fiscal boost

  • Business News

    Thai Finance Minister set to discuss policies with BOT

    The freshly appointed Finance Minister today expressed his readiness to engage in discussions with the governor of the Bank of Thailand (BoT) to align fiscal and monetary policies. Pichai Chunhavajira, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, stated to journalists that collaborating with the BoT on policy coordination is part of his job responsibilities. Pichai expressed confidence that he…

  • Thailand News

    Srettha promises to save Thailand from fiscal chaos

    In a parliamentary revelation yesterday, January 5, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin admitted that his government had inherited the controversial fiscal 2024 budget and was scrambling to make necessary improvements. Opposition MPs, particularly from the Democrat Party, unleashed a barrage of complaints, alleging unfair budget allocations that left southern provinces in the lurch. PM Srettha found himself in the hot seat…

  • Thailand News

    Malaysia’s economic miracle: 2024 boom predicted with a twist

    RAM Rating Services Berhad reveals Malaysia‘s economic future, promising significant growth next year. RAM Rating Services Berhad said in its Economic Outlook 2024 report to get ready for an economic renaissance. The tantalising revelations point towards a potential external demand turnaround, setting the stage for a dazzling economic performance. The domestic front is gearing up for a resilience revolution, riding…

  • Thailand News

    Will the 2024 fiscal year save the Thai economy?

    Deputy Finance Minister Julapun Amornvivat revealed that Thailand‘s eagerly awaited 3.48 trillion baht budget for the 2024 fiscal year won’t see the light until early May. Originally set to kick off on October 1, the budget got tangled in the web of politics, with May’s election and the lengthy government formation process pushing the official start to September 5. According…

  • Business News

    Thailand economy: Fiscal position to suffer due to government policies like digital wallet scheme

    Thailand’s fiscal position is predicted to face a downturn in the medium term, according to analysts, as the government advances populist policies such as the digital wallet scheme. BMI, a division of Fitch Solutions, forecasts that the nation’s budget deficit will escalate from 2.9% in the current fiscal year to 3.6% in the following fiscal year. This is due to…

  • Business News

    Penny-pinching plans: Finance ministry’s welfare budget shuffle in the works

    In an attempt to ease the strain on government spending, the Ministry of Finance is contemplating new measures regarding the allocation of the public welfare budget, an anonymous source from the finance ministry disclosed. This primarily pertains to the bracket of public welfare budget expenditure which, the source identifies, consists of redundant items that do not necessarily correlate with the…

  • Business News

    Khon Kaen Chamber urges rapid election endorsement for timely fiscal boost

    The Khon Kaen Chamber of Commerce urged a swift endorsement of General Election results to ensure the timely allocation of the fiscal 2024 budget for the Thai economy. Channarong Buristrakul, the chamber’s president, stressed the importance of forming a new government without delay and removing any hindrances to effective governance. The chamber emphasized the need for a new government to…