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    Fund outflows pull down Asian stocks, SET slides

    Business, Published on 15/05/2017

    » Recap: Most Asian stock markets dipped last week as US dollar strength led to capital outflows. The Thai stock market posted its fifth straight session of losses on Friday as brokers cut earnings growth forecasts for listed companies as the first-quarter earnings season drew to a close.

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    Picturing 'The Beginner's Guide to Innovation'

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 11/05/2017

    » Happy anniversary, Creativity Un-Limited! It's been 10 years since this column first appeared in the Bangkok Post. Over the last decade, I've produced 257 articles on business creativity and innovation, totalling 240,000 words or enough for six books. So when my US business partner asked me if I could write an "airport" business book that provides an overview of core innovation concepts in an easy-to-read style, I thought: "That's easy. I already have all the content."

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    Scepticism about Trump tax plan keeps stocks in check

    Business, Published on 01/05/2017

    » Recap: Cautious optimism over the US President Donald Trump's radical tax reform and concern about global trade and "America First" policies kept investors' appetite for risky assets in check last week. Concerns about an uptick in bad loans at large banks and the arrival of the XD season triggered a selling spree in the Thai stock market.

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    The morning after your major acquisition …

    Business, PwC Thailand, Published on 24/04/2017

    » Yesterday was one of the key highlights in your career as you closed the biggest acquisition in your company's history. The acquired business is only slightly larger than your company by revenue, but has 20% fewer employees. The market anticipates that the new enlarged group will grow by more than 150% from product extensions, cross-selling, and the key talent in the management team at the acquired entity.

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    The Yin of creativity: for happy, hard-working staff

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 02/03/2017

    » 'How can we make our organisation more creative? And please, keep it simple," a client interested in creativity training for some Asian senior executives asked me.

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    Worries about korea and france keep trade subdued

    Business, Published on 24/04/2017

    » Recap: Global stock markets were subdued earlier last week amid concerns over mounting geopolitical tension on the Korean peninsula and Sunday's first-round presidential election in France. However, sentiment for risk assets improved later as optimism spread about US tax reform. The Thai stock market moved back and forth amid a dearth of positive catalysts.

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    Anxiety over Syria, North Korea keeps lid on stocks

    Business, Published on 18/04/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock indices were mixed last week as rising geopolitical risks from the US missile strike on Syria and soaring tensions on the Korean peninsula kept investors on edge. The same concerns lifted gold to five-month highs, while oil advanced amid confidence that Saudi Arabia will support an extension to Opec-led output cuts just as US stockpiles show signs of shrinking. The Thai stock market edged up, driven by buying in heavyweight energy stocks.

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    Syria and Trump-Xi talks keep investors on sidelines

    Business, Published on 10/04/2017

    » Recap: Markets were rattled late last week after US cruise missiles struck a Syrian air base, while global investors moved to the sidelines pending the outcome of talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Safe-haven assets such as the yen and gold soared and oil prices also surged. The formal promulgation of the country's 20th constitution, ensuring an election sometime late next year, helped keep the Thai stock market in a rangebound trade.

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    Mixed economic signals keep Asian shares drifting

    Business, Published on 03/04/2017

    » Recap: Asian investors continued to tread cautiously last week amid mixed economic signals. Better-than-expected US economic growth data and solid industrial output readings from China and Japan bolstered sentiment, but a hawkish view on interest rates by some US Federal Reserve governors and uncertainty about President Donald Trump's tax reforms and spending plans after his healthcare fiasco pressured stocks. In Thailand a buying spree by foreign investors helped boost the index but profit-taking capped gains.

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    Understanding the cycles of change in society and business (Part 2)

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 13/10/2016

    » Two weeks ago, we looked at the driving forces of change by looking at four traditional roles that underpin most societies: the smart scholar or academic; the progressive merchant or entrepreneur; the collegial farmer or worker; and the rule-enforcing warrior or cop. We learned how these roles are associated with the four bases -- Theories, Ideas, People and Systems -- of TIPS, Thinkergy's innovation people-profiling method.

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