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  • July 28, 2014

    Dusit sees global room for growth

    ... through all possible means - ownership, joint ventures and management. Its pool of managers is being readied for the scale-up in business. The Asean Economic Community should not particularly influence the company's expansion in Southeast Asia. It has been the company's plan to enter several markets...

    Business
  • July 28, 2014

    AEC era should also be a linguistic era

    Actually, decades before there was any discussion of the AEC, Mahidol University in Thailand was pioneering the study of the languages of Southeast Asia. Under the leadership of Dr Khunying Suriya Rattanakul, Mahidol in 1974 established the Centre for Language and Culture for Southeast Asian Studies...

    Opinion
  • July 28, 2014

    Trip to Japan is an enticing carrot for Thai students

    ... and the United States. It also focused on energy and the environment and required students to produce a journal. Explaining the focus shift to Asean, Kobkarn said that in order for the region to be strong and member countries to grow together, it was hoped the camp would instil a sense of unity and connectivity...

    National
  • July 28, 2014

    Biz Buzz

    ... Associationāš‚ s conference last week including its CEO Aloke Lohia. After hearing many optimistic viewpoints about the future of Asia and Asean, he stood up to ask a very tempting question: "Is there any chance to avoid overcapacity in Asia " There is a risk of a property bubble not only in Asia...

    Business
  • July 28, 2014

    'Get to know the neighbours'

    Thais will need to "reset" their mindset and conduct constructive, well-focused research if they hope to prosper in the Asean community era. "You need to know and understand your neighbours," Pissanu Suvanajata, the Thai ambassador to Myanmar, said at a national research conference recently at Naresuan...

    National
  • July 27, 2014

    The value of EU-Asean dialogue

    The fundamental questions asked by Cielito F Habito in the above article have to be answered also in the light of the Statement of the 20th EU-Asean Ministerial Meeting under the theme of "Towards Strategic Partnership for Peace, Stability and Prosperity", held on 23 July in Brussels. This comprehensive...

    Opinion
  • July 27, 2014

    Chiang Mai keen run education in the North

    .... "So society has to adjust its way of thinking and its values about degrees. Many migrant workers will go back to their home countries when the Asean Economic Community comes into effect and Thailand will suffer a labour shortage in some fields if we are not well prepared for such a scenario." ...

    National
  • July 27, 2014

    Major regional events set to be held in the capital

    The third ASEM Meeting for Governors and Mayors, which was supposed to be held in Bangkok in August but was postponed due to political unrest, will be held in March 2015.

    National
  • July 27, 2014

    Historic cooperation opens door to new opportunities

    ... the South's Special Administration Zone and the Malaysian Education Ministry have agreed on a vocational academic programme in preparation for the Asean Economic Community in 2015. The Thai officials were from the Office of the Vocational Education Commission. Sermsak Nilwilai, chairman of the centre...

    Business
  • July 26, 2014

    'Innovation' key in boosting SME competitiveness

    Innovation will help drive the competitiveness of Thai small and medium-sized enterprises in the Asean arena, says the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion. Osmep deputy director Wimonkarn Kosumas said SMEs contributed only 37 per cent of Thai gross domestic product even though they make up...

    Business