• Mon, 15 Oct 2018 01:00
    Thai auto industry: How not to map out a national policy
    The recent news that Vietnam aims to produce its national car brand, VinFast, by the middle of next year – just over two years since the idea of a national car was conceived last year – should prompt a thorough re-evaluation of Thailand’s automotive industry policy and industrial policies in general.
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  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 01:00
    Bangladesh’s drift toward digital absolutism
    On September 19, Bangladesh passed the latest iteration of its digital policy. Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar, who proposed the Digital Security Bill 2018 to parliament, called it a “historic” and “heavenly” law, compared to digital laws in other countries.
  • Sat, 13 Oct 2018 10:10
    Japan Fair Trade Commission may launch investigation into U.S. IT giants’ transactions
    The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) is considering a policy of launching a large-scale investigation into the actual status of transactions conducted by massive information technology (IT) firms called “platformers” as soon as the beginning of next year, it has been learned.
  • Thu, 11 Oct 2018 01:00
    In the South, a new point man, same policy
    Abdul Rahim Noor’s negotiations are doomed if the Thai government doesn’t bend on autonomy
  • Wed, 10 Oct 2018 09:44
    Extended canal shuttle services could ease Bangkok congestion by end of year
    Keen to ease the congestion on Bangkok’s traffic-choked streets, the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) has begun a feasibility study on running shuttle boat services down branches of the Saen Saeb Canal.
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  • Tue, 09 Oct 2018 01:00
    New commander, but still no counter-insurgency strategy
    Lt-General Pornsak Poonsawas has an opportunity to steer deep South towards peace – but he must first change Army policy  
  • Mon, 08 Oct 2018 01:00
    EEC panel gives nod for digital push
    The steering committee of the EEC Development Policy last week acknowledged the proposal of the Digital Economy and Society Ministry to develop the digital and communications infrastructure on the Eastern Economic Corridor with a budget of more than Bt17.913 billion.
  • Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:00
    Saving forests must remain a focus for slowing climate change
    Will Mekong region policymakers heed the clarion call by global scientists? Ask China.
  • Fri, 05 Oct 2018 01:00
    Members of the The Eastern Economic Corridor Policy Committee yesterday approved a plan to open bidding for four infrastructure projects worth Bt430 billion at the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).
  • Mon, 01 Oct 2018 19:08
    Sixty-one outstanding innovative Thai products receive DEmark award
    The Commerce Ministry, through the International Trade Promotion Department (ITPD), continues to push forward its “Creative Economy” policy, offering support and development to designers, and this year using DEmark 2018 as a platform to stimulate and motivate Thai creators to build their capabilities to match international standards.
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  • Fri, 28 Sep 2018 01:00
    State Enterprise Policy Office (Sepo) expects Thailand Future Fund (TFF) to yield an average three-year return of 5 per cent per annum.
  • Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:51
    Asian markets rise as energy firms are boosted by oil surge
    Most Asian markets rose on Wednesday, with energy firms surging along with oil prices, as traders await the conclusion of a key Federal Reserve policy meeting.
  • Wed, 26 Sep 2018 01:00
    Reshuffle at ministry
    The Cabinet yesterday agreed to reshuffle several top positions in the Ministry of Energy. Twarath Sutabutr, director-general of Energy Policy and Planning Office (Eppo) and Praphon Wongtharua, director-general of Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) have been appointed energy inspector-generals.
  • Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:00
    Krabi set to host ‘Thailand Biennale 2018’ international art festival
    The Culture Ministry’s first international art festival, the upcoming “Thailand Biennale 2018” in Krabi, will represent the biggest collaboration between the public and private sectors under the government’s “Pracharat” policy.
  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:36
    Thailand continues 18 month growth spurt as exports rise 6.7 per cent
    The total value of Thailand's exports rose 6.7 per cent year on year to US$22.79 billion (Bt1.23 trillion) in August, recording continuous growth for 18 months, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
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