Thu, 29 Nov 2018 01:00
World Bank board backs strategy for Thailand
The World Bank’s board of directors has endorsed a new country partnership framework for Thailand, defining its engagement with the country from 2019 to 2022.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:29
NBTC signs 5G development deal with 5GMF
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) on October 18 signed a letter of intent with Japan’s Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF) to create the framework of collaboration for the development of 5G wireless broadband service in Thailand and Japan.
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:51
Corteva Agriscience and IRRI announce rice tech partnership
Corteva Agriscience – the agriculture division of US giant DowDuPont – and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on Monday announced a multi-year framework agreement on collaborative rice research, deployment of new breeding technologies and the development of breeding programmes.
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 17:17
Deal signed to boost next generation of robotics engineers
Power and robotics expert ABB and the King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) have signed an agreement to foster closer cooperation and establish a framework for research and development of industrial robots to enhance education for the next generation of engineers.
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:19
New framework allows easier cross-border investment advice
The Asean Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) has launched two key initiatives to drive a more connected and sustainable Asean capital market.
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 01:00
Nod to state units’ investment budget
The Cabinet approved state enterprises' investment budget and framework totalling Bt2.058 trillion for the fiscal year 2019 at its meeting yesterday, Thosaporn Sirisumphand, director-general of National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), said after the meeting.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:00
Central bank decides to maintain policy rate at 1.5 per cent
Bank of Thailand (BOT)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided yesterday to leave the policy rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent to bolster growth and cope with the inflation target framework, while maintaining its forecast for this year’s economic growth at 4.4 per cent.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:00
Myanmar pushes on with telecom reforms
IN A BID to improve its transition to the digital economy, Myanmar will accelerate reforms in the telecommunications sector by strengthening its legal framework, said a senior official at the Myanmar Connect 2018, which kicked off yesterday.
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 01:00
SPECIAL REPORT: Weathering the cost of climate change mitigation challenge
Thailand is getting more serious with the new climate mitigation obligation under the UN framework.
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 01:00
GSMA calls for Asian countries to lift barriers on data flow
THE GSM Association (GSMA) is calling on Asian countries to promote cross-border data flows, embrace Asia’s two key privacy frameworks and set up new rules and regulations on cross-border data flows.
Mon, 03 Sep 2018 01:00
Climate push comes to Bangkok
Experts arrive to map strategy for next major summit on global warming.
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 01:00
Draft on govt data framework ready for Cabinet nod by October
THE DATA framework draft, which sets guidelines for all state agencies when they collect and record business data, is expected to be sent to the Cabinet for approval in October this year.
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 01:00
Dialogue must continue to mend G-7 divisions
The framework for the Group of Seven advanced nations, a structure for supporting world prosperity and stability, faces a crisis. Close dialogue must be continued to mend the state of division among the G-7 countries.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 01:00
Is it feasible for a country to run entirely on renewable energy?
Midway through the two-week 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco, the presidential election results in the United States were announced. The result, Donald Trump winning the election, was a bombshell for the COP.
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 01:00
Banks urged to back fintech push
THE financial technology (fintech) sector is facing difficulties of capital mobilisation shortage, an inadequate legal framework and banks’ hesitance in co-operation, said Le Minh Hung, governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV).