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    Terror on two wheels

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 05/02/2018

    » The motorbike has long been a popular mode of transport in Asia because it's cheaper than a car and can zip through traffic-clogged cities faster. Over half of all global motorbike sales of around 50 million units per year are in Asia and two-thirds of the people of driving age in the four top markets (India, China, Indonesia and Vietnam) own bikes.

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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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    Best foot forward

    Asia focus, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 10/10/2016

    » Balance is a word that everybody understands, but not everyone succeeds at applying the concept in life or business. This is not the case with Alexis Nasard, the new CEO of Bata, who has made it his mission to steer the renowned footwear company along a steady and sustainable course.

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    Jobless rate tightly anchored

    Business, Published on 04/02/2015

    » A mere 0.56% — that's Thailand's official unemployment rate as of year-end 2014. It's among the lowest in the world, and compares with 9.4% in India and 6% in the Philippines within the region.

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    Grab requests special licences

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 09/10/2018

    » Grab Thailand urges the government to consider a special licence for ride-hailing services to fully capitalise on the sharing economy.

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    How the digital economy is affecting tax compliance

    Business, Published on 13/09/2016

    » Levying and paying tax has been with us for thousands of years. But levying and collecting taxes in the digital economy is a real headache for governments and tax authorities. The internet knows no borders. Thousands of transactions can take place in a second involving different parties halfway around the world. So how do governments levy and collect tax on these seemingly "invisible" transactions?

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    Blacklane aiming for fast lane

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 22/07/2015

    » Blacklane GmbH, a Berlin-based online car-booking service, is resuming its aggressive  marketing push into Thailand to cash in on the growing digital chauffeur platform.

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    Renegade Uber ready for rules

    Business, Bob James, Published on 20/07/2015

    » Tasked with fighting back attacks from governments across Southeast Asia, Chan Park, regional manager for Uber Technologies, has a message that might surprise many of the regulators trying to put the ride-sharing company out of business: "We want to be regulated."

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    Most talked-about stories of 2014

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 26/12/2014

    » Historically, 2014 will go down as another disappointing year for most, as the Thai economy continued to suffer amid political uncertainty, policy questions and weak global growth.

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