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Japan begins departure tax to fund tourism promotion

Japan begins departure tax to fund tourism promotion

TOKYO: Japan started collecting a 1,000 yen (295 baht) departure tax on Monday from each traveller leaving the country in an effort to fund measures to attract more foreign visitors in the run-up to and…

US negotiators in Beijing for trade war talks

US negotiators in Beijing for trade war talks

BEIJING: US negotiators on Monday headed into talks with Chinese counterparts as the two countries seek a deal to end a trade war that has raised fears of global economic turmoil.…

Tokyo’s Nikkei opens up more than 3%

Tokyo’s Nikkei opens up more than 3%

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened up more than 3.0 percent on Monday, following European and US markets that roared last week on strong US data and dovish comments from the Federal Reserve.…

Why we can’t speed up learning

Why we can’t speed up learning

As the world continues to change, you’ve probably started seeing the next shift of the business landscape and, in turn, the demand for skills shifting with it.…

Udon to push for ‘dry port’ development

Udon to push for ‘dry port’ development

UDON THANI: Efforts are under way to push for an inland container depot (ICD), known in the shipping industry as “a dry port”, to be developed in the northeastern province.…

Indian tycoon branded ‘fugitive economic offender’

Indian tycoon branded ‘fugitive economic offender’

NEW DELHI: Vijay Mallya, the Indian tycoon fighting multiple cases in the UK after defaulting on bank loans, has been declared a “fugitive economic offender” by a special court in Mumbai under a new law.…

Stronger baht ‘will hurt exporters and farmers’

Stronger baht ‘will hurt exporters and farmers’

MOST EXPORTERS are worried about the baht appreciating against the US dollar, fearing it will hit exports and farm incomes amid the slowing of both local and global economies.…

Brown Line monorail gets nod under PPP framework

Brown Line monorail gets nod under PPP framework

The 22-kilometre Brown Line monorail project linking Khae Rai in Nonthaburi and Lam Sali in Bangkok worth 48.38 billion baht will be developed under the public-private partnership (PPP) model.…

Channel for VAT refund added

Channel for VAT refund added

The Finance Ministry has extended a payment channel that is eligible for the government’s value-added tax (VAT) refund scheme for shopping during Chinese New Year, adding QR code payment to debit cards as originally planned.…

BoT urges talks before passbook halt

BoT urges talks before passbook halt

The Bank of Thailand is demanding commercial banks discuss whether they intend to cancel physical passbooks in the future because it wants to ensure banks will offer proper services to customers.…

Bangkok rates well as sustainable site

Bangkok rates well as sustainable site

The latest Global Destination Sustainability (GDS) Index puts Bangkok in second place among the Asian destinations ranked.…

Scoot launches fare promotion

Scoot launches fare promotion

Scoot has launched the airline’s latest Take a Break before You Break promotion to help customers in Thailand enjoy lower fares to 16 destinations.…

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