Thailand: Half population acquires immunity against SARS-CoV-2

Thailand: Half population acquires immunity against SARS-CoV-2

About half the population of Thailand has now acquired immunity against COVID-19 but this remains well short of the government's 80 percent target, according to the country’s Department of Disease Control (DoDC).
Thai businesses gear up for the big time in Vietnam

Thai businesses gear up for the big time in Vietnam

Thailand’s registered investment capital into Vietnam has so far reached more than $13 billion. Piyapong Jriyasetapong, chairman of the new Thai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam, debuted last week in Hanoi, talked with VIR’s Thanh Tung about Thai investors’ interest in the Vietnamese market.
Inflation in Indonesia, Thailand on the rise

Inflation in Indonesia, Thailand on the rise

Indonesia’s inflation in March 2022 reached 0.66 percent month-to-month, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS).
Thailand wants to ink extradition pact with ASEAN

Thailand wants to ink extradition pact with ASEAN

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Thailand has said that it is seeking cooperation from 10 countries in Southeast Asia to establish a regional extradition convention to combat transnational crimes by 2024.
Thailand eyes 1.5 million tourists from short-haul destinations

Thailand eyes 1.5 million tourists from short-haul destinations

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set a target of attracting at least 1.5 million tourists from short-haul destinations to compensate for the Chinese market by shaking hands with airlines to spur demand.
WB: Digital and circular economy can earn Thailand 3.4 billion USD annually

WB: Digital and circular economy can earn Thailand 3.4 billion USD annually

The World Bank has said digital and disruptive technologies, along with the development of a circular economy, can earn Thailand up to 3.4 billion USD each year in additional investments, savings and revenue.
Vietnam claim 1-0 victory against Thailand in AFF U23 Championship

Vietnam claim 1-0 victory against Thailand in AFF U23 Championship

Vietnam beat Thailand 1-0 in a match at the ongoing AFF U23 Championship in Cambodia on February 22, despite the fact that some players of the team could not play after testing positive for the coronavirus and reinforcements had to be sent from Vietnam to fill in the gap.
Thailand raises COVID-19 alert level amid rising new infections

Thailand raises COVID-19 alert level amid rising new infections

The Public Health Ministry of Thailand on February 21 raised its COVID-19 alert to Level 4 - the second-highest tier, following a sharp increase in Omicron variant infections nationwide.
Thailand to soon launch travel bubble with India

Thailand to soon launch travel bubble with India

Thailand will soon launch a travel bubble with India, aiming to attract high-value young Indian visitors who can make a significant contribution to the recovery of its tourism-dependent economy.
Thailand: Central Retail plans to invest 100 billion baht by 2026

Thailand: Central Retail plans to invest 100 billion baht by 2026

Thailand’s Central Retail Corporation Pcl (CRC) has said it plans to invest 100 billion baht over the next five years to expand its retail businesses.
Thailand plans to extend migrant workers’ stay to address labour shortages

Thailand plans to extend migrant workers’ stay to address labour shortages

The Ministry of Labour of Thailand is negotiating with neighbouring countries to allow migrant workers who complete their four-year term this year to carry on working in the country for another six months.
Thailand’s economy likely to rebound in H1

Thailand’s economy likely to rebound in H1

The Thai economy is likely to start recovering in the first half of this year thanks to the government's better control of COVID-19 infections, the state's economic stimulus measures as well as accelerated infrastructure development, Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow has said.
Vietnam win 2-0 over Thailand in play-off round in women's football World Cup

Vietnam win 2-0 over Thailand in play-off round in women's football World Cup

The national women’s football team defeated Thailand 2-0 in the 2023 World Cup’s play-off round.
Thai company buys two more solar plants in Vietnam

Thai company buys two more solar plants in Vietnam

Thai energy company Banpu PCL has agreed to acquire the companies holding a 50-MW portfolio of two solar parks in Vietnam in a deal worth 26.7 million USD, according to the company.
Thailand's private sector backs proposed Test & Go reinstatement

Thailand's private sector backs proposed Test & Go reinstatement

The business sector in Thailand is urging the government to reinstate the Test & Go quarantine exemption scheme to attract more tourists, as continued suspension of this program would spell significant economic loss.
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