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  • August 30, 2014

    Running on tangerine dreams

    Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, telling him: "let's rumble!: Hidekichi Miyazaki - who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed "Golden Bolt" after the Jamaican...

    Life
  • August 30, 2014

    Thai firms seeking new opportunities in Vietnam

    ... to develop long-term cooperation with Vietnamese partners. Tuan said Vietnam was currently Thailand's second-largest trading partner in the Asean region. However, bilateral trade was still low compared with the potential of the two countries. Vietnam's trade deficit with Thailand remains high. He...

    Business
  • August 30, 2014

    AEC inequalities must not be overlooked

    The study report has been dressed up and presented with a positive spin. Entitled "Asean Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity", it expresses the researchers' hopes that the Asean Economic Community (AEC) to be introduced late next year could accelerate economic growth and...

    Opinion
  • August 30, 2014

    V-shaped recovery set to pick up pace this quarter

    ... to the same period last year. The contraction was mainly due to a slowdown in exports to three major trading partners - China, Japan and Asean - while agricultural prices, especially for rubber, continue to drop sharply, she explained. On the domestic front, the private consumption index in July...

    Business
  • August 30, 2014

    NCPO urged to unveil all infrastructure investment plans

    ... of some neighbouring countries. The Transport Ministry will finalise all investment plans from now until 2020, in regard to logistics costs and Asean connectivity, and forward for the NCPO's consideration within two months. The study on private sector participation would be completed in one month...

    Business
  • August 30, 2014

    US firms see rosy future in Myanmar

    US companies are keeping a keen eye out for opportunities to be created by the Asean Economic Community in 2015, though many believe that the regional economic integration's goals will not be reached until 2020 or later. According to the "Asean Business Outlook Survey" released yesterday at the Asean Economic Ministers...

    Business
  • August 29, 2014

    Asean must not follow example of failing EU

    Kavi Chongkittavorn hopes Asean can emulate the European Union (EU), which won the 2012 Nobel. The EU started as the European Economic Community (EEC) with the Treaty of Rome, 1957. The UK agreed to membership of the EEC in 1973 as it removed all tariff barriers between member countries, creating a free-trade...

    Opinion
  • August 29, 2014

    Infrastructure plans to turn Thailand into AEC logistics hub

    The goal of the strategy to develop the logistics system and integrate all transportation platforms - rail, air, road and water - stretches beyond the Kingdom's borders, as some of the projects form part of a plan to link the country's transportation system with those of neighbouring countries, he said...

    Business
  • August 29, 2014

    Thai fest,foreign pictures

    ... award at Cinemanila last year. Singapore's entries screen at 5 on Tuesday, Malaysia's at 5 on Thursday and Indonesia's at 5 next Friday. More Asean views come at 6.30 on Wednesday with "Letters from the South", an anthology of segments about Chinese communities across the region. They are "Now Now Now...

    Life
  • August 29, 2014

    New CentralPlaza to open in Nakhon Si Thammarat

    .... Nakhon Si Thammarat is considered the gateway for trade and investment in the South and is ready to accommodate the full implementation of the Asean Economic Community late next year thanks to its status as the logistics hub of the South, which is part of the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle...

    Business