Thaksin based idea, a Mini Asian IMF, gets funding boosting

The attached ADB paper says: “The idea of the Asian bond market emerged first from Thailand in the summer of 2002. The creation of a bond market requires both issuers of bonds and investors in those bonds. The Thai initiative focused mainly on the investor side as then-Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, proposed that the members…

ASEAN 2 largest economies, Indonesia & Thailand, forms joint chamber of commerce

ASEAN two largest economies, Thailand and Indonesia, have formed a joint chamber of commerce, in preparing the two for ASEAN AEC. Bernama reports, Indonesian and Thai businessmen have set up a joint chamber of commerce aimed at strengthening business relations between the two countries ahead of the formation of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) end of 2015, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported. President of Indonesian-Thai Chamber of Commerce, I…

ASEAN Military Defense Review: Surapong says “high possibility” of concrete progress in Code of Conduct in the South China Sea

Thailand is hosting a high-level forum Friday on the 10th anniversary of the ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership to review relations and cooperation over the past decade. All aspects of the relationship, including economic, security and other cooperation, is to be discussed at the forum, which lists ministers, former ministers, ambassadors, academics and experts as discussants and presenters…