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Japan, China compete for influence in Thailand

September 25, 2017
A RECENT massive Japanese trade mission to Thailand involving 570 investors and a senior cabinet minister has left many in Thailand wondering why Japanese businesspeople are so keen on investment opportunities in Thailand.

Auto exports rise in August, outlook rosy

September 21, 2017
Shipments decreased by 7.5% for the year The country's automotive exports increased for the first time in 14 months in August as the recovering global economy helped spur demand, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

Charging up the EV market

September 18, 2017
The government is offering full support to electrical vehicle (EV) manufacturers, including a series of excise tax cuts and promotional privileges that have attracted car assemblers to invest in the sector as a means to prop up sales of the eco-friendly vehicles. But there are hiccups that could potentially thwart the government's EV vision as high pricing and job losses come into play.

EA to build charging stations

August 30, 2017
A SET-listed renewable energy firm, Energy Absolute Plc (EA), has announced plans to develop and operate charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) for the first time in Thailand, allotting 600 million baht to set up charging stations nationwide over the next few years.

Thailand 'still 8 years from EV era'

August 30, 2017
Various Japanese organisations expect electric vehicles (EVs) to be commercially available in Thailand by 2025 when all of the required infrastructure, facilities and technology has been put in place.

Parts shipments eclipse car export trend

August 24, 2017
Although the country's vehicle exports are contracting, shipments of auto parts are expected to grow by 7.5% to US$18.5 billion (617 billion baht) this year, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).
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