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  • Business News

    Thai export growth projected at 2-3% amid global economic recovery

    The UTCC (University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce) predicted a revival in exports, projecting a growth of 2-3% for the year, which equates to a value between US$290-293 billion. This shows a significant improvement from the 1% contraction experienced in the previous year. The UTCC’s president, Thanavath Phonvichai, attributed this predicted resurgence largely to the global economic recovery and…

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    Global economy to grow in 2024, Thai leaders face new challenges

    The global economy is projected to grow in 2024, according to forecasts by leading business groups and the World Bank. However, Thai leaders are expected to navigate new challenges such as bridging generational gaps in conversations and encouraging younger workers to mentor older employees on new technologies. Meanwhile, the stress levels among all employees are at an all-time high, triggering…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s soft power strategy to generate 4 trillion baht across 11 industries

    Thailand’s soft power is poised for global promotion in 11 industries, with a potential generation of 4 trillion baht, as revealed by Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai. The statement was made at a seminar aimed at empowering business operators through the application of soft power, attended by Paetongtarn Shinawatra of the ruling Pheu Thai Party and chair of the national committee…

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    Thailand’s revised GDP growth forecast met with caution due to global slowdown risks

    Analysts expressed caution over the Bank of Thailand’s revised GDP growth forecast of 3.2 to 3.8% for the upcoming year, highlighting potential risks from an economic slowdown in China and the US. Doubts have also been raised about the efficacy of government stimulus to revive the economy. Nattaporn Triratanasirikul, the deputy managing director of Kasikorn Research Centre (K-Research), deemed the…

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    Asia-Pacific aviation recovery boosted by China’s early reopening

    Asia-Pacific aviation is set for a gradual recovery this year, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) citing China’s earlier-than-expected reopening as a significant boost for the industry. Philip Goh, IATA’s Vice-President for Asia-Pacific, noted that revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) for the region in April reached 82% of the corresponding period in 2019. Domestic RPK has already surpassed 2019 levels,…

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    OECD raises global growth outlook as inflation eases, warns of long road

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has marginally increased its global economic growth forecast to 2.7%, up from 2.6% in its previous report. This revision is attributed to easing inflation, China lifting Covid restrictions, falling energy prices, and supply chain improvements. However, the recovery remains below the 3.3% growth recorded in 2022, and the organisation warns of a…

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    Saudi Arabia announces fresh oil output cut amid recession fears

    Riyadh unveiled a new oil output reduction on Sunday after a gathering of major producers focused on supporting prices despite concerns over a potential recession. The meeting involved the 13-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), led by Saudi Arabia, and its 10 partners, including Russia, and featured intense negotiations. Saudi Arabia announced a fresh cut of one million…

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    Asian stocks surge as us debt default averted

    Asian stocks experienced gains on Friday, following the US Senate’s approval of legislation that prevents a US debt default. The possibility of the US Federal Reserve deciding against raising interest rates this month also contributed to the positive sentiment. Last week, Thai shares fluctuated between 1,521.31 and 1,545.55 points, eventually closing at 1,531.20 on Friday, marking a 0.024% increase from…