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Plenty of room for growth in China-Asean ties, seminar hears
August 29, 2016 1:00 am

Plenty of room for growth in China-Asean ties, seminar hears

CHINESE investment inflows to Southeast Asia may increase fivefold over the next five years if both sides can peacefully tackle territorial disputes and trust issues, a prominent Thai executive said

Chin State unveils strategies designed for speedy growth
August 29, 2016 1:00 am

Chin State unveils strategies designed for speedy growth

THE LOCAL government of Chin State have announced plans to improve transport infrastructure, electricity and telecommunications in the state, as Myanmar’s least developed region is in desperate need of investment and tourists.

Call to make Buri Ram airport international
August 29, 2016 1:00 am

Call to make Buri Ram airport international

TRAVEL operators have urged authorities to upgrade Buri Ram Airport into an international facility to increase the number of Southeast Asian tourists travelling to the Northeast.

Tourism workers urged to play security role
August 29, 2016 1:00 am

Tourism workers urged to play security role

THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism has asked tourism workers to play a role in protecting tourists by remaining observant while working with the country’s 64 associations to spur growth in the key sector.

New taxes on ‘fatty’ food, luxury goods
August 27, 2016 1:00 am

New taxes on ‘fatty’ food, luxury goods

“FATTY” food, luxury items as well as casino and lotto winnings would be slapped taxes if the Duterte administration’s proposed tax policy reform programme, which would result in a net revenue gain of P368.1 billion to the government by 2019,...

Technology startups for farm sector
August 27, 2016 1:00 am

Technology startups for farm sector

INDONESIA’S Communications and Information Ministry recently launched the 1,000 Digital Startup Movement initiative in cooperation with KIBAR, the country’s technology star-up ecosystem builder in Indonesia.

Thailand lags in research, innovation
August 27, 2016 1:00 am

Thailand lags in research, innovation

ASEAN is becoming a hub of research and innovation activity, with its share of the world’s research papers having nearly doubled since 2006 and patenting activity have grown by over 40 per cent in the past three years, according to a study...

Perserving Mekong’s biodiversity
August 27, 2016 1:00 am

Perserving Mekong’s biodiversity

A NEW community fisheries project in the Mekong River was launched in Vientiane on Thursday with the Laos Department of Livestock and Fisheries (DLF), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry agreeing to cooperate with the Worldwide Fund for Nature...

Technology driving rise of medical tourism
August 27, 2016 1:00 am

Technology driving rise of medical tourism

MEDICAL TOURISM is a fast-growing industry, with an increasing number of patients seeking affordable or specialised treatment outside their home countries. Asia is one of the leading regions in the world for medical tourism and has developed a niche...

Officials believe export growth goal achievable
August 27, 2016 1:00 am

Officials believe export growth goal achievable

IN SPITE of a contraction in the first seven months, the Commerce Ministry is optimistic that exports during the remainder of the year will rebound and result in full-year growth of 1.3 per cent.