BANGKOK, Jan 2 – Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul has expressed concern on a decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning the Thai-Cambodian dispute on area around the Phra Viharn (Preah Vihear) temple.

Thailand’s gross domestic product (GDP) this year has been adjusted upward slightly from 5.5 percent to 5.7 percent, mainly due to the government stimulus actions in various projects, according to the Finance Ministry.

Thailand’s trade deficit for the first 11 months of this year was posted at USS15.7 billion despite growth in exports, the Commerce Ministry announced today.

Applications for investment privileges in Thailand jumped to a historic volume of Bt1 trillion during Jan 1-Dec 20 this year, according to the Industry Ministry.

Wednesday, 02 January 2013 17:49

Trade robust at Thai-Lao border

Border trade with the Lao PDR in Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom was vigorous at the start of the New Year festival, with a large number of Lao having crossed the border to buy goods on the Thai side.

Train services nationwide will be upgraded in a 2 and 1/2 year improvement program beginning early next year with a planned completion date of August 2015, for track and facilities improvement, according to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT).

Thailand made another historic record with skyrocketing sales of 1.3 million cars in the first 11 months of this year, an automotive industrialist said last week.

Wednesday, 02 January 2013 15:02

2012 Golden Year of Thai tourism

Inbound tourists to Thailand hit a historic record of almost 22 million people this year, generating at least Bt900 billion (US$30 billion), a prominent Thai tourism industry leader said this week.

Wednesday, 02 January 2013 11:40

Thai CEOs predict surging domestic economy

BANGKOK, Jan 2 – Thailand’s top business executives are optimistic about the country’s economic growth this year, predicting the gross domestic product (GDP) at 4.6 per cent and a rocketing stock index to 1,412 points, according to a university survey.

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Jan 1 -- High waves caused by the strong northeast monsoon are pounding shoreline roads in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Pak Phanang and Hua Sai districts.

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