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  • October 1, 2014

    Trans-Pacific trade in a troubled world

    ... Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which has already seen five rounds of discussion. RCEP does not include the US and instead centres on Asean to bring together all major Asian economies - including China and India, where RCEP governments will meet again in December. China is also talking up...

    Opinion
  • October 1, 2014

    Locally developed Riceberry Donut warmly received

    ... among local consumers, said Raweepan. The aim is for the Riceberry Donut also to be distributed in other countries, in particular within Asean, in the near future, she added. She said that during its recent global conference, Dunkin' Donuts units in many countries such as South Korea, Vietnam and...

    Business
  • October 1, 2014

    CPF in takeover talks of US firm

    ... in 13 overseas markets, and 6 per cent is from Thai exports. "We have already invested in many potential markets around the world, including Asean, China, India and Russia. In Asean, we have invested in full-scale business activities in Vietnam over the past 25 years, and will expand heavily into the Philippines...

    Business
  • October 1, 2014

    Amata sees capital inflow from China, Japan

    ... of the vast business opportunities presented by the seamless market under the AEC. Thailand has a geographical and logistics edge over other Asean nations, as well as plentiful labour and raw materials and an accommodative culture. Local businesses must improve their organisational and management...

    Business
  • October 1, 2014

    Acquisition sprees 'hits credit quality'

    ... of companies in Thailand over the next 12 months, it warned yesterday. The latest S&P series of reports on 100 listed companies in six Asean countries also found out that most of the larger 20 conglomerates in the Kingdom are piling on debt while earnings slow down. Most of the large acquisitions...

    Business
  • October 1, 2014

    New Army chief vows no coup

    ... the task and deal with threats of all forms that are becoming more complex and broad as well as preparing [the Army] into becoming a strong Army for Asean," said Udomdej, adding that winning the trust of the public would also be an objective, along with fostering national unity and stability. On the...

    Politics
  • October 1, 2014

    Prayut off to Myanmar next week, then ASEM the week after

    .... Deputy Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai explained earlier that Prime Minister Prayut chose Myanmar as the country is currently chairman of Asean. Prime Minister Prayut would also attend the Asem summit in Milan on October 16-17. The Asem is a forum for countries in Asia and Europe to consult on...

    Politics
  • September 30, 2014

    For Prayut, Asem meet is ideal place to make international bow

    .... "Some EU government leaders will be more than happy to have bilateral talks with General Prayut but don't expect much fanfare about them," said an Asean diplomat, cautioning that there is still sensitivity over publicity given to meetings between EU leaders and Thai military leaders. If the Thai Foreign...

    Opinion
  • September 30, 2014

    Thai export value slides again, full-year growth now expected at 0.5 to 1 per cent

    ... for Thai merchandise weakened in many markets, such as by 1.6 per cent in Japan, 5.4 per cent in China and 18 per cent in Australia, as well as in Asean by 2.5 per cent. Last month alone, exports to other major markets also dropped again, by 0.3 per cent to the United States and 5.4 per cent to the...

    Business
  • September 30, 2014

    News feed

    ... Service says a milestone event over the medium term will be Cambodia's integration with other economies in the region under the formation of the Asean Economic Community in late 2015. It said greater regional integration, along with continued close ties with China, would support the goals of Cambodia...

    Business