Dubai Chamber aims to grow UAE trade with China and South East Asia

Hamad Buamim is the President & CEO of the Dubai Chamber. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Dubai’s economic relationship with South East Asia and China, Dubai Chamber’s new office in Shanghai, and why Dubai is a great place for Chinese businesses.

Evercore Asia Chairman Stephen CuUnjieng on the Philippines & ASEAN competitiveness

Stephen CuUnjieng is the Chairman of Evercore Asia, a premier independent investment banking advisory firm. He spoke with The Prospect Group about today’s economic realities, ASEAN competitiveness, and his macroeconomic outlook for the Philippines and the region.

Philippine Chamber President on the Philippines growth story & upcoming ASEAN integration

Alfredo M. Yao is the President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI), the voice of business in the Philippines. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the upcoming economic integration of ASEAN countries, the Philippines growth story, and potential for the future.

Thailand ranks 10th most competitive economy in Asia-Pacific

Thailand’s competitiveness ranking fell to 32nd in the World Economic Forum’s 2015-16 index, and is only 10th among other economies in Asia-Pacific.

Private sector Shows high Expectations on New Government

The private sector is hoping that the new government will be able to solve cost of living problems and enhance Thailand’s competitiveness by improving infrastructure of the country and facilitating the operation of the private sector.

Politics Uncertainty slowing development in Thailand

As politics and economy have become increasingly interwoven, analysts have voiced concerns that the domestic political situation will unavoidably drag down the national development, tripping the country off the global economic competition track. They encouraged that all sides should help draft plans to deal with the global changes in the next decade.

Thailand lacks labour skills and competitiveness

Only better education will improve Thailand’s industrial competitiveness and bring sustainable economic growth, says the president of the Thailand Development Research Institute.

Thailand ranks at 38th position in Competitiveness Index 2010-2011

Thailand, at 38th position, has fallen 2 places this year and 10 ranks since 2006. The assessment of public institutions continues to deteriorate (70th) after a drop of 30 places over the past four years, likely related to recent problems of social unrest and political instability in the country.