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  • March 31, 2015

    Ticon eyes Bt50-bn regional plan

    ... years (2015-2019), the group plans to invest Bt50 billion to expand its factory and warehouse spaces in Thailand and overseas markets - including Asean members Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam. This year, Ticon Group has prepared a budget of Bt6 billion for investments, with Bt1.5 billion going to Ticon...

    Business
  • March 31, 2015

    Look beyond the SET Index for opportunities

    ... auction of fourth-generation cellular licences. Stocks boosted by AEC. Thriving international trade resulting from the advent of the Asean Economic Community is a boon for stocks of transport and logistics companies, which are expected to grow from increasing economic activities, and of those companies...

    Business
  • March 31, 2015

    Ministry working to evacuate Thais from Yemen

    ... to safe places first before finally bringing them back to Thailand," Foreign Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn said yesterday. He said other Asean nations would be asked to assist with the evacuations where possible. In a statement on Sunday, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said two Thai students in...

    National
  • March 31, 2015

    Ministry working to evacuate Thais from Yemen

    ... finally bringing them back to Thailand," Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn said yesterday. He said other Asean nations would be asked to assist with the evacuations where possible. In a statement on Sunday, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said two Thai students in...

    National
  • March 31, 2015

    European trade lobby urges restart of FTA talks

    ... a resumption of the FTA talks. Since Thailand has lost its tariff privileges under the EU's Generalised System of Preferences while other Asean countries either already have FTAs with the EU or will soon, the Kingdom risks losing competitiveness. Daniel said there was evidence this was already happening...

    Business
  • March 31, 2015

    First exhibition devoted to the lighting industry

    ... Trade and Exhibition Centre from August 19 to 21. Messer Frankfurt has recognised the fact that Thailand is the biggest lighting market in Asean, he said. Vilas Ngamsangroongsaroj, deputy governor of fair sponsor the Provincial Electricity Authority, said more than 250 companies had agreed to join...

    Business
  • March 31, 2015

    Voters in Myanmar being kept in the dark

    ... international media rating agencies such as Reporters Without Borders. Journalists in Myanmar now have more freedom than many of their colleagues in Asean neighbours like Malaysia and Singapore, say the agencies. But the initial optimism is quickly beginning to sour. Journalists are still being arrested...

    Opinion
  • March 31, 2015

    At home in our Asean community

    ... Documentary Film Festival, which wrapped up over the weekend at the Film Archive (Public Organisation) Thailand. The top-prize Best Asean Documentary award went to the Singaporean entry, "03-Flats", which covered the city-state's Housing and Development Board apartment blocks. Directed by Lee Yuan Bin...

    Life
  • March 31, 2015

    Vietnam abolishes import tax on 3,200 Japanese products

    The move is part of a commitment made by Viet Nam during the implementation of the ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (AJCEP) and the Viet Nam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) for the 2015 to 2019 period. The exempted products include plastic materials, chemicals...

    Aec
  • March 30, 2015

    Poor aviation infrastructure hinders Myanmar's aviation potential

    ... the quality of services and marketing strategies, she said. More new routes will be introduced consequently. Safety Across Asean, according to the 2014 assessment by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines' air safety is below...

    Aec