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Thai students competing for entrepreneur title

The 2014 FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge Asia-Pacific final finishes in Hong Kong on Monday, with Thailand in the mix to win the coveted "entrepreneur" title.

Fifty-four students aged 15-19 are competing in an event that started on Saturday and also includes Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.

The students advanced from a local challenge in their respective countries, where they were tasked with developing a business plan to promote a product or service in an overseas market.

They demonstrated outstanding business acumen, creativity and entrepreneurial skills.

The event provides participants with the opportunity to understand and gain first-hand experience of entrepreneurship and the world of business.

Since the first challenge in 2007, almost 10,000 students across the region have been exposed to the workings of business, commerce and the global economy through the event.

The final has been jointly organised by FedEx Express and JA Asia Pacific, a member of JA Worldwide.

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