On November 6, Thailand's Cabinet upgraded the qualifications, criteria and incentives for the Smart Visa, a special visa issued to highly-skilled experts, investors, senior executives and startup entrepreneurs working in targeted industries.
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Gulf SRC Company Limited (Gulf SRC) has just received a $227.7 million loan agreement with the Philippine-based Asian Development Bank, to support the construction and ongoing operation of a first-of-its-kind 2,500 megawatt (MW) combined cycle power plant in Thailand's Chonburi Province.
Thailand's Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is raising the bar to become even more competitive in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions) business by actively pushing its Thailand MICE Venue Standards (TMVS) certification to include 490 accredited venues by the close of 2018.
After multiple years of increasingly damaging natural disasters, APEC Finance Ministers have gathered to launch a series of initiatives to help mitigate the effects of earthquakes and extreme weather in the region.
Singapore-based Grab, a taxi aggregator and major provider of ride-sharing services similar to Uber in Southeast Asia, is expected soon to close on a deal with Japan’s SoftBank for another $500 million in capital.
As the latest Typhoon Trami crashes through Japan with winds up to 134 mph and Indonesia deals with the aftermath of a 7.5 magnitude earthquake from last week, APEC has issued its own emergency call for more effective means of handling climate-driven and other natural catastrophes in the region.
The ancient Chinese city of Xi'an, which was host city for the 7th APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance Forum, was a showcase for a unique approach to fighting poverty using e-commerce. The learning here are about to roll out across the rest of APEC as a means of fighting poverty throughout the region.
Thanks to a concerted coordinated effort by APEC member economies, the challenge of doing business in the Asia-Pacific region has improved significantly in the past two years.
Chinese-based aircraft leasing company CMIG Aviation Capital, wholly owned by China Minsheng Investment Group just received delivery of one Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft MSN 43000 in Seattle to be operated by Lion Air.
According to new research just published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, seeds of Thailand's jasmine rice have relatively low tolerance to high temperatures associated with climate change.
True Digital Park, Southeast Asia's largest digital innovation hub, is partnering with Google to help people and businesses in Thailand keep up with digital transformation to deliver sustainable success through digital capability.
Thai hotel group Centara Hotels & Resorts and UAE-based developer Nakheel just announced they are leveraging their AED500 million joint venture to built a new AE290.5 million 601-room beachfront resort at Dubai's Deira Islands.
California based, Planet, a geospatial data and analytics company, has signed a deal with the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency, an agency under Thailand's Ministry of Science and Technology, to provide satellite imagery to enable frequent monitoring in the country.
Thailand based mu Space, a satellite and space company, announced a collaboration with a California based SSL, a provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, to develop concepts for communications and Earth observation satellites.
For most of history all populations in the world grew with more children compared to the adult populations. Now Asia is facing a crisis because of the presence of less children and a higher percentage of adults. Representatives across the region gathered June 12-13 in Mongolia to discuss the issue.
The APEC Secretariat Executive Director and the World Trade Organization Director-General spoke together recently of the importance of coordinated trade to ensure maximum benefit to APEC's member nations.
CellOS Software, a big data analytics company with principal offices in Melbourne, Australia, Singapore, and India, has landed a contract with AIS Thailand for Analytics of Revenue Assurance and Revenue Management.
The APEC member economies are collaborating to leverage advancement in gender equality and digital technology access to grow women-led development in the region's Tourism industry sector.
Singapore-based JustCo, a major Southeast Asian provider of creative co-working spaces, just opened its first JustCo co-working space in Thailand, Bangkok's CBD, at AIA Sathron Tower. Its partner in this venture is Sansiri.
On May 25-26, the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting will take place in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, with the goal of helping secure economic growth for the future in all of Asia-Pacific.
Comba Telecom Systems Holding, a wireless solutions provider based in Hong Kong, just completed installation of its DAS (distributed antenna system) solution on the Bang Sue-Tao Poon underground extension of Bangkok Metro's Blue Line.
Jerusalem-based Our Crowd, an equity crowdfunding provider, has signed an unusual partnership agreement with Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited (BBL), one of the premier commercial banks both in Thailand and in all of Southeast Asia.
Electronics for Imaging (EFI), a company in California that specializes in digital printing technology, has named Thai IT services provider Loxley Public Company Limited as its new inkjet distribution partner in Thailand.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies are taking steps to align medical product approval procedures throughout the Asia-Pacific region. It will ease technical bottlenecks, will support healthcare business growth, and will save lives.
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