Bloc optimistic on RCEP deal

The 10 Asean member countries and six trading partners remain optimistic about making a breakthrough on the long-delayed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal during the 35th Asean Summit in Bangkok, Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said.Keep reading ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Prayut urges speedy RCEP deal

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared on Friday that Asean and six dialogue partners should wrap up talks on the long-overdue Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by this November.Keep reading ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Thailand, Laos sign road and rail deal

Thailand and Laos have sealed an agreement to upgrade a road and build a rail extension worth over 3 billion baht to boost cross-border economic cooperation, according to the Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (Neda).Keep reading ...

Thodsapol Hongtong

$200m contribution set for ACMECS fund

The Cabinet yesterday decided to set aside a budget of US$200 million (Bt6.4 billion) as contribution for the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) fund within five years.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Asean economic meeting to focus on 12 top issues

As chair of Asean this year, Thailand is set to host the first senior economic official meeting (Seom) during Jan 12-18 in Bangkok, highlighting 12 key economic issues as top priorities. Auramon Supthaweethum, director-general of Trade Negotiations Department, said the issues for the first Seom ...

Phusadee Arunmas

China economic ties gain boost

Thailand is seeking to further flesh out its strategic economic cooperation with China by promoting another layer of ties built on direct connections with some Chinese provinces.After meeting China’s State Councillor Wang Yong in Beijing on Wednesday (Nov,7 ), Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak revealed ...

The Nation Reporter

Thai-China trade pact signed

Thailand is moving ahead with plans to upgrade economic cooperation with China, agreeing Wednesday (Nov, 7) to the comprehensive framework on enhancing trade and economic partnership between the two nations and aiming to double bilateral trade to UScopy40 billion (4.59 trillion baht) by 2021.Keep reading ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Growing interest from China in Thailand’s EEC

There has been a steady stream of Chinese delegations coming to Thailand to look at business opportunities, particularly in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).Most recently a group of high-ranking Chinese officials and executives met with Thai counterparts at the 6th meeting of the Joint Committee ...

Suwatchai Songwanich

Japanese investors keen to join with Chinese on EEC projects, minister says

Japan plans to team up with China to invest in Thailand’s infrastructure projects, targeting the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), said Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.The move came after the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding on private-sector economic cooperation in third-world countries between China and ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand’s middleman role touted

Thailand is ready to serve in a middleman role between the countries of two economic groupings in East Asia as part of the country’s efforts to promote economic cooperation across the broader region, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

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