandemic remains a risk.
Thailand to allow grace period for migrant workers World

Thailand to allow grace period for migrant workers

Thailand is considering to allow migrant workers whose employment expires starting next month to remain in the country instead of having to return to their home countries to re-apply for employment from there.
Vietjet inaugurates Bangkok–Ubon Ratchathani route Business

Vietjet inaugurates Bangkok–Ubon Ratchathani route

Thai Vietjet, a subsidiary of Vietnamese budget airline Vietjet Air, has commenced its maiden flight from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Ubon Ratchathani, one of the four major cities of Isan, a region in northeastern Thailand, also known as the "big four of Isan".