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  • January 27, 2015

    Govt eyes loan of Bt40 bn for drought jobs

    ... would be changed to plug loopholes. Limiting the tax-deduction amount is also under consideration. Meanwhile, the SET sees foreign firms within Asean, including the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), starting to raise capital here next year. "Foreign firms will benefit from listing with the SET in terms...

    Business
  • January 27, 2015

    Central's Power Buy partners with Nguyen Kim

    ... that the partnership will enable Nguyen Kim to continue its expansion in Vietnam and allow Power Buy to become the leading electronics retailer in Asean. "Central Group and Power Buy are pleased to announce the joint venture with Nguyen Kim Trading Joint Stock Company, the leading electronics retailer...

    Business
  • January 27, 2015

    Insurer MTL leads inroads into CLMV countries

    The company has also formed a management team responsible for business expansion in Asean with an emphasis on the CLMV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam). Last year, MTL opened a representative office in Yangon, becoming the first Thai life insurer in that country, with the hopes of cashing...

    Business
  • January 27, 2015

    Asean tourism ministers declare regional strategies at Myanmar forum

    Southeast Asian tourism ministers have declared their regional strategies at the Asean Tourism Forum (ATF) being held in the Myanmar capital. This is the first time the ATF has been held in Myanmar. It is being attended by 300 buyers and 905 sellers as well as media from 67 countries. Htay Aung, Myanmar...

    Business
  • January 27, 2015

    Three Hmong students win

    The Hmong youngsters - Wathanyu Charoenthongmankong, 14; and 15-year-olds Natcha Charoenmankong and Paveena Archakiri - come from Pamai Uthit School under the Tak Primary Educational Service Area Office 1. The contest was judged by native speakers, who unanimously voted for the three winners, much...

    National
  • January 26, 2015

    Falcon Insurance to focus on online sales

    ... in technology, Falcon has started exploring the possibility of direct sales via websites and other online space in neighbouring markets once Asean integration presents the opportunity for the firm to expand its footprint regionally. Concentrating on the online channel will also help solve the problem...

    Business
  • January 26, 2015

    The Significance of PM Prayut's visit to Japan

    ... beyond the fact that Japan is the first democratic country to welcome the Thai leader. He has made official visits so far only to members of Asean and China. His first brief foreign visit was to Milan, Italy, to attend the Asia Europe Meeting last October. Four reasons stand out why Thai-Japan relations...

    Opinion
  • January 26, 2015

    NRC to debate a raft of new ideas, changes

    ... reform, it is recommended migrant workers should be helped more through welfare. For transport, the focus is on how to make Thailand a centre of Asean transport.

    Politics
  • January 26, 2015

    Siam Wellness set to penetrate Yangon spa market

    ... this year before opening its spa outlet in the hotel. Making inroads into Myanmar is in line with the company's plan to capitalise on the upcoming Asean Economic Community. Myanmar is considered a lucrative business for the spa and wellness industry. The country has recently seen an influx of tourists...

    Aec
  • January 26, 2015

    WTO pushes for compliance in agriculture

    ... under the foreign investment law, importers need to be Myanmar nationals. Customs clearance takes three days. I hope implementation of the Asean single window would greatly improve clearance times. As there are 15 tariff bans in Myanmar, it makes the tariff complex. Currently, Myanmar does not apply the...

    Aec