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  • August 30, 2014

    Their Majesties through the lens

    In a gesture of appreciation to Their Majesties King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit and in celebration of the Queen's 82nd birthday, Chamnong Bhirombhakdi and Siam Paragon recently hosted an event to introduce "Bhirombharbbhakdi", a honorary photography book of never-before-published photographs of Their...

    Life
  • August 30, 2014

    The guitar hero in the room

    The Marshall Stanmore looks like a classic guitar amplifier, but it's actually a very modern Bluetooth speaker with the mighty sound quality to live up to the Marshall name. The speaker is housed in black faux-leather vinyl with a vintage-looking fret grille, both of which nicely set off the brass...

    Life
  • August 30, 2014

    US firms see rosy future in Myanmar

    ... be reached until 2020 or later. According to the "Asean Business Outlook Survey" released yesterday at the Asean Economic Ministers Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, in the years to come, US firms expect investment expansion, workforce growth and higher profits. AEC goals were among the key topics discussed by...

    Business
  • August 29, 2014

    Asean, EAS states agree to lower trade barriers

    At the second ministerial-level EAS in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, it was agreed that Asean should remove trade barriers and other perceived obstructions to economic growth. Chutima Bunyapraphasara, permanent secretary of the Commerce Ministry, said Asean and the eight other members agreed that they needed to cooperate...

    Business
  • August 29, 2014

    US companies in Asean sense opportunities, set to expand

    ... that the goals of the AEC will be reached until 2020 or later. The opinion poll released yesterday at the Asean Economic Ministers Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw was designed and implemented by the US Chamber of Commerce and the American Chambers of Commerce in Asean member countries. It included 588 executives...

    Business
  • August 29, 2014

    US companies see rosy future

    According to the Asean Business Outlook Survey released yesterday at the Asean Economic Ministers Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, in the year to come, they expect investment expansion, workforce growth and profit increases. AEC goals are one of the key agenda discussed by the Asean economic ministers who...

    Business
  • August 29, 2014

    US prefers to 'partner, not compete' with China

    ..., assistant secretary of state for economics and business affairs, told a press conference. The press conference was held at the factory of Myan Shwe Pyi-Caterpillar Tractors Ltd in Thaketa Industrial Zone. After stating that the US is interested in establishing economic dialogue with China, he added...

    Aec
  • August 29, 2014

    US companies see rosy future

    According to the Asean Business Outlook Survey released yesterday at the Asean Economic Ministers Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, in the year to come, they expect investment expansion, workforce growth and profit increases. AEC goals are one of the key agenda discussed by the Asean economic ministers who convene...

    Aec
  • August 28, 2014

    MP lashes out at secret Yangon town plan

    ... and lower areas of the country. Yangon has the largest population, with Mandalay in the north coming second with 1.5 million people. The capital, Nay Pyi Taw, has a population of about 500,000. Nationwide, about 30 cities have populations of more than 100,000. Among them, Yangon is the most attractive in terms...

    Aec
  • August 27, 2014

    Asean ministers agree to further liberalisation of members' service sector

    During the 46th Asean Economic Ministers Meeting, held in Nay Pyi Taw this week, member states are to sign an agreement under the ninth edition of service-sector liberalisation. The agreement will become effective within 180 days of its being signed. Chutima Bunyapraphasara, permanent secretary of the Thai...

    Business