Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Review of GSP scheme expected to be smooth for Cambodia
WITH THE RECENT launch of a new US initiative to ensure that developing countries benefiting from duty-free access are in compliance with the eligibility requirements of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) scheme, a representative of the industry body representing Cambodia’s garment sector said improvements in working conditions should keep the kingdom above scrutiny.
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Suu Kyi faces tepid UN criticism over Rohingya at summit
CONCERNS about Rakhine state in Myanmar continued to emerge yesterday during Asean-related meetings in Manila, although Southeast Asian countries adhered to a humanitarian-aid framework to deal with the crisis.
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:00:00
Thai artist wins top prize in UOB competition
Thai artist Sukit Choosri beat out other artists from four Southeast Asian countries to win the 2017 UOB Painting of the Year competition, organisers in Singapore have announced.
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:04:44
Strong quake hits Iran-Iraq border, 13 dead
A strong earthquake that shook the Iran-Iraq border region on Sunday killed at least 13 people, authorities and state media in the two countries said.
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 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
Time for Asean to boot up the 4th Industrial Revolution
When the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gather for their 31st Summit in the Philippines this week, they will also celebrate “Asean@50” – making it the longest-running regional grouping of developing countries in the world.
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:43:11
US slams World Bank lending to rich countries like China
World Bank lending to countries like China that are rich enough to finance their own development hurts poor countries that need help, a senior US Treasury official said Wednesday.
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:55:34
11 nations enter final stretch on TPP deal
A ministerial meeting of 11 signatory countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement kicked off Wednesday, aiming to reach a broad agreement for the pact to take effect without the United States, which has pulled out of the deal.
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:51:13
Asia’s best and worst countries for doing business
Singapore, closely followed by South Korea, remains the best country in which to run a business, according to the World Bank. While Brunei, Thailand and India have registered the most notable improvement in the ease of doing business, Pakistan, Myanmar and Bangladesh are the region’s lowest ranked economies.
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:57:39
KPMG conference focuses on helping businesses in disruptive times
KPMG held its 2017 ASPAC Partners’ Conference in Bangkok this week, attended by over 300 ASPAC partners from 12 countries.
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:39:18
iPhone X goes on sale in Thailand from Nov 24
Thailand will be among 13 countries where Apple’s iPhone X will be available for purchase on November 24.
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Will Malaysia get burned by Belt and Road?
Malaysia is probably the most receptive among Asean and East Asian countries in embracing China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Thailand’s new policies to drive
THE GOVERNMENT sector of Thailand and other Asian countries needs urgently to prepare for the new challenges shaped by energy transition, said Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, at the 7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable, held earlier this month in Bangkok.