Wed, 22 May 2019 01:00
Why Canberra should show more respect for China
The surprise victory of Australia’s Liberal National coalition on Saturday gives Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal Party a third term in government.
Sat, 18 May 2019 15:50
Thai artist dishes out communal curry at US museum
Rich or poor, liberal or conservative, from one corner of the globe to another, we all sit down to share a meal.
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 01:00
New pacts expected to boost Asean GDP growth
THE SIGNING of two agreements to liberalise investment and services trade within Asean was the highlight of the 25th Asean Economic Ministers’ Retreat (AEMR), which concluded yesterday.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:00
(More) incentives sought for tourism
BUSINESSES are calling on the government to come up with incentives to shore up the tourism industry, such as further liberalisation on visas that include fee waivers for citizens of countries that are still required to apply.
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:33
Gay mayor from 'Rust Belt' America to launch presidential bid
Chicago - Pete Buttigieg, the gay, liberal mayor of a small American city in the conservative bastion of Indiana, was expected to officially launch his presidential bid Sunday, joining a crowded field of Democrats vying for their party's nomination in 2020.
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 20:30
Asean finance ministers push for financial service liberalisation under RCEP
“We reiterate our commitment to strengthening Asean’s partnership with regional partners. We aim to conclude the financial services annex of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership [RCEP] negotiation by the end of 2019,” a joint statement from Asean finance ministers and central bank governors’ meeting read.
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 01:00
Asean ministers to consider greater use of local currencies
THE UPCOMING meeting of Asean finance ministers will focus on giving local currencies a bigger role and further liberalising financial services, Lavaron Sangsnit, director-general of the Finance Ministry’s Fiscal Policy Office, said Wednesday.
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 01:00
Rice tariffication, new BSP charter ‘credit positive’: Moody's
TWO LANDMARK measures signed into law by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte this month — one expanding the mandate of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and another liberalising the rice trade — are expected to enhance the country’s financial and macroeconomic stability, according to debt watcher Moody’s Investors Service.
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 01:00
Contemporary liberals have a ‘daddy’ problem
Re: “The US constitution didn’t anticipate a crook like Trump”, Have Your Say, yesterday.
Mon, 31 Dec 2018 01:00
‘End of History’ was a joke, but the Global South isn’t laughing
The collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s was a historic milestone, setting the stage for the everlasting and worldwide enthronement of the capitalist system along with liberal democracy.
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:00
Experts call for liberalisation in services sector
THE SERVICES industry is the key to Thailand’s future economic growth but to succeed, it will need to liberalise regulations on trade in services, according to experts from the World Bank and the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI).
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:56
Anand’s story: a new perspective
Anand Panyarachun has long been one of Thailand’s most influential figures. In addition to his stellar career in diplomacy, he has served as a business leader, philanthropist, prime minister, economic liberal and social reformer.
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:00
YouTube links with UN to foster liberal views
YouTube and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Asia and the Pacific on Friday hosted the second APAC Creators for Change summit in Bangkok.
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 01:00
Leader of free world Obama didn’t kowtow to strongman Hun Sen
Re: “Did the ‘liberal world order’ ever exist?”, Have Your Say, October 26.
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 01:00
Why it’s farcical to equate mainstream media with a liberal conspiracy
It would appear that I have sorely misjudged Mr Nigel Pike, after all. Far from taking himself too seriously all of the time, he does indeed have some rusting but still breathing comedic instincts.