Thailand Articles & Analysis

In its April 2018 Economic Monitor for Thailand, the World Bank reported that GDP growth accelerated to 3.9% in 2017, from 0.91% in 2014, 2.94% in 2015 and 3.23% in 2016. This was the fastest expansion since the 7.24% recorded in 2012, and was driven by strong global growth, increased export revenue and a modest recovery in private consumption.

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What advantages does Singapore offer tech companies seeking a springboard into ASEAN?  

By enacting measures to preserve natural and heritage sites, Thailand is stepping up efforts to protect its visitor attractions and promote sustainable tourism, although the intervention is expected to affect sector earnings in the short term.

Solid performance is expected in Bangkok’s commercial real estate segment this year, with demand to remain high despite significant new supply coming onto the market.

Two of Thailand’s largest financial institutions have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to undertake a merger following government efforts to encourage consolidation in the domestic banking industry.

As regional exchanges become more mature, which factors make SGX a standout proposition for Asian companies seeking to list? 

Thailand’s manufacturing sector has received a boost following new investment in automotive production; however, fragile domestic demand, a widening skills gap and cooling export demand pose challenges to the broader industrial sector.