Light In Thailand’s Economy Despite Coronavirus Outbreak

The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19 is threatening the global economy outlook. Thailand’s finance ministry has recently cut its 2020 economic growth forecast to 2.8 percent from 3.3 percent projected three months ago, owing to weaker exports due to ongoing US-China trade tensions and fall in tourism numbers due to the spread of the virus. READ: Thailand Sets Sight on Industry 4.0 Despite this gloomy outlook, Kasikorn Research Center (K-Research) predicts that the impact of the virus on Thailand’s GDP will be moderate as the country is not as reliant on China’s economy as other economies like Vietnam or Singapore. The novel coronavirus could lower Thailand’s nominal GDP

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In response to the growing impact of the coronavirus pandemic (Covid19), Ford Motor Company has announced that the company will be temporarily suspending vehicle and engine production at its International Markets Group (IMG) manufacturing sites which includes Vietnam. Read : Ford & Toyota—First Automakers To Suspend Production In Vietnam Due To Covid19 In January 2020, Ford announced an expansion plan for its plant in Vietnam to increase annual production capacity from the current 14,000 to 40,000 vehicles, with an investment of US$82 million. However, Ford Vietnam’s Hai Duong assembly plant has now been scheduled to stop operations by March 26—the first to do so in the country. This will co

Lego transformed production to begin making protective medical equipment.

Even toymakers are making PPE Add Lego A/S to the list of companies that have transformed production to begin making protective medical equipment. The global toy maker is now injection molding protective visors, rather than toy blocks, on six presses at its Billund, Denmark, headquarters factory, making 13,000 of them per day. It also says it can ramp up to 56,000 per day, if needed. The project included design and making tools. In a video on its social media feed, Lego said 100 employees are working on the project. Lego will also be expanding the project to all of its plants, starting in Hungary. Beyond that, Lego is donating $50 million to education programs. Quarterly complications It's

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