Thailand economy - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Thailand economy


Thailand eyes 'travel bubbles' to resuscitate tourism

Jun 12, 2020 - 5:00 PM

'Travel bubbles' being considered would allow people from countries with a similar coronavirus situation to visit Thailand without the mandatory 14-day quarantine

SHOPPING. People look for bargain items at Chatuchak flea market in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 30, 2020. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Thailand passes record stimulus package to combat virus impact

May 31, 2020 - 10:00 PM

The 1.9-trillion-baht ($59.7-billion) package would be a much-needed boost for Southeast Asia's second biggest economy

People look for bargain items at Chatuchak flea market in Bangkok on May 30, 2020. - Thailand continued easing restrictions related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus by allowing various businesses to reopen. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thai parliament urged to pass record $60-billion virus stimulus bill

May 27, 2020 - 9:15 PM

'To get the country back on track...we urgently need the budget of 1.9 trillion baht,' says Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

REOPENING. People stand in line to enter the Siam Paragon shopping mall as it reopened after restrictions to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus were lifted in Bangkok on May 17, 2020. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Thailand's economy contracts for first time since 2014

May 18, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Thailand suffers a 1.8% contraction in gross domestic product in the 1st quarter of 2020

THAI TOURISM HIT. An aerial photo shows unused tourist buses parked on a lot near Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on March 8, 2020. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Gold glitters as cash-strapped Thais sell jewelry

Apr 16, 2020 - 8:45 AM

Hundreds flock to Bangkok's Chinatown to trade their jewelry for cash during the coronavirus crisis as local gold prices jump more than 20%

People wearing face masks amid fears of the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus sell their jewelries in a gold shop in Bangkok's Chinatown on April 15, 2020. - Hundreds of Bangkok residents rushed to goldsmith shops in order to sell their jewelries as gold prices reached its highest levels since 2012. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Tour buses idle as Thai economy takes gut punch from virus

Mar 08, 2020 - 9:40 PM

Beaches are quiet and shopping malls are deserted in Thailand, a kingdom heavily dependent on tourist spending

An aerial photo shows unused tourist buses parked on a lot near Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on March 8, 2020. - Ranks of tourist buses idle under a burning sun while once-bustling theme parks lie empty -- from above, striking images reveal the hollowing out of Thai tourism due to fears of the new coronavirus. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Parched fields force Thailand to look beyond rice

Apr 03, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Thailand one of the world s top rice exporters wants its farmers to try planting other crops amid a severe drought

This picture taken on March 23, 2016 shows a farmer walking at his drought-hit rice field in Nonthaburi province outside Bangkok.  Thailand has long served as one of the globe's biggest rice bowls, but a growing water shortage is now pushing the country to move away from the grain that dominates its fields and has defined a way of life for generations. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / TO GO WITH STORY: Thailand-economy-agriculture-rice, FOCUS by Marion Thibault


Apr 01, 2014 - 8:36 AM

Thailand is a dream for any traveller but it s again mired in political unrest