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June 29, 2012IBank sets sights on halal export loans

The Islamic Bank of Thailand (IBank) plans to increase its focus on halal food exports, with a target of 3 billion baht in loans for the industry this year, says bank president Dheerasak Suwannayos. more info...

June 29, 2012Bangkok to Host World Spa & Well-being Convention in September

Global professionals and experts in spa management and health & wellness sector will be gathering in Bangkok for the World Spa & Well-being Convention, to be held during September 19 - 21, 2012. more info...

June 29, 2012Thailand-Brunei in closer cooperation for AEC in 2015

Thailand and Brunei Darussalam are getting closer in the area of technical cooperation ahead of the realization of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 3 years' time. more info...

June 29, 2012Deloitte earmarks $400m to boost Asian operations

Deloitte, the global professional services firm, is allocating a US$400-million (Bt12.75 billion) investment for Asia in the period to 2015, with $40 million to $60 million of the amount expected to be for operations in Southeast Asia, including Thailand, ahead of implementation of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) more info...

June 29, 2012Seeking Measures to Help Thai Businesses Affected by the Eurozone Crisis

Thailand is adjusting itself to cope with the eurozone debt crisis, and measures are being worked out by all agencies concerned to help Thai businesses that may be affected. more info...

June 28, 2012DITP promoting online trade via its website

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) has hosted a seminar to prepare Thai exporters for the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 and to promote exports of Thai products via thaitrade.com. more info...

June 28, 2012ASEAN to gear up for possible emergencies with food safety strategy

As a preparation measure for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the 10 ASEAN nations have united with Bangladesh, Japan and Australia to come up with a food safety strategy in case of possible emergency situations. more info...

June 28, 2012KResearch: Thai exports to grow 10% this year

Kasikorn Research Center (KResearch) has forecast that Thai exports this year will grow by 10% due to support from the Chinese and ASEAN markets. more info...

June 28, 2012DITP suggests Thai investors turn crisis into opportunity

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) has suggested that Thai businessmen should turn the European crisis into an opportunity and take advantage of it by partnering with European entrepreneurs. more info...

June 27, 2012Thailand's Commerce Ministry holds “BIFF&BIL 2012” fair

The Commerce Ministry is holding “BIFF&BIL 2012” fair to promote Thai fashion and leather products, as well as trade negotiations between Thai entrepreneurs and partners in ASEAN countries. more info...

June 27, 2012BIFF & BIL 2012 Showcases a Much-heralded Fashion Parade of Glamour and Glitter Created by up-and-coming Asean Designers

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June 27, 2012SMEs urged to invest in ASEAN

The Industry Ministry is urging SME entrepreneurs to explore investment opportunities in ASEAN countries in preparation for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC); to be formed in 2015. more info...

June 26, 2012Thailand-Brunei Darussalam Joint Exhibition Program 2012

The Thailand-Brunei Darussalam Joint Exhibition Program 2012, the fifth of its kind, will be held at the auditorium of the Government Public Relations Department (PRD) in Bangkok. It will take place back-to-back with the third joint musical variety show, Alai Pa Plern, scheduled for 29 June at 7:00 p.m., also at the PRD auditorium. more info...

June 26, 2012Thai Banking Sector Linking Businesses in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Thailand’s banking sector is connecting businesses in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), in order to collectively enhance competitiveness, to promote a sense of community, and to strengthen the subregion in preparation for the ASEAN Economic Community. more info...

June 26, 2012Special Report: Preparation for ASEAN Economic Community

As the clock is ticking towards 2015, when the much-anticipated ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is set to be realized, all related countries are stepping up themselves to prepare for the liberalization of the region of 600 million populations. more info...