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    Using photos from the internet: copyright ownership and 'orphan works'

    Business, Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd, Published on 25/12/2015

    » A picture is worth 1,000 words is an old adage, but in today's accelerated digital economy, the concept is more relevant than ever. With more and more competition for consumers' attention, many businesses -- from global advertising agencies to mom-and-pop shops -- are turning to the internet to find compelling images that reinforce their message.

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    Headwinds ahead

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 29/04/2019

    » Amid unfavourable external economic conditions and political uncertainties at home, the outlook is dimming for Thailand and other Asian countries facing an export slowdown linked to weak trade and demand growth globally.

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    Smartphone supremacy

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 22/04/2019

    » Up until three years ago, Gaurav Singh Chauhan used to sell 15 or 20 Micromax mobile phones in a day. Now he considers himself lucky if he can sell one unit a month of the Indian-made handsets.

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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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    Clinging to hope

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/05/2018

    » They have survived many challenges, from a genocide that killed nearly 3 million of their people, the ultimate fight for freedom from Pakistan, a series of coups since independence in 1971, and the assassination of the Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But the people of Bangladesh still find it in their hearts to help those even less fortunate than themselves, in this case hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees.

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    Cola connection

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 04/02/2019

    » In two decades of working with the Coca-Cola Company, Carlos Diaz-Rigby can look back on some impressive professional achievements, but he also feels a strong emotional attachment with the flagship brand of the American beverage company.

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    The omnichannel future

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 14/01/2019

    » Consumers in the digital world are rapidly driving demand for easier ways to shop, especially in mobile-mad Asia. Easy means anytime, anywhere, while accepting all types of payments. That's where omnichannel comes in, derived from the Latin prefix omni meaning all or universal.

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    Courses in the cloud

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 19/11/2018

    » Finding teachers who are willing to work in the troubled southern border provinces of Thailand has never been easy. Persuading a qualified native English-speaking teacher to work in Pattani, Yala or Narathiwat is almost impossible.

  • BUSINESS

    Taste of Taiwan

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 12/11/2018

    » Nam Linh, a professional MC from Hanoi, has made it his life's goal to visit one foreign country each year. He added Taiwan to his list in mid-October. South Korea was his first overseas experience when he want there as an exchange student at age 15. Since then he has travelled to Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and last year to China.

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    Banking on transformation

    Asia focus, Chiratas Nivatpumin, Published on 19/11/2018

    » The rise of blockchain technology, quantum computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and digital currencies will completely transform how banks operate in the future, according to William Winters, group chief executive for Standard Chartered Bank.

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