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    How to make your IT family happy

    Business, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Every company's technology situation has unique aspects, yet most share a common trait: No matter how much they spend on technology, executives are often disappointed with the results. This creates a tension similar to how Leo Tolstoy described families: "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." And with technology spending expected to grow at 3.1% annually over the next five years, IT leaders feel intense pressure to deliver better results.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian markets up after Fed minutes

    Published on 09/10/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets mostly rose Thursday following an upswing on Wall Street as minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting indicated policymakers were nervous about hiking interest rates too soon.

  • BUSINESS

    Shares revive but Brexit turmoil batters pound, euro

    Business, Published on 17/11/2018

    » Recap: Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Friday amid hopes of a thaw in Sino-US trade relations, after tech shares and banks led a modest revival on Wall Street the day before. European stocks also recovered, but sterling and the euro remained fragile amid the turmoil surrounding the release of the draft Brexit agreement.

  • BUSINESS

    Opportunity in volatility

    Asia focus, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 06/03/2017

    » Greater financial market volatility presents an opportunity for banking operations as businesses seek to counter added risks, says Werner Steinmueller, chief executive officer for Asia Pacific with Deutsche Bank.

  • BUSINESS

    Is traditional banking unbreakable?

    Business, Published on 16/11/2015

    » It is a rare industry nowadays that is not at risk of being upended by digital technology. Amazon, having swept away bookshops, is now laying siege to the rest of the retail sector. In transportation, Uber is outrunning traditional taxi companies, while Airbnb is undermining the foundations of the hotel industry. Meanwhile, smartphones are transforming how we communicate and revolutionising the way we discover and patronise businesses.

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    Directors urge corruption crusade but tax reform less urgent

    Business, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 19/03/2015

    » Tackling corruption, infrastructure spending and enhancing competitiveness for the coming Asean integrated market should be the government's urgent tasks, while tax reform should be its lowest priority, according to the 2015 Thai Director Survey conducted by the Thai Institute of Directors.

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