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    As borders open, barriers to growth remain

    Spectrum, Published on 13/12/2015

    » All 10 countries in Southeast Asia will come together on Dec 31, which is the official date for the start of the Asean Economic Community. In theory, the AEC is intended to usher in a new era of seamless trade, investment and movement of skilled labour. In practice, most member countries have not yet created all the conditions needed for the AEC to realise its full potential.


    Drone enthusiasts' aspirations soar in Myanmar

    AFP, Published on 18/12/2015

    » YANGON - In a ramshackle workshop behind a bustling Yangon market, Kyi Tha fixes the plastic propeller of a home-made drone, one of a growing number of enthusiasts refusing to let poverty clip the wings of their hi-tech dreams.


    No shortage of new places to shop till you drop

    Spectrum, Published on 29/11/2015

    » The retail market in Bangkok is now the most competitive it has ever been. The expansion by retail developers in the central business district and suburban areas and the entry of new local and international retailers come at a time when the economic outlook is challenging and consumer sentiment is weak.


    Queens of the greens - how South Korea rules women's golf

    AFP, Published on 11/11/2015

    » SEOUL - Other golfers beware. With an ultra-competitive domestic tour and a seemingly limitless supply of young, talented players willing to sacrifice everything for success, South Korea's dominance of world women's golf is not going away -- and if anything, it could get even stronger.


    A village that backs itself

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 25/07/2015

    » The old story of villagers sitting around and waiting for the state to step in and solve all of their problems is a thing of the past for residents of Mooban Nak Keela Laemthong community in Bangkok’s Saphan Sung district.


    Thai-Lao duty-free mall proposed

    Business, Pitsinee Jitpleecheep, Published on 16/07/2015

    » A group of Thai and Lao business people have announced a plan to spend 10 billion baht to develop a large shopping and hotel complex in Vientiane in order to cash in on opportunities arising from the coming Asean Economic Community.


    Out of the jungle, but left in the wilderness

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 31/05/2015

    » Sathien Jaiping has made the long journey to Government House almost every month since 2009, carrying a two-inch-thick spiral-bound stack of documents containing what he believes are the names of more than 2,000 former communist insurgents.


    Stifling people’s voices

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 03/05/2015

    » It takes effort to tell strangers what people’s unique homes look like, and it’s a lot more difficult when they are seen as an enemy of economic growth. So villagers from Satun, the southern coastal province on the Andaman Sea, drove 14 hours to Bangkok last week to tell people about the value of their distinctive homes through seminars and a three-day photographic exhibition at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.


    Designs to balance work and life

    Spectrum, Published on 19/04/2015

    » Apart from CBRE’s role in marketing and leasing office projects, one of our key duties is to also assist developers in project concept and design. While we are not architects, we are able to give developers and their designers valuable advice on tenant requirements, which is essential for the project’s eventual success.


    Open for business, if anyone wants to come

    Spectrum, Published on 05/04/2015

    » Crossing the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge from Mukdahan one is immediately struck by a gleaming new four-storey office set up as a one-stop shop to attract and support foreign investors.

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