Hub, not pubs

Hub, not pubs
March 8th, 2012 in Business Organizations, Featured

English fluency is critical if Thais are to thrive in the wide-open environment of the AEC …[More]

Business groups push for legal changes ahead of AEC

Business groups push for legal changes ahead of AEC
March 6th, 2012 in Business Organizations, Featured

The private sector will call for the government to amend the country’s business laws to strengthen enterprises’ competitiveness and promote …[More]

AEC no magic ticket to prosperity

AEC no magic ticket to prosperity
March 5th, 2012 in Business Organizations, Featured

Big gap remains between rosy government views of regional integration and business realities, say most experts. …[More]

Academics: Security worry after AEC

Academics: Security worry after AEC
March 2nd, 2012 in Business Organizations, Featured

The Asean Economic Community (AEC) will expose the regional grouping to further security issues and exploitation of natural resources …[More]

Prachai group ousted from boards of IRPC

Prachai group ousted from boards of IRPC
March 1st, 2012 in Business Organizations

Prachai Leophairatana and his group have been removed from the boards of directors of IRPC’s five subsidiaries after a vote by shareholders. …[More]

TOT union protests loss of revenue

TOT union protests loss of revenue
March 1st, 2012 in Business Organizations

TOT’s labour union is seeking 10,000 employee signatures on a petition protesting a law that will require the state telecom enterprise …[More]

Cultural diversity to challenge Asean-based investors

Cultural diversity to challenge Asean-based investors
February 29th, 2012 in Business Organizations

Winning the support of local staff and adapting to cultural diversity are the challenges for Southeast Asian investors in Asean as they strive …[More]

Asean pact due tomorrow

Asean pact due tomorrow
February 29th, 2012 in Business Organizations

The Asean Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA), aimed at increasing both intra- and non-Asean investments, …[More]

The AEC and labour market issues

The AEC and labour market issues
February 24th, 2012 in Business Organizations

The Asean Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS), signed in 1995, had a goal to liberalise trade in services by expanding the scope and depth …[More]

Regard Asean as domestic extension, firms urged

Regard Asean as domestic extension, firms urged
February 16th, 2012 in Business Organizations, Featured

Focus on mid-level, high-end consumers, seminar told

Thai enterprises have been urged to consider Asean as part of their …[More]

More than half of SMEs unprepared for AEC: UTCC

More than half of SMEs unprepared for AEC: UTCC
February 15th, 2012 in Business Organizations, Featured

Despite the fast-approaching regional single market under the Asean Economic Community (AEC), more than half of Thai small and …[More]

Chatri-Dhanin-Charoen team up to boost Thai-Chinese trade

Chatri-Dhanin-Charoen team up to boost Thai-Chinese trade
February 7th, 2012 in Business Organizations

Bangkok Bank Chairman Chatri Sophonpanich, Charoen Pokphand Group Chairman Dhanin Chearvanont, and Thai Beverage Executive Chairman …[More]

Officials seek standard of geographical indication

Officials seek standard of geographical indication
February 6th, 2012 in Business Organizations

The government is pushing for establishment of a common standard of geographical indication (GI) registration in Asean to ensure …[More]

BKK to host Rotary International 2012 convention

BKK to host Rotary International 2012 convention
February 3rd, 2012 in Business Organizations, Featured

Rotary International has announced a plan to host the “Rotary International 2012″ in Thailand during May 6-9, which could generate …[More]

Govt urged to be cautious on joining TPP talks

Govt urged to be cautious on joining TPP talks
February 3rd, 2012 in Business Organizations

Thailand should not rush to join the US-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), as it would bring many challenges along with its benefits, …[More]

The Aec and Tax: part II

The Aec and Tax: part II
January 31st, 2012 in Business Organizations

In our last column on Jan 17, we gave a brief overview of some of the tax-related issues Thailand could face once the Asean Economic …[More]

Asean prepared for FTA with Hong Kong

Asean prepared for FTA with Hong Kong
January 26th, 2012 in Business Organizations

Asean members are prepared to study the pros and cons of the free trade agreement with Hong Kong, which officially submitted the intention …[More]

Timing was way off for BoI Fair, some say

Timing was way off for BoI Fair, some say
January 24th, 2012 in Business Organizations

This month’s BoI Fair missed its target of 5 million visitors by almost half, with business executives blaming the government for not holding …[More]

The upcoming aec prompts rethink of thailand’s tax approach

The upcoming aec prompts rethink of thailand’s tax approach
January 17th, 2012 in Business Organizations, Featured

In a globalised world like we’re in today, going it alone is not a good idea. Few countries have the ability to bargain with others …[More]

Graft-busters face tall order

Graft-busters face tall order
January 16th, 2012 in Business Organizations

As Asean continues its movement toward a single community in 2015, an issue that should not be forgotten is how to curb and prevent …[More]

Banking and the aec: More talk than action

Banking and the aec: More talk than action
January 13th, 2012 in Business Organizations, Featured

Amid all the buzz about the Asean Economic Community (AEC) coming in 2015, there has been very little talk about the banking industry. …[More]

The time is now, The place is asean

The time is now, The place is asean
January 9th, 2012 in Business Organizations, Featured

Southeast Asia is truly a pleasant place. Not content with having paradise islands such as Pangkor, Phuket, Palawan and Pangandaran …[More]

Phnom Penh in the spotlight

Phnom Penh in the spotlight
January 9th, 2012 in Business Organizations

As regional political tensions ease, Cambodia takes over Asean chair with a golden opportunity to help group pursue economic goals. …[More]

Thailand shows progress on AEC preparation

Thailand shows progress on AEC preparation
December 28th, 2011 in Business Organizations, Featured

Thailand has shown progress over the preparation towards the Asean Economic Community, accomplishing 79.56 per cent …[More]

Preparing thais for AEC 2015

Preparing thais for AEC 2015
December 19th, 2011 in Business Organizations

Khun Kriengsak, how do you think Thais should prepare themselves for the Asean Economic Community by 2015?” Sawat asks. …[More]

China-Asean Expo steps up its efforts

China-Asean Expo steps up its efforts
December 12th, 2011 in Business Organizations, Featured

Goals are revised to turn the event into a platform for the development of bilateral free trade. …[More]

Governance ‘scorecard’ planned for public companies in Asean

Governance ‘scorecard’ planned for public companies in Asean
December 5th, 2011 in Business Organizations, Featured

Led by Securities Commission Malaysia, Asean corporate governance (CG) experts are collaborating on the development …[More]

Enterprises urged to join trade associations

Enterprises urged to join trade associations
December 5th, 2011 in Business Organizations, Featured

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), the country’s most powerful private-sector organisation, has urged enterprises …[More]

Thailand remains attractive

Thailand remains attractive
December 1st, 2011 in Business Organizations, Featured

Twenty one member countries of World Trade Organisation (WTO) filed 425 questions to the Thai delegation joining the sixth …[More]

Asean chief outlines broad goals of regional integration

Asean chief outlines broad goals of regional integration
November 22nd, 2011 in Business Organizations, Featured

In spite of the successful outcome of the Asean Leaders Summit in Bali last week, the association and its key trading …[More]

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