Economy and commerce

OPED: Thailand's economic outlook for 2021

The Thai economy will grow next year after contracting by almost 10% this year. Next year, the Thai economy is expected to expand 3 to 4% from this year. It will not be until the end of 2022 before the Thai economy returns to its ...

KIRIDA BHAOPICHITR/TDRI RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Germany assists Thailand to 'go green'

Industry Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit has pledged to cooperate with the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC) to promote clean industry, as a means of reducing pollution problems including PM2.5 and making Thai industry more sustainable. “The German-Thai Chamber of Commerce offers to help Thailand make its industrial ...

Post Reporters

RCEP trade deal: Will Myanmar really benefit?

Existing free trade agreements and longstanding non-trade barriers could limit the RCEP’s impact on Myanmar, but the country may benefit from increased investment due to improved access to global value chains. The signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership on November 15 made headlines across the ...

MYAT MYAT MON and BERNARD MINN

Newly thought out strategy for the Mekong

Ministerial delegates from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council have now approved a list of strategic documents, charting a new course for it and strengthening its efforts to balance environmental protection and economic development in the Mekong Basin. The MRC Council represents the highest level of ...

Jason Boken

Asia Pacific Leaders Make Joint Appeal for Free, Fair Trade

Asia Pacific leaders set aside differences Friday with their first joint communique in three years, calling for free and predictable trade to help a global economy laid low by the coronavirus pandemic. Leaders of the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which included U.S. President Donald Trump ...

Reuters

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta ships out $783M in seafood

Seafood exports by Vietnam’s Mekong Delta provinces are picking up after a lull caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Ca Mau, one of the largest shrimp producing provinces, struggled earlier this year, but exports have been improving recently due to authorities’ support and businesses’ own efforts. Shrimp exports ...

Asia News Network

World Bank provides emergency financing for small businesses

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors last week approved US$40 million in emergency finance support for small and medium-sized businesses in Laos to help them recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the bank said in a press release. The funding will be channelled ...

Times Reporters

Laos gets rail boost from China

NEWS flow on the construction of the China-Laos railway is giving confidence that the mega infrastructure will be on track for completion in December next year, and Laos will reap vast economic benefits from the project. Last month, the Laos-China Railway Company announced that the boring ...

HO WAH FOON

ADB supports Thailand green bonds for Covid-19 recovery

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is assisting the government of Thailand in designing, issuing and monitoring innovative capital market initiatives as part of the country’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic in a manner aligned with the 2015 Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. ADB’s ...

Chito Santiago

Myanmar agricultural exports hit over USD3.6 billion

Data released by the Myanmar Commerce Ministry on Monday showed that the country saw more than USD3.61 billion from agricultural exports in more than 11 months of the current fiscal year (FY) 2019-2020. The agricultural exports of the current fiscal year expanded USD500 million in comparison ...

MENAFN

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