Dow Piloting Plastic Recycling in Thailand

Dow Piloting Plastic Recycling in Thailand

American multinational chemical corporation Dow Chemical has joined a project with the Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) aimed at developing a system to better collect and recycle plastic waste under a circular economy model to reduce...
Thailand to Launch Smart Healthcare Platform with Huawei

Thailand to Launch Smart Healthcare Platform with Huawei

The Thai Department of Medical Services (DMS) and Huawei Technologies Thailand have just agreed to establish a smart platform that will enable advanced medical treatments using digital technology. DMS and Huawei will use 5G technology to launch smart healthcare...
New Incentives for Investments in Digital Activities in Thailand

New Incentives for Investments in Digital Activities in Thailand

As part of its efforts to revamp its promotion policies for digital businesses, Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) has announced the consolidation of its list of promoted digital activities into a single new category for the development of software, platforms for...
Thailand Plans New Private Shipping Line

Thailand Plans New Private Shipping Line

Bloomberg has reported that Thailand is planning to launch a national shipping company in 2022 in order to enhance its trade capabilities, reduce transport costs and become a bigger player in global logistics. According to Thailand’s Transport Minister, the shipping...
Japanese Printer Manufacturer Switching from China to Thailand

Japanese Printer Manufacturer Switching from China to Thailand

Japanese IT maker Oki Electric Industry (OKI) has just announced that it will shift its printer manufacturing activities from China to Thailand as part of efforts to focus on competitive products. Its Chinese unit ends printer production in Shenzhen, in October, while...
Big C Expanding to Cambodia

Big C Expanding to Cambodia

Thai grocery and general merchandising retailer Big C has just opened its first store in Phnom Penh, Cambodia´s capital. The opening of the first store in Phnom Penh is part of Big C’s expansion drive in Southeast Asia. The company has announced plans to spend close...
CPF Explores Cage Free Production and Meat Alternatives

CPF Explores Cage Free Production and Meat Alternatives

Thailand’s leading F&B manufacturing company Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has invited startups to create meat-like alternatives that resemble real beef. Dubbed CPF Innovation Challenge, the initiative is aimed at finding companies that can offer the best...
Thailand Urged to Enhance Cybersecurity

Thailand Urged to Enhance Cybersecurity

Fortinet Thailand, the local unit of the US cybersecurity firm, has just urged Thailand to enhance its cybersecurity defenses, estimating that it could lose USD 8.5 billion from cyber-attacks. The firm also suggests businesses get up to date with the Personal Data...
Thailand and EU to Resume FTA Negotiations

Thailand and EU to Resume FTA Negotiations

Representatives of the EU and Thailand recently discussed future prospects concerning the resumption of discussions about a Free Trade Agreement between Thailand and the EU, in order to facilitate and expand opportunities for businesses from the parties. Accordingly,...
Australian Company Exploring Lithium and Geothermal Fields in Thailand

Australian Company Exploring Lithium and Geothermal Fields in Thailand

It has been reported that Australian mining company Pan Asia is raising up to USD 8 million to fund exploration and development activities at lithium and geothermal lithium fields in Thailand. Proceeds from the capital raising will be used primarily to complete infill...
Thailand Planning Initiative to Upgrade Farming Efficiency

Thailand Planning Initiative to Upgrade Farming Efficiency

The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) has announced plans to develop smart solutions for helping farmers increase production and efficiency. The bank is currently working on the launch of a three-year soft loan scheme worth USD 1.8 billion...