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More Than 2000 Workers Flee Thailand After Labour Crackdown

03-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

More than 2,000 undocumented migrant workers from Myanmar and Cambodia fled from Thailand this week, officials said on Friday, after a decree aimed at managing foreign [...]
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Thailand, China agree on $5 billion cost for rail project’s first phase

03-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China and Thailand agreed on Wednesday that the first phase of a planned high-speed railway project will cost 179 billion baht ($5.15 billion), Thailand’s transport [...]
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Thailand’s ‘Super-Baht’ May Be Too Strong For Its Own Good

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Two decades ago, Thailand became ground zero of the Asia financial crisis, when its government scrapped a dollar peg with the baht, a devaluation that unleashed a wave of [...]
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US plans to sell Black Hawk helicopters to Thailand

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States plans to sell four Black Hawk helicopters to Thailand after initially suspending their sale following a 2014 military coup. “The United States [...]
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Thailand’s challenges, lessons from ’97 crisis

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

It is hard to believe today but Thailand appeared on the verge of economic doom 20 years ago. The culmination of financial sector convulsions, compounded by a currency crisis [...]
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Thailand c.bank will tighten rules on unsecured consumer loans

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s central bank expects to soon finalise measures to tighten controls on unsecured consumer credit to keep citizens from overspending at a time of high [...]
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Thailand seeks US cooperation following trafficking report

30-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand on Wednesday defended its efforts to stop human trafficking after the United States kept it on a trafficking watch list and urged US officials to visit the country [...]
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Thailand again fails trafficking test

30-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Thailand is disappointed with the US decision to keep the country on the Tier 2 Watchlist of its latest Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report but insists the latest ranking [...]
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Thailand plans 459m-high tourism landmark

30-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Sky News | 6:00 AM

Thailand is planning construction of a 459-metre-high observation tower in Bangkok as the country’s new landmark and tallest building. The Thai cabinet has approved the [...]
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Meet the Youthful Face of Resistance to Thailand’s Junta

30-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Every year, on the first day of school, thousands of first-year students file onto a field on the campus of Chulalongkorn, Thailand’s oldest and among its most [...]
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Nitcharee Peneakchanasak: Amputee wins ‘best job in Thailand’ BBC

29-Jun-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

A Thai woman who lost both her legs as a teenager has won a job in a hospital which will pay her one million baht (GBP 23,000; $29,000) a month. Nitcharee Peneakchanasak was [...]
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Thailand gains, losses cited in trafficking report

29-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Thailand stepped up investigations of human trafficking last year but got even fewer results and prosecutions, leaving the country locked on the Tier 2 Watch List of the US [...]
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Thailand: Tears and uncertainty as Yingluck’s rice scandal ruling nears

Thailand: Tears and uncertainty as Yingluck’s rice scandal ruling nears

29-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Asian Correspondent | 6:00 AM

IN an editorial this week, Bangkok-based daily The Nation issued a crucial reminder to the country let cooler heads prevail when the curtains close on Yingluck [...]
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Thailand an important partner for Taiwan: vice president

29-Jun-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Thailand is an important partner for Taiwan, and the two countries should form a solid foundation on which closer ties can be established, vice President Chen Chien-jen (???) [...]
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Thailand’s Tourist Boom Puts a Strain on Its Airports

29-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s tourism bounty comes with a big challenge for the head of state-run Airports of Thailand Pcl: expanding passenger capacity in Bangkok by about the size of [...]
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