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  • August 23, 2014

    Next era in Thai-China-Asean ties

    ..., permanent secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, at the international conference yesterday on China: Connectivity with The Asean Economic Community co-hosted by Bangkok Bank, Mitr Phol and Huawei, Asia News Network, China Daily and The Nation. By the end of next year, there will be...

    Opinion
  • August 23, 2014

    'Gear up' as China goes South

    Thailand must start thinking seriously about how to be China's first choice among the 10 Asean countries under Beijing's "Going South" strategy to boost trade with Asean to US$1 trillion by 2020 from $500 billion (Bt16 trillion) currently. Speaking at a session on China and its companies in the Asean Economic Community...

    Business
  • August 23, 2014

    AEC integration to boost Thai export growth, study finds

    ..., electronics and machinery. Processed meat and garments could also face slower export growth because of high competition in these industries among Asean countries. Thailand will also import more crude oil, coal, and utility services after the free flow of human resources. The study found that government...

    Business
  • August 23, 2014

    Better infrastructure, connectivity urged

    China is coming to Asean in a big way through investments in transport infrastructure, information and communications technology (ICT), and services, and Thailand has the potential to be at the heart of it all if it can improve its connectivity with its neighbours and China, business leaders said yesterday...

    Business
  • August 23, 2014

    Region must be ready for rising competition among major powers: Sihasak

    Speaking at an international conference yesterday, co-hosted by Bangkok Bank, Mitr Phol, Huawei, China Daily and The Nation, Sihasak said Asean faced a "dichotomy" of dynamic growth and rivalry among major powers namely China, Japan and the United States. China is a rising power and key player, both in...

    National
  • August 23, 2014

    VN retailers brace for rise in Thai imports, businesses

    .... "A complete market trajectory through shopping malls and supermarkets will help them achieve the target, especially in 2015, when the Asean Economic Community is set to launch." Nearly 150 leading Thai companies displayed a variety of products at the trade expo, including food and beverages, health...

    Business
  • August 22, 2014

    Saha in joint venture to open more Japanese restaurants here and abroad

    ... Bt30 million and is expected to break even in no more than five years. "We are also looking for future expansion after the implementation of the Asean Economic Community, which will be effective next year, which will go beyond Thailand to the neighbouring markets of Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos," she said...

    Business
  • August 22, 2014

    'The economy must take priority'

    ECONOMIC ACHIEVEMENT and integration into the Asean community are the great challenges for the Prime Minister-elect General Prayuth Chan-ocha, as the country is on the edge of recession while the door to regional integration has already been opened, diplomatic and business figures have said. They said...

    Politics
  • August 21, 2014

    Charoen Pokphand Foods

    Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF) - 2H14 to be even better, particularly for livestock, as animal feed raw material prices have been falling thus far in the quarter, led by corn (-29.5percent from peak in May) and soybean meal (-22.9percent from peak in June). We expect spread for livestock...

    Business
  • August 21, 2014

    PM Prayuth's name submitted for Ryal endorsement

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