February 19, 2017
Thailand’s population is ageing at a much faster pace than its regional peers. This will aggravate the labour shortage issue the country currently faces and put pressure on public finances, via higher pension outlays and lower tax revenues. Furthermore, a generally poor rate of savings, an inadequate pension system along with Thailand’s culture, requiring families […]
November 28, 2015
The world may be seeing the strongest growth from the dairy and snack categories in 2015, with Asian countries like Vietnam showing the biggest jump from 2014. But how is the race within Asia? Which companies are leading and what trends are shaping packaged food in 2015? Key trends: Impulse and indulgence, and convenience The […]
September 27, 2015
In early 2015, Arçelik AS, the Turkish home appliances company, announced that it would commence production of major appliances in Thailand for the domestic market as well as to cater to neighbouring markets such as Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines. Thailand will be the sixth plant for Arçelik, after Turkey, Romania, Russia, China and […]
August 9, 2014
Southeast Asia is the new prime spot for m-commerce, given the massive online retail market driven by the burgeoning smartphone and internet penetration rates. While developed markets like Singapore have the highest rates of smartphone penetration, developing markets like the Philippines and Thailand are, in fact, leading the region in terms of m-commerce retail value. […]
July 26, 2014
Ichitan Group PCL, a relatively new player in the soft drinks market in Thailand, was recently listed on the Thai stock exchange which not only cements the company’s future in the industry but also adds even more competition to the dynamic soft drinks market in the country. Ichitan’s success is driven by its low-priced ready-to-drink […]
May 25, 2014
Internet retailing is gaining ground globally and emerging market economies are no stranger to this. That said, in Thailand, broadband penetration remains low and is forecast to increase at a slower pace than the global average due to the country’s geographic structure coupled with low capital investment in telecommunications. These factors strongly affect the development […]
February 19, 2017
download as pdf Foreign debt is debt owed by a country to another. High levels of foreign debt can be riskier than domestically owned debt, due to the increased risks of contagion. Thailand had the biggest growth in foreign debt from 2008-2013, rising by 483% in real terms due to a boom in outward foreign […]

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