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Supply chain bottlenecks in Vietnam

Vietnam’s economy has fared better than that of almost any other country except China during the Covid-19 crisis. It grew by 2.9% last year while most other countries fell into recession.One consequence of the crisis was that manufacturers realised the importance of diversifying supply chains, and many accelerated the China Plus One policies that…

Pharma transformation

The Covid-19 pandemic has created urgent demand for health innovations to better serve individuals, organisations and entire societies. The pharmaceutical industry has been on the frontlines of the challenge as it races against time to find solutions.The development of coronavirus vaccines in a matter of months is an achievement that few would have…

Don’t isolate Myanmar

Directly or indirectly, the military has always called the shots in Myanmar. And now that it has removed the decade-old façade of gradual democratisation by detaining civilian leaders and seizing power, Western calls to punish the country with sanctions and international isolation are growing louder. Heeding them would be a mistake.The retreat of…

Can Myanmar be saved?

After a month under military rule, Myanmar remains gripped by anger and frustration. Despite the growing danger to their personal safety, thousands of people continue to hit the streets daily to demand the release of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and a return to democracy.Normalcy seems a far-off prospect. Protesters have been facing increasing…

Thailand finally kicks off COVID vaccinations: 5 things to know

BANGKOK — Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccination program officially begins on Monday, one day after Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and a group of health care workers received injections of a Chinese vaccine.The Southeast Asian country had missed planned rollout dates including Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, and the inoculation of Prime Minister Prayuth…

Hopes for WTO momentum as new boss takes charge

Nigerian former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes the helm after the WTO was left adrift for seven months following the sudden departure of Brazilian career diplomat Roberto Azevedo. GENEVA: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes over the World Trade Organization on Monday amid hopes that she will spur the beleaguered body into addressing its towering…

More Southeast Asian nations embrace Chinese vaccines to fight COVID-19

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul receives a shot of COVID-19 vaccine from China’s Sinovac in Bangkok, Thailand, Feb. 28, 2021. (Thai Government House/Handout via Xinhua) BANGKOK, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — When a plane carrying Thailand’s first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac landed at an…

Understanding the truth behind change and transformation

Understanding the truth behind change and transformation Adjusting a few routines is one thing, adopting entirely new behaviour is quite anotherThe uncertainty we’re living through today has taught us that the most constant element in our world is change. Our world can change so quickly, with different degrees of impact, that we often get caught…

Tourism ministry mulling subsidies for firms

Tourists enjoy picking tea leaves at Araksa Tea Garden, a plantation in Chiang Mai. (Photo by Dusida Worrachaddejchai) The Tourism and Sports Ministry wants to directly offer subsidies to tour companies that sell packages to the elderly to help inject liquidity faster while the international market remains uncertain.Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn,…

Finance Ministry prepares assistance for state staff

Finance Ministry prepares assistance for state staff Remedy to help 137,000 employeesThe Finance Ministry is preparing to provide a financial remedy to 137,000 government contract employees to help with the cost of living, says the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO).The government previously rolled out financial remedy measures to assist different groups…

Apple privacy moves to kneecap Facebook revenue

Many people using mobile phones may not be aware that some apps installed on their devices are tracking them across websites and other apps for targeted advertising.  Somchai Poomlard Most mobile users may not be aware some apps installed on their devices are tracking them across websites and other apps for targeted advertising, but the upcoming…

Auto loan competition ramped up

People browse car deals at a Bangkok International Grand Motor Sale. New car sales are expected to propel the auto loan market this year. Somchai Poomlard Auto loan competition is expected to intensify as players joined the segment, with new car sales helping to propel the auto loan market this year, says a consumer loan firm.Some of Thailand’s…

Ministry mulling subsidies for firms

Tourists enjoy picking tea leaves at Araksa Tea Garden, a plantation in Chiang Mai. Dusida Worrachaddejchai The Tourism and Sports Ministry wants to directly offer subsidies to tour companies that sell packages to the elderly to help inject liquidity faster while the international market remains uncertain.Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, the tourism…

Action needed to woo investment

Action needed to woo investment The economic head at South Korea’s embassy issues a challenge, writes William Hicks Mr Jeon suggests Thailand invest in more educational programmes to upskill and reskill workers. Srisamorn Poosuphanusorn Thailand needs to “wake up” and find aggressive, proactive means to attract foreign businesses and investment…

BGRIM records 21% profit rise for 2020

BGRIM records 21% profit rise for 2020 Earnings up despite Covid-19 outbreak The 257MW solar power plant in Vietnam’s Phu Yen province is one of the largest solar projects in Southeast Asia. It was financed with the first green credit in the region certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative. B.Grimm Power Plc (BGRIM), an energy firm with the largest…

Hemp goes from zero to economic hero

Mr Surachai says RS Group by Lifestar plans to jointly apply for hemp-based product manufacturing opportunities. Hemp, a weed that was long regarded as a forbidden plant and included on the country’s narcotics list, is taking Thailand by storm.Ten categories of goods or products ranging from mouth spray, food supplements, skincare products and…

Ministry prepares assistance for state staff

Ministry prepares assistance for state staff Remedy to help 137,000 employeesThe Finance Ministry is preparing to provide a financial remedy to 137,000 government contract employees to help with the cost of living, says the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO).The government previously rolled out financial remedy measures to assist different groups affected…

High value-added economy in focus

Mr Danucha says restructuring the industrial sector to higher technology is the first priority under the 13th national plan. Chanat Katanyu The next national economic and social development plan should aim to provide Thailand a high value-added economy, according to the state planning unit.Danucha Pichayanan, secretary-general of the National…

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