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Thailand & UK to celebrate 500 years of relations at exhibition




The nine day event will commemorate five centuries of Thailand-UK ties looking back at a rich of history of royal relations and the development of trade... Feb 19, 2015

Government | Asia-Pacific | Thailand


Full speed ahead for Thai ports at Bangkok and Laem Chabang




The country’s two most important ports, Bangkok and Laem Chabang, are undergoing upgrades and modernization programs to improve efficiency and raise... Nov 11, 2014

Infrastructure | Asia-Pacific | Thailand


Lebua’s ‘wow’ factor combines the exceptional and the exclusive


Lebua State Tower made TripAdvisor’s 10 Incredible Hotel Rooftops list in 2014

With properties in Bangkok, India and New Zealand, the CEO of Lebua Hotels & Resorts has plans to take his recipe for hospitality success to Myanmar,... Nov 11, 2014

Tourism & Culture | Asia-Pacific | Thailand


ThaiBev wants to “Be With You”


As ThaiBev enters its next phase of growth, the company is determined to continue upholding its strong track record of availability and reliability of products designed to delight and unite consumers

Thailand’s largest beverage company, ThaiBev owns and distributes several brands of leading alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in an effort to... Nov 11, 2014

Conglomerate | Asia-Pacific | Thailand


Thirsty? ThaiBev has a drink for every occasion


ThaiBev Company

The company’s growing product line has something to satisfy everyone, old and young alike Nov 11, 2014

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Thailand


A long-term heart-touching approach to sustainability and responsibility shapes effective CSR policies


sustainability underpins all new ventures at the company and its r&D department uses cutting-edge technology to devise eco-friendly processes and preserve resources

ThaiBev looks beyond commercial success alone to ensure the effects of its business are in harmony with society and the environment Nov 11, 2014

Others | Asia-Pacific | Thailand


Tasteful branding excels


major sponsorship deals with Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in Spain’s La Liga has raised thaibev’s global profile and its sponsorship of Everton FC made the group’s chang beer the first Thai brand to appear on an English Premier League club’s shirt

ThaiBev brings the taste of Thailand to markets worldwide through its wholly owned subsidiary International Beverage Holdings Ltd (IBHL) Nov 11, 2014

Others | Asia-Pacific | Thailand


Products travel far and wide


one of thaibev’s biggest logistical leaps came in 2011 with the acquisition of sermsuk plc and its far-reaching distribution network

Thanks to an enormous distribution network, ThaiBev’s products can be seen on shelves throughout not only Thailand, but the region as well Nov 11, 2014

Transport | Asia-Pacific | Thailand


The AEC to facilitate an even greater role for ThaiBev


“We have been developing C-ASEAN together with large Thai and multinational conglomerates, as we see it is not just about Thailand – it is about the ASEAN community”

Come 2015, when the Asean Economic Community kicks off, ThaiBev will have easier access to a larger market and more partners with whom to carry out social... Nov 11, 2014

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Thailand


Thaicom helps to bridge Asia’s digital divide


“Thaicom plays an important role in the national and regional ICT sector. We are present in all countries in Asia, including Australia and New Zealand. We have extended our coverage to Africa, as well” SUPHAJEE SUTHUMPUN, CEO of Thaicom

Through its pioneering technology, Thaicom has brought broadband Internet and satellite television to millions of homes and businesses around Asia, setting... Nov 11, 2014

Telecoms & ICT | Science & Technology | Asia-Pacific | Thailand


Thai oil and gas fields offered to investors for the first time in 7 years




The Ministry of Energy says that new fields could hold five million cubic feet of natural gas and 20‐50 million of crude oil as the country looks... Nov 03, 2014

Energy | Asia-Pacific | Thailand


Powering Thailand into the future

Committed to quality and performance, the foundations of Thaioil's success are flexibility,...

Ensuring Thai energy security

Global expansion has driven PTT, the state-owned and SET-listed oil and gas company, into the...

THAILAND: Taking center stage in Asean




Resolute and poised, Thailand is performing like a true Asean tiger and stands ready to take a leading role in supporting and coordinating the development... Oct 15, 2014

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Thailand


After a challenging period, Thailand’s economy is steady and strengthening

Mr. Sommai Phasee
Minister of Finance

The Upper Reach Team interviewed Sommai Phasee, Minister of Finance. During the interview,... Mar 25, 2015


Serving the people of Thailand

Dr. Sumet Tantivejkul
Secretary-General of the Chaipattana Foundation

The Upper Reach Team interviewed Dr. Sumet Tantivejkul, Secretary-General of the Chaipattana... Mar 25, 2015


Providing greater opportunities to Thai youth

Admiral Narong Pipatanasai
Minister of Education

The Upper Reach Team interviewed Admiral Narong Pipatanasai, Minister of Education of Thailand.... Mar 24, 2015


The Hua Hin tennis exhibition is becoming a sport feast in the South of Thailand

Mr. Suwat Liptapanlop
President of Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand

The Upper Reach Team interviewed Mr. Suwat Liptapanlop, President of the Lawn Tennis Association... Mar 23, 2015


Revolutionizing the infrastructure in Thailand

Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong
Minister of Transport for Thailand

The Upper Reach Team interviewed ACM Prajin Juntong, where he explained the government’s... Mar 04, 2015


Reforming the energy sector

Dr. Praipol Koomsup
Vice Minister of Energy

The Upper Reach team met with Dr. Praipol Koomsup, Vice Minister of Energy of the Kingdom... Jan 21, 2015


Well connected, thailand is a centre of growth

Pailin Chuchottaworn
PTT CEO

PTT is Thailand's largest company and its only enterprise to be listed on the Fortune Global... Jun 17, 2013


The trust factor

Dr. Chareong Chandrakamol
Managing Director of Bangpakok Hospital Group

Bangpakok Hospitals are renowned for their high quality and rigorous cost controls. PM Communications... Jun 01, 2012


Human resources, never obsolete

Dr. Chongrak Polprasert
Director of Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT)

The mission of the Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT) is to produce young,... May 08, 2012


Sustaining growth in Thailand

Dr. Chirayu Isarangkun
Director General The Crown Property Bureau

The Crown Property Bureau is the institution responsible for protecting and managing the royal... May 08, 2012


“Believe in Thailand”

M R Pongsvas Svasti
Thai Minister of Industry

M R Pongsvas Svasti, the Thai Minister of Industry, talks to us about a variety of subjects... Apr 19, 2012


The private sector’s door to the world

Vichai Assarasakorn
Secretary General of the Thai Chamber of Commerce

Secretary General of the Thai Chamber of Commerce Vichai Assarasakorn enlightens us on his... Apr 19, 2012



LOCATION:   

Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma

 

AREA:   

total: 513,120 sq km

 

AREA - comparative:   

slightly more than twice the size of Wyoming

 

NATURAL RESOURCES:   

tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, fish, gypsum, lignite, fluorite, arable land

 

LANGUAGES:   

Thai, English update paises set descripcion = secondary language of the elite; ethnic and regional dialects

 

POPULATION:   

67,091,089 update paises set descripcion = July 2012 est.)



GOVERNMENT TYPE:   

constitutional monarchy

 

CAPITAL:   

name: Bangkok



LEGAL SYSTEM:   

civil law system with common law influences

 

GDP update paises set descripcion = purchasing power parity):   

$609.8 billion update paises set descripcion = 2011 est.)

 

GDP update paises set descripcion = official exchange rate):   

$345.6 billion update paises set descripcion = 2011 est.)

 

GDP - real growth rate:   

0.1% update paises set descripcion = 2011 est.)



 

GDP - per capita update paises set descripcion = PPP):   

$9,500 update paises set descripcion = 2011 est.)



 

GDP - composition by sector:   

agriculture: 13.3%

industry: 34%

services: 52.7% update paises set descripcion = 2011 est.)

 

AGRICULTURE - products:   

rice, cassava update paises set descripcion = manioc; rubber, corn, sugarcane, coconuts, soybeans

 

INDUSTRIES:   

tourism, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing such as jewelry and electric appliances, computers and parts, integrated circuits, furniture, plastics, automobiles and automotive parts; world's second-largest tungsten producer and third-largest tin producer

 

EXPORTS:   

$244.4 billion update paises set descripcion = 2011 est.)





IMPORTS:   

$214.6 billion update paises set descripcion = 2011 est.)



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