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Minebea opens third plant

Minebea, the largest Japanese company in Cambodia, officially opened a third manufacturing plant in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone on December 8 to coincide with the fifth anniversary of its presence in the country. Yoshihisa Kainuma, president and CEO of Mineba (Cambodia), told reporters at ...

CPF acquires China's Cofco Meat Suqian

In its latest big buy, Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc, the SET-listed flagship of agribusiness giant Charoen Pokphand Group, has acquired Cofco Meat Suqian for 976 million baht. Through Chia Tai China Investment Co, an indirect subsidiary of CPF in China, CPF will also take over ...

Thai banks bullish on Vietnam even if Trump scraps TPP

Thai banks in Vietnam believe a large labour force and low wages will still be magnets for trade and foreign direct investment in that country even if the Trans-Pacific Partnership is scrapped in line with US President-elect Donald Trump’s policy. Vietnam is among the 12 Pacific ...

Coca-Cola opens new $100M plant at capital economic zone

Global beverage giant Coca-Cola officially inaugurated its new $100 million Cambodian production facility on December 5, significantly increasing its local bottling capacity while bolstering the confidence of foreign investors. The 25,000-square-metre factory, situated on 12.5 hectares in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone on the ...

Myanma railways to ramp up carriage production next year

A new Myanma Railways passenger carriage factory built with Chinese help is expected to be up and running by the end of the next financial year, according to the factory’s general manager. The new Myit Nge factory is being built on a 27-acre plot some ...

KBank targets middle-income earners for its insurance

Kasikornbank is adjusting its back-office processes and training branch employees to better explain and sell insurance products to middle-income earners. Kattiya Indaravijaya, president of KBank, said that the Office of Insurance Commission wants banks to educate customers about insurance products that are not deposit products. ...

GMS nations back investment boost

The region’s transportation network stands to get an investment boost after the The 21st Greater Mekong Subregion Ministerial Conference decided on a new investment plan on December 1. Six ministers from GMS countries — China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar — endorsed an additional ...

Hạ Long cement factory causing pollution

Many households in northern Quảng Ninh Province’s Hoành Bồ District have been forced to live with smoke and cement dust discharged from Hạ Long Cement Factory for years. This has seriously affected the lives of local residents and their cultivation activities. In the meantime, local ...

Rojana keeps muted outlook for next year

SET-listed Rojana Industrial Park Plc (ROJNA) expects flat sales of land next year as the weak economic outlook persists and curbs investment, says independent director Amara Charoengitwattanagun. She said land sales in 2017 will remain at 400-500 rai, below the target of 500-600 rai announced ...

Bosch backs Thai 4.0 push

The government’s Thailand 4.0 initiative has provided a tremendous business opportunity for German Bosch Group to roll out its smart solutions to all key industries, the chief of the company said. “We welcome and are happy with Thailand’s direction to transform into a digital economy,” ...

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