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    Set pushes above 1,500 as oil rally buoys equities

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 10/10/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets climbed as signs of strength in the United States bolstered demand for riskier investments. Higher oil prices also helped propel bourses. Risk-on sentiment and speculation about better third-quarter earnings buoyed the Thai stock market.

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    Fighting cyberthieves

    Business, Somruedi Banchongduang, Published on 03/10/2016

    » Sending money and paying utility bills used to require a trip down to the bank during office hours. Today, thanks to smartphones and tablets, those same tasks can be done anytime and anywhere through websites or mobile financial apps.

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    Opec output-cut deal provides lift for equities

    Business, Published on 03/10/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets see-sawed last week with news developments. The relief rally that followed the previous week's Fed meeting ebbed, but Hillary Clinton's strong performance against Donald Trump in the first US presidential debate cheered investors. Also buoying sentiment was Opec's surprise agreement to cut oil output, but worries about the health of Deutsche Bank, which faces huge US fines for dodgy business practices, capped gains. The Opec decision helped the energy-heavy Thai stock market recoup some earlier losses.

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    Managing people better by relating to their personal styles

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 07/07/2016

    » Managing people in the modern globalised workplace is like herding cats. Managers need to effectively relate to people's unique personal styles and to different cultural, educational and generational backgrounds. That's easier said than done. But what if there were a tool to help managers better understand the individual styles of their team members?

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    Oil rout drags down shares ahead of fed talks

    Business, Published on 19/09/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets plunged last week as investors cashed out ahead of this week's much-awaited US Federal Reserve meeting. Worries over the oil glut also triggered selling of energy stocks, but the Thai market picked up following a recent steep fall.

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    Managers also to blame for poor team performance

    Business, Kriengsak Niratpattanasai, Published on 05/09/2016

    » When teams are not performing well, many managers believe the cause is the poor performers under them. That might be partially true, but from my experience, most managers are also a major source of the problem. Here are common mistakes made by managers:

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    Global shares mixed, Set has worst week of year

    Business, Published on 12/09/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied last week, propelled by fading prospects for a US rate increase this month and upbeat Chinese import data. However, markets sank on Friday after North Korea reported a nuclear test and a senior Federal Reserve official said waiting much longer to raise rates could hurt the US recovery.

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    Stocks drift as investors await signals from yellen

    Business, Published on 29/08/2016

    » Recap: Softer oil prices depressed Asian stock markets last week as investors worldwide also awaited cues on interest rates from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The Fed chief on Friday indicated conditions were almost right for a move but she did not say when. The Thai stock market moved in a limited range amid a lack of positive factors to drive activity.

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    Mixed messages from fed keep traders guessing

    Business, Published on 22/08/2016

    » Recap: A hawkish comment from New York Fed President William Dudley that US interest rates could be raised as soon as September weighed on global stock markets early last week. However, minutes of the July Fed meeting released on Wednesday suggested policymakers had mixed views and speculation about an imminent move decreased.

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    Resolving the real-life challenges of innovators

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 18/02/2016

    » At last November's Kuala Lumpur Innovation Forum, the organisers asked me to start a panel discussion with a short presentation on two interesting questions: "What are the challenges that innovators face in the real world?" and "What are the fundamentals of overcoming these challenges?"

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