Economy and commerce

Business associations

A fundamental change needed for economic reforms

The change of the country’s economic structure has once again become a hot topic among business people and law makers following the recent general election. At an international seminar to discuss the World Bank’s report held recently by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the ...

Govt urged to promote at least three $1-billion tech start-ups in five years

Thailand should nurture at least three technology business start-ups worth US$1 billion each within the next five years, according to an industry white paper. Citing the white paper submitted to the government, Patai Padungtin, president of Thailand Start-up Association, said the country needed to quickly develop the ...

Rubber association set to be established

The Lao National Rubber Association will be established sometime this year in order to help provide a sustainable income for rubber growers. Many rubber growers, especially in the northern provinces, have been struggling with the low price of rubber on the world market and the limited ...

Thai entrepreneurs urged to move fast in Myanmar

Thai entrepreneurs should tap Myanmar’s high growth potential, say business leaders. However, competition has grown intense as Myanmar welcomes other foreign investors, forcing some Thai businesses to seek local partners in order to make it easier to do business there. Keep reading ...

Chiang Mai gains from lure of CLMV markets

Half of the economic growth in Chiang Mai has been driven by businesses from other regions that want to cash in on the opportunities opening up in the CLMV countries, according to the Federation of Thai Industries’ chapter in the northern province. Businesses from the Central region ...

Businesses need to prep for ASEAN integration

Vietnamese businesses should be well prepared emotionally and physically to tap opportunities from the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, experts have said at a dialogue. Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, Cao Sy Kiem, said the 10 ASEAN countries created a production ...

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