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20/05 Govt targets 10,000 start-ups

21/04 Thai automotive industry Light at the end of the tunnel

20/04 Thailand leads in auto exports to Vietnam

11/04 BMW aims to export 10,000 CBUs a year

18/03 10 new Makro outlets set to open this year

22/02 SCB eyes overseas investment

15/02 Power play

08/02 Outbound investments jump 143%

31/01 Year of investment' planned for Samart

30/01 SPCG signs deals with three countries

28/01 SPCG signs deals with three countries

26/01 Burn Rubber banks on KTM's big bikes

11/04 Family firm on a mission to go global

04/01 The Steel gets serious about power

30/12 Scan Inter builds CNG fuelling network

28/12 Vietnam GDP hits eight-year high

22/12 BAFS ups capital in FPT for oil pipeline project

17/12 SCG seeks new allies for Vietnam plan

17/12 PTT puts off overseas projects

11/12 EEP awaits permit for waste-to-power plant

09/12 Blacklist awaits visa-overstaying foreigners

08/12 Thai Solar ups Japan capacity

05/12 How coal-fired plants will doom Thailand

05/12 B10bn fund would lure industries

02/12 Somkid shelves rail project with China

01/12 Renewable projects vetted

01/12 MC predicts strong ICT market growth

30/11 Vietnam steps up

27/11 Start-ups in line for incentives

27/11 7Line's new R&D unit in Thailand first outside Japan

21/11 Internet of Things ready to roll locally next year, say analysts

13/11 Groundwork laid for public-private partnerships in solar energy

01/10 Japan firm aids Thai solar energy expansion

19/09 Bids invited for solar power projects

16/09 Solvay set to expand Thai operations

14/09 Loan guarantee to solar power investment in Japan

04/09 Conergy joins B Grimm Power for solar plant

29/08 Renewable support to continue

28/08 Padaeng to set up biomass power plant

27/08 B Grimm plans solar expansion

24/08 Mekong nations, Japan agree on industrialisation blueprint

20/08 Biomass power project draws Japanese interest

14/08 New energy plan to save Bt8.5 trillion by 2036 EPPO

14/08 Conergy, ATC Enviro to set up three solar plants

08/08 Solar power in Thailand new power purchase scheme creates investment opportunities

08/08 SPCG will move solar assembly facility to Korat

03/08 UWC to supply fuel to biomass power plants

03/08 Culinary school grooms quality Thai chefs to meet rising demand

23/07 Public sector to bid for solar farms

15/07 Country needs to establish more industrial waste sites, study finds

13/07 Thailand outshines Asean in solar power

04/07 BestonGlobal settles on Thailand for its Asean hub

02/07 Thailand risks losing momentum through lack of automation Survey

02/07 PM assures Japanese investors

02/07 Luxury car sales hit fast lane despite woe

02/07 Japan backs Dawei, Thai high-speed train

02/07 GM Thailand engines North America-bound

02/07 B400m for LED campaign

30/06 Mitsubishi Electric to build B2.9bn complex in Chon Buri

27/06 Eco Waste Management, Satarem to set up waste-to-energy plant

22/06 Thailand's regional role challenged

22/06 Bt8 bn investments get okay under FBA

20/06 Thai-German Meat Product eyes AEC

20/06 Surge in Japanese firms registered here

20/06 Samsung seeks bigger footprint in commercial air-conditioning segment

20/06 Japanese SMEs keen on Thailand's service sector

20/06 IEA expert calls for tougher air-quality standards

18/06 ERC keen on bidding for 3,400 MW

17/06 Firms bullish on toxic waste

16/06 Thai firm claims plant vaccine first

12/06 Superblock to supply 2,000MW by 2017

13/06 Waste power plants given green light

13/06 B10.7bn loan signed for Red Line

12/06 Superblock to supply 2,000MW by 2017

08/06 UPDATE 1-Thailand's Superblock to invest $884 mln in solar power in 2015

11/06 Chow Steel prepares for solar farm diversification

08/06 Leading property portal aims to widen market

05/06 Quality Houses wants to create a brand that will woo Gen Y

05/06 Developers focus on luxury condos in Bangkok CBD as land prices rise

05/06 Despite weaker industrial land sales in 2014, Thailand 'remains attractive' to investors

04/06 Noble set to resume new project launches

03/06 Magnolia in B5bn condo launches

04/06 BCP keen on geothermal

28/05 Moody's Thai govt financial position very strong

28/05 Japan urges Thais to head east

28/05 Banana Republic debuts

27/05 Thailand-Japan rail project gets cabinet green light

27/05 Thailand, Japan sign bullet-train deal

25/05 Mitsubishi, AP plan condos

25/05 Asia Hotel rebranding Cha-Am property

23/05 Rents rise for non-CBD office locations in Bangkok

23/05 Luxury condo market hot

22/05 TPCH taps into bright future for biomass power

22/05 Property Perfect cuts 2015 forecast

22/05 New Take-offs

22/05 Luxury developers enjoy success at Asia roadshows

21/05 Eight Sansiri projects cleared for launch

21/05 Ananda extends JV with Japan's Mitsui Group

19/05 Businesses see future in refuse, says FTI

16/05 PTTGC plans two new factories

15/05 Bangchak allocates $5m for US lithium operations

14/05 Ratch moves on with fourth Aust wind farm

14/05 Cabinet backs Ayutthaya waste project

13/05 First four months see jump in BOI project approvals

13/05 Bangchak pushes biomass

13/05 Ayutthaya waste-to-energy plant approved

09/05 Knauf plans second Thai plant

08/05 New Takeoffs

08/05 Contractors set for 2nd half boost from govt projects

07/05 Trina Solar to build Thailand plant

07/05 Lower rise seen in Bangkok land prices

07/05 GPSC eyes further expansion overseas

06/05 Plus Property identifies next Bangkok hot spots

06/05 Klass Assets to launch 2 condo projects in H2

06/05 F&N seeks new energy drink venture to replace Red Bull

06/05 Developers confident of high-end city condo demand

06/05 Auto-makers want Thailand to become regional production centre for large trucks

06/05 Plus Property identifies next Bangkok hot spots

06/05 Kasemkij expansion worth B6.5bn

06/05 Chao Phraya riverside to become iconic upmarket utopia

30/04 KTIS eyes B400m to upgrade machinery as sugar prices sag

28/04 SiPH earmarks B400m for upgrade

24/04 Architect 2015 to showcase innovative construction materials

23/04 Vietnam 'outperforms' China and India in BPO ratings

23/04 SCG makes inroads into becoming 'green' consultancy

23/04 New VC firm to help local IT start-ups

17/04 Ratch may invest in 5 solar plants in Japan

17/04 More office developers, business tenants catching on to 'green' building trend

16/04 Licences for renewable sources to be issued soon

09/04 Power plan aims to cut reliance on gas

06/04 Asean's next decade

04/04 IRPC allots B28bn for 5-year plan

03/04 Ua Withya eyes renewables

03/04 Martial law's end may spur foreign flows

03/04 Indorama sets B62bn spending spree

02/04 PTTGC plans $1bn factory for polymers

25/03 Electricity Generating

25/03 Samart Corporation

24/03 Revolving fund eyed for company projects

19/03 Samart, M-Link sign deal to develop B1bn power plant

18/03 Demco eyes alternative energy sector plans wind, solar plants upbeat on record revenue

14/03 Nava Nakorn in power play

13/03 Padaeng shifts from zinc to renewables

12/03 Egco looks to more overseas revenue

12/03 Ducati growth to power down

12/03 Alstom vows to bring state-of-art technology to Krabi power plant bid

10/03 PSTC eyeing renewable projects, digital ventures

10/03 2 foreign firms to replace Mae Moh coal plant

02/03 Power plants to play a bigger role in Banpu's future (Bangkok Post)

02/03 Coal still king (Bangkok Post)

27/02 Ratch lays out plans to boost power generation capacity (Bangkok Post)

16/02 Scan Inter to raise B1.5bn (Bangkok Post)

11/02 Vietnam projected to become world’s 22nd largest economy by 2050: PwC

11/02 Buriram Sugar ups biomass energy output (Bangkok Post)

06/02 Egco spends B12bn on NED acquisition (Bangkok Post)

05/02 UAC Global pushes into renewables (Bangkok Post)

05/02 Thailand becomes Acer's regional centre (Bangkok Post)

05/02 Loxley sees the light with 4 solar plants (Bangkok Post)

02/02 GM to set up factory in Indonesia (Bangkok Post)

31/01 Thailand and World Bank Advance Green Economy

31/01 Ford Motor Company

31/01 Eco-car Projects to Spur Demand for Thai Automotive

29/01 M-Link closes in on B500m power deal (Bangkok Post)

12/01 Eco-cars set to drive output (Bangkok Post)

09/01 Organic laws to speed up infrastructure projects (Bangkok Post)

02/01 Empires make way for new generation (Bangkok Post)

02/01 Asean to produce more than 4m vehicles in 2015 (Bangkok Post)

30/12 CK Power explores renewable projects (Bangkok Post)

20/12 Power Solution makes impressive debut on MAI(Bangkok Post)

19/12 Pair of acquisitions adds fuel to SCG's technology drive (Bangkok Post)

19/12 TUF buys US Bumble Bee for B48bn (Bangkok Post)

19/12 Govt to speed up railway projects next year (Jakarta Post)

16/12 Bangchak eyes non-oil sales, renewables (Bangkok Post)

16/12 State unveils new FDI strategy (Bangkok Post)

15/12 Pilot project turning waste into power (Bangkok Post)

12/12 RI, Italy sign deal on industrial cooperation (Bangkok Post)

08/12 Ford keen to increase Asean market share (Bangkok Post)

 

 

 

November 2015
Population (2014) 67.7 million
ASEAN population 625 million
Literacy Rate 96 %
Minimun Wage 300 bath/day
   
GDP (2014) US $ 373.8 billion
GDP per Capita (2014) US $ 5,519.4
GDP Growth (2014) 0.9%
GDP Growth (2015,Projected) 3.5 - 4.5 %
Export Growth (2014) -4.4 %
Export Growth (2015,Projected) -3.7 %
   
Trade Balance (2014) US $ 24.6 billion
Current Account Balance (2014) US $ 15.4 billion
International Reserves (2014) Us $ 157.1 billion
Capacity Utilization (2015) 58.8 %
Manufacturing Production Index (Sep 2015) 86.8
Core Inflation (2015, Projected) 1.59
Headline Inflation (2015, Projected) 1.5
Consumer Price Index (August 2015) 107.26
(2011 = 100)  
Corporate Income Tax 10-20 %
Withholding Tax 0-10%
Value Added Tax 7%
   
March Average Exchange Rates  
US $1 = 35.70 baht  
€ 1 = 39.56 baht  
£ 1 = 55.30 baht  
100 ¥ = 30.41 baht  
CNY1= 5.68 baht  
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