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Bangkok ranked sixth city in Asia-Pacific for investment

Bangkok has been named the sixth most favoured Asia-Pacific investment and development destination for 2013, ahead of Beijing and Taipei. The PwC report "Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific 2013" said Bangkok, like Kuala Lumpur, has emerged from the shadows this year, at least partly on the back of a newly vibrant real estate investment trust market and the opportunistic yields afforded by a growing economy.

Dell launches Thai computer campaign

Dell, the world's fourth-largest computer maker, has earmarked an extra 50% investment budget for its Thai operating unit over the next three years in an effort to boost its market share. "We aim to improve our market position from fifth to third in the Thai computer market by 2015," said Anothai Wettayakorn, managing director of Dell Corporation (Thailand) and general manager for Indochina. Thailand is the biggest emerging information technology (IT) spending market in the region, followed by Indonesia.

[Published 19 Dec. 2012]

[Published 19 Dec. 2012]

Govt stimulus, Asean growth to push Thai GDP                                      

Bangkok (The Nation/ANN) - Bangkok Bank executive chairman Kosit Panpiemras expects the Thai economy to grow by 4-5 per cent next year on fiscal stimulus and Asean growth, while seeking opportunities from emerging economies elsewhere in Asia. Giving a special speech on "Direction for Thai Economy in 2013" yesterday, Kosit said growth in the Kingdom was expected to be close to that in 2012 because of short-term fiscal stimulus and long-term growth in Asean countries.

[Published 30 Nov. 2012]

November exports up 26.86%

Export value for November totalled US$19.55 million, an increase of 26.86% over last November, Commerce Ministry reported. Import value over the month was up 24.53% on last November to stand at US$21.01 million, causing a trade deficit of US$1.45 million, according to the ministry.

[Published 26 Dec. 2012]

Japan firms enter Thai food business

Mitsubishi Corp said it will set up a shrimp seafood venture in Thailand, a day after rival Mitsui & Co announced a sugar investment in the same country as Japanese trading houses step up their focus on food.Mitsubishi, Japan's biggest trader by market value, agreed to set up a shrimp business with Thai Union Frozen (TUF) Group by buying existing facilities on the coast of the Southeast Asian nation and building new ones, the Tokyo-based company said in a statement.

[Published 19 Dec. 2012]

Fashion City To Build In Serpong

JAKARTA—The World Fashion Organization (WFO) is interested to build fashion city in Serpong, Tangerang with investment reach US$2 billion.

Directorate General of SME will bring together WFO with the Association of Indonesian Fashion Designer and Entrepreneurs (APPMI) to realize the investment.

[Published 12 Dec. 2012]

The Green Car Regulations To Release

JAKARTA—The low cost and green car (LCGC) regulations will be finished by this month regarding to the draft had been delivered by Industry Ministry to Finance Ministry and State Secretary Ministry.

Minister of Industry M.S. Hidayat who talked to Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo, Saturday (12/15) stated that the regulations would be release by the end of this month.

[Published 17 Dec. 2012]

Ministry Of Industry To Arrange 64 SNI Drafts

JAKARTA—Ministry of Industry will arrange 64 drafts of Indonesia National Standard (SNI) in 2013 in order to protect consumers and national producers from unfair competition. The 2013 obligatory SNI implementation targets to electronic industry, steel, food & beverage, automotive components, upstream and basic chemical.

[Published 26 Dec. 2012]

Foreign Investors Eye Alumina Investment In Indonesia

JAKARTA: Several foreign investors are studying to invest totaling US$10 billion in alumina industry.

There are three to five investors who are now studying to invest in alumina business in Indonesia with total investment expected to reach US$10 billion, equivalent IDR96 trillion. One of them is Dubai Alumunium.

[Published 17 Dec. 2012]

Central to open store in Jakarta

Thailand's Central Retail Corporation has agreed to a US$19.5 million (598 million baht) deal to open its first store in Jakarta, according to a report from Indonesia. Grand Indonesia Shopping Town announced on Thursday that it had signed a deal to host Central’s flagship store in the Indonesian capital.

[Published 13 Dec. 2012]

Special Report - Indonesia is the leader of AEC

A special report feature on Indonesia's role in ASEAN AEC as reported by Thai Trade Center, Jakarta.

Note that the report is in Thai. Click on the link below to view the fill article.

[Published 15 Jan. 2013]