5 million tourists from China expected to visit Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revealed that the overall number of tourists from East Asia has diminished significantly. However it still expects 5.4-million Chinese tourists to choose Thailand as their travel destination. Srisuda Wanapinyosak, TAT’s executive director of East Asia Regions, reported that the number of tourists from China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, […]

For a while it appeared that democracy was finally working

Once considered the economic and political model of Asia, Thailand is now on the edge of becoming a failed state. The Philippines, once the “sick man of Asia” is now considered the top investment destination and most successful economic story in Asia by several major international think tanks and analysts. Today, Thailand’s democratically elected Prime […]

Bhutan, Thailand strengthening bilateral trade

Thailand and Bhutan have agreed to increase collaborations at all levels and to boost the bilateral trade value. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday welcomed Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay to the Government House, before engaging in an official meeting, which involved the full line-up of Thai and Bhutanese government delegates. The two parties then […]

Preah Vihear: Commitment towards responsible reporting

The Union Media of Asian (UMA) hosted a meeting in Sa Kaew’s Arunyaprathet district between press members of Thailand and Cambodia in a bid to ensure objective and transparent reporting of the upcoming verdict regarding Preah Vihear. Press members have reached a consensus that the coverage of the November 11 ruling will be focused on […]

Doing Business in Thailand

The World Bank has ranked Thailand in the 18th spot as the easiest in economy in a global report called “Doing Business 2014“. The World Bank has ranked #Thailand in the 18th spot as the easiest in economy in the world http://t.co/lUuDKOd5n2 pic.twitter.com/SQxdCh7Kur — Areva Aamy (@ArevaAamy) October 30, 2013      

Prayers for an admired Thai monk

The Supreme Patriarch, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Somdet Phra Sangharaja, passed away October 24, 2013 at the age of 100. Chulalongkorn Hospital said His Holiness died of a blood infection at 7:30 pm, and has been ill since February 20, 2002. His Holiness was the head of the Buddhist monks in Thailand. The Office of Yingluck […]

China, Thailand on strategic cooperation in region

  China and Thailand have charted the course for their future cooperation, so as to further develop the bilateral relations. A joint document issued on Friday said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang‘s ongoing visit to Thailand is of milestone significance to further deepen the China-Thailand comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. The two countries agreed that their relations have […]

Thailand, China boost trade to $100 billion – Li Keqiang

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang became the first foreign leader to address Thailand’s Parliament in more than a decade Friday as he began a three-day visit aimed at strengthening ties and seeking business for his country’s high-speed railway technology. Li’s speech underscored China’s growing influence in Southeast Asia a week after Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered […]

Thailand is Switzerland’s 2nd largest trading partner

Thai Prime Minister at a formal gathering of Swiss and Thai business leaders. Yingluck Shinawatra said Switzerland is a major market for Thailand’s exports gems and jewelry, clothes and home decoration items, becoming Thailand’s second largest trading partner in Europe and the ninth in the world.

Business lunch in Switzerland

The Thai government is considering to restore free trade agreement (FTA) talks with Switzerland, the second largest trading partner of the Thai economy in Europe. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told Thai News Agency of the plan, after her meeting with Thailand’s private sector association in Switzerland on Monday, in which Thai Deputy Prime Minister and […]

Malaysian King’s visit to Thailand strengthens ASEAN Economic Community

The visit to Thailand of the Malaysian King have strengthened bilateral relations and investment prospects for both countries, specially in preparations for the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015. Recommended read: Malaysian Royal Visit to Thailand   The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Hajah Haminah today ended […]

Ex-PM Blair’s speech at Uniting for the Future

Address by Tony Blair, 2 September 2013 [as transcribed from recording] Thank you very much Dr., that was an interesting introduction. You covered a lot there. Just for the record, no, I am not being paid; I am here because you invited me. I am here also because I believe in the process of reconciliation. […]

PM Yingluck Shinawatra begins official visit in Pakistan

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday on a two-day official visit to Pakistan for talks on bilateral relations, focusing on economic partnership between the two nations. This bilateral visit from Thailand would take place after more than a decade, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says. Previously Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra, […]

Tajikistan President host dinner for Thai PM

President Emomalii Rahmon hosted a dinner for Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The Thai leader was also treated to a performance by dancers and traditional music of Tajikistan. President Emomalii, who visited Thailand in May of 2013, hopes to see continued economic growth and friendship between his country and Thailand. For more articles […]

Thai PM on a 2-day visit to Pakistan

Thai PM on a 2-day visit to Pakistan Prime Minister of Thailand  Yingluck Shinawatra will arrive in Pakistan on a two-day official visit on Tuesday (August 20). According to the Foreign Office, this bilateral visit of Thai Prime Minister on the invitation of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, will take place after more than a […]