All mega-projects now require strategic environment assessment

The government has recently issued a new ministerial regulation, requiring all mega projects to undergo a strategic environmental assessment (SEA), on top of the existing environmental impact assessment (EIA) and…

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Global conditions arrest Thailand’s economic recovery  

Thailand’s economic growth in the fourth quarter of last year has disappointed many people. Real gross domestic product (GDP), a broader measure of economic output, grew just 1.4 percent year on year,…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 18, 2022 tourists gather and take pictures in the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thailand’s economic think tank predicts 3.2% growth this year

Bolstered by recovery in the tourism sector, Thailand’s economic growth for the whole of 2022 is forecast to be 3.2%, without further need for major economic stimulus packages, according to…

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(Photo by Tim Mossholder)

Thailand’s economy staring at recession at year-end

The Thai economy rebounded in the second quarter, growing by 7.5 percent year on year, after a 12.1 percent contraction during April-June last year. The high economic growth in the second…

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Govt’s latest COVID-relief loan triggers fears over transparency, public debt   

Controversy has erupted over the government’s move to borrow another huge sum to aid recovery from the virus crisis.  The government opted for an emergency decree to sanction an extra…

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Inside the Jatujak market, the most popular weekend market in Bangkok on May 18, 2021.

Thailand’s dilemma: how to shore up economy as infections surge

Thailand’s economic outlook is bleak, with the daily COVID-19 caseload hitting four figures following mid-April’s Songkran holiday. The economy shrank 2.6 percent year on year in the first quarter, according…

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