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    The International Labour Organization and a century of connectivity

    Asia focus, Published on 10/06/2019

    » This is an auspicious year for labour rights, as the International Labour Organization (ILO) celebrates its centenary. It was established as a consequence of the Treaty of Versailles which ended World War I in June 1919. An ILO liaison office was set up in Bangkok in 1961 and the ILO regional office was transferred from Colombo to Bangkok in 1966.

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    TWZ to import electric vehicles

    Business, Yuthana Praiwan, Published on 08/06/2019

    » SET-listed TWZ Corporation Plc, a distributor of mobile phones and other communications devices, has announced the creation of a new business to import electric vehicles (EVs) to capture new demand from Thai motorists.

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    Huawei fights consumer fears at Thailand Mobile Expo

    Published on 03/06/2019

    » Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies battled back against consumer worries at Thailand Mobile Expo over the weekend, bringing in an army of salespeople to fight perceptions that a US blacklist would hobble its phones.

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    Leaning in to lead

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 03/06/2019

    » An extremely exuberant executive appears before me in a cream-coloured tweed jacket and neon-pink pants. She is petite but her upbeat and outspoken manner commands the spotlight instantly. A gleaming smile and frequent laughter mark a down-to-earth personality.

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    Smartphone sales slipping

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 30/05/2019

    » A lack of new technology, a saturated smartphone market and uneasy consumer confidence in Chinese smartphone maker Huawei may shrink the overall local smartphone market by 4% in 2019.

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    Surviving a trade and tech war

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 27/05/2019

    » If Huawei and WeChat are using their technologies to spy for Beijing, then what proof do we have that Apple and Facebook haven't been doing the same for Washington all these years? How about Samsung? Could it not do the same for Seoul?

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    The data protection debate

    Business, Published on 24/05/2019

    » Each day, artificial intelligence and other innovative advanced technologies are bringing real benefits to our lives -- from quicker and safer access to our mobile devices, chatbots that can predict customer service requests, to medical devices that can diagnose ailments with greater precision.

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    Lazada has female users in its sights

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 23/05/2019

    » Lazada Thailand, the e-commerce arm of Alibaba in Asean, plans to target female users in Thailand, hoping to attract younger shoppers and online merchants to beat rivals in social commerce.

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    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.

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    Communications market to reach B629bn

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 01/05/2019

    » Despite political uncertainty and slowing growth, Thailand's communications market is expected to continue growing 2.57% in 2019 to reach 629 billion baht, up from 2.23% in 2018, thanks to government policies and changes in consumer behaviour, according to a study by the Centre for International Research and Information (CIRI).

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