• US urges Thais to join CPTPP

    The US-Asean Business Council, an advocacy group that aims to foster economic growth and trade ties between the two regions, is calling for the Thai government to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and speed up its talks on joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

  • AoT aims to double cargo-handling cash

    Airports of Thailand (AoT) plans to set up a sister company to operate its centre for pre-export agricultural product inspection, in an effort to attract more customers in China, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam to help double its annual income from cargo-handling services.

  • India enthusiastic about sealing RCEP

    Asean's plan to complete talks this year on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) got a boost after India, one of the dialogue partners outside Asean, gave a positive political commitment to support negotiations that are to conclude in November.

  • Asian shares advance but trade still a worry

    Recap: Asian stocks advanced yesterday while European markets opened lower as investors waited for American jobs data and details of US-China trade talks. The investment outlook is still marred by uncertainty over trade, as the US has imposed duties of more than 400% on steel imports from Vietnam.