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  • April 28, 2015

    SCB's Cambodia unit told to lend more

    ... of CCB, said yesterday that this would be the first year the Cambodian operation would do aggressive business, encouraged by the approach of the Asean Economic Community (AEC). He added that SCB last year injected US$15 million (Bt490 million) of capital into CCB to support lending expansion. CCB's...

    Business
  • April 28, 2015

    Policy rate adjustment not expected at MPC meet tomorrow

    ... sector, even though things are looking up on the private-investment side. "Operators are beginning to invest now ahead of the launch of the AEC [Asean Economic Community] and the special economic zones, while businesses that have gained BOI approval are also expected to begin construction this quarter...

    Business
  • April 28, 2015

    Now may be time for new Customs Act

    ... step forward from what we have now. And it is very encouraging that Customs has considered and acted on feedback from the private sector. With the Asean Economic Community on the horizon, and with Thailand's commitment to align with the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonisation of...

    Business
  • April 28, 2015

    TIME ASEAN TURNED TO US for maritime cooperation

    ... Law of the Sea, within their Exclusive Economic Zone and continental shelf. What is at stake is no less than the vital interests of a number of Asean countries as well as the US's naval primacy in the Pacific. The situation demands no less than a more robust American counter-strategy, given the limited...

    Opinion
  • April 28, 2015

    Nepal's Constituent Assembly members to donate one-month salary

    The decision was made during an all-party meeting held in Singha Durbar. Rastriya Samachar Samiti reported that all lawmakers in the current CA are to oblige with the chairmanāš‚ s directive. Calculating the salaries of all the lawmakers/parliamentarians including those of leaders of opposition parties...

    Aec
  • April 27, 2015

    Bangkok Bank (China) faces loan growth challenge as Chinese economy cools

    ... activity, the bank also needed to balance revenue by seeking fee income instead - by leveraging the advantage of Bangkok Bank's network across Asean. BBC will concentrate more on customers with potential to grow despite China's economic slowdown, he said, adding that Thai-linked companies and the midstream...

    Business
  • April 27, 2015

    Google Thailand to go the extra mile

    ... joining P&G as the country marketing manager for all brands and categories for hair, skin, fabric and home, and grooming, for Thailand and Asean. Pete has also worked with Lowe and Brandscape and has a deep understanding of brands with over 10 years of leadership experience.

    Business
  • April 27, 2015

    Exhibition firm expects $218m transactions

    ... industries, he said. "In addition, we as a member of An Allworld Exhibitions Event, has a policy to expand our exhibition organising business into Asean member countries in order to cash in on the implementation of AEC (Asean Economic Community). Apart from Thailand and Myanmar, we are eyeing to venture into...

    Aec
  • April 27, 2015

    Holistic education is the way of the future

    ... of diverse cultures. These competencies and the related development of software of the mind are particularly salient with the advent of the Asean Economic Community later this year. Best-selling American author Daniel Pink argues that right-brain thinkers will rule in the future. His books include "A...

    National
  • April 27, 2015

    Myanmar's balancing act

    ... the local workforce in the long-term. On that note, Myanmar is also negotiating visa exemption schemes with several governments (including the ASEAN members). If successful, the visa exemption schemes will complement the PR rules in marking Myanmar as a popular investment spot in Southeast Asia. ...

    Aec