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Asean to ink automotive MRA this year

Asean is scheduled to sign a Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA) pact on automobiles and parts in September to reduce production costs and facilitate exports and imports of automotive products among members. Auramon Supthaweethum, director-general of the Trade Negotiations Department, said the Asean Senior Economic Officials’ Meeting in Vientiane, held April 4-5, approved Asean MRAs for automotive products […]

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Thailand in lead pack for Asean capital markets

THAILAND ranks in the top three of capital markets in Asean and is expected to stay in the leading pack in 2030, trailing only Singapore and Indonesia, a study indicates. The report, Capital Markets in 2030, drew on research by The Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of PwC. The survey asked nearly 400 executive at […]

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Asians more keen for new tech adoption: study

Asians have emerged as the most enthusiastic adopters of new and innovative technology products globally, according to findings released by GfK. The study, the first of its kind, entitled “New Tech Adoption Index” (NTAI), highlights Asia’s prominence in driving global new technology advancement, with the region’s high demand fuelling growth of overall product category in […]

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FOREIGN INVESTORS EXPECTED TO STAY IN ASEAN MARKETS

Foreign investors continued to buy Asean stocks in the first two weeks of April with the exception of Malaysian equities. Year-to-date, foreign investors have bought US$1.1 billion (Bt35 billion) net of Indonesian stocks, followed by $728 million of Philippine stocks and $161 million in Vietnam equities. On the other hand, they sold $244 million of […]

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Grab plans aggressive investments

Singapore-based Grab Holdings Inc, a leading Southeast Asian app, has announced plans for rapid expansion in the region, including raising US$6.5 billion (Bt207 billion) in total capital by the end of this year. Grab will also seek to invest aggressively, with a commitment to make at least six investments or acquisitions across the region this […]

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