Thailand’s new reforms encourage stability and value-added production

Although it fell three places in the World Bank’s “Doing Business 2016” survey, Thailand retained its position within the world’s top 50 economies in terms of ease of doing business, ranking 49th of 189 countries.
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Japan to spend US$7 billion to spur connectivity in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region

Japan’s foreign minister pledged 750 billion yen (US$7 billion) in funding over the next three years to support development and growth in the Southeast Asia’s Mekong region.

BOI admits a 10% decline in Foreign Investment

Thailand’s Board of Investment (BoI) admits that foreign investment is declining : foreign investment in the first 10 months of this year dropped by 10 per cent compared with the same period last year

Thai generals want more control on foreign businesses

Thailand’s military government is planning to amend the FBA (Foreign Business Act) to prevent foreign directors from controlling joint venture firms that are majority-owned by Thai shareholders.

Thailand to crack down on foreign business law violators

Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has identified 22 violators of the Thai Foreign Business Act for holding more than half of the corporate shares when the law limits foreign ownership at a maximum 49 per cent.
According to the Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI), the value of investment incentive applications submitted to the Thailand Board of Investment from January to February 2012 soared by 133 percent year-on-year, indicating strong investment trend in the country.

BoI offers new tax breaks to boost investors’ confidence

The Minister of Industry, together with BOI and public sector, meet with the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFFCT) to discuss cooperation with an aim to boost investors’ confidence and investment environment.

Malaysia Economy outlook: Rising on FDI and Exports

With many sectors of the economy having performed solidly over the past 12 months, Malaysia is hoping for more of the same in 2012. Indeed, foreign direct investment (FDI) is up, inflation well contained, and the financial sector steady. However, at least some impact from the European debt crisis is expected, with demand for exports widely predicted to ease in 2012.

Foreign investment in India retail sector could fight rural poverty

Foreign investment in India retail sector would not eliminate rural poverty, but modernizing operations can reduce prices and give customers greater choice