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Facebook's acquisition of everything: Does it all make sense?
March 5, 2015 1:00 am

Facebook's acquisition of everything: Does it all make sense?

WHEN THE TRIO of Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim created YouTube way back in 2005, the inspiration behind this disruptive idea was that Karim had extreme difficulty finding a clip on the Internet of Janet Jackson's breast being exposed...

Greece's 'invisible hand' is tied as the gods look away
March 5, 2015 1:00 am

Greece's 'invisible hand' is tied as the gods look away

IN THE LATE 1770s, Adam Smith introduced a term "invisible hand" in The Wealth of Nations, which later led to him becoming known as the "father of economics".

Trading on bond market in February drops 11.9 per cent in value
March 4, 2015 1:00 am

Trading on bond market in February drops 11.9 per cent in value

Inflation is expected to remain low as the United States Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates soon. The Thai bond market in February continued to face an outflow of foreign capital.

Japan stock market: Opportunities and positive signs
March 2, 2015 1:00 am

Japan stock market: Opportunities and positive signs

In the last week, the Nikkei 225 has hit a record high in 15 years at 18,865 with year-on-year return of 25.97 per cent (source: Bloomberg, February 27, 2015). Even though the index has surged to a new high, the valuation is still cheap if you are...

Faster tax rebates would boost economy!
March 2, 2015 1:00 am

Faster tax rebates would boost economy!

Before the end of March, all individual income earners are obliged to file tax forms. As usual, the Revenue Department's website will be flooded by e-files, as income earners believe that method will yield a faster tax rebate than filing forms...

All you need is love, so make an employee value proposition
February 28, 2015 1:00 am

All you need is love, so make an employee value proposition

FINDING IT hard to recruit and retain talent? Sorry to say it, but you ain't seen nothing yet.

Urban architects - agents of change
February 27, 2015 1:00 am

Urban architects - agents of change

Almost everyone recognises that an architect designs houses, commercial buildings and all types of spaces. To be more exact, we acknowledge that an interior designer designs interior spaces, and a landscape architect works primarily with outdoor...

Property firms fall in line as smartphones set trend for home...
February 27, 2015 1:00 am

Property firms fall in line as smartphones set trend for home...

Many marketing trends have emerged after the heightened use of smartphones and the correlated growth of Internet subscriptions on mobile networks.

Singha Estate expected to announce acquisition of Nirvana
February 26, 2015 1:00 am

Singha Estate expected to announce acquisition of Nirvana

Singha Estate, a property arm of Singha Corp, is expected to announce the takeover of high-end residential developer Nirvana Development next week. The company is holding a press conference on Monday about a deal with a "well-known real-estate...

Driving competitiveness by adopting the CEO thinking process
February 25, 2015 1:00 am

Driving competitiveness by adopting the CEO thinking process

Typically, employees in most businesses have been trained, assigned and managed so that they can perform their functional duties in the most efficient and effective manner.