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  • July 7, 2015

    Commerce Ministry agrees measures to protect steel industry from China imports

    ... subsidy for steel and steel products destined for Thailand. Chatchai will raise the issue late this month at a meeting under the auspices of the Asean-China Free Trade Agreement. Recently, China cancelled its subsidy on boron steel, which accounted for more than half of its steel exports to Asean. According...

    Business
  • July 7, 2015

    Exim Bank launches credit products to support SMEs

    ... 2.7 million SMEs currently in Thailand, about 25,000 are exporters. With new trade and investment opportunities opening up with the advent of the Asean Economic Community by the end of this year, augmented by rapidly burgeoning cross-border trade following an increase in purchasing power of Thailand's neighbouring...

    Business
  • July 7, 2015

    Myanmar must not let pass this moment for peace

    ... must cease its armed offensives and include all members of the NCCT as signatories to the ceasefire accord. In addition to the United Nations, Asean and the Chinese government, the United States government as well as other foreign governments should be included as witnesses to the signing. By taking these...

    Opinion
  • July 7, 2015

    Business optimism nosedives

    ... Thailand cited a lack of growth initiatives as a major source of concern. Andrew McBean, Partner at Grant Thornton in Thailand and specialist in Asean markets commented: "In Thailand we are struggling to find many reasons for optimism at the moment. The government's focus is more towards stability over...

    Breakingnews
  • July 7, 2015

    Thailand's business optimism down, reversing trend

    ... Thailand cited a lack of growth initiatives as a major source of concern. Andrew McBean, Partner at Grant Thornton in Thailand and specialist in Asean markets commented: "In Thailand we are struggling to find many reasons for optimism at the moment. The government's focus is more towards stability over...

    Business
  • July 6, 2015

    Can Asean centrality reduce major powers' rivalry

    This emerging strategic chess game provides both challenges and opportunities for Asean to reflect deeply on its strength and weakness in engaging major powers. According to the national security strategy, at the global level, the US will advance a rule-based international order that promotes peace,...

    Opinion
  • July 6, 2015

    Shantou forging closer Southeast Asia links

    ... million out of the 50 million overseas Chinese have their roots in Shantou. There are as many as 2.4 million descendants of Shantou migrants in Asean countries, he said. Many of them are now millionaires and billionaires who dominate business in the region. Through the Overseas Chinese Economic...

    Aec
  • July 6, 2015

    Singapore expands its news outlets

    Amid a surge in demand from foreign investors eyeing Asean, Singapore's Channel NewsAsia is taking a lead as a regional news broadcaster through an aggressive expansion plan, which involves two new bureaus along with a facelift of its existing bureaus and a series of events throughout the region. Last...

    Business
  • July 6, 2015

    Cultural bridge links China with SE Asia

    ... a wide welcome from the people there," Xie said in Shantou. The opera would serve as a cultural bridge linking and enhancing relations between Asean countries and China, he said. Chaozhou Opera, also called Chaozhouxi or Chaoyinxi, is a traditional local opera sung in Chaozhou or Teochew dialect...

    Aec
  • July 6, 2015

    Calls for unity to fight 'climate catastrophe'

    ... forum on climate change in Bangkok by the Asian Institute of Technology, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the Asean Secretariat and the European Union. The forum is a lead-up event to the 21st Conference of Parties (COP) - also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference...

    National