THAILAND

Thailand's second Covid-19 wave eases political tensions, while threatening a fragile recovery

AFTER successfully containing the Covid-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020, Thailand is now facing a new surge linked to illegal migrant workers and gambling dens.

With virus still a problem, Thailand's hopes for economic recovery remain grim

THAILAND ended 2020 on a note of uncertainty thanks to a fresh outbreak of Covid-19, which devastated the tourism-reliant economy last year and is destined to overshadow any recovery in 2021.

Shiseido primps for expansion in South-east Asia

SOUTH-EAST Asian shoppers now make up some one-third of Japanese cosmetics and skincare group Shiseido's Asia-Pacific (APAC) net sales.

Thai Union to focus on new areas of growth amid robust demand for core products

WHILE the prolonged nature of the pandemic is likely to support the demand for Thai Union's seafood and pet-care products in the months ahead, the global seafood conglomerate is setting its sights...

Despite pandemic, Thailand is set to lead the region with 30 IPOs

THE Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is heading for a record-breaking year in terms of new initial public offering (IPO) valuations.

Thailand's 'startup godfather' sees crisis as opportunity

HE is 43 years old, charismatic and widely regarded as Thailand's "start-up godfather", having invested in dozens of startups during his career.

Singapore, Thailand to expedite green lane talks

SINGAPORE and Thailand will work to expedite ongoing discussions on a reciprocal green-lane agreement for essential business travel between both countries, with necessary public health safeguards...

Boom time for Bangkok's online food delivery industry amid lockdown

WHILE the Thai economy is likely to contract 5-10 per cent this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the few growth sectors (other than face mask and sanitiser sales) has been the online food...

Differing prospects for Asean telcos in 5G rollout: DBS

5G offers profitable opportunities for telcos in Singapore and Malaysia, but Thai telcos may face some risks from a higher capital expenditure (capex) burden, said DBS.

Asean growth “should improve” in 2020: HSBC

Asean should see further growth in 2020, thanks to a surge in public infrastructure spending and a relatively stable private consumption, though enacting key reforms this year is critical to boosting...

Singapore IPO value jumps four times to US$2.2b in 2019

SINGAPORE'S initial public offering (IPO) market was up four times in funds this year, boosted by four real estate investment trusts (Reits) - Prime, Lendlease, Eagle Hospitality, and ARA...