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  • September 22, 2014

    Agency promotes Thaitrade.com as online hub for budding SME exporters

    ... Bureau, said that with emerging global growth of online trading, the department would promote Thaitrade.com to become a centre for trading in Asean, so that more Thai enterprises have a chance of reaching customers within the region. With more than 13,000 stores and 200,000 products, the website has...

    Business
  • September 22, 2014

    Krungsri, partner target CLMV

    ..., but Goto said it could support Thai corporates, as well as Japanese and multinationals operating in Thailand, that are looking at expanding within Asean by collaborating with MUFG and BTMU. For example, he said, BTMU has had a foothold in Myanmar for a long time and has applied for a banking licence...

    Business
  • September 22, 2014

    Tapping into opportunities at China's trade shows

    ... AEC, this month's CAEXPO will have given those attending the opportunity to meet potential partners and find out about new developments in other Asean countries. These events usually draw big crowds - this year there were more than 2300 companies from China and Asean in attendance. The Chinese sections...

    Opinion
  • September 22, 2014

    As the world watches, PM Prayuth goes abroad

    ... coup in 2006, former prime minister Gen Surayuth Chulanond made his first appearance a year later at the UN General Assembly in 2007. Along with the Asean leaders, they came out with a strong statement criticizing Myanmar of the suppression of pro-democracy movement. In New York at the sideline of the UN...

    Opinion
  • September 22, 2014

    Can new minister focus on longer term goals

    ... Rankings about the quality of Thailand's primary education, secondary education and higher education show Thailand is poorly regarded even among 10 Asean nations. For example, while Laos' higher education quality is ranked the sixth best in the Asean region, Thailand ends up in the 8th spot. So what has...

    Opinion
  • September 22, 2014

    AEC sparks Khon Kaen semester changes

    ... has already adjusted the opening months of semesters followed the Council of University Presidents of Thailand's policy to match international and Asean standards. The first semester was changed from June-October to August-December. The second semester was changed from November-March to January-May....

    National
  • September 22, 2014

    Science and technology seen as key

    With the capacity of Thailand in science, technology and innovation (STI), the country has the potential to become a leading member of the Asean community - and STI is a key to helping Thailand escape from the middle-income trap by 2030, Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Yuthavong has said. Speaking at KPI...

    National
  • September 22, 2014

    Foreign chambers urge safety for tourists

    ... database as well as clean up inactive policies and poor management. The JFCCT also called on officials to prepare skilled labour for the Asean Economic Community that will take effect next year.

    Business
  • September 22, 2014

    Wary police say no serious IS militant threat in region yet

    ..., either lawfully or through illegal migration, throughout the Southeast Asian or nearby region. The IS issue has become an issue of concern for Asean authorities, given their extremist activities that have earned support and sympathy from foreign Muslims worldwide. Australian police, on September...

    National
  • September 22, 2014

    Code of conduct urgently needed for South China Sea: Dung

    "Peace, stability and maritime safety and security are the shared concerns and interests not only of Asean but the Asian region, as well as international community," Dung said. In a session with journalists from the Asia News Network (ANN), Dung also said there was a need to come up with a code of conduct...

    Aec