ThaiBev’s Chang Beer Seeks Cambodia Market Share

ThaiBev’s Chang Beer Seeks Cambodia Market Share

As part of its plan to see half of sales occur in overseas markets by 2020 Thai Beverage Public Company Limited (ThaiBev) announced mid last month that it had entered into a nationwide distributorship deal with Cambodia’s Attwood Cambodia for its Chang (‘elephant’) beer. The signing comes hot on the heals of the Asean Economic […]

2015 Cambodia GDP Shaved To 7%

2015 Cambodia GDP Shaved To 7%

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised down slightly its 2015 Cambodia GDP growth forecast from 7.3 per cent forecast in March to 7.0 per cent, a drop of 4.11 per cent, while it expects 2016 Cambodia GDP to increase by 7.3 per cent, slightly lower than its earlier forecast of 7.5 per cent. Jan […]

Soaring FDI boosts Vietnam 2015 GDP Forecast to 6.5% (Updated)

Soaring FDI boosts Vietnam 2015 GDP Forecast to 6.5% (Updated)

The latest revision to regional GDP forecasts by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) sees Vietnam overtaking the Philippines as the fastest growing economy in Asean with Vietnam 2015 GDP forecast at 6.5 per cent, with growth remain strong in 2016 at 6.6 per cent. An increasing number of  Chinese electronic companies are moving into Vietnam […]

SEA World’s Hot Spot For Crimes at Sea

SEA World’s Hot Spot For Crimes at Sea

A report by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) shows that Southeast Asia has replaced the coast of Africa as the world’s hottest spot for crimes at sea. In the first half of 2015 pirates globally managed to board 106 vessels and were responsible for 13 hijackings and 15 attempted attacks […]

Asean Free-Trade?: Nonsense!

Asean Free-Trade?: Nonsense!

On December 31 the ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are expected to live up to their plans of establishing an internationally-recognized multi-country economic community based on free trade – the Asean Economic Community (AEC). But troubling signs are emerging following this week’s economic ministers’ meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This […]

Thailand Alcohol Law Changes Threaten Culinary Title, Enrich Others

Thailand Alcohol Law Changes Threaten Culinary Title, Enrich Others

An amendment to Thailand’s Alcohol Control Act threatens to stymie Bangkok’s reputation as an international culinary centre while at the same time adding considerable value to the plethora of beer and go-go bars that give the Thai capital – and several other locations – its character and international adult-nightlife reputation. Drafted by the National Alcoholic […]

Wine Pro Dinner in Bangkok

Wine Pro Dinner in Bangkok

Attending wine dinners in Bangkok is nothing new to this journalist. These affairs usually feature one winery and one winery representative, often a sales person, and many consumer attendees who are out for a good time fueled by the presence of good wine and food. However, one event this past week shattered my previous perceptions […]