The past three years have been a period of relative uncertainty in the Laos mining sector. In 2008, the Lao National Assembly passed a new version of its mining legislation, though remained quiet on necessary implementation decrees needed to bring the new legislative regime into effect. A subsequent December 2009…
‘The Nation’ Newspaper has quoted CLC Asia analysis in its story on the disputed marine boundary between Thailand and Cambodia. The story “More at stake in overlapping offshore area” can be found here. The original article by CLC Asia can be found here.
Despite being geologically blessed, the Philippines remains one of the most challenging places in Asia for foreign miners. Accounting for nearly 20% of GDP in the 1970’s, after decades of neglect by successive governments, mining now accounts for less than 2% of GDP. Since the mid 90’s the government has…
As Thailand’s energy needs increase and the Cambodia’s nascent oil and gas industry matures, there is increasing pressure from many quarters to see the dispute between Thailand and Cambodia settled.
The appointment of Dr Piyasavsti Amranand– a strong willed and reform minded government insider – as President of Thai Airways International (‘THAI’) marks a potential turning point for a company which has historically been riddled with political infighting, patronage and poor performance compared to its regional peers. In taking up…
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