• Wed, 22 May 2019 01:00
    What’s next for China’s tech investment in the Asean region?
    LAST YEAR was a watermark year for Asean’s technology sector, with inbound investments in 2018 alone reaching $11 billion Singaporean dollars (Bt253 billion), almost double the S$5.8 billion invested in 2017, according to Singapore-based venture capital firm, Cento Ventures.
    Economy
  • Tue, 21 May 2019 01:00
    Reskilling vital for your future success
    OUR WORLD is constantly being disrupted. Things change so fast that what you do well and can succeed in today doesn’t necessarily help you tomorrow.
    Economy
  • Thu, 16 May 2019 01:00
    Why BOT should hold steady on policy rate in face of household debts
    THERE has been much debate over recent quarters about whether the Bank of Thailand should increase its policy rate from 1.75 per cent to 2 per cent.
    Economy
  • Tue, 07 May 2019 01:00
    New expat tax regime kicks in at month’s end
    FOR MANY years now, the Thai government has offered tax incentives to companies (for up to 15 accounting periods) under the “pre-existing regimes” (See box).
    Economy
  • Tue, 02 Apr 2019 01:00
    Education 4.0: Losing sight of the present?
    EDUCATION 4.0 is an upcoming era of education with a major change: the integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM subjects) through project-based activities to promote active learning (seeking knowledge without requiring a ‘feeder’) to prepare for the future technology-driven economy.
    Economy
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:00
    One and done, a single rate hike was more than enough
    AFTER AN extended period of holding the policy rate at 1.50 per cent, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided in December 2018 to raise the policy rate to 1.75 per cent. At the following meeting in February 2019, the committee voted to maintain the policy.
    Economy
  • Tue, 12 Mar 2019 01:00
    Technology is the key shaper of year’s retail trends
    THIS IS poised to be a transformational year for retail. Technology in 2019 continues to change the rules of engagement, consumers are more demanding than ever, and getting them to notice your brand amid all the noise in the market is an even greater challenge.
    Economy
  • Wed, 27 Feb 2019 01:00
    Five learning trends to adopt this year and beyond
    TRUTH to be told, learning is an important and lifelong pursuit for every human being. We continue to learn and absorb new things daily. But to truly understand, we use must apply our learning to real-life applications. And understand there is no one way to gain knowledge.
    Economy
  • Tue, 26 Feb 2019 01:00
    2019: the year of choices for Asean bond markets
    IF JANUARY developments are any to go by, 2019 looks to be a year of heightened volatility with risk themes across rates, trade and general economic growth continuing to ebb and flow in the global financial markets. But rather than playing it safe, the availability of choices will be the bond market’s new best friend in this fluid environment.
    Economy
  • Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:00
    Finance department will be very different in a digital world
    FROM APPLICATIONS in mobile phones, to home automation, to cashless society and beyond, digital is now the new norm in our everyday lives. It is changing what we do and how we get things done in countless ways.
    Economy
  • Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:00
    2019: When data becomes the key infrastructure driver
    NEW technologies, global political uncertainty and capability challenges are just some of the big challenges facing infrastructure developers, investors, operators and planners in the coming year.
    Economy
  • Tue, 05 Feb 2019 01:00
    Top three rising business trends for 2019
    MANY businesses and individuals these days virtually live on the online platforms. Digitalisation has brought with it several positive impacts on our everyday activities. It has also delivered the risk of privacy breaches and the need to be aware of cybersecurity issues. In the era of digital economy, three industries stand out from the crowd – e-commerce, digital marketing and cybersecurity.
    Economy
  • Tue, 29 Jan 2019 01:00
    New tax regime for corporations
    THAILAND has replaced three tax-incentive regimes with one, in response to a report that found the previous approach was creating harmful tax incentives.
    Economy
  • Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:00
    Surviving Year of the Pig: Avoid assumptions in decision-making
    AT THE beginning of each year, investors rush to find as much investment guidance as they can from various well-known financial institutions or market “Gurus” in order to “make money” in the market (hopefully).
    Economy
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:00
    Survey finds Thailand strong for M&A investment
    MERGER and acquisition activity in Thailand has risen consistently over recent years.
    Economy
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