Falling Sales Threaten Thailand’s Car-Making Supremacy in Southeast Asia

Falling Sales Threaten Thailand’s Car-Making Supremacy in Southeast Asia – Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2015
Falling car sales and political uncertainty in Thailand are raising concerns that Southeast Asia’s leading car-manufacturing nation could lose out to competitors in the region, especially Indonesia…

Could Thailand Become the Transport Hub of Indochina? – The Diplomat, March 24, 2015
Thailand has signed bilateral agreements with China and Japan to build two railway trunk lines across the country. One line, to be built with Chinese loans and technology, will link Bangkok and Map Ta Phut in the south through Laos to Kunming, Yunnan, in the north. The second line, to be built with Japanese capital and technology, will cross several countries on the west to east axis, from Dawei in Myanmar through Bangkok to Phnom Penh in Cambodia and possibly Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau in Vietnam…

Thailand’s Industrial Sentiment Still Under Pressure – nasdaq.com, March 24, 2015
Confidence among Thailand’s industrial operators dropped for the second consecutive month in February as a sluggish domestic economy squeezed spending in the country…

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2 Responses to Falling Sales Threaten Thailand’s Car-Making Supremacy in Southeast Asia

  1. Tony says:

    Falling sales? In a culture where bargaining is a national pastime, the one thing you cannot bargain for is a vehicle. You are shown a price list and that is what you pay. Don’t like it? Go to another dealer and see the same list with the same prices. If the Thai auto dealers would adopt the bargaining process, they would probably get higher sales and the customers would feel like they had a small victory.

  2. Wiz says:

    Khun Tony,

    It would be better if the buyers can get a race queen as a gorgeous doll for their newly purchase vehicles.

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