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  • September 2, 2014

    SCB, FTI team up to help SMEs cash in on new opportunities

    ... will offer analyses of all angles of the economy and industries in helping more than 8,000 SMEs in the federation to get ready for the coming of the Asean Economic Community.

    Business
  • September 2, 2014

    Central Group sees bright outlook for second half of 2014

    ... shopping in the rest of the year. The recent inauguration of CentralPlaza Salaya met a warm response. Plans have been laid to expand into the Asean market with the debut of the first Central shopping mall in Jakarta next month. A second Robins mall will be launched in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam...

    Business
  • September 2, 2014

    Foreign affairs are not a military matter

    .... Countries whose economies are so heavily interdependent are unlikely to wage war against each other. A similar picture exists for countries in Asean, of which Thailand is a key member. Asean member-states such as Vietnam and the Philippines are engaged in territory disputes with China but are simultaneously...

    Opinion
  • September 2, 2014

    US firms prefer Indonesia, VN and Myanmar

    Brunei and Laos hold the least interest for respondents in the survey. The "Asean Business Survey Outlook 2015", carried out by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Singapore and the US Chamber of Commerce, revealed dissatisfaction with Thailand, the third-most-attractive destination in Asean in the previous...

    Business
  • September 2, 2014

    Briefs

    In preparation for seamless trade in Asean, the Internal Trade Department is cooperating with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Korea Policy Centre to stage an international workshop in Bangkok on the perils of collusion. The three-day workshop for Asean member nations finishes...

    Business
  • September 2, 2014

    Thailand hopes for more exports to Russia amid sanctions row

    ... the two countries in November to discuss ways to expand bilateral trade and investment. She said Russia had shown an interest in discussing with Asean ways to support more trade growth and tighten cooperation on issues such as setting up trade-delegation missions, lowering non-tariff and other barriers...

    Business
  • September 2, 2014

    Senior civil servants welcome new bosses

    ... set of five policies would be immediately followed - better overall management of migrant labour, boosting of Thai workers' skills in line with the Asean Economic Community next year, special economic zones, manpower shortages and unemployment, and getting Thailand off a negative watch list on human trafficking...

    Politics
  • September 2, 2014

    Foreign Minister Tanasak gets nod from diplomats

    ... him, as he also holds a top position in the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). Tanasak could concentrate on Thailand's neighbours, Asean states and key partners in the region, while Don attends multilateral meetings that help raise the Kingdom's profile. The diplomatic corps in Thailand, however...

    Politics
  • September 2, 2014

    Youth of hope

    A group of Myanmar teenagers have not only made themselves proud by winning the under-19 Asean Youth Football Championship-Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy in Brunei but also spurred the aspirations of all their compatriots. The historic victory made the headlines of every Myanmar newspaper and journal. Huge crowds...

    Aec
  • September 1, 2014

    TrueVisions adds more HD channels to cheaper packages

    The move is expected to attract 300,000 new subscribers in the remaining months of this year, of whom 80 per cent will come from the satellite-TV base and the rest from cable TV. Manat Manavutiveth, head of commercial and business development for broadband service at True Online and TrueVisions,...

    Breakingnews