Thailand’s Economic Fallout

Thailand announced a slump in trade figures on Tuesday with the biggest drop in imports in more than four years in January, as months of anti-government protests extended their economic toll beyond falling tourism numbers. The protesters, whose disruption of a general election this month left Thailand in political limbo, aim to topple caretaker Prime […]

Lucrative business deals for New Zealand, Thailand

Yingluck Shinawatra welcomed New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to Bangkok. The New Zealand leader was on a 2-day visit, accompanied by a team of corporate captains. Recommended Read: Thailand is New Zealand’s 10th largest trading partner  

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 […]

Foreign investments to improve quality of life in Thailand

The Democrat Party has criticized Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of making trips to other countries.  Whether the Democrat Party and the Opposition Leader is out of ammunition to attack the Government on national issues is immaterial, though it seems that they are grasping at straws. Yingluck has this to say: The visits are aimed at […]

Thailand‚ a critical component of Pakistan’s “Vision East Asia”

The President of Pakistan expressed the hope that the visit of Yingluck Shinawatra‚ the first democratically elected female Prime Minister of Thailand would further boost bilateral relations particularly trade and investment ties between the two countries. Asif Ali Zardari also appreciated Thai government’s recent financial support for rehabilitation of earthquake victims in Baluchistan in 2013 and […]

The Lecture at the British Chamber of Commerce, Thailand

Yingluck Shinawatra, the Prime Minister of Thailand, attended “The Lecture” that is an annual dinner of the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT). Founded in 1946, BCCT is the oldest foreign chamber and the largest non-Asian foreign chamber in Thailand. In addition, it is the largest and oldest British Chamber in Asia. At its inception there […]

Yingluck meets Japanese Corporate Captains

The Thai Prime Minister had her hands full during her trip to Tokyo. Yingluck Shinawatra met with influential corporate captains, among them from Toyota Motor Corporation, Canon Japan, Mitsui & Co. Ltd, ITOCHU Corporation,  Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, and Nikkei Inc.  The business sector in Japan had expressed their encouragement in the economic […]

ASEAN Economic Community Week

The Ministry of Commerce in collaboration with the public and private sectors will organize ‘ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Week’ during 20-29 May to pave the way for trade opportunities in the international arena. Department of International Trade Promotion Director-General Srirat Rattapana revealed that various activities would be organized as part of the AEC week with […]

US-ASEAN Business Council visits Thai PM Yingluck

Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra received distinguished guests from the US – ASEAN Business Council and the United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, Her Excellency, Kristie Kenney. The US-ASEAN Business Council is the premiere advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). ASEAN represents nearly 600 […]

Free Trade Agreement between Chile and Thailand

Jan 26 (Reuters) – Chile hopes to sign a free trade agreement with Thailand soon and is seeking to expand a limited one it has with India, as the Andean country looks to deepen its open, export-dependent model, foreign affairs minister Alfredo Moreno said on Saturday. The country is also working on broader agreements, including with fellow […]