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Thailand’s economy was already sickening

OUTSIDE China, Thailand has the largest number of patients infected by the novel coronavirus. Unfortunately, the export-reliant US$500bil economy, South-East Asia’s second-largest, was sickly even before the outbreak of the pneumonia-like illness. That reflects simultaneous blows from the Sino-US trade war, the worst drought in decades and a stubbornly strong currency. Add in Beijing’s newly imposed restrictions on Chinese travellers, who account for the lion’s share of arrivals, plus the knock-on effect on other tourists, and a recession begins to look imminent.

A US$54b economic revamp at risk from Thailand election uncertainty

BANGKOK: A high-speed train that glides from an expanded coastal airport handling 60 million passengers toward cavernous new stations in Bangkok. An infrastructure blitz that takes Thailand’s economy to new heights.

Thailand faces risk of political disarray as vote nears

BANGKOK: A high-speed train that glides from an expanded coastal airport handling 60 million passengers toward cavernous new stations in Bangkok. An infrastructure blitz that takes Thailand’s economy to new heights.

Call for enterprise business strategy as global economy walks into crisis

GLOBAL growth is expected to moderate in 2019 with risks skewed to the downside as investors attuned to the US-China trade war, uncertainty on China’s growth, the US Fed rate hike aggressiveness, global monetary policy tightening with central banks taking a step back from their long-standing market support from the very low interest rates for nearly a decade and emerging market debt noises.

BoT chief saving firepower as trade fears mount

BANGKOK: Thailand’s central bank is keeping enough ammunition in store to respond to a downturn in world trade amid a wave of anti-globalisation sentiment that’s swept from the UK to the United States.

Surprise rise in Thai February exports

BANGKOK: Thailand reported that exports grew in February for the first time in 14 months, thanks to two unusual items - helicopters and an eight-fold increase from a month earlier for gold shipments.

Thailand maintains rate

BANGKOK: Thailand’s central bank has held its key interest rate and cut its 2016 growth forecast, saying economic momentum is slowing as the impact of the government’s short-term stimulus measures is fading.

Thai central bank to keep rates on hold as it counts on fiscal spending

BANGKOK: Thailand's central bank is expected to leave its benchmark interest rate steady for a sixth straight meeting on Wednesday, as it pins hopes on government spending to revive the economy.