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  • March 7, 2015

    Enhancing women's roles

    ... "Being a good leader isn't about doing everything yourself," she said. "Thailand has always been seen as an attractive investment destination in Asean. When Japanese companies began to realise the potential of Thailand, I recognised an opportunity for us to get involved. "Japanese investors needed...

    Business
  • March 7, 2015

    Preparation for AEC stressed

    Speaking at a Bangkok Bank AEC business forum, Somkid noted that when the AEC is fully realised at the end of this year, Asean would be an economic and geopolitical powerhouse as the production and supply-chain base of Asia. In terms of geopolitics, Thailand will be at the centre, but that will not be enough...

    Business
  • March 7, 2015

    Bicycle firm takes to the road in Laos market

    ... business in Laos after distributing cycles and related products to dealers in the neighbouring country. "There is clearly demand in Laos, and the Asean Economic Community [AEC] will present opportunities for display outlets to serve local people and expats. We will set up wholesale and retail businesses...

    Business
  • March 7, 2015

    Nusasiri goes upcountry for home projects this year

    ... cent from last year's Bt1.27 billion. Visanu added that the company was confident that the property market this year would recover thanks to the Asean Economic Community becoming fully effective in December. It will boost the demand for homes in Thailand as the country becomes a hub for foreign investors...

    Business
  • March 7, 2015

    13 red shirts get bail in Pattaya

    ... Arisman Pongruangrong, Nisit Sinthuprai, Singthong Buachum, Worachai Hema and Payap Panket. The men managed to disrupt |the meeting and forced Asean and foreign leaders to flee via boat or helicopter.

    Politics
  • March 6, 2015

    European body seeks changes to trade-related regulations

    ... environment in regional and global markets, in developing a new strategy to maintain its attractiveness as a leading investment destination in Asean," said Lyn Kok, EABC vice president "The FTA negotiations between Thailand and the EU can be one imperative factor that will bring mutual benefits to both...

    Business
  • March 6, 2015

    The road ahead as Asean nears 50

    In two years' time, Asean will celebrate its golden (50th) anniversary. This year, under Malaysia chairmanship, the regional bloc will fulfil the dream of becoming an Asean Economic Community (AEC). In a world currently awash with strife and uncertainty, Asean remains the globe's rising star. McKinsey Global Institute...

    Opinion
  • March 6, 2015

    Robinson invests Bt3.3 bn for 15ซise in sales

    ... Alan Thomson said yesterday. The focus will be on border cities to cash in on the influx of purchasing power from the integration of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) this year. The launches will start in May with the Bt503-million Robinson Department Store Rayong, the third on the Eastern Seaboard...

    Business
  • March 6, 2015

    Red shirts get jail

    ..., a Pheu Thai Party politician, said yesterday that the convicted red-shirt leaders would appeal the verdict. During that year, leaders from Asean and its dialogue partners had gathered for the summit in the resort city of Pattaya.

    Politics
  • March 6, 2015

    Vietnam catching up with Asean through big tax reform

    Under Ninhโ s instructions, laid out in a tax review meeting in February, all tax departments must continue reviewing and minimizing paperwork to create favourable conditions for taxpayers. The Government is strongly determined to implement online tax declarations, as Vietnam is one of the...

    Aec