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  • July 28, 2015

    June exports blamed for SET slump

    ... trucks. Exports to some countries declined again, mainly to the United States (0.1 per cent), Japan (4.2 per cent), China (0.8 per cent) and Asean (7.1 per cent). Only shipments to the CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) markets rose by 10.8 per cent last month. The ministry predicts...

    Business
  • July 28, 2015

    CIMB Thai notes strong interest in KTB's ringgit bond issue

    .... CIMBT's wholesale banking has been active in cross-border activities for Thai corporates because the network of Malaysia-based CIMB Group in Asean has made it the regional bank of choice for Thai clients, he said. A Thai conglomerate that has business in Singapore plans to issue a Singapore-dollar...

    Business
  • July 28, 2015

    THAI AIRWAYS TO WITHDRAW FROM US

    ... the end of this year, although the bottom line would be impacted by rising restructuring costs. |- REUTERS MITSUBISHI MOTORS TO FOCUS ON ASEAN The president of Mitsubishi Motors Corp said yesterday that Japan, Southeast Asia and Russia will become the automaker's principal production hubs after...

    Business
  • July 28, 2015

    What really connects the people of Asean

    ... member states to make short trips to their countries visa-free. Universities in Singapore have seen a continuous of flow of students from other Asean member countries, while hospitals in Thailand have welcomed patients from our regional neighbours. Migrant workers have become an integral part of Thai society...

    Opinion
  • July 28, 2015

    Iflix comes to Thailand, targets 20m subscribers in Asia within five years

    ... content, they now turn to their smart devices for this content whenever and wherever they want it. "We expect the number of smartphone users in Asean countries to reach 240 million in 2018, with 14-38 per cent regularly using their phones to watch long videos and Thailand ranking among the top nations...

    Business
  • July 27, 2015

    BizBuzz

    ... week held by the Marketing Association of Thailand, the world famous marketing professor also floated a lot of ideas, including an intra-regional Asean visa to allow a "seamless" experience for foreign travellers. was Chadchart piqued by minister's remarks Even though the Thailand Management Association...

    Business
  • July 27, 2015

    Thailand's Navy needs to get ship-shape

    ... old and emerging maritime powers could make the Indo-Pacific maritime zone an active playground. The country also must be ready to engage with other Asean members in planning and joint operations. Under the Asean Political-Security Community, maritime security cooperation is one of the priority areas as part...

    Opinion
  • July 27, 2015

    Mekong meet helps states prepare for AEC

    ... the GMS towards post-AEC 2015", was hosted by the Mekong Institute (MI). It was organised to enable development collaboration within the GMS and Asean, while also making policy recommendations for governments to implement as they draw nearer to the start of the AEC. Energy Minister Narongchai Akrasanee...

    National
  • July 27, 2015

    Worse-than-expected export data in June

    ... products, 14.6 per cent were electronics while 12.5 per cent were vehicles and parts. Exports to all key markets contracted in June. The Asean market showed the sharpest drop, at 4.4 per cent from the same period last year. Exports to key markets - year-on-year shipments...

    Business
  • July 25, 2015

    Accept 'new normal', shift from export focus to innovation, Thai firms told

    ... Administration, told the conference that the 21st century would be an era of human capital development, customer-centric and purpose-driven, and ASEAN. He pointed to three major growth areas in Asean: Customer wellness (healthcare and wealth care), customer engagement (media and entertainment), and customer...

    Business