New consumption patterns affect exports

Thailand must position its export sector to deal with the structural changes in global consumption patterns, and not be content with just finding new markets, a CIMB Thai Bank seminar heard. Veerathai Santiprabhob, adviser to the Thailand Development Research Institute, said the global changes in consumption patterns had an impact on trade. He noted that […]

TDRI foresees 5% GDP growth, warns about China slowdown

Call for fiscal space in event of drop in Chinese FDI The Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) expects the economy to grow by 5 per cent this year, likely driven by consumption and private investment, while suggesting that the government keep the fiscal space for a crisis that could be sparked by China posting unsatisfactory […]