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  • BUSINESS

    Little scope for upside at current valuations

    Business, Published on 21/09/2019

    » We remain cautious about the macroeconomic outlook through the end of this year and into next year, given potential fallout from the Sino-US trade conflict on the global economy. Despite investor hopes for successful trade talks, the current market valuation doesn't seem to offer much scope for upside, even under the scenario of negotiations making progress (actual resolution seems unlikely at this stage).

  • BUSINESS

    New Zealand draws nearer

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 21/10/2019

    » New Zealand is making a major effort to forge closer ties with Asean and the rest Asia, pinning its hopes on a conclusion to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), as world trade is being disrupted by US-China tensions, the country's trade minister says.

  • LIFE

    Off the leash

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 20/10/2019

    » "Dogs whine to communicate their physical, mental and emotional states..." At first glance, Dogwhine's artist bio reads like the opening to a freshman's college essay. Then, out of the blue, what initially appears to be a direct quote from the dictionary turns into a sly jab at the absurd prohibition on political gatherings of five or more people imposed by the junta: "Not all whines are created equally. Sometimes dogs gather to whine in group. When they come together more than five, they often get chased or taken away." Like hip-hop firebrands Rap Against Dictatorship who brought us the brilliant anti-junta Prathet Ku Mee (What's My Country Got), this Bangkok five-piece are unapologetically political from the outset.

  • LIFE

    New media theatre

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 18/10/2019

    » The first bilingual podcast on the Bangkok performing arts scene, Bangkok Offstage Podcast is hosted by two Thai theatre critics: Amitha Amranand and Kaewta Ketbungkan. The podcast deals with discussions, reviews and interviews of local and foreign artists who perform on the Bangkok stage. Amitha is a writer, translator and language and writing teacher. She has been a theatre critic for the Bangkok Post since 2006 and teaches journalistic writing at Chulalongkorn University. She is on the artistic committee of the Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting. Kaewta Ketbungkan is a writer, translator and content creator with strong knowledge in Thai cinema, theatre and culture from her nine-year experience in broadcast journalism. She has been an active member of the International Association of Theatre Critics — Thailand Center since 2016. Currently, she is developing her website www.annkaewta.com. Guru discuss the need for such a podcast and Thailand's theatre scene with Amitha and Kaewta.

  • LIFE

    America's saviour

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 18/10/2019

    » Bill Clinton wasn't the best president of the United States of America, nor was he the worst. Nor was he the most oversexed. John F. Kennedy had more pillow-mates by far. Yet Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton didn't make a fuss about it.

  • BUSINESS

    Learning from creative leaders

    Business, Published on 17/10/2019

    » Creative leadership is an evolving domain at the intersection of leadership, individual creativity and innovation. For seven years, I have run creative leader development programmes based on my "Genius Journey" method that teaches participants about the mindsets of top creative leaders.

  • BUSINESS

    Skill builder

    Asia focus, Published on 23/09/2019

    » For a person with a world-class list of accomplishments and awards, Harriet Green is refreshingly humble. And on hearing the passion in her voice when she talks about education, I could not help but be inspired by her words.

  • OPINION

    Asean nears its Thucydides trap turning point

    News, Published on 14/10/2019

    » In the whirlwind of the 554 officially listed events which marked the start of the UN General Assembly debates in New York two weeks ago, the concern raised by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres -- that the world is moving towards a Great Fracture -- was understandably lost in the cacophony.

  • LIFE

    T-Rex exhibition roars into Central Embassy

    Life, Published on 14/10/2019

    » A giant life-size aluminium Tyrannosaurus and its moon surface landscape setting will take over the outdoor yard in front of Central Embassy for one month starting on WednesdayOct 16.

  • WORLD

    Two die in Japan as typhoon makes landfall

    Published on 12/10/2019

    » TOKYO: Heavy rain and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday evening as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan’s worst in six decades made landfall southwest of Tokyo, with streets, beaches and train stations deserted.

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