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Sharing economy: the beginning of the end of capitalism?
April 30, 2016 1:00 am

Sharing economy: the beginning of the end of capitalism?

THE TITLE may have scared you corporate executives. Those whose livelihoods are dependent upon finding new ways to increase your brand’s market share, in the midst of probably, if not, the worst economic slowdown witnessed in years.

Trust is the tie that binds
April 29, 2016 1:00 am

Trust is the tie that binds

MULTIGENERATIONAL workforce management is an issue that can make or break a company, no matter what industry you are in and regardless of the size of your business.

Being a good coach is crucial to being a good leader
April 29, 2016 1:00 am

Being a good coach is crucial to being a good leader

ACCORDING to dharma, everything is impermanent - it rises, exists, and falls. The role of a leader is the same. No one can stay forever. Whether through retirement or the company’s vision, the fact that missions aren’t aligned on the same path,...

Upcoming changes to free zone - for better or worse?
April 27, 2016 1:00 am

Upcoming changes to free zone - for better or worse?

NEW CHANGES are imminent for free zone rules following the announcement by the Finance Ministry last December, particularly for goods produced in a free zone and sold to the domestic market.

Key features of new Thai-Indian DTA
April 26, 2016 1:00 am

Key features of new Thai-Indian DTA

THE DOUBLE taxation treaty (DTA) between India and Thailand has been successfully renegotiated and agreed to by both states and will come into force in January next year.

Capital inflows a factor, but caution advised
April 25, 2016 1:00 am

Capital inflows a factor, but caution advised

There remain sufficient fund flows to support the Stock Exchange of Thailand. However, caution is advised. Last week, the SET Index was driven up by capital inflows. Foreign investors, local institutional investors and proprietary portfolios were...

Chatbots: taking e-commerce to a whole new paradigm
April 23, 2016 1:00 am

Chatbots: taking e-commerce to a whole new paradigm

REWIND to 2013, when Spike Jonze’s highly acclaimed film “Her” first showcased to the world the capacity of artificial-intelligence (AI) technology to interact with users of mobile devices. Many thought it was something available only in the...

Thailand’s global headquarters, treasury hub plans off to good start
April 21, 2016 1:00 am

Thailand’s global headquarters, treasury hub plans off to good start

COMPANIES are increasingly focusing on the International Headquarters (IHQ) and Treasury Centre (TC) programmes in Thailand. To date, a total of 12 companies have obtained TC licences, seven of which were granted in the first quarter of this year.

Experiential learning: sustaining changes in people development
April 18, 2016 1:00 am

Experiential learning: sustaining changes in people development

MANY organisations have attempted to implement various learning interventions to develop their people and uplift their capabilities with the objective to deliver the best business results.

The persistence of low interest rate
April 16, 2016 1:00 am

The persistence of low interest rate

Official policy rates in many developed countries have decreased since the financial crisis in 2008. The US Federal Reserve has resorted to relax monetary policy to keep interest rates nearly zero for a decade. The European Central Bank has even put...