GAUHATI, India (AP) — A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit India's remote northeast region before dawn on Monday, killing at least four people, injuring 100 others and causing damage to several buildings. The death and injuries were caused by falling debris in and around Imphal, the capital...
India's Ravichandran Ashwin (left) celebrates the dismissal of South Africa's Faf du Plessis (not in picture) during the first...

Phuket: Door to Thailand

Monday, 06 August 2012 11:29
Phuket has quietly positioned itself as an alternative gateway to Bangkok and the long-term strategy is beginning to pay off.
Rice farming has long been the mainstay of Thailand. Rice farmers were once dubbed the backbone of the nation. But as a new generation shuns taking over their ancestors' career, is Thailand's traditional vocation under threat in the heartland of this once agricultural country?
BANGKOK, July 31 - Thai exports this year are projected to grow at 5.8 per cent, valued at US$242 billion, the lowest growth in three years thanks to signs of slowing Thai exports from overseas factors, according to an analysis released by the Centre for...
BANGKOK, 30 July 2012 -Ms. Kulaya Tantitemit, Senior Expert on Macroeconomic Policy, Bureau of Macroeconomic Policy, Fiscal Policy Office, the Ministry of Finance has expressed her confidence that the Thai economy will be able to grow as much as 5.7% this year although the Euro...
BANGKOK, 11 July 2012  – Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Thailand Bandid Nijathaworn(บัณฑิต นิจถาวร) has warned about 3 risk factors that could affect the Thai economy in the second half of this year.

Thailand to host 3rd SEOM this month

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 11:05
BANGKOK, 9 July 2012  - Thailand will host the 3rd ASEAN Senior Economic Officials Meeting (SEOM) later this month, during which the attending delegates will discuss the imminent ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and other trade agreements.
BANGKOK, 6 July 2012  – The Secretary-General of ASEAN is worried that the integration of the 10-member economic bloc into a community may put its citizens at risks of catching more non-communicable illnesses.
BANGKOK, 3 July 2012  – India and Myanmar have signed an MOU on economy, commerce, and investment, which is expected to help boost Thai economy.
BANGKOK, June 29 - The Thai shrimp export will be impacted by the European Union (EU) generalised system of preferences (GSP), according to Somsak Paneetatyasai, president of the Thai Shrimp Association.
Bangkok, June 22, 2012 – Thailand opened a new chapter in the history of its travel & tourism industry by holding its first trade show that focused heavily on four key niche-market segments that are set to be major growth areas in future.
BANGKOK, 23 June 2012  – The government is determined to conclude a number of government-to-government rice purchase deals while expressing confidence to boost Thai rice prices in the world market.
Bangkok, June 22, 2012 –  The emergence of the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015 and the opening of Myanmar will generate more high-yield visitors for Thailand by boosting its status as a regional hub for conventions and exhibitions, delegates attending a MICE event were told.
BANGKOK, June 21 – Thailand’s MICE industry-- which includes meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions, continues to grow, in contrast to the economic crises in Europe and the United States, said Thongchai Sridama, acting president of the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).
BANGKOK, 21 June 2012 - The Commerce Ministry is scheduled to meet with the Prime Minister and representatives from the export sector at the end of the month to discuss new assistance measures.

DITP recommends orchids for export

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:18
BANGKOK, 19 June 2012  - Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) has suggested that Thai exporters export more orchids due to the rise in its price in the world market. 
BANGKOK, 17 June 2012  - The Commerce Ministry has reaffirmed that the government's export growth target for this year will be achieved as planned. 

“Watch & Win” Winners Announced

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:58
Bangkok, June 11, 2012 – For five weeks during April and May 2012, creative tourists from around the world were invited to participate in the “Watch & Win” online contest, part of a creative tourism campaign called “Discover the Other You,” organized by the Tourism...
Bangkok, June 7, 2012 - The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today unveiled Thailand’s largest travel & tourism trade exhibition, Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2012 (TTM+ 2012) at IMPACT Exhibition Center Halls 5 & 6 in Bangkok.  The event, which runs from June 6 to...
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