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Thailand: Exports take a drop in February

The value of Thai exports fell for the first time in four months in February to UScopy8.47 billion, down 2.8% year-on-year, on lack of gold and aircraft-related products, the Commerce Ministry said. The base export value in February last year was high because of shipments of gold and aircraft-related products. Neither were exported this February, […]

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Thailand vows to help narrow trade gap with Philippines

BANGKOK – Thailand has vowed to help the Philippines narrow the trade gap between the two countries by encouraging Thai companies to buy more Philippine-made products, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said Wednesday. Lopez said while Thailand is the sixth largest trade partner of the Philippines, the difference between the values of Manila’s exports and imports […]

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Indonesia Needs USD 70 billion for Infrastructure Projects

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Wismana Adi Suryabrata, deputy for the infrastructure of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Indonesia requires USD 70 billion (IDR932 trillion) annually to support infrastructure development. Wismana explained that the government has to fill USD 50 billion infrastructure budget gap. To meet the financial needs for infrastructure, according to Wismana, the government must seek alternative funding […]

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Cambodia: Air cargo volume soars again

For the second straight year Cambodia has proven to be one of the world’s most dynamic markets for air freight shipments, with growth in cargo volume exceeding both global and regional averages. The volume of air freight shipments to and from Cambodia grew by 25 percent last year to 47,580 tonnes, according to Khek Norinda, […]

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