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Business 18 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

From car parts to condos, faltering Thailand lures Chinese money

RAYONG (Thailand): Everywhere you look on Thailand’s Amata industrial estate in Rayong you see signs in Chinese. It’s a similar story just along the coast in the tourist resort of Pattaya, where Mandarin is increasingly visible alongside English and Russian.

Economy 17 May 2016 | 5:43 AM

Faltering Thailand lures Chinese money

As China’s economy slows, its investors are looking abroad for growth and Thailand, home to one of the world’s largest ethnic Chinese minorities and a gateway to South-East Asia’s 600 million consumers, is a hot investment destination in everything from industry to condominiums.

Nation 24 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dr M has packed schedule in Thailand

BANGKOK: Security, economy, trade and the strengthening of the Asean community will be among the main focus of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s official visit to Thailand today.

Business 01 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Thailand copes with super baht 20 years after currency crash

TWO decades ago, Thailand became ground zero of the Asia financial crisis, when its government scrapped a dollar peg with the baht, a devaluation that unleashed a wave of speculative attacks on other regional currencies and shook the global economy. Now, the baht is again posing challenges for Thailand but this time because it may be too strong.

AseanPlus News 02 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Chinese flocking to Thailand during ‘Golden Week’ break

BANGKOK: Confirmation that the Zika virus had caused microcephaly in Thailand is not likely to scare off large numbers of Chinese tourists due to jet in for holidays in the next week, tourists and industry operators said.

Business 27 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Thailand beats the odds

THAILAND has had a tough time of it since 2008. “Stalemate”, “uncertainty”, “gridlock” and “crisis” are some of the words that have been used to describe the country’s politics in recent years as so-called pro-establishment “yellow shirt” supporters battle against their anti-establishment “red shirt” rivals in sometimes bloody confrontations.

Business 22 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Thailand, China in agreement

BANGKOK: China and Thailand have agreed that the first phase of a planned high-speed railway project will cost 179 billion baht (US$5.15bil), Thailand’s transport minister said, with both countries calling for closer ties following rocky negotiations

News 02 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Best of Thailand showcased to enhance commercial ties

MINI Thailand Week 2016 (MTW 2016), a colourful four-day event featuring the best of Thailand’s art and culture held in 1Utama shopping centre, came to a close with 28,000 visitors.

Nation 29 Aug 2016 | 11:02 AM

Thailand agrees to extradite 10 masterminds in human trafficking case

PUTRAJAYA: Thailand has agreed to Malaysia’s request to extradite 10 Thai nationals believed to be masterminds in human trafficking cases along the Malaysia-Thailand border, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Thailand 18 Jul 2016 | 2:49 AM

Thailand wants to shed sex destination image

BANGKOK: Thailand's infamous sex industry is under fire, with the tourism minister pushing to rid the country of its ubiquitous brothels and a spate of police raids in recent weeks on some of the largest establishments providing sex services in Bangkok.