• Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:00
    Myanmar urged to do more to attract Korean investment
    MYANMAR needs to pick up the pace of economic reforms in order to attract more investment from South Korea, said a senior trade official who led a market research mission to Myanmar.
    Economy
  • Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:00
    Be prepared, global economic growth will soon reach its peak
    RECENTLY, the World Bank issued its June 2018 Global Economic Prospects with a somewhat “scary” title: “The Turning of the Tide?” As global economy experiencing several upswing factors, it finally got out of the economic rut. In order not to return back to the rut, we must quickly surpass numerous looming headwinds before we are swept into the rut again.
    Economy
  • Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:00
    Benchmark rate tipped for rise to 3.5% in Philippines
    LONDON-based Capital Economics and British banking giant HSBC are expecting the Philippine central bank to raise its policy rate by a further 25 basis points to 3.5 per cent in its monetary setting meeting today.
    ASEAN+
  • Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:00
    China to Revise electric car rules
    China’s top economic planner said it will revise rules on project thresholds to prevent reckless development of the new energy vehicle (NEV) industry. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is drafting a new regulation on auto industry investment, with “more in-depth rules” on the requirements for NEV projects, NDRC spokesperson Meng Wei told a press conference.
    Economy
  • Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:00
    Lecturers upgrade their ecommerce skills at special Alibaba workshops
    THE FIRST generation of 48 university lecturers has graduated from a “train the trainer” programme in global e-commerce held by Alibaba Business School in collaboration with Burapha University and the Eastern Economic Corridor Office of Thailand (EECO).
    Corporate
  • Sun, 17 Jun 2018 01:00
    Development funding gets the backing of leaders
    LEADERS of five Southeast Asian nations yesterday collectively pushed forward the setting up of sub-regional development funds in the hope they would increase self-sufficiency by driving construction of “missing-link” projects.
    politics
  • Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:00
    Development funding key focus of ACMECS leaders
    THE LEADERS of five countries in mainland Southeast Asia will today gather under the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) to map out their five-year plan for development cooperation.
    politics
  • Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:00
    WB backs Vietnam’s ’robust’ economic progress
    VIETNAM’S economy is forecast to continue improving, with gross domestic product (GDP) expected to expand by 6.8 per cent this year, said the World Bank (WB) in its latest economic update for Vietnam.
    ASEAN+
  • Thu, 14 Jun 2018 07:47
    US Federal Reserve raises key interest rate, signals more hikes coming
    The US Federal Reserve raised the benchmark lending rate on Wednesday for the second time this year, and signaled it will be more aggressive about rate increases in 2018 and 2019 amid "strong" economic growth.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 13 Jun 2018 01:00
    To help solve our economic woes, hire more women
    Bringing more women into the labour force is not only an acknowledgement of their right to be gainfully employed but will actually be a huge boost to the economy.
    opinion
  • Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:32
    Cabinet nod for bio-industry complex in Nakhon Sawan
    The Cabinet on Tuesday approved in principle a project for the promotion and development of a bio-industry hub in a new special economic zone in Nakhon Sawan province.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 13 Jun 2018 01:00
    Warm response seen to ‘Myanmar Insight’ in Bangkok 
    GIVEN the rising interest in Myanmar’s economy this year, nearly 500 Thai businesspeople are expected to gather at the Myanmar Insight 2018 to be held in Bangkok next month, according to Nattawin Phongsphetrarat, vice president of Thai Business Association of Myanmar (TBAM).
    Economy
  • Wed, 13 Jun 2018 01:00
    Govt spending comes in at slower pace for first 8 months
      GOVERNMENT spending in the first eight months of the fiscal year came to only 64.4 per cent of the total investment budget of Bt2.9 trillion.
    Economy
  • Tue, 12 Jun 2018 07:53
    Trump tweets that his top economic advisor suffered heart attack
    US President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted that his top economic advisor had suffered a heart attack.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 12 Jun 2018 06:44
    Trump tweets about stock market ahead of Kim meet
    Just hours ahead of his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, US President Donald Trump lauded his economic policy its impact on the American stock market.
    Breaking News
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