Thailand

In-depth country-focused analysis on Thailand's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Thailand's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Thailand, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Thailand's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Thailand before your competitors.

Thailand Country Risk

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Core Views The Thai military's assumption of power following failed talks between rival factions in the ongoing political crisis raises the prospect of an unelected government being installed....

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Thailand Industry Coverage (22)

Agribusiness

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BMI View:   Thailand will maintain its status as a key Asian agricultural provider in the coming years, as the sector benefits from strong export opportunities and government support as well...

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Autos

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According to the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), March 2014 auto sales in Thailand declined 46.7% year-on-year (y-o-y), to 83,983 units, bringing sales for Q114 to 224,171 units, a decrease of...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators  Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: P olitical instability and baht depreciation will continue to be a drag on consumer electronics spending growth in 2014, however we expect the impact will be diminished from 2013. As...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View:  Thailand's defence and security environment is dominated at present by the military coup of May 2014. Ostensibly to restore order and stability, this action serves to illustrate the...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View : Incoming evidence of the economic damage caused by the Thai political crisis and our expectations that the political situation will not improve significantly over the remainder of the...

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Freight Transport

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The Thai military's assumption of power following failed talks between rival factions in the ongoing political crisis raises the prospect of an unelected government being installed. Such a move would...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: Thailand's IT market has been negatively impacted by the economic and political environment. Political tensions, high household debt and baht depreciation all weigh on our forecast in...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: The ongoing political crisis in Thailand continues to weigh heavily on our outlook of the country's infrastructure sector, with delays to key public infrastructure plans and Q114...

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Insurance

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BMI View: Strong growth has continued across the Thai insurance industry, with both the life and non-life sectors expanding by over 9% in 2013. 2014, however, is likely to see slower growth of...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Thai market's continued reliance on imported medical devices means demand has remain ed strong, resulting in an attractive 13.7% C AGR growth rate for the forecast...

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Mining

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BMI View: The cooling of the Chinese economy will remove the shine off mining investment in South East Asia . Frontier regions will be the first places where miners pull back their investment as...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Thailand remains driven by a strong oil and gas demand which far outweigh domestic production. With no scope for the country to become self sufficient, it will be critical to develop...

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Petrochemicals

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The military coup could have a mixed effect on Thai producers, with external markets still performing relatively well but domestic markets expected to be hit badly by an economic downturn and the...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View:  Thailand offers several revenue earning opportunities to drugmakers due to its ageing population and the presence of a universal healthcare system that provides the population with...

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Power

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BMI View:   We are maintaining our short- and long-term forecasts for the Thai power sector this quarter as key factors supporting our forecasts remain in play. We note the Thai government is in...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: As political protests continue in the Thai capital and the army takes charge, the commercial real estate sector is in general proving resilient. However, our key downside risk for the...

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Renewables

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BMI View : We have revised up our short- and long-term forecasts for non-hydropower renewables generation and capacity in Thailand this quarter on the back of new data and impending changes to...

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Shipping

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: Thailand's telecoms market is characterised by a mobile market approaching saturation, a fixed -line market that has been in decline since 2007 and a low broadband penetration rate...

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Tourism

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BMI expects to see steady growth in Thailand's already well-established tourism market, with the political environment expected to remain relatively stable in the wake of the military coup in May...

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Water

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Since November 2013, Thailand's infrastructure sector has been heavily affected by the political turmoil gripping the country, and our outlook for the country's water infrastructure sector remains...

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