Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Myanmar looks to strong inflow of FDI
THOUGH MYANMAR is one of the lowest-ranked economies in Asia Pacific region according to the World Bank’s recent report on doing business, the nation maintains its optimism over the inflow of foreign direct investment next year, according to Aung Naing Oo, director-general of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration and secretary of Myanmar Investment Commission.
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Trump’s ‘America First’ could torpedo Asia’s free-trade instincts
As a metaphor for the wisdom of turning swords into ploughshares there could have been no better venue for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum than Danang.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:41:43
Praram 9 Hospital goes digital to provide better care
Business leaders in Asia Pacific’s healthcare industry questioned in the recent Microsoft Asia Digital Transformation Survey have indicated an urgency to adapt to the digital era, with 77 per cent of them saying they need to switch to digital business to enable future growth
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:14:25
World leaders plead for climate action at UN forum
World leaders shared the spotlight with a 12-year-old Pacific islander on Wednesday to drive home a plea for urgent climate action despite the Trump administration's rejection of a planet rescue plan.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Modern slavery and child labour: Asia’s unacceptable record
Sixty two per cent of the victims of modern slavery and 40 per cent of the child labourers around the world are in Asia and the Pacific.
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:00:00
EXHIBITIONS AIMS TO CONNECT DEVELOPERS TO INVESTORS
International property buyers and investors could be connected to developers of major residential developments throughout the Asia Pacific through a project marketing service launched by Knight Frank Thailand.
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Trump’s ability to realise strategy for Asia to be put to the test
US President Donald Trump has expressed his willingness to strengthen engagement with the Asia-Pacific region in cooperation with Japan’s strategy and contribute to the region’s stability.
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:35:30
Survey reveals which Asia-Pacific countries are most active, pampered and gourmet
A report that aims to tease out trends among travelers in Asia-Pacific suggests that Japanese holidaymakers are the region’s biggest foodies while Aussies are most adventurous, and that Chinese travelers seek out luxurious experiences more than other countries.
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:19:40
'Framework' agreed on Asia-Pacific trade pact without US
Remaining members of a major Pacific trade deal abandoned by the United States have agreed to a new framework after days of stalled talks to revive the pact, Canada's trade minister said Saturday.
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Preliminary pact reached on TPP: minister
PRELIMINARY agreement has been reached among ministers from 11 countries participating in the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during their meeting on the sidelines of the Apec Economic Leaders’ Week.
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:48:54
Preliminary agreement reached on TPP: VN trade Minister
Preliminary agreement has been reached among ministers from 11 countries participating in the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during their meeting on the sidelines of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Prayut to focus on economic issues, skirt security rows, at Apec, Asean talks
PRIME MINISTER General Prayut Chan-o-cha will attend two leader summits beginning with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in Danang today, and later moving to Manila for the Asean summit to focus on sustainable human resources development, while both events are expected to focus on hot-button global security issues.
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:04:22
Airbnb to invest Bt68 million baht in Asia-Pacific tourism projects
At the APEC CEO Summit in Da Nang on Thursday, Airbnb – a leading community-driven hospitality company –announced it will invest Bt68 million through 2020 to promote and support innovative tourism projects throughout Asia-Pacific.
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:25:02
Don Quijote plans new “DON DON DONKI” store in Thailand
Pan Pacific International Holdings, the Don Quijote Group’s holding company for overseas operations based in Singapore, Thailand’s leading paint manufacturer TOA Venture Holding Co, and the Thai subsidiary of Nippon Parking Development Co, announced the establishment of the joint venture TOA-PPIH Co to develop the commercial facility DONKI Mall Thonglor in the Thonglor/Ekkamai area of Bangkok.
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:13:44
US carriers in rare Pacific op amid N. Korea tensions
Three US aircraft carriers will stage joint drills in the western Pacific for the first time in a decade, the US Navy said Thursday, as tensions in the region over North Korea reach fever pitch.