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  • February 11, 2016 7:02 pm

    Superyachts arrive: Thailand to be Asean marine hub

    PHUKET: Deputy Prime Minister Tanasak Patimapragorn opened the inaugural Thailand Yacht Show (TYS) in Phuket on Thursday, as the country positions itself to directly, and indirectly, benefit from superyachts and their ultra-wealthy owners.

  • February 11, 2016 1:00 am

    PM to push for closer cooperation at US-Asean meet

    PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha will push for sustainable development as well as cooperation on security in various forms during the US-Asean Summit in California next week, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday.

  • February 10, 2016 1:00 am

    JSCCIB backs TPP membership, will study ‘Asean hub’ idea

    The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking yesterday came out in support of Thailand joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, while setting up a working group for the "Asean hub" scheme.

  • February 9, 2016 5:29 pm

    Indonesia invites Asean to engage in defense industry

    JAKARTA - Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Rizal Ramli has conveyed a plan to improve the national defense industry by encouraging countries in Southeast Asia to obtain minority stakes in the Indonesian defense industry.

  • February 9, 2016 1:00 am

    Can Asean tame the wild beast of China investment?

    China has been included in the top 10 list of foreign investors in Indonesia since 2014. As in many other countries, China’s interest in Indonesia is in its energy and mining sectors: More than half of its total investment has been directed toward extractive industries.

  • February 7, 2016 1:00 am

    Lao hydro: wind to ease Asean energy shortage

    LAOS, OFTEN called the “Battery of Asean”, will live up to its name by supplying Asean power at a critical time, when energy demand in the region’s fast growing economies threatens shortages amid several infrastructure and urbanisation projects, pledged Laos Vice Minister for Energy Viraphonh Vilavong.

  • February 6, 2016 1:00 am

    Prayut to attend inaugural US-Asean summit

    PRIME MINISTER General Prayut Chan-o-cha will attend the inaugural US-Asean summit in the United States this month, Foreign Ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee said yesterday.

  • February 5, 2016 6:50 pm

    PM to attend inaugural US-Asean summit

    PRIME MINISTER General Prayut Chan-o-cha will attend the inaugural US-Asean summit in United States next week, Foreign Ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee revealed Friday.

  • February 5, 2016 3:32 pm

    Asean discusses human rights

    VIENTIANE - The Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) is convening its 20th meeting in Vientiane to discuss the implementation of AICHR priority programmes 2015-2016, and the action plan for the next five years.

  • February 5, 2016 3:00 pm

    Laos eyes Asean economic cooperation ties

    VIENTIANE - The Lao government anticipates that it will do its best to prioritise, promote and enhance c ooperation between Laos and Asean, especially in the economic sector as the country is chair of Asean.

  • February 4, 2016 1:00 am

    Exporters to gain from new Asean-China FTA

    MORE THAN 3,000 products being exported from Thailand to China will have better market access after the upgrading of the Asean-China Free-Trade Agreement to facilitate more trade, service, and investment growth, according to Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn.

  • February 1, 2016 1:00 am

    Thailand faces greatest shortage of skilled labour in Asean: World Bank

    According to the World Bank (WB), Thailand will face the biggest shortage of skilled labour in the Asean region, while an academic has proposed the implementation of area-based education in order to give students the right skills for the job market.