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Your Investment Guide to Thailand

by Bruce Bickerstaff

Foreword by Korn Chatikavanij, Finance Minister of Thailand (2009-2011)

Your Investment Guide to Thailand is essential reading for foreign investors as well as anyone considering relocating or retiring to Thailand.

No other source, either in print or online, encompasses the range of information and advice contained in these pages. The book avoids jargon and sales-pitches in favour of plain English and easy-to-understand tables, graphs, and checklists that are supported by real-life examples.

The Guide focuses not just on wealth creation, but also on the protection of existing assets. It introduces the major investment choices in Thailand—real estate, gold, stocks, bonds, managed funds, and investment in a business—and gives details of past performance for each, together with practical information about how to make an investment. The Guide also provides advice for those moving to Thailand, including legal issues like visas and work permits, and an overview of key economic, political, and social trends.

The book adopts a critical and unapologetic approach in its consideration of Thailand and Thai investment opportunities, exposing potential risks and benefits to ensure that investors make the most appropriate investments for their individual needs.

Through its comprehensive, step-by-step approach Your Investment Guide to Thailand will help you to access the rewarding opportunities that await you in the fascinating Kingdom of Thailand.

The most recent hard-copy version of the Guide, published by Silkworm Books, was released in May 2011 (ISBN 978-974-9511-86-2). The recommended retail price in Thailand is THB 695

The highlights of the Guide include:

  • First of its kind to provide a holistic view of foreign investment in Thailand
  • Written with the needs of ordinary individual investors firmly in mind
  • Lists and explains key agencies, regulations, and processes of most relevance to foreign investors
  • Focuses not just on wealth creation, but also the protection of existing assets
  • Provides up-to-date analysis of Thailand’s economic outlook, political trends, and cultural environment

Details concerning the e-book version of the Guide are available here

Reviews, recommendations and media releases are available here

About the Author

Bruce Bickerstaff is a qualified financial planner with more than twenty years experience in professional and management roles in both the Australian government and private sectors. Over the past decade he has been an active investor and resident of the Kingdom. In this book he shares the knowledge and experience he has gained in both roles. Bruce is a member of the Australia-Thailand Business Council, and has also been recognised as a Thailand expert in the Euromoney Country Risk project.

"By way of background, I do not work as a financial advisor in Thailand and the 'Guide' is not a vehicle to scout for customers in that regard. I have no financial relationship with Thai-based financial advisors, nor with any providers of the various financial products mentioned in my book. As a consequence I have no vested interest whatsoever in steering people towards particular investment opportunities, or to invest in Thailand generally." - Bruce Bickerstaff

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Bruce can be contacted at thaiinvestbook at gmail dot com

To obtain a copy of the 'Guide'

  • Hard-copy version: Contact Silkworm Books to either buy directly from them or to identify your closest retail book stockist OR order from www.amazon.com via the clickable image to the left of your screen
  • E-book version: Purchase from www.amazon.com using this clickable link

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