• Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Export control: preparation is the key
    WITH GROWING fears over the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and the proliferation of international terrorism, governments are increasingly taking precautions against exports that could be used in WMDs.
    Economy
  • Mon, 16 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    How banks will survive in fee-cut era
    Last month, prior to when the popular TV series “BuppeSanNivas” became the talk of the town, discussions on a “fee cut” were taking place all over Thailand. 
    Economy
  • Wed, 04 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    The top five key retail trends this year
    OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, we’ve heard about the upcoming age of disruption. In reality, we are already being disrupted. 
    Economy
  • Thu, 29 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    China’s Belt and Road Initiative now up and running
    DESPITE CURRENT difficulties and challenges facing the global economy, China is well underway with its grand Belt and Road Initiative for further opening up its economy to the rest of the world. Over the past four years, we have witnessed this multibillion-dollar plan go from conception to expanding globally.
    Economy
  • Mon, 12 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    We can’t let the threat of terrorism halt the flow of aid money
    IN A CRISIS, money matters: for water, food and shelter, for people fleeing war or famine, or for medical supplies in dealing with an epidemic. Yet getting money to the frontline when people are suffering is becoming harder.
    Economy
  • Wed, 07 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Are Thai SMEs ready for rate hike trauma? 
    IT HAS BEEN 34 months since the Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to reduce a benchmark interest rate from 1.75 per cent to 1.50 per cent.
    Economy
  • Tue, 27 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    The new ways of learning in the disruptive era 
    JACK MA, founder of Alibaba Group, said: “If we do not change the way we teach, 30 years from now, we’re going to be in trouble”.
    Economy
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    Are exporters a sitting duck amid wage hike and rising baht?
    LAO TZU ONCE said, “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading”. This timeless quote could potentially portend eroding profits of Thai exporters if they could not adapt their business in response to adverse environments: higher costs from the government’s recently announced wage hike and the stronger-than-last year Thai baht.
    Economy
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    Six trends businesses cannot afford to ignore
    ALL BUSINESS leaders need to keep one eye on the future, thinking about when to expand, how to diversify and where the next opportunity lies.
    business
  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    A new page will open in understanding the meaning of ‘income’
    THERE ARE A COUPLE of words that pop up inside our head when we consider the timing of income recognition.
    Economy
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    Infrastructure – meeting climate goals while unlocking productivity
    LAST YEAR will be remembered for the succession of weather-linked disasters that hit communities and economies around the globe. There was Hurricane Harvey in the US, Typhoon Hato in southern China, and Ophelia in Ireland and the UK. Wildfires raged in California, Spain and Portugal. Flooding wrought devastation in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
    Economy
  • Mon, 29 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    Second draft of tax law will impact foreign e-commerce operators
    RECENTLY, the Revenue Department released a second draft of the proposed legislative tax amendments that will impact foreign e-commerce operators available to the Thai market.
    Economy
  • Fri, 26 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    To do or not to do an annual performance review?
    THIS IS the dreaded time of the year for a manager when things can go sideways. It’s performance review and feedback time.
    Economy
  • Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    Top themes identified for this year after the finalisation of Basel III 
    WITH THE FINALISATION of Basel III, the regulatory agenda in Asia Pacific will now become firmly focused on the future, according to Deloitte's Financial Service Regulatory Outlook for 2018. 
    Economy
  • Fri, 05 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    Mentoring…experience never gets old
    LOOKING BACK 40 years, average moms would have more than three children. Now, parents who have more than three children would be questioned by their peers. In the past, old folks often lived as part of a large extended family. Now, more and more single family is seen in our society. 
    Economy
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