TOA to establish three more overseas plants in ASEAN leadership drive

TOA Paint (Thailand) plans to set up three additional production plants overseas – in Indonesia, Myanmar and Cambodia – as it aims to become the leading player in ASEAN paint and coatings markets. Keep reading   ...

The Nation News Staff

People-centred ASEAN: not quite there

ASEAN has come a long way since its founders signed the Bangkok Declaration half a century ago. Like any organic body, it has evolved and adapted to stay alive and relevant. The following is a broad summary of key transformations over the past five decades ...

Hoang Thi Ha

Asean digital laxity a cyber raider’s dream

Long accused of complacency over the economic toll of cyber breaches, Southeast Asian governments are starting to make all the right noises on enhanced safeguards – but there are still few signs that the vulnerable business sector is getting the message. Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, ...

Alan Boyd

Consumption growth, not integration, leads investors to ASEAN

A growing consumer market has been identified as the number one attraction of ASEAN, rather than its economic integration, in driving investors into the region, results of a survey conducted among  Australian  businessmen showed.The survey also noted that corruption among ASEAN countries ranked as the ...

Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

Myanmar has 16 months left to join the AEC. Here’s a checklist of what needs to be done

Myanmar has until December 31, 2018, about 16 months, to join the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which aims to create a single market and production base with a free flow of goods, services, labour and capital across its member states. The AEC has so far achieved ...

Over 300 business people, academia to attend ABIS 2016

More than 300 business people, academia, and speakers from institutes in and out of ASEAN are expected to attend the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2016 next month. The number was reported by the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry on August 23. According to LNCCI, ...

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