Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:23
Company launches corporate AI accelerator program
Rise, the largest regional corporate innovation accelerator in Southeast Asia, in keeping with its commitment to technological innovation, is introducing the first Corporate AI Accelerator program to deliver tangible business results that strategically respond to the requirements of leading corporates in Southeast Asia.
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:00
Fraud challenges regional banks
ALMOST three in four banks in Asia Pacific anticipate that fraud in their country will increase in 2019, according to a recent poll by FICO, a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company.
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 01:00
Thailand sees dip in hotel prices
The latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) from Hotels.com revealed no sign of a slowdown for the global travel industry. The price travellers paid for overnight accommodation rose 3 per cent globally in 2018 across every regional index, except for the Pacific including Thailand.
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 01:00
Uniting Asean against the EU
We call on Asean leaders to form a united front as a regional grouping to demonstrate full support to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who have signed and sent a joint letter to officially protest the European Union’s plan to remove palm oil from its market.
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 01:00
Marriott sets aggressive targets for expansion amid regional tourism boom
MARRIOTT International, a global hotel operator, is banking on the growth potential in the Asia Pacific region to meet aggressive business targets, said Rajeev Menon, the company’s chief operating officer for Asia Pacific excluding China.
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 01:00
Kongsak dedicated to making Thailand a regional sports hub
Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) governor Kongsak Yodmanee on Tuesday confirmed his commitment to developing and upgrading the nation’s sports infrastructure to international standards.
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 14:10
'Asian football crisis' as controversial chief gets new term
Asia's football chief and FIFA's second-in-command Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa received a fresh, four-year term on Saturday, triggering complaints from campaigners who said regional soccer was in "crisis" over human rights.
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 01:00
Asean should learn from the EU debacle
Re: “Why Asean now needs a regional parliament”, Opinion and Analysis, April 3.
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 16:41
Marriott hopes for regional expansion
Marriott International says it plans to have 1,000 hotels in the Asia-Pacific region open by the end of 2020, creating up to 50,000 more jobs. for the region.
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:40
THAI Smile wins 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers' choice award for airlines
THAI Smile Airways announced it has been recognised as a winner in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for Airlines, named the best airline in Thailand and one of the best regional airlines in Asia, according to the airline's press release.
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 01:00
Why Asean now needs a regional parliament
In the view of many observers, Asean is a success story of regional integration. Despite its highly diverse membership, the 10-nation grouping is often rightly commended as a resilient regional security manager, institution builder, norm provider and dynamic economic block. Critics, however, deplore the state-centric and elitist nature of Asean.
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 01:00
Asean under Bangkok: Chance for regional prosperity
Few regions have experienced as many consecutive years of sustained economic growth as Southeast Asia.
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 01:00
Asean finance ministers shrug off pollution to focus on regional agenda
Thailand will not cancel the 23rd Asean Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Chiang Rai this week despite that province and others in the North being in the grip of severe air pollution for several consecutive days, an official at the
Finance Ministry said.
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 21:02
Preparations set for third Intermat Asean in Bangkok
Thai Contractors Association, under H. M. the King's Patronage (TCA), Impact Exhibition Management ((Impact), and Comexposium Group, are set for the third edition of Intermat Asean regional platform for the construction industry.