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    Thai trip stokes interest of investors, says Japan minister

    News, Umesh Pandey, Published on 13/09/2017

    » Thailand will remain a key player for Japanese investors with more investment likely to flow into the country in the near future, Hiroshige Seko, Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry says.


    Why 'Fly Thai'?

    News, Postbag, Published on 31/05/2016

    » Umesh Pandey's opinion editorial on Thai Airways in today's Asia Focus was spot on.


    Democracy puts limits on protests

    News, Umesh Pandey, Published on 24/09/2017

    » Just over a decade ago, friends knew they had to go to either Sanam Luang or Siam Square to find me after work. I was not there selling goods on the pavements, but instead I was being the typical democratic-minded youth looking for fairness from the government that I had not voted for.


    Jakarta's language rule a step backward

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 06/04/2015

    » Just when I thought my country was becoming a basket case when it comes to caring for foreign investors, one of our Asean brothers just made Thailand look at little better by proposing a rule unmatched for sheer stupidity.


    SEZ plan isn't progress at all

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 26/01/2015

    » Dear Mr Prime Minister,


    Engaging with Asia

    Asia focus, Published on 29/09/2014

    » As Australia's top civil servant for both trade and diplomatic issues, Peter Varghese sometimes faces a challenging juggling act. The changing dynamics of economic and political relationships in Asia and elsewhere keep him busy as secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), as he strives to keep his country's interests at the top of all the negotiations he undertakes.


    Twisting media's arm will backfire

    News, Umesh Pandey, Published on 20/08/2017

    » The Prayut Chan-o-cha government is back in the eye of the storm for all for the wrong reasons. This time all eyes are on the mobile cabinet meeting set to take place tomorrow and Tuesday in Nakhon Ratchasima after government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd openly admitted that he had "requested" television stations to do "scoops" focusing on ministers attending the meeting.


    A blissful union

    Life, Published on 15/06/2017

    » It was Sunday, June 11 when wedding bells tolled at the auspicious time of 8.09am, when the groom's procession began its march down the elegant staircase at Park Hyatt Hotel to ask for the bride's hand in marriage. For Woraluksanai Bhicharnchitr and Ferrari Jarumon, it was a day to be remembered.


    Aditya Birla affirms Thai base, looks to China

    Business, Umesh Pandey, Published on 24/04/2017

    » Aditya Birla Group, a leading India-based industrial conglomerate, says it will continue to expand in Thailand as well as the region, especially in China, to maintain its dominant position in the industries it operates.


    Decisive and diversified

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 24/04/2017

    » Many critics wrote off Kumar Mangalam Birla when he took the helm of one of India's leading businesses as a 28-year-old rookie. But the reviews in recent years have been mostly positive for the man who has helped build a conglomerate that is among the world leaders in the fields in which it operates.

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