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    What customers must know about 'KYC'

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 20/03/2019

    » At the end of last year, Thailand's cabinet approved a new legal draft in principle to set up the National Digital ID (NDID) company. The company will build and oversee a digital platform that allows businesses and government departments to verify citizen identities against each other. This project sets out to be a key enabler for Thailand to move towards the 4.0 era.


    Moving towards digital government

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 19/09/2018

    » I recently joined a panel discussion at the Ministry of Commerce's forum on technology development and connectivity in the CLMVT (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand) region. Talking about this topic often brings us to physical connectivity like road and rail; while we overlook another important aspect of connectivity especially in this era -- the flow of information or data across countries. This type of connectivity forms a crucial part in supporting sustainable development and shared prosperity.


    Thai healthcare in the digital age

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 15/08/2018

    » A few weeks ago, I participated in a workshop to rethink the master plan for the Thailand Centre of Excellence in Life Sciences (TCELS), the committee of which I serve as a director. This reaffirmed my belief in Thailand's potential within the medical sciences and healthcare industry. As a country, we are already renowned as a medical service hub of Asia. With recent advancements in technology, we can further build on the strong foundations especially in the area of research and development (R&D).


    Seismic shift reshaping data landscape

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 16/05/2018

    » Over a month has passed since the Facebook scandal which has sent shockwaves across the tech industry and around the globe. Facebook came under fire following an incident involving its user data exploited by Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based analytics company that was contracted in US President Donald Trump's election campaign.


    China's rise as a global tech leader

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 15/11/2017

    » All eyes are on China as it emerges as a new global leader in technology. Startups are sprouting up in Shanghai and Shenzhen with most successful ones going public at staggering IPO prices.


    Minimum wage hike's unintended outcome

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 20/09/2017

    » A few weeks ago, a coalition of labour unions demanded more than a doubling of Thailand's minimum wage from 300 baht a day now to 700 by 2018. The proposed number aims to meet living costs, high enough to support two family members, assuming an inflation rate of 3% a year.


    The European Project stands on the brink

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 15/03/2017

    » The feverish environment that cultivated in Donald Trump's win in the US election is brewing strongly in Europe. Next month, the French are going to cast their votes for their next president. This election is unlike others as one of the top contenders promises an exit from the Eurozone within six months. Such a move by a core member country such as France could go down in history as the beginning of the end for the grand European Project.


    Trade and education are an odd couple

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 18/01/2017

    » On Monday, I attended a keynote speech by Eric Maskin, Nobel Laureate for economics in 2007, organised by Thammasat University and the International Peace Foundation.


    All that glitters in CLMV markets is not gold

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 22/06/2016

    » At the annual SCB EIC Conference held earlier this month, I mentioned the exuberant growth of our neighbours: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) as a catalyst for service businesses in Thailand. Recently, our government has also initiated a business council among CLMV and Thailand to facilitate information sharing and troubleshoot trade and investment challenges facing private investors. This is a good effort to find a new source of growth to revitalise the Thai economy.


    Thailand must prepare for challenges ahead

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 18/05/2016

    » In February, I discussed, with cautious optimism, the reality of our transport megaprojects and the sizeable impact on businesses. In particular, the service sector would subsequently flourish. As urbanisation accelerates from better connectivity, property and retail developments will quickly follow. Tourism businesses will expand to these new urban cities. Relatively new service businesses, such as transport maintenance, would be established in key junctions and pit-stops, as trains, planes and ships multiply.

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