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fDi Tourism Locations of the Future 2017/18: Thailand triumphs in inaugural awards

Thailand has topped fDi’s inaugural ranking of global tourism locations with the best potential for investment. The balmy Maldives is second, while Asian business hub Hong Kong has placed third. Cathy Mullan explores the winning locations. 

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Thailand finds it’s third time lucky with Eastern Economic Corridor

After three attempts to attract investment for the Thailand 4.0 initiative, prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha appears finally to have found the right formula. Peter Janssen reports.

Thailand FDI at an 11-year low

Disappointing first-half figures for Thailand are partly explained by French supermarket group’s withdrawal, says central bank governor.

Kra Canal Project chief spells out win-win advantages

Pakdee Tanapura, the international director of the International Executive Committee for the Study of the Kra Canal Project, tells Jacopo Dettoni why the construction of the canal will provide a boost to a the struggling Thai economy, as well as to the trade routes of China and the rest of south-east Asia.

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Thailand's new lease of life

Thailand's expertise in the life sciences sector has long remained under the radar, with a lack of investment preventing many of the discoveries from its scientific community making it to the commercial stage. But a government entity, the Thailand Centre for Excellence for Life Sciences, is looking to change this.

Thailand warms up new investment strategy

After two years of discussion, Thailand has announced the launch of a new investment strategy, designed to stimulate investment in the country. 

Thailand firms embark upon Asean spending spree

Ahead of the launch of the Asean Economic Community in 2015, Thai companies have been hugely active in buying up firms in the region.

The next level

Can Thailand move up the value-added chain?

Thailand's attempts to move up the value-added chain have been hampered by political instability. Will its attempts to provide 'higher technology' in every sector in which it is active result in the country achieving its aims? Peter Janssen reports.

Thailand's industrial machinery, equipment and tools sector shows signs of recovery

Investment into Thailand's industrial machinery, equipment and tools sector is starting to pick up, following a period of dwindling investment.

Thailand posts disappointing GDP growth figures

Despite substantial investments in Thailand’s motor industry in 2013, GDP growth has slipped below 4%.

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