The Nation

THE NATION Search results

About 3537 result

Advanced Search

Select the date range to search for

  • April 2, 2015

    Siam Discovery to undergo Bt4-bn renovation to brace for competition

    ... aim is to cash in on the potential growth in shopping and retail markets in Thailand following the implementation of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) at the end of this year, which is expected to attract higher numbers of foreign arrivals. Siam Piwat is the owner and operator of leading retail complexes...

    Business
  • April 1, 2015

    Uneven Asean playing field poses challenges in AEC era

    Surong Bulakul, chief operating officer for infrastructure at PTT, said yesterday at the "Era of the AEC" seminar, arranged by Nikkei Asian Review, that the energy giant was looking at each Asean country with a different investment approach based on that nation's development and strong points. "The...

    Business
  • April 1, 2015

    Govt pressed for release of students, activists

    In a statement, Marie Harf, acting spokesperson of the US State Department, said Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally release all individuals being detained in the country as a result of exercising their right to peacefully assemble. "Transparency, accountability, and justice are vital...

    aec
  • April 1, 2015

    Lack of jobs drives migrant workers back to Thailand

    Returning to Thailand is a way to support their families, despite the neighbouring country's effort to block the entry of illegal workers. According to the Myanmar Police Force under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Thailand has deported over 50,000 illegal Myanmar migrant workers in five-year period between...

    aec
  • April 1, 2015

    Activists commemorate 28-month anniversary of copper mine crackdown

    While staging a protest starting near Theingyizay Market, the Pabadan Police Force warned the protesters that their protest was against the law since they did not apply for permission. The police urged the protesters to disperse quickly. Instead of dispersing, the protesters continued to Sule Pagoda...

    aec
  • April 1, 2015

    Government, armed groups set sight to sign nationwide ceasefire accord in April or May

    The draft text of a historic nationwide ceasefire agreement was reached on Monday. It was finalised on Tuesday and then taken to the leaders of the different rebel groups for ratification, said Hla Maung Shwe, a senior adviser from the Myanmar Peace Centre, a group set up by the government to facilitate...

    aec
  • April 1, 2015

    Best Western opens in Yangon's Chinatown

    Located in the heart of the bustling downtown district, the hotel consists of 91 deluxe rooms, all featuring such amenities as flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, mini-bars, tea and coffee-making facilities and bathrooms with showers and bathtubs. As with all Best Western hotels across the world...

    aec
  • April 1, 2015

    Myanmar to pursue sustainable garment sector

    These reforms are also aimed at boosting foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country, with garment and textile industries being among the major sectors that the government hopes will attract "responsible" investors to ensure that Myanmar's economic and industrial development are sustainable throughout...

    aec
  • April 1, 2015

    Locals fearful as Southeast Asia megaproject awaits green light

    Bangkok - Ma Nu May and her husband started a small cashew nut farm near the coastal town of Dawei in southern Myanmar seven years ago, but life in the past two years has been far from peaceful. Most of her cashew trees are still lying on the ground after being bulldozed in mid-2013 in preparation for...

    aec
  • March 31, 2015

    Look beyond the SET Index for opportunities

    ... devices, which are expected to benefit from the upcoming auction of fourth-generation cellular licences. Stocks boosted by AEC. Thriving international trade resulting from the advent of the Asean Economic Community is a boon for stocks of transport and logistics companies, which are expected...

    Business