Bangkok: Thailand is staring at a rare back-to-back current-account deficit as the outlook for tourist arrivals becomes less promising with growth in Covid cases globally and energy import bills increasing amid growing oil prices, media report said.
Thai traders are increasingly growing anxious over the influx of Chinese goods and agricultural produce since the opening of the Boten-Vientiane high-speed railway in Laos.
Bangkok: The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) has expressed concern that the China-Laos railway will hurt Thailand’s agricultural economy and the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), according to media reports.
Bangkok/UNI/Sputnik: A powerful explosion occurred at a plastic foam factory in Thailand’s Bang Phli district early on Monday, resulting in the injury of at least 21 people, the Bangkok Post reports.
The Thailand government has extended medical supplies, including surgical masks, PPE sets, face shields, rapid antigen test kits, and oximeter among others to Nepalto boost its Covid-19 response.
New York: United Nations independent human rights experts on Monday voiced grave concerns over increasingly severe use of lèse-majesté laws in Thailand, warning that a rise in their usage is further restricting civic space and the enjoyment of fundamental freedoms in the country.
New York: Thailand’s decision to charge protestors with treason is deeply troubling, the UN Human Rights Office, OHCHR, said on Friday following the arrest of at least 35 activists, including a teenager, in recent weeks
Bangkok/Xinhua:Twenty-five provinces in Thailand have been largely affected by flash floods and torrential rain water due to tropical storm Nangka over the weekend, causing at least one death and three injuries, according to Sunday's report of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM).
New York: Chief executives of 110 companies in Thailand on Wednesday, have signed up to a new set of UN principles on women’s economic empowerment, pledging to improve gender equality in the boardroom, equal pay for equal work, and safer and more inclusive workplaces.
Bangkok/Xinhua: Seven people were killed and 40 others injured in a collision between a tour bus and a trailer truck in northeastern Thailand on early Saturday.
New Delhi: China might receive a hit in the diplomatic front as India, Australia, and the USA—three of the four integral members of the Quad- have now shown interest to invest in the Kra Canal project which is being actively entertained by the Thailand government.
Thailand, a key ally of China, is slowly pushing back against Beijing and recently the country decided to not only postpone the procurement of two submarines from China but has also shelved the Chinese proposal for building a canal in the Bay of Bengal replacing it with its own project, media reports said.
Bangkok/Sputnik/UNI: An armed man has opened fire in a building belonging to the Thai state radio broadcaster in the city of Phitsanulok on Wednesday, killing three staff members, domestic media reported.
Bangkok/Sputnik/UNI: Thailand's southern provinces have recorded six new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of those infected to 3,015, Taweesin Visanuyothin, a spokesman for the national coronavirus response center, said on Monday.
Moscow/Sputnik: Two flights from Bangkok to Russia's Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Samara (via Irkutsk) – will evacuate Russian citizens from Thailand on late Sunday amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media said.