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July 28, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher, in a push to expand the market for U.S. exports, is escorting a party of chief executives from seven U.S. corporations to Indonesia and Thailand next week to meet with government officials and business executives there. The visit is part of Mosbacher's 10-day swing through Asia, which includes stops in Hong Kong and Singapore and is his first trip to Southeast Asia since taking over the Department of Commerce last year.
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February 20, 1995 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unocal Corp. is no stranger to the volatile mix of foreign dictators, political unrest and developing economies. Over the past three decades, the Southern California energy giant has weathered a military crackdown in Indonesia after an aborted Communist rebellion in 1965, the overthrow of Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos in 1986 and a succession of peaceful, and not so peaceful, coups in Thailand.
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February 3, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Unocal Signs Myanmar-Thailand Oil Deal: The Los Angeles-based oil company, in partnership with the French oil giant Total and the state oil companies of Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Thailand, have agreed to develop a natural gas field off Myanmar, with production to begin in mid-1998. Earlier this week, Unocal, Total and the Petroleum Authority of Thailand agreed to build a pipeline across Myanmar to send the gas to Thailand. The Rainforest Action Network, Burma Forum and other U.S.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Unocal Signs Myanmar-Thailand Oil Deal: The Los Angeles-based oil company, in partnership with the French oil giant Total and the state oil companies of Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Thailand, have agreed to develop a natural gas field off Myanmar, with production to begin in mid-1998. Earlier this week, Unocal, Total and the Petroleum Authority of Thailand agreed to build a pipeline across Myanmar to send the gas to Thailand. The Rainforest Action Network, Burma Forum and other U.S.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1993 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Birtcher Construction Ltd. said Wednesday that it has opened offices in Singapore and Thailand and wants to secure construction projects in China. Company President Andrew L. Youngquist also said that he is planning to finalize a third agreement for an office in Saudi Arabia, where Birtcher would manage the construction of office buildings, shopping malls and industrial parks.
BUSINESS
April 17, 1989 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
A bright-red billboard spanning the entrance to Patpong Road, the center of Bangkok's tawdry bar and nightclub district, reads somewhat incongruously: "Winston. Style of the USA." The advertising seems more than a little out of place. Winston and other foreign brands of cigarettes have long been banned in Thailand, where tobacco sales are in the hands of a government monopoly. But that may soon change if the American tobacco industry prevails in a battle to force open the Thai market to foreign cigarettes, using U.S. trade legislation designed to end unfair trade practices as the lever.
NEWS
June 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan urged the United States to join Thailand in transforming his region from an East-West battlefield into a marketplace. In an address to the National Press Club in Washington, Chatichai said a new order is shaping up in Southeast Asia, bridging the gap between six non-Communist nations and Communist-ruled Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Chatichai urged U.S.
BUSINESS
February 20, 1995 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unocal Corp. is no stranger to the volatile mix of foreign dictators, political unrest and developing economies. Over the past three decades, the Southern California energy giant has weathered a military crackdown in Indonesia after an aborted Communist rebellion in 1965, the overthrow of Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos in 1986 and a succession of peaceful, and not so peaceful, coups in Thailand.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1993 | MICHAEL SCHRAGE, Michael Schrage is a writer, consultant and research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He writes this column independently for The Times. He can be reached by electronic mail at schrage@media-lab.media.mit.edu on the Internet
With all its strains and permutations, the AIDS virus remains a maddeningly complex and ruthlessly elusive protein parasite. Its biochemical architectures defy attempts to neutralize it. Consequently, medical experts are seriously divided over whether effective AIDS vaccines are even remotely possible. No matter.
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July 22, 1993 | MICHAEL SCHRAGE, Michael Schrage is a writer, consultant and research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He writes this column independently for The Times. He can be reached by electronic mail at schrage@media-lab.media.mit.edu on the Internet
With all its strains and permutations, the AIDS virus remains a maddeningly complex and ruthlessly elusive protein parasite. Its biochemical architectures defy attempts to neutralize it. Consequently, medical experts are seriously divided over whether effective AIDS vaccines are even remotely possible. No matter.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1993 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Birtcher Construction Ltd. said Wednesday that it has opened offices in Singapore and Thailand and wants to secure construction projects in China. Company President Andrew L. Youngquist also said that he is planning to finalize a third agreement for an office in Saudi Arabia, where Birtcher would manage the construction of office buildings, shopping malls and industrial parks.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher, in a push to expand the market for U.S. exports, is escorting a party of chief executives from seven U.S. corporations to Indonesia and Thailand next week to meet with government officials and business executives there. The visit is part of Mosbacher's 10-day swing through Asia, which includes stops in Hong Kong and Singapore and is his first trip to Southeast Asia since taking over the Department of Commerce last year.
NEWS
June 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan urged the United States to join Thailand in transforming his region from an East-West battlefield into a marketplace. In an address to the National Press Club in Washington, Chatichai said a new order is shaping up in Southeast Asia, bridging the gap between six non-Communist nations and Communist-ruled Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Chatichai urged U.S.
BUSINESS
April 17, 1989 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
A bright-red billboard spanning the entrance to Patpong Road, the center of Bangkok's tawdry bar and nightclub district, reads somewhat incongruously: "Winston. Style of the USA." The advertising seems more than a little out of place. Winston and other foreign brands of cigarettes have long been banned in Thailand, where tobacco sales are in the hands of a government monopoly. But that may soon change if the American tobacco industry prevails in a battle to force open the Thai market to foreign cigarettes, using U.S. trade legislation designed to end unfair trade practices as the lever.
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