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  • September 19, 2014

    To succeed, AEC needs moves for gender equality

    Sanchita Basu Das offers a realistic assessment of the current labour policy by stressing that the advent of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) by December 31, 2015 is not going to change anything for the Asean labour market immediately. From this perspective, one problem to be recognised on the list of priorities...

    Opinion
  • September 19, 2014

    Sihasak urges nations to uphold democracy and human rights

    Established in 1967, Asean has focused on nation building by developing the economy, promoting economic cooperation and shared prosperity, all of which have underpinned lasting stability. Now it is time for Asean members to start focusing on a new agenda, Sihasak said in his keynote speech at the "Insight Asean Summit...

    Aec
  • September 19, 2014

    Jakarta gets nod as 2019 Asiad host

    ... will arrive at a decision on the matter during its General Assembly meeting tomorrow. Indonesia, which staged the 4th Games in 1962, is one of three Asean nations to have hosted the Asian Games, along with Thailand and the Philippines.

    Sports
  • September 18, 2014

    FTI cuts export growth forecast to 29while TISI drops amid slow orders

    ... to pick up next year as the recovery of the global economy should be more apparent, along with the increase of border trade from the launch of the Asean Economic Community. The FTI has projected export growth of 4-5 per cent next year. FTI members have suggested that business operators concentrate...

    Business
  • September 18, 2014

    Surin stresses competitiveness as AEC nears

    At the "Insight Asean Summit 2014" in Bangkok yesterday, Surin said during a speech on "AEC Road Map, Opportunities and Challenges" that despite the stated short life span of the current administration, there were many policies that could enhance the country's competitiveness in light of the Asean Economic Community...

    Business
  • September 18, 2014

    Bangkok Hospital in Bt-6 bn expansion

    ... rise to 30 per cent next year, and to 40 per cent in 2016 when the new facilities are completed. The expansion also aims to capture more of the Asean market, with a target of 500,000 patients from the region in 2015-2016. Last year, 2.3 million foreigners visited Thailand for medical treatment, while...

    Business
  • September 18, 2014

    CEOs reveal strategies for success in Asean

    ... spread throughout the Kingdom. It is quite ready to introduce its products into neighbouring markets. "In my view, the total population in Asean is not only 600 million, but 700 million plus when combined with inbound tourists from other regions. The Asean market itself is quite ready to comply with higher...

    Business
  • September 18, 2014

    Boost in govt spending will spur growth: Prayuth

    ... cent of GDP. The increase in revenue will enable allocation of a higher investment budget in the long term. The government also will set up the Asean Committee to integrate all concerned parties to prepare the country for the Asean Economic Community, which comes into effect in 2015, Pridiyathorn said. ...

    Business
  • September 18, 2014

    Foundation to launch first job-coaching service for disabled people

    ... cent of them are unemployed. The survey found that 62 per cent were landless and 52 per cent lacked formal education. Myanmar was the first among Asean countries to draft legislation to assist disabled people. It passed the Law on Rehabilitation and Employment of Persons with Disabilities in 1958. Myanmar...

    Aec
  • September 18, 2014

    Creativity quest

    ... and South Korea as the two countries in the region that are most efficient at turning creative inputs into tangible innovations. Among the nine Asean nations included, Laos was ranked the most efficient country in Asean for turning the building blocks of creativity into tangible innovations that benefit their...

    Aec