Reckoning With Human Rights Violations in Thailand's Extraterritorial Investments

The intensive growth of Thai investments in ASEAN countries in recent years has demonstrated significant potential opportunities to expand markets and provide access to transboundary supply chains, raw materials, as well as the natural resources of the neighboring countries. []A pattern of links between malpractice of ...

Investors Dissatisfied With Government’s Lack of Direction on Economy

Impatient with the sluggishness of the economy, local investors are losing confidence in the pace of economic reform and blame it on a lack of direction by the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government after two-and-a-half years of its administration. Keep reading ...

8 ways to promote natural capital investments in the GMS

Natural capital has been a key contributor to the Greater Mekong Subregion’s (GMS) rapid economic growth over the past 3 decades. However, the subregion’s key natural capital stocks are in a state of decline. Keep reading ...

Investment Environment in Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta, composed of 13 provinces, 20 percent of the country’s population, and 18 percent of the national GDP, has consistently recorded one of the highest average provincial competitiveness indexes amongst all provinces since 2014. Keep reading ...

Investment floods into Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta once sheltered Viet Cong guerrillas as they battled U.S. forces during the Vietnam War. Today the area is the country’s “rice bowl,” providing half of the national rice supply. It is also becoming an increasingly attractive investment destination for domestic and foreign ...

Mekong River countries can be next ‘kitchen’ and ‘factory’ of the world: summit

Opportunities and challenges lie ahead for businesses to connect internationally, leaders said. Leaders of the six countries that share the Mekong River gathered for the opening ceremony of the 6th Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Summit yesterday at the Vietnam National Convention Center in Hanoi. []GMS countries ...

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$66b invested in Greater Mekong Sub-region: ADB official

The Greater Mekong, including Việt Nam, is expected to have a colossal US$66 billion poured in to strengthen regional economic co-operation in the next five years, said an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official on Tuesday. Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Vietnam: Mekong Delta needs VNĐ120 trillion in public investment by 2025

The Mekong Delta region needs public investment of VNĐ120 trillion for the green growth from 2016 to 2025, Vietnam’s the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) said.Keep reading  ...

Vietnam News Reporter

ICT investment vital to prosperity in Asia-Pacific

Thailand is one of the ICT infrastructure development leaders among emerging countries in Asia-Pacific, but its telecom firms and government agencies must embrace the challenges brought about by the development of the digital economy.Keep reading ...

SEZs in Myanmar should learn from international experience

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Myanmar should encourage policy experimentation and focus on tech spillovers, an economist told The Myanmar Times. By early June, 95 percent of the land plots in Thilawa SEZ zone A had been sold and the building of manufacturing plants is ...

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