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October 31, 2014World Bank places Thailand 26th in 'Doing Business' rankings

The World Bank has positioned Thailand in the 26th rank, rising two notches from last year, in its annual "Doing Business" ranking of the best environments to start and run a company, while Singapore has occupied the top position for nine years. more info...

October 29, 2014Shipments see return to growth in Sept

Thai shipments in September bounced back to positive growth for the first time after declining for two months, easing fears of export contraction during the whole year, according to the Commerce Ministry's report. more info...

October 29, 2014September exports grow by 3.19%

Thai exports in September expanded by 3.19% compared to the same period last year to stand at 19.9 billion USD, according to the Ministry of Commerce. more info...

October 28, 2014PM urges Thais to support World Puppet Show and new episode of Khon masked dance to be staged in Bangkok

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has invited Thais and foreigners to attend two major cultural events to take place in Bangkok in November, saying both of them represent the beauty and history of the nation. more info...

October 28, 2014Thailand Pavilion at AAPEX 2014

DITP and 19 Top Thai Companies are joining the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX 2014) from Nov 4 - 6 at Sands Expo, Las Vegas. A great opportunity to meet face-to-face with DITP's representative and potential suppliers from Thailand. more info...

October 27, 2014Pavilion for Milan Expo showcases Thailand's foundations

Thai cuisine, muay Thai, Songkran, Thailand's beautiful temples and nature will be showcased at Expo 2015 in Milan. A preview of the Bt700-million Thai Pavilion, to be displayed at "Universal Exhibition Milano 2015", was unveiled yesterday on the third floor of CentralPlaza Lat Phrao. more info...

October 25, 2014Exporters expect 2015 growth in range of 0-5%

Thai garment exporters expect relatively flat growth next year, due largely to the uncertain economic outlook in some major markets, and in the European Union and the United States in particular. more info...

October 24, 2014Thailand hosts ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Students Summit 2014

Thailand is currently hosting the first-ever ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Students Summit to turn the Southeast Asian region into a high-quality travel destination. more info...

October 24, 2014Commerce Ministry sets ambitious 2015 export-growth target of 5%

The Commerce Ministry expects exports next year to grow by more than 5 per cent, a challenging target that is larger than the country's economic-growth forecast of 4-5 per cent in 2015. more info...

October 24, 2014Thai Airways resumes its service to Luang Prabang

Thailand's national flag carrier is restarting its air service to Luang Prabang City in Laos PDR on 26th October in preparation for ASEAN Economic Community integration. more info...

October 24, 2014PepsiCo sees big surge in snacks sales on full implementation of AEC

PepsiCo said yesterday it expects a big jump in sales in its snacks business after the Asean Economic Community comes into full effect next year. more info...

October 24, 2014Isuzu to boost capacity in Thailand over 5 years

Isuzu Motors, a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles and diesel engines, has committed itself to continuous investment in the Kingdom, where it plans to boost its manufacturing centre for pickup trucks destined for both the Thai market and other countries. more info...

October 24, 2014The poetry of puppets

Bangkok celebrates marionette magic with the Harmony World Puppet Carnival. Thais first heard of the World Festival of Puppet Art back in 2006 when our very own troupe, the Joe Louis Puppet Theatre, returned home from Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, with the Best Traditional Performance Award. more info...

October 24, 2014Great ideas at chic I+D

THE AROMA of freshly brewed coffee wafts through the air as you walk past the multi-brand lifestyle popup store Another Alternative at Siam Center. Tucked away inside is another popup, I+D Style Cafe, that's more than a relaxing coffeeshop. It's also a design shop selling creative and innovative products by Thai designers and entrepreneurs. more info...

October 24, 2014Thai garment exports expected to see 2% increase this year

The President of the Thai Garment Manufacturers' Association (TGMA) is confident that orders from its main markets will push exports to achieve 2% growth. The association is aiming to expand the manufacturing base in ASEAN countries while finding new markets. more info...