Mekong nations look for bridge over ‘ASEAN development gap’

Giving equal momentum to development remains the major topic that the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) nations – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) – will discuss at the 54th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Meeting, slated to kick off on September 14 in Siem Reap town. Pen ...

Eng Reachny

Việt Nam ready to contribute to CLMV co-operation: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said Việt Nam is ready to contribute to co-operation as part of the Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Việt Nam (CLMV) mechanism. Attending the 9th CLMV Summit (CLMV 9) in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, Phúc said Việt Nam would help the countries attend trade fairs in ...

ACMECS and CLMV need reforms

Open regionalism remains on track in the Mekong region although there is an anti-globalisation wave and rising protectionism in other parts of the world. Regional integration has been and will be one of the main foreign policy objectives of the Mekong countries. The 8th ACMECS (Ayeyawady-Chao ...

Will work closely for early conclusion of RCEP talks: Suresh Prabhu

India today said it will work “closely and constructively” with all the members of RCEP for early conclusion of the negotiations for a mega trade deal. []To promote investments, the government had created a project development fund (PDF) to facilitate Indian investment in four countries of ...

The Economic Times Reporter

Minister urges caution over Chinese investment in rubber farms

China’s plan to invest in rubber plantations in Thailand must be carefully considered, says Grisada Boonrach, minister to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, but such projects must not impact local farmers. His comment was made in response to a report that China Hainan Rubber ...


ASEAN Logistics Market 2017: Disruptive Innovations - Forecast to 2025

By 2025, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region is expected to be the next destination for global participants, replacing China, with its geographic proximity, large consumer base, and low costs attracting traders. Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam (the CLMV countries of the Greater ...

Laura Wood

Thailand’s PTTGC eyes Bt2bn-3bn plastics sales from CLMV markets

Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical aims to generate sales of baht (Bt) 2bn-3bn ($60m-90m) from neighboring countries, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV), as it makes investments to boost the region’s plastics industry, the company’s president and CEO Supattanapong Punmeechaow told ICIS. Keep reading   ...

Pearl Bantillo

Dept open to ideas on new Customs law

Investors remain unconvinced that the new Customs law will facilitate faster clearance of goods even as the Customs Department chief promised to be open to feedback from the business community. [] Thailand has been promoting trade and investment in CLMVT (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand) for ...

Wichit Chaitrong

TMB and IMG over merger and acquisitions help to Thai companies

TMB Bank and ING Corporate Finance Asia have announced a partnership to provide a full range of services to Thai companies seeking to expand across borders through merger and acquisitions. [] The partnership would help companies across a broad range of industry sectors to expand in ...

Thailand warned over firms fleeing abroad

Political uncertainty over planned reforms and public infrastructure projects are perceived as the top concerns for investors considering doing business in the country, according to the World Bank’s latest Thailand economic monitor. As Thai companies spend less at home, they are shifting to invest in opportunities ...

Jesus Alcocer

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