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  • May 29, 2015

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    ... approved the revision of regulations concerning cross-border offerings of debt securities and collective investment schemes (CIS) in line with the Asean Capital Markets Forum's cooperative framework to enhance the Thai market's attractiveness and competitive edge. Foreign issuers will be allowed to...

    Business
  • May 29, 2015

    Mobile-device travel bookings on rise in region, PayPal advises Thai tourism firms

    ... travelling into Thailand made their bookings online or via mobile devices. A huge portion [were from] the China market, Australia, and some from Asean nations," Shinghal said. "As an online and mobile payments leader with 165 million customers in over 203 markets worldwide, PayPal is focused on helping...

    Business
  • May 29, 2015

    New Zealand foresees even stronger relationship with Asean after 40th anniversary

    New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said yesterday that he foresaw huge opportunities in Asean countries because of their fast-growing economies. Since the establishment of relations with Asean 40 years ago, the region has become a major market, particularly for high-quality food, tourism and education. Key...

    Business
  • May 29, 2015

    MPI drops 5.3ขn Songkran month of April

    ... and textile output is projected to grow by 6.2 per cent year on year because of the strengthening of domestic demand and purchase orders from Asean nations. However, cloth output dropped by 12.2 per cent as manufacturers maintained high inventories and some consumers opted to import their clothes after...

    Business
  • May 29, 2015

    StanChart unit to support mid-sized firms' overseas forays

    ... existing markets and 63 per cent to expand the number of international markets they operate in. Mid-sized companies looking for opportunities in Asean require investment and they set up subsidiaries, but beyond Asean they require trade finance. StanChart says its global network can facilitate those cross...

    Business
  • May 29, 2015

    Ex-chief of rights group calls for Asean solution to Rohingya issue

    ... offered, she said. She made her suggestions at the Ratchadamnoen Forum, organised by the Thai Journalists Association in collaboration with the Asean Journalists Club and the Isra Institute. The forum was held to discuss the issue so recommendations in dealing with it could be drawn up and forwarded...

    National
  • May 29, 2015

    Asean foreign investment boost as countries increase leasehold periods

    ... leases for up to 99 years, like Singapore and Malaysia, it would boost residential demand when the country is the gateway to the [upcoming] Asean Economic Community [AEC]," said Thai Condominium Association president Prasert Taedullayasatit, who is also managing director for condominiums at Pruksa Real Estate...

    Business
  • May 29, 2015

    1990 election revisited

    ... process. They will leave after the elected representatives start work," he said. UEC is in discussion to invite election commissions from Asean to the country three or four days before the election. It will be the first time international observers are allowed to observe the election. In 2010 general...

    Aec
  • May 28, 2015

    Malaysia believes 139 bodies in people smuggling graves

    ... "This is not only Malaysiaโ s problem, (it is) an international problem as people come from Bangladesh and Myanmar," Wan Junaidi said. "It is Aseanโ s problem," he added, referring to the Southeast Asian grouping that includes Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. The camps on Malaysiaโ s side of the...

    Aec
  • May 27, 2015

    Thailand cost-effective destination for luxury brands, retailer says

    ..., is fully opened, including the Bhiraj Tower, we expect 200,000 customers per day." This year, it is forecast that visitors from other Asean countries will contribute Bt10 billion in sales, helping increase The Mall Group's sales by Bt53 billion or 6 per cent from 2014. At EmQuartier, about 90 per...

    Business