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Thailand to seek talks with US on trade privileges loss

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Thailand plans to seek talks with the United States on a decision to end preferential trade privileges on a range of Thai exports including seafood, officials said Monday. [...]
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UPDATE 1-Thailand’s Siam Cement to list packaging unit, eyes expansion

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s largest industrial conglomerate Siam Cement Group Pcl plans the initial public offer (IPO) of its subsidiary, SCG Packaging, the company said in a statement [...]
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Thailand sees limited impact from US trade benefits suspension

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | GulfNews | 6:02 AM

Trade-reliant Thailand said President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend some US trade benefits will affect only a small proportion of its exports. The impact is [...]
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Finance ministry cuts 2019 GDP growth forecast to 2.8pct

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The finance ministry cut its 2019 economic growth forecast to 2.8 percent from the 3.0 percent it projected in August, due mainly to declining exports. The ministry also [...]
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2 foreign overstayers arrested on Samui, Phangan

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Police have arrested a Dutchman and a Nigerian in two separate operations to clamp down on foreigners overstaying their visas. Alexander de Rooij, 46, was arrested while [...]
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Thai government to slap CO2 tax on ‘big bikes’

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:02 AM

The Thai Excise Department is poised to boost the tax on “big bikes” by 100,000 baht starting at the beginning of next year. The new tax will reflect motorcycle [...]
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Thai exports will suffer from Trump labour rights decision

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:02 AM

The Thai export sector will suffer another blow after the US President Donald Trump announced on Friday the suspension of 1.3 billion dollars worth of duty-free trade for [...]
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Fishy business: Stinking ponyfish blanket Thai tourist beach

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hundreds of dead fish washed ashore on a luxury tourist resort on Thailand’s south coast, officials said Saturday, blanketing a long stretch of pristine white sands in [...]
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Trump hits Thai seafood industry over worker rights

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Donald Trump will suspend trade preferences for Thailand’s seafood industry after it failed to take steps to improve worker rights, dealing a blow to the [...]
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Four hundred made redundant as tyre factory in eastern Thailand shuts down

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:02 AM

The closure of a tyre canvas production plant in Rayong province, eastern Thailand, has led to four hundred workers being left unemployed. Thai PBS World reports that the SRF [...]
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What The Ouster Of The Royal Consort May Say About Where Thailand Is Heading

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | NPR | 6:02 AM

Earlier this week, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn stripped his consort of all her ranks and titles, just months after officially granting her the role. A statement [...]
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Muslims in Thai south mark 15 years since Tak Bai ‘massacre’

26-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Muslims in the conflict-blistered Thai south on Friday marked with prayers the 15th anniversary of the deaths of scores of protesters who suffocated in army trucks, an [...]
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Thailand’s $7 billion airport rail project off the ground after months of dispute

26-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s plans for a new $7.4 billion high-speed rail link from Bangkok to the tourist town of Pattaya got the go ahead on Thursday after months of negotiations that [...]
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Thailand’s largest company CP Group signs $7.4 bn rail deal

26-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A consortium led by Thailand’s largest conglomerate CP Group on Thursday signed a $7.4 billion deal to build a high-speed railway connecting three airports, the spine [...]
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Thai king sacks six palace officials for ‘evil actions’

25-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s king has fired six senior palace officials for their “evil actions”, the palace announced Wednesday, days after the monarch stripped his consort [...]
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