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Neighbourly neglect

Neighbourly neglect

A fearless junta and feckless Asean have business leaders questioning if FDI will disappear in Myanmar.

06:19 6
An ageing conundrum

An ageing conundrum

Finance Ministry is growing concerned about slow economic growth prospects and higher inflationary pressure in the long term as Thailand transitions to an "aged" society.

04:23 7

Comprehensive jabs

Hotels in Pattaya are concerned about the tourism outlook, pinning their hopes on mass vaccination as the only way to exit the worst crisis in its history.

15 Apr 2021 34
Comprehensive jabs

Time on internet

Thais spent almost half the day on the internet on average in 2020, partly driven by the pandemic.

15 Apr 2021 11
Time on internet

EXCHANGE RATE

Currency/Baht
Buy (Baht)
Sell (Baht)
EUR
37.0002
37.7442
GBP
42.5785
43.4517
HKD
3.9839
4.0667
JPY
28.3674
29.1028
USD
31.0931
31.4249
CNY
4.7271
4.8595
Source: Bank of thailand (18 Apr 2021)

SET

SET
1,548.96
+7.84
SET50
946.50
+5.42
SET100
2,148.94
+13.13
sSET
857.11
+8.60
SETCLMV
999.46
+6.32
SETHD
1,113.07
+4.66
SETTHSI
971.36
+3.97
Source: settrade.com (18 Apr 2021)
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12:45

Paradise found: 'Hades' maker takes on gaming goliaths

SAN FRANCISCO - No work email after 5:00 pm on Fridays, mandatory vacations: the outfit behind role-playing video game sensation "Hades" doesn't believe you have to go through hell to reach the top.

12:45
Paradise found: 'Hades' maker takes on gaming goliaths
10:45

From lizards to water, eco-bumps snag Tesla Berlin plant

BERLIN - In the green forest outside Berlin, a David and Goliath-style battle is playing out between electric carmaker Tesla and environmental campaigners who want to stop its planned "gigafactory".

10:45
From lizards to water, eco-bumps snag Tesla Berlin plant
09:45

From Moscow to New York, fast delivery takes off amid pandemic

MOSCOW: Like millions of people around the world, Yuri Nekrasov stopped going to the grocery store every day last year when authorities in Moscow enforced a coronavirus lockdown.

09:45
From Moscow to New York, fast delivery takes off amid pandemic
17 Apr 2021

BoT shrugs off US currency watchlist tag

The Bank of Thailand has responded to the US decision to keep the country on a currency manipulation watchlist by asserting that it has stepped into the market only to curb volatility in the baht.

17 Apr 2021 14
BoT shrugs off US currency watchlist tag
17 Apr 2021

Fresh wave threatens media spending

Thailand's media spending is expected to grow less than 5% in 2021, down from a previous estimate of 8-10% following a fresh wave of the pandemic, says Media Intelligence (MI), a media planning and creative agency.

17 Apr 2021 2
Fresh wave threatens media spending
17 Apr 2021

NHA urged to speed up low-rent housing

The National Housing Authority (NHA) has been urged to speed up the development of a rental housing scheme for low-income earners, says the State Enterprise Policy Office (Sepo) has urged the.

17 Apr 2021 5
NHA urged to speed up low-rent housing
17 Apr 2021

Council hints at layoffs

The Tourism Council of Thailand estimates the industry's unemployment rate in the second quarter could reach between 2-2.5 million as reopening plans might be delayed if the government cannot flatten the virus curve within a month.

17 Apr 2021 21
Council hints at layoffs
17 Apr 2021

Gold, crypto prices surge despite virus

The third coronavirus wave in Thailand is pushing investors towards safe assets like gold, with online gold transactions doubling between April 15-16 as the global price reached a seven-week high, according to Hua Seng Heng Group, one of the country's large gold traders.

17 Apr 2021 1
Gold, crypto prices  surge despite virus
17 Apr 2021

Government acknowledges 4% growth target is unlikely

The government admits it will be difficult to reach its economic growth target of 4% this year because of the latest surge of Covid-19 infections.

17 Apr 2021 12
Government acknowledges 4% growth target is unlikely
17 Apr 2021

Phuket sandbox timeline to be reset

The Tourism and Sports Ministry needs to reset the timeline for the Phuket sandbox because the province may not have enough vaccine doses following the new nationwide spread of the virus.

17 Apr 2021 81
Timeline to be reset

EXCHANGE RATE

Currency/Baht
Buy (Baht)
Sell (Baht)
EUR
37.0002
37.7442
GBP
42.5785
43.4517
HKD
3.9839
4.0667
JPY
28.3674
29.1028
USD
31.0931
31.4249
CNY
4.7271
4.8595
Source: Bank of thailand (18 Apr 2021)

SET

SET
1,548.96
+7.84
SET50
946.50
+5.42
SET100
2,148.94
+13.13
sSET
857.11
+8.60
SETCLMV
999.46
+6.32
SETHD
1,113.07
+4.66
SETTHSI
971.36
+3.97
Source: settrade.com (18 Apr 2021)