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    Adapt or die fighting the giants

    Business, Published on 25/09/2017

    » Thai banks have one to two years to adapt to the disruptive digital platform, which is changing the way people spend, live and make payments, as they face a do-or-die scenario regarding technology, warns Siam Commercial Bank's (SCB) chief marketing officer Thana Thienachariya.

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    Tax incentives lure filmmakers to Hungary

    Business, AFP, Published on 29/12/2016

    » Budapest: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Hugh Jackman. Spotting hunky Hollywood actors is no big deal any more in Budapest, now one of Europe's top hubs for foreign film productions thanks to attractive tax breaks and cutting-edge facilities.

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    Do you think you're ready to be an entrepreneur? (Part 1)

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 11/09/2014

    » 'Who wants to be an entrepreneur?" I asked my graduate students in a course on decision-making. To my surprise, three-quarters of them raised their hands. It seems the American futurist John Naisbitt was right when he said: "We are shifting from a managerial society to an entrepreneurial society." Being customer-focused in all that I do, I added a section on entrepreneurial decision-making to the course. After all, becoming an entrepreneur and then making a go of it requires making big decisions wisely and avoiding the common traps that Noam Wasserman outlined in his book The Founder's Dilemmas. In this column and the next, I'd like to share 10 pieces of advice for entrepreneurs to help you discover if you're ready for entrepreneurship.

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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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    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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    Beacon of hope

    Asia focus, Published on 24/07/2017

    » Sitting down with Hyeonseo Lee at a coffee shop in the Jongno district of central Seoul, one can easily understand why anyone who doesn't know her would mistake her for someone from the upper echelons of South Korean life.

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    Chicago magazine vendor fights back

    Business, Associated Press, Published on 13/10/2015

    » CHICAGO: A cable TV ad salesman by day, Matt Smerge had hoped to join in the Chicago Cubs' smashing success this year -- the 19th selling his own, low-budget baseball magazine for $2 a copy right outside Wrigley Field. Nearly all the profits, he says, go into a college fund for his teenage son. 

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    Challenges of protecting intellectual property in the software industry

    Business, Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd, Published on 20/02/2015

    » In the fast-evolving and highly competitive technology industry, software developers and owners should exercise strong vigilance to ensure that their creations are properly guarded within the ambit of intellectual property rights. Protecting software, however, involves complex, interrelated issues that encompass a mix of copyright, patent, trademark and trade secrets law.

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    Volkswagen's monkeys

    Business, Published on 07/02/2018

    » Late last month, the New York Times reported that researchers used monkeys to test the effects of inhaling diesel fumes from a Volkswagen. The research was commissioned by the European Research Group on Environment and Health in the Transport Sector, an organisation funded entirely by three big German car manufacturers: Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW.

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    Do you really have corruption under control(s)?

    Business, PwC Thailand, Published on 10/04/2017

    » Internal controls are a critical but still poorly understood component of any anti-corruption programme. According to the 2016 Thailand Economic Crime Survey by PwC, 80% of companies in Thailand say they have a formal anti-corruption programme in place and 68% rely on internal audit to ensure the effectiveness of their anti-corruption controls.

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