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January 2018

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Comprehensive View On The Economy

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters to the Thai economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Thailand’s economy in relation to other economies in the region?
  • What is the size of Thailand’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Thailand? Is it favourable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of Thailand’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Thailand’s economy rely on external trade?
  • What are the key regions for the Thai economy?
  • How does economic freedom in Thailand compare to others?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Thailand’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Thailand’s economy in?
  • How is the average wage in Thailand compared to others in the region?
  • How has the labour productivity in Thailand changed over the years and in relation with comparable countries?
  • How competitive is Thailand?
  • How are Thailand’s competitive factors compared to those of other ASEAN countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Thailand?
  • How good is Thailand in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Thailand?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Thailand’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Thailand?
  • Is there still a lot of poor people in Thailand? How does it compare to others in ASEAN?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Thailand?
  • How is income distributed in Thailand and how does it compare to others in ASEAN?
  • What is the current level of human development in Thailand?
  • How has quality of life in Thailand changed over the years?

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Thailand’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Thailand’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Thailand’s economy in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for Thailand’s economy in the last 5 quarters?
  • What is the growth outlook for Thailand’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?
  • How has the growth outlook for Thailand changed over the past few months?

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Thailand’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Thailand and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the Thai banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Thailand?
  • What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Thailand?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • Does Thailand have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the THB performed compared to other ASEAN currencies?

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report October 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Detailed rankings and scores for Thailand and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency

 

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