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How Thai retailers can build a successful loyalty programme
September 4, 2015 1:00 am

How Thai retailers can build a successful loyalty programme

MOST ADVANCED businesses understand the importance of loyalty. In retail we know that a loyal customer is worth 15 times as much as the one who shops at multiple retailers.

Great questions from good leaders - five guidelines
September 3, 2015 1:00 am

Great questions from good leaders - five guidelines

"MILLIONS SAW the apple fall, but Newton was the only one who asked why." - Bernard Baruch. As an executive coach and trainer, I have helped many leaders to ask their people great questions, as it is apparent that the new generation in the...

ACMF TO FACILITATE CROSS BORDER FUND-RAISING
September 3, 2015 1:00 am

ACMF TO FACILITATE CROSS BORDER FUND-RAISING

The Asean Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) announced yesterday that the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand, and the Singapore Exchange had established the...

ICT MINISTRY TO DISCUSS BANDWIDTH WITH CAT TELECOM
September 2, 2015 1:00 am

ICT MINISTRY TO DISCUSS BANDWIDTH WITH CAT TELECOM

The Information and Communications Technology Ministry will discuss with CAT Telecom its plan to return 5 megahertz of bandwidth but retain its idle 20MHz, both from the 1800MHz frequency.

Asean capital markets seen as heading towards a distant horizon
September 2, 2015 1:00 am

Asean capital markets seen as heading towards a distant horizon

FROM HUMBLE beginnings, the bond markets of Asean have flourished in recent years. However, the vision of a deep and liquid pan-Asean funding pool is yet to materialise, and - unfortunately for both borrowers and investors - still seems some distance...

BURDEN OF ECONOMIC HOPE ON UTTAMA'S SHOULDERS
August 31, 2015 1:00 am

BURDEN OF ECONOMIC HOPE ON UTTAMA'S SHOULDERS

The public seems to have pinned much hope on new Information and Communications Technology Minister Uttama Savanayana, a fresh face in the Cabinet handpicked by the head of the new economic team, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

SET Index target is revised to 1,390 points
August 31, 2015 1:00 am

SET Index target is revised to 1,390 points

Therdsak Thaveeteeratham Executive Vice President for Research Asia Plus Securities Listed companies' first-half net profit rose 5.6 per cent year on year to Bt441 billion or about 49.7 per cent of estimated net profit of Bt888 billion for...

Mind coaching: Getting out of stereotyped thinking
August 31, 2015 1:00 am

Mind coaching: Getting out of stereotyped thinking

I feel rather stuck when it comes to drawing up new and better ideas to improve my personal and professional life. For some people, ideas come flowing in when they are in meetings - or even during ordinary coffee talks. Compared to them, I have only...

Finding A-players: behavioural interviews can be useful
August 29, 2015 1:00 am

Finding A-players: behavioural interviews can be useful

Companies adept at recruiting enjoyed 3.5 times the revenue growth and 2.0 times the profit margin of their less capable peers. -Boston Consulting Group and World Federation of People Management survey 2012

Kingdom's new inheritance tax and gift tax explained
August 28, 2015 1:00 am

Kingdom's new inheritance tax and gift tax explained

The government recently passed the country's first inheritance-tax law. It was published in the Royal Gazette on August 5, so the effective date will be 180 days later on February 1, 2016.