Last updated June 17th 2012
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Thailand Board of Investment|
The Office of the Board of Investment (BOI), which operates under the Ministry of Industry is the principal government agency for encouraging investment. It is designed to be your one-stop source of up-to-date information about the business and investment environment in Thailand. An excellent and very informative site.Do not miss the publications section and particularly the guide "A Business Guide to Thailand".
Bank of Thailand
The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has the responsibility for all central banking functions. Their website has sections on Monetary Policy, Financial Institutions, Financial Markets, Payment Systems and Statistics. Excellent and very rich site. Do not miss the section on Economics conditions and the Quaterly Business Report.
Office of SMEs Promotion Thailand
The Office of SMEs Promotion (OSMEP) was established with the main responsibility of developing a policy and a plan for SMEs promotion. Very good site which contains a lot of interesting information. Do not miss the report on the 2nd SMEs Promotion Plan (2007-2011) and the White Paper on SMEs (2010-2011) which not only includes a report on the SME situation and a survey on microentreprises, but also an overview of the new directions for the period 2012-2016.
Business Day:Thailand's first international business daily
The Internet edition of Business Day contains general business news, information on stock market as well as a special section on finance. A very good informative business site.
National Economic and Social Development Board
Under the office of the Prime Minister, the National Economic and Social Development Board is responsible for formulating development strategies at the national level and more particularly the five-year National Economic and Social Development Plan. In addition to a summary of the 11th National Economic and Social Development Plan 2011-2016 the site provides interesting quaterly reports on social development and on the economic performance of the country.
Thaitrade.com is the official Thailand B2B E-Marketplace established by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce (MOC) Thailand. Its mission is to expand markets for Thai products and services. In addition to be structured like a classic B2B marketplace with buyers and sellers establishing contact, the site includes a Thai Exporters Directory. Very good site. Do not miss the section on Useful Articles and also the publication "Thailand: The Golden Trade Opportunity".
Thailand Development Research Institute
The Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) is a private non-profit foundation which was established as a public policy research institute. It provides technical analysis (mostly but not entirely in economic areas) to various public agencies to help formulate policies to support long-term economic and social development in Thailand. The most interesting section is the research and publications section particularly for financial related topics even though the last research documents are somewhat dated (2006). Do not miss either the TDRI Quaterly Review.
SME Bank Thailand
The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand or SME Bank has the mandate to conduct business with the aim of developing, promoting and assisting small and medium enterprises to start-up expand or improve their businesses by providing loans, guarantees, venture capital, counseling and other necessary services. The most interesting parts of the site are the section on definition of SMEs and the section on products and services which provides details on the various loan products available.
Thai Industrial Standards Institute
The official site of the Thai Industrial Standards Institute. Provides links to other sites of the Ministry of Industry.
Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises Development
The Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (ISMED) aims to develop existing SME entrepreneurs as well as creating new SME entrepreneurs and enhancing their competitiveness through training, seminars, business counselling, research and networking. In its english version the website only presents a general description of the various services offered.
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