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  • April 2, 2015

    Siam Discovery to undergo Bt4-bn renovation to brace for competition

    ... old shopping complex. The aim is to cash in on the potential growth in shopping and retail markets in Thailand following the implementation of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) at the end of this year, which is expected to attract higher numbers of foreign arrivals. Siam Piwat is the owner and operator...

    Business
  • April 1, 2015

    Improve efficiency by eliminating irrelevant practices

    ... and inefficient operational system, especially when getting simple things done becomes a difficult task. As Thailand is entering the era of the Asean Economic Community at the end of this year, there are a lot of overseas opportunities for business expansion. Are we sufficiently competitive to meet...

    Business
  • April 1, 2015

    Joint venture to specialise in 'lead generation'

    .... Meanwhile, Pawoot said the goal for Comparison.asia was to become the No 1 price-comparison shopping site in Thailand in 2017, and to be the Asean market leader by 2020. Comparison.asia is a platform service helping people compare the prices of products they are planning to purchase. The concept...

    Business
  • April 1, 2015

    Lost in the very sameness

    ... to do it the way you like it. And if you've done it well, you leave a remarkable footprint." Opened last November to coincide with the first Asean Summit to be held in Myanmar, the Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw is one of four international hotel chains along with Hilton, Parkroyal and Accor to have set...

    Travel
  • April 1, 2015

    Shippers' council now predicts flat export growth this year

    ... and businesses remained cautious about spending. Fiscal spending was also flat while merchandise exports were affected by weak demand from China and Asean countries. Nevertheless, the tourism sector continued to expand well and was the main driver of the economy. On the stability front, low global oil...

    Business
  • April 1, 2015

    Uneven Asean playing field poses challenges in AEC era

    ... infrastructure at PTT, said yesterday at the "Era of the AEC" seminar, arranged by Nikkei Asian Review, that the energy giant was looking at each Asean country with a different investment approach based on that nation's development and strong points. "The AEC [set for full implementation at the end of...

    Business
  • April 1, 2015

    Myanmar to pursue sustainable garment sector

    ... to set aside between one and five per cent of their net profits for corporate social responsibility (CRS) projects, making Myanmar the only Asean member to have adopted such a policy. In addition, Aung Tun Thet said FDI in Myanmar needs to abide by the United Nations' standards on labour protection and...

    Aec
  • March 31, 2015

    Ticon eyes Bt50-bn regional plan

    ... years (2015-2019), the group plans to invest Bt50 billion to expand its factory and warehouse spaces in Thailand and overseas markets - including Asean members Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam. This year, Ticon Group has prepared a budget of Bt6 billion for investments, with Bt1.5 billion going to Ticon...

    Business
  • March 31, 2015

    Look beyond the SET Index for opportunities

    ... auction of fourth-generation cellular licences. Stocks boosted by AEC. Thriving international trade resulting from the advent of the Asean Economic Community is a boon for stocks of transport and logistics companies, which are expected to grow from increasing economic activities, and of those companies...

    Business
  • March 31, 2015

    Ministry working to evacuate Thais from Yemen

    ... to safe places first before finally bringing them back to Thailand," Foreign Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn said yesterday. He said other Asean nations would be asked to assist with the evacuations where possible. In a statement on Sunday, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said two Thai students in...

    National