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  • BUSINESS

    Japan unveils $110bn plan to fund Asia infrastructure

    Published on 21/05/2015

    » TOKYO — Japan unveiled a plan on Thursday to provide US$110 billion (3.67 trillion baht) in aid for Asian infrastructure projects, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender that is seen as encroaching on the regional financial clout of Tokyo and its ally Washington.

  • OPINION

    Europe struggles over Trump plan

    News, John Lloyd, Published on 07/08/2017

    » 'We have to understand, that we Europeans must fight for our own future and destiny," said Angela Merkel. This was the German chancellor speaking to a crowd of supporters in May, after a testy few days of a G7 summit that included reports in German news media that Donald Trump had called her country "very bad" for selling so many cars to the United States -- and which saw the US president emerge as the only G7 dissenter on combating climate change.

  • BUSINESS

    Family first for vulnerable children, no matter what

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 30/07/2018

    » Should the state be responsible for taking care of children in vulnerable condition, orphaned or not? Many believe it has a duty in some cases, such as children who have been exposed to religious extremism and terrorism or even involved by militant parents in terrorist attacks.

  • OPINION

    Surakiart's Rakhine mission no easy task

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 17/02/2018

    » After a dramatically shaky start, Surakiart Sathirathai's international advisory group is getting down to tackle the Herculean task of trying to find practical solutions to Myanmar's tragic inter-communal violence. As the Myanmar government comes under increased criticism and international scrutiny, Mr Surakiart believes he and his team must help Myanmar look forward and produce a comprehensive and sustainable plan to restore peace, harmony and development to the country.

  • BUSINESS

    Casualties of the trade war

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/07/2018

    » It seems the US-China trade war is going to affect more people in the two countries than first thought, in addition to the potentially devastating implications for the global economy.

  • NEWS

    US urges China to cut trade by $100 billion

    Reuters, Published on 16/03/2018

    » WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is pressing China to cut its trade surplus with the United States by $100 billion, a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday, clarifying a tweet last week from President Donald Trump.

  • NEWS

    Myanmar confident of economic take-off this year

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 08/01/2018

    » After nearly two years in power, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and her government face a crucial year ahead. Apart from significant political problems -- resolving the troubles in violence-torn Rakhine state and reviving the stalled peace process -- the government needs to show dramatically improved performance on the economic front.

  • BUSINESS

    Philip Morris bets on a smoke-free future

    Business, Published on 16/01/2018

    » Philip Morris International is switching its strategy to emphasise its heat-not-burn tobacco products, which, according to studies submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration, contain less harmful agents than traditional cigarettes.

  • NEWS

    Real estate blues

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 08/01/2018

    » Real estate, the second largest employer in the Indian economy, has been hit badly by reforms including demonetisation, the crackdown on "black money", tax changes and new consumer-friendly regulations intended to hold developers more accountable.

  • NEWS

    PM, Trump to discuss trade and security

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 27/09/2017

    » Trade and security will top the agenda when Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha meets US President Donald Trump at the White House next week, officials say.

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