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  • BUSINESS

    Exercising control over a Thai company

    Business, Published on 17/12/2018

    » The private limited company is still a relatively new concept in Thailand; the earliest laws dealing with companies were only passed in 1900, and one of the first corporations in Thailand, Siam Commercial Bank, was only formally established in 1906. Prior to this, businesses were usually organised as family partnerships that lacked any formal legal personality.

  • BUSINESS

    Private, public sectors keen on new app to promote tourism

    Business, Published on 11/01/2019

    » Some 49 private and public institutes have entered into an agreement to establish a new social enterprise called Thai Digital Platform Co to provide integrated tourism information about Thailand.

  • BUSINESS

    Long overdue, or a step too far?

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 20/05/2019

    » Thailand faces unique threats from cyber-attacks that will only increase as the economy becomes more digitised. With the passage of the Cybersecurity Act, the government seeks to aggressively confront the problem with enforcement power, but some experts fear that such power could be abused and lacks proper oversight.

  • LEARNING

    Public-private partnership law and corruption

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 20/12/2010

    » Corrupt politicians soon dreamed up ways to circumvent the original public-private partnership (PPP) law of 1992. Can a new rewrite of the law close all the loopholes in the law used for corruption?

  • OPINION

    Battle for 5G is failing

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/08/2018

    » Almost from the moment they seized power, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and allies in the National Council for Peace and Order have spent time and treasure promoting their vision of the future. The two top meme titles are "Thailand 4.0" and "Digital Thailand". As defined, both are excellent and worthy goals. Lack of planning, absent government supervision and poor performance make both elusive.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Fare isn't fair

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 14/05/2019

    » Bangkok's buses are known to offer a Fast And Furious kind of ride. Years ago, the No.8 was voted worst in the city in the Transport Ministry's Facebook survey, due to the horrible experience. Despite a sudden change in driver and conductor behaviour after the survey was released, many public buses are still notorious for their impolite and inefficient services, as well as poor facilities, among many other things.

  • BUSINESS

    Blockchain meets education

    Business, Published on 14/05/2019

    » Blockchain technology is rapidly gaining favour for its exemplary cybersecurity capabilities. Blockchain-enabled security development has become a paramount goal in industries such as finance and banking, supply chain and logistics, and healthcare. Beyond cryptocurrency and other existing use cases, blockchain can also make a huge difference in the lives of students.

  • BUSINESS

    Smart grid policy advised for renewable energy progress

    Business, Erich Parpart, Published on 13/05/2019

    » Regulatory support for a smart grid should be the next government's top priority for renewable energy policy, as finding funding sources for environmentally friendly projects is becoming easier in Thailand, says B.Grimm Power's president.

  • NEWS

    BMTA mulls direct deal with firms for NGV buses

    News, Om Jotikasthira, Published on 06/12/2017

    » New price negotiations for the procurement of 489 NGV buses could be made between private companies and the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) if there are still no new bidders by Thursday, Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith says.

  • BUSINESS

    Ministry gets tough on waste

    Business, Lamonphet Apisitniran, Published on 08/12/2015

    » The Industry Ministry is threatening to withhold factory operating permits from private companies that lack a proper system of waste management.

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