Prayuth Chan-ocha

Defying Sluggish Export Growth, Thai Economy Grown Faster In 2015, Predicted To Grow More In 2016

Thai economy has reportedly grown 2.8% in 2015 while expected to grow by 2.8%-3.8% during 2016. The military ruler is about to loss support from the middle class segments due to sluggish economic growth. However, the growth in foreign investment portfolio brings some hope for the military ruler to boost up the economy.

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Thailand passes first inheritance tax to raise revenue in lackluster economy

Thailand's military government has passed the country's first inheritance tax bill, as part of tax reforms to broaden the tax base and boost revenue in a lackluster economy.

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Thai PM bites bullet on growth, eyes fast trains to tourist hotspots

Thailand plans to build high-speed railway links connecting Bangkok to tourist destinations south of the Thai capital modeled on Japan's bullet trains, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday.

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Thai junta says will help kick-start stalled Dawei talks

Thailand will revive talks with Japan and Myanmar aimed at kick-starting the floundering multi-billion dollar Dawei Special Economic Zone in Myanmar, a junta spokesman said on Thursday.

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