Thai economy’s rocky road in 2020

Kirida Bhaopichitr The Thai economy will continue to grow slowly in 2020, albeit slightly faster than this year. It is projected to expand at 2.5-3.0%, compared with 2.5% in 2019, in line with faster growth in the global economy next year. The Thai economy’s main drivers in 2020 will be recoveries in export volumes and […]

Old laws a brake on express delivery

Urairat Jantarasiri           Want to eat delicious food from famous restaurants without having to brave the notorious Bangkok traffic? Want to buy the latest mobile phone gadgets without leaving the comfort of your home? You are not alone.          Millions of Thais also want to have food and goods delivered right to their doorsteps, which is why Bangkok’s […]

A win-win for nature and the economy

Sunthorn Tunmuntong The Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year went to three visionary scientists for “creating a rechargeable world”. Their works can help recharge the Thai economy too if the government does the right thing to support the lithiumion industry. Before we discuss policies, let’s remember that every time we recharge our mobile phones and […]

Scholar’s rich public legacy

ฺBangkok post – Editorial The death of renowned economist Deunden Nikomborirak, who was killed by a falling tree at her home in Bangkok yesterday, is a great loss not only for the research community but also for all consumers in Thailand. In her work at the Thailand Development Research Institute, Deunden’s numerous studies provided profound insights and, at […]

Bureaucratic maze hampers e-commerce growth

Thanthip Srisuwannaket           E-commerce in Thailand is growing quickly and furiously. Yet the majority of operators refuse to be under the state regulatory system. You can’t blame them. Blame the bureaucratic maze that keeps them out.           According to the Electronic Transactions Development Agency, there are more than 500,000 e-commerce operators in Thailand. Only 823 of them […]

Carrot and stick to beat plastic waste

Kannika Thampanishvong        Wichsinee Wibulpolprasert         Pramon Karnchanapimonkul Last year, a pilot whale was washed up on the shore of Songkhla province. It spat out some plastic and died. In its stomach were 80 or more plastic bags and other plastic items weighing more than eight kilogrammes. The culprit is clear, yet the tragedies continue. Earlier this year, a […]

Thailand’s options as trade war rages

Somkiat Tangkitvanich As the intensifying US-China trade war plunges the world into an economic slowdown, Thailand urgently needs to review trade policies to save its export-dependent economy. One thing is clear: Trade conflicts between the world’s two biggest economies will drag on for a long time. The result is an economic slowdown across the globe […]

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