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  • August 27, 2016 1:00 am

    VN firms should focus more on Asean market

    VIETNAMESE businesses should focus more on Asean markets to make use of the advantages created by the establishment of the Asean Economic Community, Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Nguyen Tat Thanh said.

    business
  • August 25, 2016 1:00 am

    Asean is emerging as a consumption powerhouse

    DON’T UNDERESTIMATE the Asean consumer. As a whole, Asean’s more than 620 million inhabitants are an increasingly powerful source of global demand and a potential game-changer for companies looking for growth in a tough and uncertain global environment.

    business
  • August 24, 2016 6:57 pm

    AirAsia gives free flights for life to Asean Olympic gold medallists

    PETALING JAYA - AirAsia chief executive officer Tony Fernandes announced that while gold medallists would be entitled to free flights for life, silver and bronze medallists would also be rewarded but did not specify what they would receive.

    breakingnews
  • August 24, 2016 1:00 am

    China, Asean ‘need fast RCEP deal’

    ASEAN’S TRADE relationship with China has reached a crucial turning point with the latest 2015 figures showing a 3-per-cent contraction, making it necessary to quickly conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, according to a top Chinese think-tank.

    business
  • August 24, 2016 1:00 am

    Asean turning a blind eye to the junta in its midst

    While the world’s attention - including that of Asean - focused on the Brexit referendum, another one much closer to home has gone almost unnoticed. On August 7, 61 per cent of those who voted in Thailand’s referendum approved a new constitution

    opinion
  • August 24, 2016 1:00 am

    Integrated digital economy can benefit Asean

    SINGAPORE - The Asean region has benefited from growing cooperation but building an integrated digital economy could generate even more payoffs, said the Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) on Monday.

    asean&beyon
  • August 23, 2016 1:00 am

    Thailand urged to become hub of Asean jewellery trade

    THAILAND SHOULD position itself as Asean’s primary entry point for gemstones and jewellery and as a trade, production and service centre in order to become the leader in Asia, World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) president Dr Gaetano Cavalieri has suggested.

    business
  • August 23, 2016 1:00 am

    Asean urged to chart own course

    MANILA - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, now in its first year of economic unification, needs to decouple from China and become much better at telling the global community about its economic prospects, Citi’s regional fund services experts said.

    asean&beyon
  • August 22, 2016 1:00 am

    Duterte won't mention South China Sea at Asean meeting

    MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will not raise the South China Sea issue during an Asean summit in Laos next month, but disputes over these waters will have to figure in planned bilateral talks between Manila and Beijing.

    asean&beyon
  • August 22, 2016 1:00 am

    Apply ‘power of one’ for faster Asean economic integration

    EVEN AS the 10-member Asean continues to chip away at breaking barriers and bridging borders, the fanfare with which the Asean Economic Community was launched at the end of 2015 may have fizzled out. After eight months, it is important that we take stock and keep momentum to generate greater benefits for the region’s businesses.

    business
  • August 21, 2016 1:00 am

    TicketBox to represent Vietnam at Asean start-up award

    HANOI - Winning "Start-up of the year" award, TicketBox, an application on selling event tickets online, will go to the Philippines for the Rice Bowl Start-up Awards on a regional scale this September.

    asean&beyon
  • August 21, 2016 1:00 am

    SCG scholarships groom Asean’s future leaders

    IN LINE with its sustainable development principles for Asean countries, Siam Cement Group (SCG) recently granted scholarships to over 300 students in Indonesia. During the past five years, SCG has awarded 5,000 scholarships annually to high school students in the region.

    business