The Thai government has set the target of making the country the world’s gem and jewelry hub by the year 2020, said a leading industry player in an exclusive interview with ASEAN Forum.
Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce is organising a series of offline and online events to promote the country’s T Mark, especially in the neighbouring CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) countries, announced officials. This coincided with an awards ceremony by the ministry’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) to certify 67 Thai companies that have received…
The 57th Bangkok Gem and Jewelry Fair (BGJF) announced itself to the world with a glittering fashion show displaying millions of baht’s worth of jewellery worn by Thailand’s elite models on February 24, 2016. Words and Photos by Mark Bibby Jackson.
The Thai government and private sector join forces in preparation for the 57th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair.
Indonesia will begin encouraging the use of the yuan, with more direct transactions between the yuan and rupiah, according to the country’s finance minister.
Vietnam is close to signing two major free trade deals that will send ripples across Asia. ASEAN Forum looks at the pacts’ potential impact on the country. WORDS BY LORCAN LOVETT