Tue, 22 May 2018 20:06:39
Chinese show champions form to qualify for Uber quarter-finals
Second seeds China dashed the hope of Malaysia to reach the Uber Cup quarter-finals after they beat the Asean nation 4-1 in their Group D second round-robin at the Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani on Tuesday.
Fri, 18 May 2018 16:34:32
Toyota earns top safety rating
The Toyota C-HR has been awarded a five-star safety rating by the New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) for Asean.
Auto & Audio
Thu, 17 May 2018 01:30:00
World Bank report urges Thailand to revisit migrant worker policies to pursue 4.0 growth strategy
THAILAND is home to more than 55 per cent of the region’s migrant workers but if the country could back it up with proper policies, it could contribute to economic growth under the much-talked-about Thailand 4.0 strategy, according to a World Bank report.
Tue, 15 May 2018 01:00:00
Asean’s role in the Trump-Kim summit
PM Prayut’s ill-chosen words notwithstanding, the choice of Singapore to host the event was a triumph for all in this region
Mon, 14 May 2018 11:45:33
PwC report seeks to spur Asean to action
Southeast Asia needs to evolve beyond passive growth and take more proactive measures to continue attracting investment and developing its institutions, people and technological capabilities, the PwC Growth Markets Centre says in an annual report.
Fri, 11 May 2018 08:08:00
Asean ministers come to grips with cybersecurity challenges
Education and a clear protocol are urgently needed for Asean countries to be able to tackle growing cybersecurity threats, Asean Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI) said yesterday.
Thu, 10 May 2018 13:07:04
Asean ministers address peril of ‘fake news’
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has acknowledged that “fake news” is one of the new challenges its member-countries must grapple with now that digital media are citizens’ primary sources of information.
Fri, 11 May 2018 01:00:00
Another brick in the wall
Re: “Editor’s firing sparks fear for free press”, Asean Plus, May 9.
Wed, 09 May 2018 01:00:00
Tokyo summit will have a big impact on Asean
Asean should not miss the chance to seriously engage in the crucial peace negotiations in the trilaterial summit among Japan, China and South Korea.
Wed, 09 May 2018 01:00:00
ASEAN TRADE SHOW Corrugated industry in focus
A group of industry associations and a Thai government agency have jointly introduced the 2nd edition of the CCE Southeast Asia - Thailand 2018 trade show, focusing the Thai Corrugated Packaging industry.
Mon, 07 May 2018 08:35:14
Drastic action needed to tackle Rohingya crisis, says Marty
Asean needs the trust of Myanmar to play a role in resolving the Rohingya crisis and to face ground realities in tackling the contentious South China Sea issue, former Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa said over the weekend.
Sun, 06 May 2018 01:00:00
Put brakes on Asean’s slant too far towards China
Asean recently held a summit meeting in Singapore. The chairman’s statement said the association “took note of the concerns expressed by some leaders” on the situation in the South China Sea, where China is strengthening its military footprint. Asean has reinstated this phrase.
Sat, 05 May 2018 01:00:00
Thailand puts on best face as prime Asean centre for beauty pageants
THAILAND is increasingly becoming the prime centre for the staging of international beauty contests in Asean, a trend that a key industry player says is in line with the government’s Thailand 4.0 model to promote the tourism sector and related businesses.
Fri, 04 May 2018 17:53:58
Singapore stages startup summit
Dr Koh Poh Koon, Singapore’s trade minister, and Dr Pansak Siriruchatapong, vice minister of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, recently hosted the Global Innovation Alliance Bangkok event which included a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between the government and private sectors of Thailand and Singapore.
Fri, 04 May 2018 01:00:00
Risks flagged to robust Asean growth
ECONOMIC growth in the Asean region is expected to remain robust in the coming years on the back of improving global demand, according to a new report.