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    Going the distance with family planning

    Asia focus, Published on 20/05/2019

    » Indonesia, home to 264 million people, is the world's fourth-most populous country. Its capital, Jakarta, is by some definitions the second-most populous urban area on Earth. For the sake of its long-term economic and social health, ending population growth should be a priority. As Indonesian President Joko Widodo acknowledged in 2016, "Family planning is key for the success of future generations."

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    China's quiet central banking revolution

    Asia focus, Published on 25/03/2019

    » Fifteen years ago, economist Alan Blinder, a former vice-chairman of the US Federal Reserve, wrote a book entitled The Quiet Revolution about changes in central banking. Chief among these was a move by some central banks toward open communication and transparency, and away from their long-held tradition of secrecy and surprise. A central bank "goes modern", to borrow from the subtitle of Prof Blinder's book, when it starts talking.

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    Personal privacy in the balance

    Business, Published on 11/03/2019

    » Data is hailed as the new "oil" of the 21st century, with digitalisation changing the landscape across every segment of society and business. When valuable and personal data can be exploited for personal or corporate gain, there is a need to ensure that personal information is well protected from fraud and mischief.

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    Vietnam and the dilemma of new wealth

    Asia focus, Published on 11/03/2019

    » Five days before US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in Hanoi for their second summit late last month, two former Vietnamese ministers of communications were arrested and charged with "violations related to management and use of public capital".

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    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.

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    3 Growth Themes That Will Lead the Future of Technology

    Published on 22/10/2018

    » Citigold is a wealth management service for clients with total deposits or investments of 5 million baht and above with Citibank Thailand. Citigold offers end-to-end premier banking solutions, including advisory and wealth management services, backed by a dedicated Relationship Manager and team of experts trained by the Citi l Wharton Global Wealth Institute. Citigold also provides in-depth investment and economic insights to help investors make investment decisions. Citigold customers enjoy an array of exclusive, curated lifestyle and banking privileges. One of Citigold’s product offering is the Franklin Technology mutual fund, featured in this article.

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    What China can gain from Trump's trade war

    Asia focus, Published on 22/10/2018

    » The world's two largest economies -- China and the United States -- are engaged in a full-blown trade war, and what US President Donald Trump hoped would be a blitzkrieg has turned out to be more like trench combat.

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    Step into China’s future with UBS Asset Management

    Published on 11/10/2018

    » If beggars in China are accepting electronic payments instead of cash, then something must be going on in the global payment scene. Indeed, China is now the world’s top market for e-payments and also claims top spot for a few other innovations. It is the world’s largest drone manufacturer, robot supplier and online shopping market.

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    Guidelines back shareholder rights

    Business, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 11/08/2018

    » Capital market regulators have jointly issued guidelines for shareholders to exercise their right to convene a shareholders' meeting, aiming to empower shareholders in circumstances where company executives refuse to hold such a meeting.

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    China's currency Catch-22

    Asia focus, Published on 30/07/2018

    » Officials at the People's Bank of China (PBOC) have long insisted that "China won't weaponise the renminbi". And yet, implicit in their promise not to manipulate the currency for strategic ends is their ability to do so if they so desire.

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