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Thai Airways crash lands into bankruptcy court

Thai Airways International (THAI) is headed for bankruptcy court to pave the way for a much-needed rehabilitation for the octogenarian, near moribund national carrier, which in its glory days operated under the smug “Smooth as Silk” logo. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha’s Cabinet approved the plan ...

PETER JANSSEN

Legal implications of COVID-19 disruption for employers in Thailand

As the COVID-19 situation escalates, governments worldwide are imposing travel restrictions, mandatory quarantine procedures, and curfews and lockdowns in an attempt to slow the transmission of the virus. The Thai government has announced many measures to deal with the COVID-19 outbreaks, including ordering the postponement ...

Sasirusm Chunhakasikarn

Time for Myanmar to grow away from illicit trade

Recent findings from the Index underscore the challenge that Myanmar faces in combating illicit trade. Myanmar ranks 82nd out of 84 countries evaluated, with an overall score of 23.0 (out of 100). This means that — apart from Iraq and Libya — Myanmar shows the ...

Three MOI-owned factories in Yangon to cooperate with private sector

Three factories under the Ministry of Industry (MOI) in the Yangon Region will cooperate with local and international private investors after inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI), Assistant Secretary U Aung Soe Ya of the MOI told The Myanmar Times.Read  more ...

Local textile, garment firms yet to reap FTA benefits

Domestic garment and textile firms have, for the most part, missed out on the much-touted benefits of free trade agreements (FTAs) that Việt Nam has signed, experts said at seminar yesterday.Keep reading ...

Regulations key to electronics growth

Local electronic firms have been urged to enhance compliance with established regulations, especially international labour standards, in order to improve competitiveness and to engage in the global supply chain, heard a conference on Tuesday.Keep reading ...

Inspectors tell aluminum firm to check technology

A ministrial inspection team has asked the Đắk Nông Aluminum Company to immediately review its technology after its factory released aluminum powder into the air in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông.Read more ...

Scourge of mass fish deaths strikes again

One morning at the end of April, Nguyễn Văn Phú, a resident in Nguyên Khê Commune, Hà Nội’s Đông Anh District, woke up shocked to find that the fish in Nguyên Khê Lagoon had died en mass.He suspected polluted water in the lagoon was the ...

Phuket awaits Russian, Chinese rebound

Russian and Chinese tourist arrivals to Phuket are expected to rebound this year thanks to improving tourism sentiment, says hospitality market researcher and consultant C9 Hotelworks Co. Managing director Bill Barnett said Russian tourists are starting to return to a normal level while Chinese travellers are ...

How should Vietnam behave after the US abandons TPP?

Anti-globalization and protectionist attitudes are increasing in some countries, but Vietnam still has an open economy. This means big challenges for Vietnam in upcoming days. US President Donald Trump on January 23 officially pulled out of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, a move that The New ...

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