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  • October 20, 2014

    Investment boom in Myanmar

    ..., Siam City Cement (Insee), Bangchak Petroleum, Boon Rawd Brewery, Bangkok Dusit Medical. Signs of Siam Commercial Bank, the main sponsor of the 2014 Asean Summit, are frequently spotted, though the bank was not among nine foreign banks awarded limited licences. They are side by side with billboards of other...

    Business
  • October 20, 2014

    Opportunities abound as investors eye Myanmar border areas

    A Thai Chamber of Commerce mission to Mae Sot district last week found that Tak province's economy would continue to grow significantly as it was already a base for trading with Myanmar, as well as a gateway for Thai interests to start investment in cross-border areas - and in some of the neighbouring...

    Business
  • October 20, 2014

    Investors dumping equities for bonds amid global meltdown

    ... it is on track to get a higher rating, supported by improving ROE and better asset quality. Siam Cement is positioning itself to be a leading Asean player, driven by capacity and expansion. KCE Electronics will be riding growth in the coming years led by its capacity expansion programme, and we expect...

    Business
  • October 20, 2014

    Boom tipped for builders

    .... The Myanmar government recently approved US$7.8 billion (Bt253 billion) to construct roads and bridges, as the country gears up for the Asean Economic Community. "Thai companies in Myanmar are operating in six industries. Next year, I'm convinced that investment in the construction industry will...

    Business
  • October 20, 2014

    Isuzu to boost capacity in Thailand over 3 years

    ..., such as the tax system, that encourage investments, if we are not going to lose competitiveness to Indonesia," he said. He added that the Asean Economic Community would benefit the commercial vehicle market in Thailand, which is strategically located within the regional grouping. The development...

    Business
  • October 20, 2014

    Thai-Cambodian relations: Doing it right

    ... their potential and fully focus on economic cooperation, while also undertaking a more collaborative approach to integration with the broader Asean community.

    Opinion
  • October 20, 2014

    Mutual understanding will give AEC strong foundations

    Asean is a fascinating region, and the upcoming integration of its 10 members as a "free market" will make it a lot more so. When people talk about the Asean Economic Community (AEC), the focus tends to be on how to compete in the new business environment and how the labour landscape will change. But there's much...

    Opinion
  • October 20, 2014

    New internships boost skills, job prospects

    Instead of a three-month internship that is too short for students to adjust to a new environment and learn about work, the upgraded bilateral programme will allow students have a one-year internship so they can get real working experience and culture. "Demands on highly skilled workers from industrial...

    National
  • October 20, 2014

    Push for economic restructuring

    ... companies expand their businesses broad. Though lacking Board of Investment support, he said that many Thai companies have spread to most of the Asean markets.

    Politics
  • October 20, 2014

    Thai company inks agreement to develop Myanmar's largest power plant

    ... opportunities to many people." Formed in 2010, GEP is a Thailand-based company that develops and operates solar power projects throughout the Asean region and Japan. GEP is privately owned and has plans to list on the Stock Exchange of Thailand in the next two to three years.

    Aec