“E-commerce is nothing new to Thai people. However, sales from this channel are still small and the industry is dominated by a few players.”

Voravudh Varikarn, assistant vice-president for e-commerce at Big C Supercenter, on the Thai supermarket chain’s moves to use technology to make shopping more convenient.


“We seek India’s assistance to develop the handloom and handicraft sectors in Mauritius.”

Pravind Jugnauth, finance minister of Mauritius, speaking during his recent visit to India about developing the island nation’s small and micro businesses. 


“If there is any form of protectionism, it will be temporary because in the longer term people will realize the benefit of a more open and liberalized economy.”

Mustapa Mohamed, Malaysian minister for international trade and industry, on convincing people that more free trade is good for the country.

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