Trade war and Thailand

STARTING DATE: 26 Jun 2019

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TOTAL UPDATE: 18 STORIES

US-China trade war and impacts on Thailand

Trade war and Thailand
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13 Nov 2019

Local Mazda plant slashes overtime

Mazda's operation in Thailand has reduced its overtime payments for local workers as it production plan for this year decreased in line with lower exports and domestic sales, attributed to the US-China trade war.

13 Nov 2019 2
Local Mazda plant slashes overtime
23 Sep 2019

US tariffs spur China interest in Thailand

More Chinese manufacturers are looking to Thailand as a production base to avoid US tariffs, based on trends in demand for the Southeast Asian nation’s industrial estates.

23 Sep 2019 4
US tariffs spur China interest in Thailand
26 Aug 2019

Stimulus or sop?

With the economy battered by external headwinds and domestic uncertainties, the latest stimulus package is touted as an elixir to prevent a spiral downward into a recession.

26 Aug 2019 4
Stimulus or sop?
22 Aug 2019

Govt plans 'relocation package' to draw foreign investment

Economic ministers looking at a "relocation package" to attract foreign companies wanting to move production centres because of global trade tensions.

22 Aug 2019 12
Govt plans 'relocation package' to draw foreign investment
14 Aug 2019

Currency war fears

The tit-for-tat trade war between the US and China is likely far from over, but is unlikely to be spill over into a currency war, say trade analysts.

14 Aug 2019 1
Currency war fears
12 Aug 2019

Trade row to run until 2020

The tit-for-tat trade tariffs between the United States and China are expected to end in August 2020 because the US presidential election will be only months away at that time, says an economist.

12 Aug 2019 8
Trade row to run until 2020
10 Aug 2019

War room to tackle several trade issues

The government is setting up a war room to deal with the impact of the ongoing trade war, hoping to boost exports and border trade as proposed by the private sector.

10 Aug 2019 2
War room to tackle several trade issues
8 Aug 2019

BoT surprises market with rate cut

The Bank of Thailand stunned the market on Wednesday by following the lead of other major central banks with a 25-basis-point rate cut, the first rate decrease since 2015, in an effort to boost the economy.

8 Aug 2019 1
BoT surprises market with rate cut
7 Aug 2019

Edgy exporters brace for damage

China weakened the yuan on Monday, sparking fears of further escalation in the Sino-US trade war and leaving Thai firms worried that they would suffer further.

7 Aug 2019 2
Edgy exporters brace for damage
6 Aug 2019

SET index tallies further dip

The SET index continued its plunge on Monday as investment appetite was eclipsed by China's retaliatory measures to counter the US's latest tariff threat.

6 Aug 2019 2
SET index tallies further dip