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Media have to be cautious over New Year largesse
December 23, 2014 1:00 am

Media have to be cautious over New Year largesse

Towards the end of each year news offices in Thailand welcome a flock of corporate publicists coming to express their thanks for media support during the year.

The secrets to corporate longevity
December 16, 2014 1:00 am

The secrets to corporate longevity

Doing a quick search for companies whose roots go back more than 100 years, I came across some interesting information.

Drug development and the conundrum of how we fund a healthier future
December 12, 2014 1:00 am

Drug development and the conundrum of how we fund a healthier future

"We only get paid for the 'good' drugs," Bayer's chairman Marijn Dekkers told over 140 journalists gathered here last week.

Is THAI's turnaround possible?
December 9, 2014 1:00 am

Is THAI's turnaround possible?

A visit to any international airport vying to become a travel hub points to one thing: unimaginably fierce competition in the global commercial aviation industry is here and it's about to intensify.

So close and yet so far
December 2, 2014 1:00 am

So close and yet so far

No doubt about it, the world is more connected than ever.

So far, political stability has not salvaged the Thai economy
November 25, 2014 1:00 am

So far, political stability has not salvaged the Thai economy

Six months on from the coup, the Thai economy remains in bad shape. And the outlook - at least in the short term - is also bleak, despite optimism among some local economic houses.

World's message to Thailand: hot air won't fight climate...
November 18, 2014 1:00 am

World's message to Thailand: hot air won't fight climate...

Watching a Discovery documentary last week gave me a chilling insight. A Nepali man whose community had been wiped out by floods from melting Himalayan glaciers was speaking: You in developed countries can continue driving your cars and doing other...

In economic policy, transparency rules
November 11, 2014 1:00 am

In economic policy, transparency rules

When it comes to economic policies, what I like the most about this junta is its plan to cut fuel subsidies.

Thailand adapts well to disasters, but mitigation?
November 4, 2014 1:00 am

Thailand adapts well to disasters, but mitigation?

Adaptation and mitigation" is a phrase we are hearing more and more often following natural disasters linked with climate change.

Not all trans-cultural lessons go down well in Thailand
October 28, 2014 1:00 am

Not all trans-cultural lessons go down well in Thailand

Step into any five-star hotel's function room and you'll likely see Thais in dark business suits mingling with foreigners. Suit-and-a tie has become the norm for young Thai males, while traditional Thai-style shirts have disappeared from...