Thailand okeys 10-year EEC visa for foreigners

Thailand okeys 10-year EEC visa for foreigners

Thailand’s cabinet has approved a special 10-year visa for executives and experts working in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to support the development of targeted industries in the country.
Thailand faces credit card default risks

Thailand faces credit card default risks

The risk of default on credit card loans rose significantly in the first quarter this year in Thailand, driven by the Bank of Thailand (BoT)'s mandate for a higher minimum payment rate.
Vietnamese powerlifter wins World Cup golds in Thailand

Vietnamese powerlifter wins World Cup golds in Thailand

World record holder Le Van Cong won two gold medals at the World Para Powerlifting Organisation's Pattaya World Cup 2024 in Thailand.
Thailand carries out cabinet reshuffle

Thailand carries out cabinet reshuffle

The new cabinet of Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin was announced on April 28.
Canada, ASEAN consolidate climate change response, economic cooperation

Canada, ASEAN consolidate climate change response, economic cooperation

The Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) and the ASEAN Alliance on Carbon Markets (AACM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration and accelerate the implementation of carbon crediting programmes across Southeast Asia.
Thailand urged to increase proportion of renewable power generation

Thailand urged to increase proportion of renewable power generation

The Thai Government is being urged to increase the proportion of renewable power generation to more than the target of 50 per cent set in the power development plan (PDP).
China, Thailand forge alliance for moon exploration

China, Thailand forge alliance for moon exploration

China and Thailand have inked preliminary agreements to collaborate on the peaceful exploration and use of space, as well as on the development of international lunar research stations.
Thailand, Vietnam to boost cooperation in trade, investment, tourism, and infrastructure

Thailand, Vietnam to boost cooperation in trade, investment, tourism, and infrastructure

Thailand and Vietnam are seeking ways to promote trade and investment, tourism, and infrastructure.
Thailand cracks down on e-cigarettes at schools

Thailand cracks down on e-cigarettes at schools

Thailand’s Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) will impose strict measures, such as searches of personal belongings, to crack down on vapes in schools following a "surge" in the number of students using them.
Laos, Thailand launch cross-border QR payment

Laos, Thailand launch cross-border QR payment

Laos and Thailand launched cross-border QR payment linkage on April 3, aiming to promote innovation and access to financial services for the benefit of their people.
Thailand works to reduce CO2 emissions

Thailand works to reduce CO2 emissions

Thailand is expected to start enforcing a new law outlining measures to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in an effort to help the state and business sectors better deal with climate change, a senior official has said.
COVID-19 outbreak at Thai prison

COVID-19 outbreak at Thai prison

Thailand’s public health officials are gearing up to open an emergency operations centre (EOC) to control the COVID-19 situation at provincial Prachuap Khiri Khan prison, where clusters of infections have been confirmed.
Thailand to set up new SEZ for clean energy

Thailand to set up new SEZ for clean energy

Thailand will establish a special economic zone (SEZ) in Chachoengsao province, east of Bangkok, to support clean energy development, including battery plants, to serve electric vehicle (EV) production, according to Director of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Office Chula Sukmanop.
Thailand, RoK agree to launch trade talks

Thailand, RoK agree to launch trade talks

The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) on March 27 announced that it has agreed with Thailand to kick off negotiations on a comprehensive economic partnership, as the North Asian country aims to expand its presence in the Southeast Asian region.
Thailand warns against toy-shaped vape

Thailand warns against toy-shaped vape

Thai Academics are warning about a new type of e-cigarette called "toy pods" which look like replicas of popular cartoon characters to target school and university students.
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