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.
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 01:00
RCEP a challenge for Asean chair
CONCLUDING the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) presents the biggest challenge to Thailand as this year’s Asean chair, trade officials said, as little tangible progress has been made in the talks so far.
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 01:00
Asean economic ministers to sign two documents for boosting services sector and investment
ASEAN CHAIR Thailand has lined up 13 ambitious goals to achieve regional integration as the 25th Asean Economic Ministers’ Retreat (AEMR) kicks off today in Phuket, where two pacts are set to be signed to enhance services trade and investment within the group.
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:25
Romantic retreats for Valentines
With just three days to go to Valentine’s Day, Booking.com has released its global research showing that 45 per cent of travellers believe planning a holiday bring more of an emotional boost than getting engaged.
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 01:00
Proof is abundant that Trump will save the world
I expect to be lambasted for intellectual deficiency and maybe receive some more under-the-belt insults. But I shall never retreat from commenting on matters that are of interest to me and which should be to all the various levels of The Nation’s readership.
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:00
A retreat in the face of danger
With a new phase in Rakhine crisis looming, Asean is once again shirking its duty
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:00
Big talk but little action on Rohingya
Though the crisis was subject of intense discussion discussed at the Asean meet, few decisions were made
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 01:00
All round goodness for the body and the mind
Phuket’s Amatara Wellness Resort swept the 11th World Luxury Hotel Awards last month, bringing him Luxury Holistic Retreat, Luxury Wellness Retreat and Luxury Healing Retreat during the gala event held in St Moritz.
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:25
Twitter CEO defends controversial Myanmar tweets
Yangon - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday defended a series of tweets about his recent meditation retreat in Myanmar that was pilloried on his own platform for failing to mention the persecution of Rohingya Muslims.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:00
Pachyderm blocks road in Khao Yai
A bull elephant in rut from Khao Yai National Park apparently searchi0ng for its mate blocked the road in Prachin Buri on Sunday and looked likely to attack tourists’ cars, prompting park officials to use their vehicles as buffers between the aggressive male and tourists until the former eventually retreated into the forest.
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:15
Macron vows 'no retreat' on reform
French President Emmanuel Macron, under fire from swelling protest, insisted Thursday he would "never retreat" and cast himself as a progressive voice on the global stage.
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 06:34
Wall Street dives into the red while oil prices continue to slide
Wall Street crumbled Monday as fears for demand in the tech sector turned into a broader retreat from stocks while oil prices slid to an 11th straight day of losses despite a Saudi offer to limit output.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:21
Asian markets retreat as trade deal euphoria fades
Asian markets fell Monday after Donald Trump's top economics adviser downplayed the chances of a quick deal to end the China-US trade war, taking the wind out of the sails of last week's rally.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 10:29
Most Asian markets retreat as trade deal euphoria fades
Asian markets mostly fell Monday after Donald Trump's top economics adviser took the wind out of their sails by downplaying the chances of a quick deal to end the China-US trade war.
Sat, 27 Oct 2018 15:39
Radicals attack Hindu retreat as gender protests mount
Suspected Hindu radicals on Saturday attacked a spiritual retreat founded by a preacher who backed letting women enter a renowned Indian temple, police said.