Archive for the ‘Thailand’ Category

Bangkok’s Planned $14B Redevelopment

Via Nikkei Asia, a report on Bangkok’s planned $14bn redevelopment spree led by top conglomerates: Bangkok is poised for a wave of renewal projects totaling more than 500 billion baht ($14 billion) and backed by some of the country’s top conglomerates, aiming to transform the Thai capital into a destination rivalling Singapore. A mammoth development […]

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In Myanmar, Chinese and Thai Companies Fill Economic Vacuum

Courtesy of NikkeiAsia, a report on how – as Western businesses exit Myanmar – investments come from friendly nations such as China and Thailand: From infrastructure to consumer goods, Chinese and Thai companies have expanded in Myanmar as their countries maintain relations with the Western-sanctioned military-led government. Than Swe, Myanmar’s military-appointed deputy prime minister and foreign […]

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India’s Strengthening Energy Diplomacy With Southeast Asia

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at India’s moves to discuss cross-border power sharing in Southeast Asia, part of an attempt to become a major electricity exporter: India is engaged in discussions with Southeast Asian nations, such as Singapore and Thailand, to facilitate the cross-border trade of renewable energy (RE) electricity. Plans include establishing grid […]

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From Bangkok to Manila, Southeast Asian Metro Rail Expands Rapidly

Courtesy of Nikkei Asia, a look at how metro rail networks across southeast Asia will grow 20% through 2024, helping to ease congestion: Metropolitan rail networks in Southeast Asia are on track to expand 20% by the end of next year, a Nikkei analysis shows, the growth fueled by the need to ease congestion and […]

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Southeast Asia Rides Fourth Wave of Regional Growth

Courtesy of The Financial Times, commentary on how youth, education and urbanisation make Southeast Asia ripe for foreign investment: The US-China trade war is over, runs an often-made joke in Singapore. “And the winner is Vietnam.” Actually, the war shows little sign of easing, even as the combatants reel from the coronavirus, but the punchline […]

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Tensions Flare in Ancient Thai City Over New Chinese-Backed High-Speed Railway Development

Courtesy of The China-Global South Project, a fascinating article about a bitter dispute underway in the ancient Thai city of Ayutthaya over the risks posed by a new Chinese-backed high-speed railway that will pass through the city. As noted, there’s no simple answer here. On the hand, the new railway will make it easier for […]

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