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  • November 27, 2014

    Myanmar told to tackle rice price volatility

    ... is raised and foreign investors are welcomed into the milling sector. The report showed Myanmarโ s paddy yield was the among the lowest in Asean, at 2.52 tonnes per hectare (6.25 rai) during 20102012 compared to 5.60 tonnes in Vietnam, which topped the chart. While yields are low, price volatility hurts...

    Aec
  • November 27, 2014

    Korea gets to see Southeast Asian films

    Moviegoers in Seoul will have the chance to view a diverse range of genres as 10 titles from across Southeast Asia screen at the week-long Asean Film Festival starting today. The Thai ministries of Foreign Affairs, Culture and Sports and Tourism along with the Busan International Film Festival are sponsoring...

    Life
  • November 27, 2014

    Myanmar eyes 5m international arrivals next year

    Representatives of 17 hotels, resorts, restaurants and airlines from Myanmar were in Bangkok yesterday to meet with local buyers at the "Asean Travel Business Matching" event, organised by the Thai Travel Agents Association. Agents from Myanmar were the biggest group among the Asean sellers at this year's matching...

    Business
  • November 27, 2014

    Base digital economy on building blocks: DTAC

    ...-generation cellular spectrum licences next year. Brekke said the government should have a clear target to become the digital front-runner in Asean with active Internet users accounting for 80 per cent of the total population by 2017 to unlock economic potential. Universal access to the Internet at affordable...

    Business
  • November 27, 2014

    CIMB Thai ups focus on renewable-energy sector

    The bank has been giving great importance to renewable energy and Thailand has potential producers in the sector, president and chief executive officer Subhak Siwaraksa said yesterday. The demand for electricity in the Kingdom and nearby countries is expected to rise when the AEC is fully implemented...

    Business
  • November 27, 2014

    PM visiting Laos, Vietnam to discuss trade

    Vientiane and Hanoi are the third and fourth Asean capitals - after Nay Pyi Taw and Phnom Penh - that Prayut will visit after assuming the premiership. A government spokesman said the visits reflect the importance Thailand puts on promoting close ties with neighbouring countries and cooperation within the...

    Politics
  • November 26, 2014

    First Thai tablet brand debuts

    "The 350,000 units are for Thailand this year. We will not stop only with the Thai market. We're looking to ship CSC Wisebooks to Asean countries in the future," Pichai Neranartkormol, chief executive officer of CSC, said yesterday. The company has joined forces with Microsoft and Intel to equip the...

    Business
  • November 26, 2014

    Ticon plans real estate investment trust to leverage AEC demand

    ... of Thailand, the company plans to acquire more land for construction of factories and warehouses in order to cater for potential demand arising from Asean integration under the AEC, which comes into effect next year, he added. Ticon Management's managing director, Amorn Chulaluksananukul, said the initial...

    Business
  • November 26, 2014

    Thailand to lose share of China market under AFTA, survey suggests

    ..., clothing, footwear, and jewellery. Products that will enjoy higher export growth are tapioca, fruits, and processed food. "Overall trade from Asean to China will increase over the next five years, as well as exports from Thailand to China. However, Thailand's share of the China market will increase...

    Business
  • November 26, 2014

    To be world-class, Thai football must invest in youth

    ... the regional rankings and showing the world we can play. Thailand today clash with Malaysia in the AFF Suzuki Cup, otherwise known as the Asean Championship. Thai fans will be raring to get behind the team after their excellent start to the tournament. On Sunday, crowd-favourite Charyl Chappuis was named...

    Opinion