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Conquering the fear of change in a turning world of good and bad
September 27, 2016 1:00 am

Conquering the fear of change in a turning world of good and bad

The Erawan Shrine bombing last year placed Bangkok’s tourism industry under a dark cloud. Some small businesses shuttered, but the attack failed to deter big-time investors with more money to spend. They have since cashed in on continued growth....

How many young Thais can reap benefit of the ‘startup’ trend?
September 20, 2016 1:00 am

How many young Thais can reap benefit of the ‘startup’ trend?

For those aged over 50, the business world has evolved at a dizzying pace over the past two decades.

Where the Thai economy is heading under the 2017 budget
September 13, 2016 6:51 am

Where the Thai economy is heading under the 2017 budget

Thailand is heading towards higher-quality workers, better-equipped special economic zones, improved status of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), more research and development activities, and higher prices for its farm goods.

Why paying attention to macroeconomics will change your life
September 6, 2016 1:00 am

Why paying attention to macroeconomics will change your life

Every three months, one piece of news is guaranteed to run in all national media outlets.

Thai tourism needs to up its game - Pokemon Go is not the answer
August 30, 2016 1:00 am

Thai tourism needs to up its game - Pokemon Go is not the answer

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has hatched a plan to boost tourism with Pokemon Go, the world’s most popular mobile game app. The TAT is currently in negotiations with the game’s developer, Niantic, for tourists to catch rare characters...

Business sector’s inadequate definition of political stability
August 23, 2016 1:00 am

Business sector’s inadequate definition of political stability

Ever wondered why the Thai business sector always refrains from commenting publicly against the government?

Thailand faces tough fight on plain packaging
August 16, 2016 1:00 am

Thailand faces tough fight on plain packaging

Little known among the public, Thailand is set to introduce standardised packs for tobacco products - internationally known as “plain packaging”.

What if Trump really wins the election?
August 9, 2016 1:00 am

What if Trump really wins the election?

Donald Trump’s decision to join the US presidential race did not surprise many at first. The American businessman is known for his ambitions, driven by his success story as a real-estate magnate, as well as the popularity of the TV show “The...

Stage set for emergence of the yuan in the major league
August 2, 2016 6:29 am

Stage set for emergence of the yuan in the major league

Last week, Cambodia’s Tourism Ministry unveiled a policy to promote the use of the Chinese yuan in the tourism sector. The Khmer Daily quoted Tith Chantha, a secretary of state at the ministry, as saying: “There will be no difficulty in accepting...

Social media now an inescapable reality
July 26, 2016 1:00 am

Social media now an inescapable reality

Until the late 20th century, media reports and advertising slots were the only channels through which public and private organisations in Thailand disseminated their messages to the masses. Then websites became widely used, but most were passive: it...