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- July,2023(part3) -
15 Jul, 2023
Credit rating agency Fitch rates Thailand's long-term foreign currency issuer default rating (IDR) as BBB+ (stable)
Credit rating agency Fitch affirmed Thailand's long-term foreign currency issuer default rating (IDR) at BBB+ with a stable outlook.

In its report, Fitch expects Thailand's real GDP growth to grow from 2.6% in 2022 to 3.7% in 2023 and 3.8% in 2024.

Fitch expects Thailand's exports to continue to face headwinds given weaker global demand and the slow effect of monetary tightening in advanced economies. On the other hand, it is optimistic that the number of foreign tourists arriving in Thailand will increase from 11.2 million in 2022 to about 29 million in 2023, and tourism, which is Thailand's main industry, will be strong. The reason is that Thailand's GDP will grow because it will drive the Thai economy.

14 Jul, 2023
THAI Reduces Fuel Surcharge on Japan-Bangkok Flights from August Tickets
Thai Airways International has announced that the fuel surcharge for flights departing from Japan will be reduced starting from August 1, 2023.

Fuel surcharges for tickets issued on or after August 1, 2023 will be calculated based on the average aviation fuel (Singapore kerosene) price from April to May 2023. Fuel surcharges of THAI after August 1 will be reduced because the price of Singapore kerosene has been reduced.

The amount to be collected after August 1, 2023 (per one-way section) is as follows.
Japan (Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka/Fukuoka/Sapporo) ⇒ Bangkok
Economy Class: $75 ($100 through July 31)
Business Class: $100 ($120 through July 31)
First Class: $100 ($120 through July 31)

For more information, please refer to the Japanese version of the Thai Airways official website, "About 'Fuel Surcharge'".
13 Jul, 2023
Thailand won 10 gold medals at 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games
The Special Olympics is a competition where people with intellectual disabilities can participate in various sports training and present their achievements. Various competitions are held throughout the year. The Special Olympics World Games are held every other year, alternating between summer and winter.

This year's Special Olympics World Games, the ``2023 Special Olympics Summer World Games'' wsa held in Berlin, Germany from June 17 to 25, 2023, and more than 6,500 athletes from 126 countries participated and competed in 26 competitions.

A total of 35 Thai athletes participated in the 2023 Special Olympics Summer World Games, and Thailand won 10 gold medals.

Thailand participated in six sports at the 2023 Special Olympics Summer World Games: badminton, soccer, bocce ball, swimming, track and field, and table tennis. They has won gold medals in the 200m race, badminton and bocce ball and others.

The Thai team consisted of 8 uniform partner athletes and 27 athletes with intellectual disabilities, representing 15 different regions of Thailand. In addition to the athletes, 13 coaches, 1 doctor, and 2 officers participated as team members to support Thai athletes during the competition.

12 Jul, 2023
Bangkok, Thailand Ranks 105th in "Cost of Living City Ranking 2023" for Expats
Bangkok ranked 105th in the "Cost of Living City Ranking 2023" for expats compiled by Mercer, a global human resources consulting firm.

This makes it the second most costly country in Southeast Asia after Singapore (2nd).

The top 150 rankings are as follows.
1. Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
2. Singapore (Singapore)
3. Zurich (Switzerland)
4. Geneva (Switzerland)
5. Basel (Switzerland)
6. New York City, NY (United States)
7. Bern (Switzerland)
8. Tel Aviv (Israel)
9. Copenhagen (Denmark)
10. Nassau (Bahamas)
11. Los Angeles, CA (United States)
12. Shanghai (China)
13. Beijing (China)
14. San Francisco, CA (United States)
15. Honolulu, HI (United States)
16. Seoul (South Korea)
17. London (United Kingdom)
18. Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
19. Tokyo (Japan)
20. Shenzhen (China)
21. Boston, MA (United States)
22. Miami, Fl (United States)
23. Washington, DC (United States)
24. Chicago, IL (United States)
25. Vienna (Austria)
26. Bangui (Central African Republic)
27. Djibouti (Djibouti)
28. Amsterdam (Netherlands)
29. Atlanta, GA (United States)
30. Luanda (Angola)
31. Seattle, WA (United States)
32. Kinshasa (The Democratic Republic of the Congo)
33. Prague (Czech Republic)
34. Helsinki (Finland)
35. Paris (France)
36. Guangzhou (China)
37. Berlin (Germany)
38. Munich (Germany)
39. Conakry (Guinea Republic)
40. N'Djamena (Chad)
41. Brussels (Belgium)
42. Victoria (Seychelles)
43. Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
44. San Juan (Puerto Rico)
45. Buenos Aires (Argentina)
46. The Hague (Netherlands)
47. Lagos (Nigeria)
48. Frankfurt (Germany)
49. Milan (Italy)
50. Philadelphia, PA (United States)
51. Dublin (Ireland)
52. Libreville (Gabon)
53. Dallas, TX (United States)
54. Montevideo (Uruguay)
55. Qingdao (China)
56. Sydney (Australia)
57. Taipei (Taiwan)
58. Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
59. Rome (Italy)
60. Oslo (Norway)
61. Houston, TX (United States)
62. Hamburg (Germany)
63. San Jose (Costa Rica)
64. Riga (Latvia)
65. Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
66. Dakar (Senegal)
67. Minneapolis, MN (United States)
68. Busan (South Korea)
69. Stuttgart (Germany)
70. Noumea (New Caledonia)
71. Melbourne (Australia)
72. Portland, OR (United States)
73. Nanjing (China)
74. Dusseldorf (Germany)
75. Barcelona (Spain)
76. Shenyang (China)
77. Abidjan (Côte D'Ivoire)
78. St. Louis, MO (United States)
79. Mexico City (Mexico)
80. Detroit, MI (United States)
81. Douala (Cameroon)
82. Brisbane (Australia)
83. Madrid (Spain)
84. Brazzaville (The Republic Of Congo)
85. Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
86. Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
87. Santiago (Chile)
88. Cleveland, OH (United States)
89. Chengdu (China)
90. Toronto (Canada)
91. Leipzig (Germany)
92. Lyon (France)
93. Osaka (Japan)
94. Canberra (Australia)
95. Stockholm (Sweden)
96. Nuremberg (Germany)
97. Athens (Greece)
98. Manama (Bahrain)
99. Chongqing (China)
100. Tallinn (Estonia)
101. Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
102. Yaounde (Cameroon)
103. Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe (France))
104. Bratislava (Slovakia)
105. Bangkok (Thailand)
106. Adelaide (Australia)
107. Perth (Australia)
108. Xian (China)
109. Glasgow (United Kingdom)
110. Amman (Jordan)
111. Auckland (New Zealand)
112. Suzhou (China)
113. Nagoya (Japan)
114. Harare (Zimbabwe)
115. Yokohama (Japan)
116. Vancouver (Canada)
117. Lisbon (Portugal)
118. Birmingham (United Kingdom)
119. Aberdeen (United Kingdom)
120. Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago)
121. Toulouse (France)
122. Wuhan (China)
123. Vilnius (Lithuania)
124. Taichung (Taiwan)
125. Belfast (United Kingdom)
126. Doha (Qatar)
127. Kingston (Jamaica)
128. Bamako (Mali)
129. Bujumbura (Burundi)
130. Muscat (Oman)
131. Kuwait City (Kuwait)
132. Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
133. Manila (Philippines)
134. Lome (Togo)
135. Montreal (Canada)
136. Guatemala City (Guatemala)
137. Ottawa (Canada)
138. Kaohsiung (Taiwan)
139. Wellington (New Zealand)
140. Abuja (Nigeria)
141. Yerevan (Armenia)
142. Bucharest (Romania)
143. Ljubljana (Slovenia)
144. Cotonou (Benin)
145. Calgary (Canada)
146. Zagreb (Croatia)
147. Mumbai (India)
148. Panama City (Panama)
149. Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
150. Quito (Ecuador)
11 Jul, 2023
Finnish design house "Marimekko" opens cafe "Marimekko kafé" on the first floor of Emporium department store in Bangkok
Finnish design house "Marimekko" has soft-opened a cafe "Marimekko kafé" on the 1st floor of Emporium department store in Bangkok on July 7, 2023. The café offers Finnish and Thai cuisine, as well as drinks and desserts, with the concept of delicious and comfort food, using ingredients that are good for the body.

During the soft opening period from July 7, 2023 to July 13, 2023, the following benefits are available.

(Benefits during the soft opening period)
• The first 30 customers who purchase food, dessert, or drink at Marimekko kafé will receive a free Marimekko sticker set (one set per person).
(*Benefits only from July 7, 2023 to July 9, 2023)
• 20%* discount on all menus from July 7, 2023 to July 13, 2023.

You can enjoy shopping because you can walk to the "Marimekko EMPORIUM" shop in the same area.

Marimekko kafé:
Location: Emporium 1F Ladies' Boutique
Opening hours: Daily 10am-10pm

For details, please call Marimekko kafé directly at 0800736298.

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