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Thailand may revoke emergency decree

Thailand's government-run Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) will propose lifting the emergency decree that is imposed in Bangkok and adjacent provinces during a cabinet meeting on March 18, Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul has said.

Retailers worry as Vietnam opens market in 2015

Vietnamese retailers have expressed concerns about the increasingly competitive retail market, as the country plans to open up to an influx of foreign retailers required by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) obligations, which will come into effect from January 11, 2015. Report by Dan Tri online newspaper.

ASEAN+3 to set up landmark bond fund

ASEAN plans to join China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) in setting up a multibillion-dollar bond-guarantee fund so firms can more easily raise capital and invest in the region, said “The Nation” newspaper of Thailand on July 20.

“China, Japan and RoK, have already committed to contributing to the fund with an initial investment of about 1 billion USD," a source told the newspaper.