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  • November 1, 2014

    Asean ambitions are being lost in translation

    ... parent-teacher meeting, where we met the deputy head of the school, a likeable Thai lady with some knowledge of English. She told us that, with Asean integration forthcoming, our niece would have a choice of learning either Chinese or Korean next term. I asked her why, since neither country is...

    Opinion
  • November 1, 2014

    On elections, 'when ' isn't the ultimate question

    When the Asean Economic Community formally comes into being just over a year from now, Thailand will most likely still be under an interim government. There are chances that the AEC launch could coincide with another fragile political period in the Kingdom. According to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea...

    Opinion
  • November 1, 2014

    Thailand hit by Fifa ruling

    ... games will take place at His Majesty the King's 80th Birthday Anniversary Stadium in Nakhon Ratchasima as part of the team's preparations for the Asean Championship, from November 22. Football Association of Thailand president Worawi Makudi confirmed that the Thai side, currently languishing in 165th spot...

    Sports
  • November 1, 2014

    Ministry to redefine monopoly practices

    ... will soon amend the market monopoly conditions to ensure fair business practices and competitiveness under the upcoming market integration in Asean. The ministry's Trade Competition Act Committee will give a new definition to market dominance practices by lowering the proportion of market dominance to...

    Business
  • October 31, 2014

    Fourth estate, or fifth column

    The Nation is starting to foist niggling anti-government articles on us. Some writers seem to want to prove this country has no faith, and would even appear to wish take Thailand back to the democracy of the Thaksin fiefdom. Take for example Wednesday's Burning Issue column by Supalak Ganjanakhundee...

    Opinion
  • October 31, 2014

    China's island building and international law

    ... have reported that China is undertaking large-scale reclamation works on several of the seven reefs it occupies in the Spratly Islands. The 2002 Asean-China Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea states that the parties undertake to exercise self-restraint in the conduct of activities...

    Opinion
  • October 31, 2014

    Ticon sells 30จf subsidiary to Mitsui & Co

    ...). The move will also allow Ticon to extend its partnership with Mitsui in expanding the business into other potential markets particularly in Asean, said Virapan Pulges, Ticon's managing director. "We are looking to expand our business [in providing warehouses and ready-built factories for lease...

    Business
  • October 31, 2014

    CAT gears up for its role in govt's digital economy plan

    ... as cloud computing and data storage at offsite centres. It is also working with the Customs Department to provide e-logistics services for the Asean Economic Community in 2015. CAT is expect to sign a deal this year with Tesco Lotus for the retailer to provide SIM cards to its customers after CAT...

    Business
  • October 30, 2014

    Siam Cement

    Siam Cement Plc (SCC) Investment thesis 3Q14 should be the bottom and we expect SCC's earnings to grow QoQ for at least the next four quarters, led by improving Cement and Chemical businesses. With this profitability trend and attractive valuation (an FY15 PER of 12.7x, below its long-term average...

    Business
  • October 30, 2014

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