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  • April 28, 2015

    SCB's Cambodia unit told to lend more

    ... of CCB, said yesterday that this would be the first year the Cambodian operation would do aggressive business, encouraged by the approach of the Asean Economic Community (AEC). He added that SCB last year injected US$15 million (Bt490 million) of capital into CCB to support lending expansion. CCB's...

    Business
  • April 28, 2015

    Policy rate adjustment not expected at MPC meet tomorrow

    ... sector, even though things are looking up on the private-investment side. "Operators are beginning to invest now ahead of the launch of the AEC [Asean Economic Community] and the special economic zones, while businesses that have gained BOI approval are also expected to begin construction this quarter...

    Business
  • April 28, 2015

    Now may be time for new Customs Act

    ... step forward from what we have now. And it is very encouraging that Customs has considered and acted on feedback from the private sector. With the Asean Economic Community on the horizon, and with Thailand's commitment to align with the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonisation of...

    Business
  • April 27, 2015

    Bangkok Bank (China) faces loan growth challenge as Chinese economy cools

    ... activity, the bank also needed to balance revenue by seeking fee income instead - by leveraging the advantage of Bangkok Bank's network across Asean. BBC will concentrate more on customers with potential to grow despite China's economic slowdown, he said, adding that Thai-linked companies and the midstream...

    Business
  • April 27, 2015

    Google Thailand to go the extra mile

    ... joining P&G as the country marketing manager for all brands and categories for hair, skin, fabric and home, and grooming, for Thailand and Asean. Pete has also worked with Lowe and Brandscape and has a deep understanding of brands with over 10 years of leadership experience.

    Business
  • April 27, 2015

    Exhibition firm expects $218m transactions

    ... industries, he said. "In addition, we as a member of An Allworld Exhibitions Event, has a policy to expand our exhibition organising business into Asean member countries in order to cash in on the implementation of AEC (Asean Economic Community). Apart from Thailand and Myanmar, we are eyeing to venture into...

    Aec
  • April 27, 2015

    Holistic education is the way of the future

    ... of diverse cultures. These competencies and the related development of software of the mind are particularly salient with the advent of the Asean Economic Community later this year. Best-selling American author Daniel Pink argues that right-brain thinkers will rule in the future. His books include "A...

    National
  • April 27, 2015

    Myanmar's balancing act

    ... the local workforce in the long-term. On that note, Myanmar is also negotiating visa exemption schemes with several governments (including the ASEAN members). If successful, the visa exemption schemes will complement the PR rules in marking Myanmar as a popular investment spot in Southeast Asia. ...

    Aec
  • April 27, 2015

    OCBC plans to up capital in 3 years

    ... become higher thanks to the implementation of three special economic zones (SEZs) namely Thilawa, Dawei, and Kyaukphyu, the upcoming launch of the Asean Economic Community (AEC), and the possible establishment of Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) and the capital market by the end of this year. Goh said the bank...

    Aec
  • April 27, 2015

    In celebration of likeness

    ... New Year," he enthused. Surprisingly his visit to Bangladesh was the first of its kind by any culture minister from Thailand or its fellow Asean nations. And the similarities between Bangladesh and Thailand do not end with their New Year festivals. The two countries also share commonalities in...

    Life