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  • BUSINESS

    Exercising control over a Thai company

    Business, Published on 17/12/2018

    » The private limited company is still a relatively new concept in Thailand; the earliest laws dealing with companies were only passed in 1900, and one of the first corporations in Thailand, Siam Commercial Bank, was only formally established in 1906. Prior to this, businesses were usually organised as family partnerships that lacked any formal legal personality.

  • BUSINESS

    5G and the global power equation

    Business, Published on 11/01/2019

    » 5G technology is already powering breakthroughs such as driverless cars and will underpin life-changing advances in futuristic smart cities over the next decade. This has led to fierce competition between countries to determine the direction of 5G mobile internet standards.

  • BUSINESS

    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

    Trawler conflicts to be resolved

    News, Penchan Charoensuthipan, Published on 02/01/2019

    » Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo has pledged to end conflicts with commercial trawlers before the country ratifies the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) Work in Fishing Convention, or C188, by the end of this month.

  • BUSINESS

    Year of turbulence

    Asia focus, Published on 31/12/2018

    » Two unpredictable men with weird haircuts and access to nuclear weapons had a friendly chat in Singapore -- and that was just one of the many noteworthy stories of 2018. Elsewhere in Asia, we witnessed some surprising political developments (Malaysia) and not-so-surprising ones (Cambodia), along with what seemed to be a disturbingly high number of natural disasters. Many see the latter as a manifestation of the growing impact of climate change, and it's a debate that is bound to intensify in the year ahead. Below, Asia Focus looks back on the eventful year now ending.

  • BUSINESS

    Great expectations

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 02/10/2017

    » Joanne Kua, the young chief executive officer of KSK Group Berhad, is typical of the next generation of family business leaders. After pursuing a successful career beyond her native Malaysia, she has returned home determined to leave her mark, yet is aware of the need to prove herself.

  • NEWS

    Chalerm: CCTV blitz a business conflict

    Online Reporters, Published on 15/01/2013

    » The torching of nearly 80 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in seven districts of Yala on Monday was not a security issue but a business conflict, Deputy Prime Minister Chalelrm Yubamrung announced on Tuesday.

  • BUSINESS

    Bloomberg seeks perfect fit between AI and human depth

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 10/09/2018

    » The ability of countries and companies to harness technology will be the foundation for the next stage of global economic growth. In line with this new reality, Bloomberg Terminal is banking on artificial intelligence (AI) and big data as its core earners of the future.

  • BUSINESS

    Warning over trans fat ban blowback

    Business, Lamonphet Apisitniran, Published on 19/07/2018

    » The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is concerned that the Public Health Ministry's new regulation to ban the production, import and distribution of food containing trans fats will increase costs for food operators, mainly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

  • OPINION

    Too much of a threat

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/04/2019

    » Re: "FFP leader risks the chop as MP", (BP, April 24).

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