Thaksin’s initiative, “A Mini-Asian-IMF” gets funding boosting

The attached ADB paper says: “The idea of the Asian bond market emerged first from Thailand in the summer of 2002. The creation of a bond market requires both issuers of bonds and investors in those bonds. The Thai initiative focused mainly on the investor side as then-Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, proposed that the members…

Up-Dated > Erased? Thailand’s “High Speed Rail System” that was to link a regional system together

What happened to Thailand’s “High Speed Rail (HSR) System” that was to link a regional system together? If the price is right and the quality is good, then most globally wants HSR, and in fact, globally, many countries have opted for HSR. The reasons are numerous, such as cutting total travel time on “Long-Haul” and…

An interview with Thaksin & Yingluck’s top adviser on US$70 billion high speed train

Thailand’s prime Minister, Yingluck, got into hot water, for saysing Thailand’s US$70 billion High Speed Train, was to transport vegetables. A Thai press, The Nation, reports: PM defends using high-speed trains network for perishable goods BANGKOK: — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Friday cried foul over Facebook users‘ widespread ridicule of her debate on the Bt2trillion…

Private equity from Japan for ASEAN; Myanmar & Philippines strong contender

The Japan Bank for International Cooperation  in partnership with a Japanese Bank, Mizuho, is pushing for joint venture between Japan’s and ASEAN‘s SMEs, by providing Private Equity financing. The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Mizuho Bank said yesterday, they will form the Mizuho ASEAN Private Equity Fund to support the overseas expansion of Japanese…

With ailing Kings, can Thailand & Saudi Arabia find “Commonality” to get over the lost Blue Diamond

Thailand and Saudi Arabia have many things in common, strikingly, both countries have a well-respected Monarchy. And similarly, the Thai King and the Saudi King, are both getting quite old and frail. Both Kings, in fact, have been hospitalized. About 20 years ago, a Thai working as a servant at the Saudi Arabia King’s palace…